Friday, 24 January, 2020
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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Upcycled T-shirt Market Bag

Upcycled T-shirt Market Bag

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Got shirts you don’t wear anymore? Here’s a quick and very useful upcycling project to reduce clutter in your closet!

Upcycled T-Shirt Market Bag

I’m sure everybody has got heaps of T-shirts somewhere in their closet they never wore ever again. Some are shrunken or small, some are “ugly” gifts from acquiantances, and some have holes or damages that we promised ourselves we’ll turn into something more beautiful and useful one day.

This is a good first project as it’s easy, quick and requires very few sewing. I use my upcycled shirt bags when going to the farmer’s market or beach for carrying my clothes, towel and other necessities. And I will definitely make some more to give as gifts to some people who I think could use this! I just have to think of a way to make it even more good-looking!

Why not clean up your closet and see what you can upcycle into these market bags?

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Materials:

  • T-shirt (don’t use super light-weight shirts, thick cottons would be nice)
  • Cutting Mat
  • Pen and Ruler

Tools:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Rotary Cutter

Steps:

Upcycled Tshirt Market Bag

We will be using the hem of the shirt as the top of the bag in this project, so we’ll need to cut away the top of the shirt to become the bottom of the bag. Sounds a little confusing, but I promise it’s really simple!

With the shirt right side out (words showing), fold the shirt in half lengthwise.

Upcycled Tshirt Market BagDraw an arc and cut off the neck and sleeves (or you could be really wild and crazy and just cut away!)

Note: I plan on using the inside of the shirt as the outside of the bag so that the words are not showing, so my directions reflect that choice. If you want the words to show (though they’ll be hard to read) then just reverse my directions.

Want a smaller bag? Sorry no pictures, but easy to do: Instead of cutting on the sleeves and neck away, trace a rectangle that is a little smaller than the size bag you want (because remember, it will stretch).
Have one longer edge of the rectangle on the bottom hem and another, shorter edge along one of the folded sides to minimize sewing.

*Don’t throw your cut off scraps away, you can turn them into a fun dog toy that will keep your furry friend entertained for hours!

Upcycled Tshirt Market Bag

Here comes the only sewing step — and it’s almost a french seam! Ooo la la!

Pin the curved part that you just cut and sew it shut using the presser foot as your seam allowance.

Upcycled Tshirt Market BagTurn the shirt inside out (words on the inside now), and top stitch it down.

Alternate instructions for smaller bag (sorry no pictures, but easy to do):
You will have one extra edge to sew — the side seam.

Upcycled Tshirt Market Bag

Flip the shirt around so that the hem is at the top and measure about 2 – 2.5 inches down from the hem to cut a long slit for the handle.

Upcycled Tshirt Market Bag

I made my cut about 6 inches at first (in this picture), but then decided that I’d like to be able to carry it on my shoulder, so I lengthened the cut to about 14 inches. You can cut the handle to be as long or short as you want.

Upcycled Tshirt Market Bag

Here’s where the fun begins.

You can either measure out your cuts of just start making slits in the shirt — this is a very forgiving project. Since I wanted to write instructions, I used a ruler and basically followed these guidelines:
– Start about 4 to 5 inches below the hem, draw 1.5 to 2 inch lines with about half an inch of space in between the lines.
– Some of mine were right on the edge, so I made them about half the length of a regular line.
– Space the rows 3/4 to an inch apart.
– Try to stagger the lines in each row to make the bag pull apart more easily for a better market bag effect.
Upcycled Tshirt Market Bag

You will be cutting through both layers of the bag at once, so you can either use scissors to cut the lines or use a rotary cutter. I found the rotary cutter made it much easier and quicker.

Upcycled Tshirt Market Bag

*No brainer, but thought I’d mention it anyway… if you sewed up one of the side seams, make sure you don’t cut thru it!

Upcycled Tshirt Market Bag

Streeeeeetch the shirt lenthwise to help the shirt ravel up a bit. If you have time, it’s even better if you wash and dry the bag.

It’s now ready for a trip to the market…

Thanks to  for this great project.

 

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