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Uploaded on Dec 23, 2008

Really cool way to transform a T-Shirt into a trendy bag.

Watch for the reveal!

I posted this because I love the concept of recycling old T-Shirts and hope others will try it as well.

This segment from the Today Show on NBC demonstrates how you can make a T-Shirt bag in just minutes. The guest in this segment is Jodi Kahn, the author of Simply Sublime Bags: 30 No-Sew, Low-Sew Projects.

More about the book and the author:

You'll tire of hearing "Where did you get that bag?"

Simply Sublime Bags offers the secrets to creating four-figure-price-tag-worthy bags.

And most of them only take an afternoon! Whether its a casual carryall or a ritzy, patent leather clutch, the envy of your friends is only a few hours away.

Why break the bank for a designer bag when you can easily make your own unique fashion statement?

In Simply Sublime Bags, youll find 30 do-it-yourself, clever and affordable handbag projects—all of which require little to no sewing.

With inventive methods of construction (like duct-taped reinforced interiors and iron fusing), these hip handbags, totes, and clutches have all the looks that bag-lovers want—the shine of patent leather, Chanel-style chain straps, or even funky logos—and each can be personalized to your own taste.

The materials are easy to find in hardware, home, office supply, and fabric stores—sometimes even in your own closet!

Bags include:

• Charmed, I'm Sure—brightly colored vinyl makeup bags with vintage plastic charm zipper pulls

• Keyhole Clutch—pink-and-white houndstooth fabric lined with duct tape, with keyhole cutouts for handles

• Shower Curtain Tote—you guessed it, a funky fabric tote made from a shower curtain

• Nights in Black Satin—an elegant evening clutch made from satin ribbon stapled together and adorned with a rhinestone earring clasp

Day to evening, totes to clutches, and everything in between, Simply Sublime Bags has something for every occasion. The results? Simply sublime!

About the Author
JODI KAHN is a writer and former television producer who has worked on programs such as Late Night with David Letterman and The Jon Stewart Show.

Her articles have appeared in several magazines, including Real Simple and Time Out New York, and she is also the author of The Little Pink Book of Elegance.

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© Copyright 2008 NBC Universal, Inc. The Today Show
All Rights Reserved

No COPYRIGHT infringement is intended.

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