Stripes Ahoy! From the high seas to the haute summer streets, fashionistas have been lining up for this classic nautical look ever since French fashion pioneer Coco Chanel famously incorporated it into her personal resort style. Embraced and carried through the seasons by generations of designers from Jean Paul Gaultier to Marc Jacobs to The Row, stripes stretch beyond trend. Add a dash of DIY by re-purposing a retired T to create the perfect summer pouch with a pop of color, and show us why your motto is stripes and stripes forever!
To create, grab a striped tee, turn inside out and wrap rubber bands tightly around each sleeve. Cinch the waist, and wrap two bands around tightly for extra support. Keep in mind, the further down you gather and wrap, the larger your bag will be. Snip a 1/2" inch below each rubber band and flip fabric right side out. Find a long zipper in a fun contrasting color and secure to the opposite sides of the neck by stitching. P.S.- Reinforce stitches by sewing with thread doubled.