No Sew Tote Bag

So, how do we turn t-shirts into Tote bag without sewing?  Cut and Tie, simple.

Get a T-shirt.

Get a T-shirt.

Cut off sleeves. Cut around neck, so opening is wide enough as a bag.

Cut off sleeves. Cut around neck, so opening is wide enough as a bag.

Make slits on the bottom. maybe 1 inch wide for each. Length could be vary as long as you can tie.

Make slits on the bottom. maybe 1 inch wide for each. Length could be vary as long as you can tie.

Tie 2 pieces together first, then tie different pair to make stronger. Slits could be much longer. If you turn T-shirts inside out and tie, the slits would stay inside the bag and invisible. Be creative and have fun.

Tie 2 pieces together first, then tie different pair to make stronger. Slits could be much longer. If you turn T-shirts inside out and tie, the slits would stay inside the bag and invisible. Be creative and have fun.

Queens Art Intervention 2016

This is my third year to participate Queens Art Intervention. The theme for this year is “Litter Less, Recycle More".  I will be suggesting No Sewing Tote Bag Making with used T-shirts to save environment + 5 cents from February.     

Saturday, September 10th, 1-4pm at Corona Plaza. Right off 103rd St - Corona Plaza Station, 7-Train.

Saturday, September 17th, 1-4pm at Diversity Plaza, Jackson Hts, in front of 74th St Station, 7/E/F/M/R train.

Rainday: Sunday.

Each donated, most are from Japan and such great quality, T-shirts has been redesigned with GumHearts appliqué   to be recreated into tote bag. 

Each donated, most are from Japan and such great quality, T-shirts has been redesigned with GumHearts appliqué to be recreated into tote bag. 

GumHearts appliqué represents the immediate neighborhood.

GumHearts appliqué represents the immediate neighborhood.

Thank you for your donation of unwanted T-shirts!

Over 100 of unwanted new/used T-shirts were donated for my upcoming project for Queens Art Intervention 2016. 86 of them were donated in Japan during my visit and I carried all in my suit case and was very heavy. Thank you so much for your donation! 日本で86枚の不要Tシャツの寄付をいただきました! ありがとうございました! 重くてスーツケースで運ぶのが大変でした!不信に見えたのか、空港では家族で私だけが、荷物を細かく調べられました! 

Selected as one of five artists for Queens Art Intervention 2016.

Please participate by donating unwanted T-shirts this Sunday!

QAI16 is Social Practice Art Event in Queens that will take place on two Saturdays, September 10 & 17.

This Sunday, 7th, accepting donation of clean washed unwanted, used/new t-shirts at Astoria Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th Street, Astoria, NY 11106, during all day event of Queens Book Festival. T-shirts could be any color, size, with/without print, long/short/no-sleeves.  Bring to Table#28, my GumHearts Store. Or just come to see me for your day off :D  11-6pm. Free admission.  

9月のクィーンズ・アート・インターベンション2016(社会実践アートイベント)の参加アーティストに選ばれました。材料として、不要Tシャツを集めています! 綺麗に洗ってあれば、色、サイズ、多少の汚れ落書き、長袖・半袖・袖無し, プリント有無、新・古、なんでもok。

今週日曜、7日、Queens Book Festival会場、Astoria Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th Street, Astoriaに、 GumHearts屋出店していますので、Tシャツ持って散歩がてら世間話がてら寄ってください。 

入場無料.クィーンズ作家の本の朗読・即売・サイン会も一日中行われています。

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