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Express your unique style with this custom, made to order sweatshirt tote using YOUR sweatshirt!

I will take your gently worn sweatshirt and creatively repurpose it into a fashionable tote.

The totes shown are EXAMPLES ONLY and are not for sale. The black and white sweatshirt tote has a single, cross-body strap of 47". I can make two straps that can be tied at the top so you can adjust the length. The tote can also be made with two straps. Please let me know what you prefer.

Show your team spirit with this tote by using it for any time of the day!

This makes a truly unique gift.

It is approximately 15" x 16". The bag is lined with sweatshirt fleece for body. The bag has patch pockets on the inside made from the sleeve pockets. The outside pockets, found on the original jacket, are functional. The bag also has a magnetic closure and 32" straps that can be tied so that the bag can be worn cross-body or at the shoulders. (I love this feature!) You can get a sense of the scale from the last two photos.

Other possibilities - tote bag, drawstring bag, messenger bag, computer case. Don't hesitate to ask!

We will work out the details via convo or by phone.

Please check the shop announcements or contact me for approximate timing.

Check out my entire shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaidenJane

If you are more comfortable discussing this over phone, I am willing to call you! Please email or convo me with your phone number!

Frequently asked questions about MaidenJane

The turnaround time depends on the number of items in my custom sewing queue. It is best to plan as far as possible in advance, especially if you are considering giving one as a gift in December(holidays) or May (graduations). You can request a rush order. If I can accommodate you, there will be a $25 additional charge. Currently, quilt blankets require 6-7 months. Pillows, 2-4 weeks.
The blankets are machine washable. Machine was cool and tumble dry low. If you would like to press the top of the quilt, press gently using a press cloth or handkerchief so that you do not melt the T Shirt motifs.
No. A traditional quilt is made of three layers: the top, a middle layer of batting and a cotton bottom. The batting can shift and bunch so the quilt has to be stitched or “quilted” through the three layers. Maiden Jane blankets have two layers: the top and a cozy fleece bottom. There is no need for batting. The blankets are top-stitched and tacked down to keep the layers stable. The fleece provides a cozy and comfortable backing that is not as stiff as a traditional quilt. I can make a traditional quilt but the cost and time involved increases significantly.
I have made these quilts for over ten years. My customers testify that they are quite durable. My own children have used their blankets at college as throws and picnic blankets. They wash up very nicely. Will they be heirlooms in 100 years? I don’t know! But they are surely a “practical and pretty” way to get T Shirts out of your closet and drawers!
I use interfacing on shirts that are extremely worn or have holes in them. I also use them in the blankets that are sewn to cotton fabrics. This is mainly for ease of construction.
Yes! If the sizing is right, I can often take two shirts and combine them into one block.
Varsity jacket, sheets, blankets, shorts, button-down shirts, jeans, jerseys, uniforms, varsity letters, vintage quilts.
You can leave fabric selection up to me or we can work together to make the selections. Sometimes customers will specify a color they would like or think would work well. Many times they leave the choices to me. You can always look through examples of my other blankets to get ideas.

Custom Sweatshirt Tote - Made with YOUR Sweatshirt - Tailgate Tote - Upcylce Recycle Sweatshirt



  • Handmade item
  • Occasion: Graduation
  • Material: cotton
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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