Feed Sack into Reusable Bag

5:18 PM

As I was feeding my chickens this morning, I went through the last of this bag of feed. I felt an urge to do something with it in honor of Earth Day. I set it in the trash can knowing I'd be back for it. After quite a few minutes of looking for tutorials on how to make a reusable bag out of a feed sack, I finally came across one understandable enough at Backyard Poultry. I followed their directions and here's some pictures if you want to try to make one. Their directions were a little spacy, though.

 Add another inch on for the bottom so it's really 16" by 6 1/4"

 Sewing the bottom is VERY awkward!
 It's the surprise inside!

 I did make a few mistakes along the way. Sewing through many layers is hard and slowwww.
       It's obviously not perfect but I am proud of myself. If you have any feed sacks left over from anything, GO MAKE ONE! There's nothing better than being able to go show off your stuff at the grocery store. They often give you savings for using your own bags. Less trash, more cash! It's a win-win! I think I might have to make some as gifts!

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10 Sweet little note(s)

  1. Love it I have one someone else made and was wanting to try it myself!! Now I think I will

    Thanks so much for trying and It really dosent look to bad LOL!!!

  2. Well I certainly don't have any feed sacks but I think this is super! I use these reusable bags all the time. Not just for groceries either. We take them to the pool, pack up party favores, bring changes of clothing etc... I'd like to invite you to share this at my VIP party this weekend. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/vip-party-12.html

  3. Way cute! I think you did a pretty darn good job- I couldn't for the life of me sew a bag, let alone a feed sack bag.

  4. I keep saving my cat and dog food bags but still haven't attempted it yet....

  5. That turned out great! Love that idea!

  6. It turned out super cute! I have booked marked it to try out my own :) Thanks so much for the tutorial!!
    I'm your newest follower :) Can't wait to read more!!

  7. Hi Maggie~

    Happy to be a new follower! I love discovering new up & comimg blogs. Your reusable bag is simply nifty neat & thrifty. I invite you to share your tutorial with my followers, please link to my blog bash K.I.S.S.:)

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  8. Hi Maggie~

    Thanks for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last week, looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  9. Great Earth Day idea! Nice work! And thanks for linking this up, sorry about my late commenting :-/ xx

  10. for the handles you can use serger fold the handle in half and serge the raw edges together it is so much easier


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