Friday, July 4, 2014

Grocery bag from feed bag tutorial

Cut feed bag open at bottom
1. Lay bag flat and cut off top where you opened the bag
2. Cut two - three inch strips from top (save these for making the handles)

 3. Turn bag inside out and stitch bottom closed, creasing bag where it naturally folds at the bottom. Sew
 



4.With bag still inside out stitch corners about two inches from point lining up the seam.
 


 5. Mark two inches from end point of seam, draw a line and stitch (I use my quilting square which has a 45° line SEW

 6. I fold back the corner on my inside seam a give it a little stitch to hold in place.  This is my squish and try to find a flat spot to sew, but you could stitch this down by hand or even just cut off the extra material.

 7. Turn right side out and fold under top twice and top stitch.

 8. Using the two - three inch strips make the handles.  Cut open the strips where they overlap and lay out flat.

9. Fold both sides to the middle then fold in half, top stitch along both edges.
 

10. I made my straps 20" long and then sewed in place.
 











13 comments:

  1. What needle would you use on the machine?

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    1. I used 12 as that is what was already on my machine I had no trouble at all. Sewed great

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  2. What kind of bag did you, when you say feed bag, do you mean like a dog food bag

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    1. Any bag will work if it is the plastic netting kind. http://makerwoman.com Some pictures

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  3. Any feed bag that had the plastic like canvas works.

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  4. I have even used purina dog chow bags

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  5. What a great idea and so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We feed the deer in our area and I will have to try this
    although the chick on your bag is so sweet. Thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!!

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  6. i been making these awhile love them .i use cotten webbing for handles cause its easier on shoulders great thanks vicky

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  7. Absolutely a wonderful idea. I started buying my horse feed in bags and have always hate the amount of waste. Do you hose them out or what do you do before hand to clean the feed/food residue from them.

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  8. I bought one of these bags made from a rice bag in Cambodia. It is soooo cool!

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  9. My friends and I use horse, deer, chicken, catfish, dog and pig feed bags. Have made so many cute bags. Just love them.

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  10. been saving bird seed bags to do this....thanks for the directions!

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    1. So easy and they last a long time. The nice thing is they stand up while unloading the vehicle

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