Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tote Bags...

Woven feed sacks make great Tote Bags...

The livestock feed sacks have been piling up around here

After running them through the sewing machine,

they are now tote bags

Smaller sacks made great little totes too...

I cut off 2 inch strips from the top and bottom

 of the sack to make the tote bag handles.

Bird Seed made a great tote too!

Instead of a box and wrapping paper,

I will put gifts in these to give them away.

Feed sack tote bags.......when will it end???

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Reese @ Quilty Reese said...

We did these at a pony club meeting last year with my daughter. All the kids loved them. And they are super easy. Yours look great!

Judy D in WA said...

I've saved a few feed bags to make totes with. How do you clean them before sewing?
Yours turned out great. I love the bird seed. :)

Ida from Central PA said...

Could you give instruction on how you went from the 'V' bottom to the 'Square' bottom?

I have been saving my birdseed bags this year, and want to make some of these.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

How fun! I was gifted a bag with the cardinal on it and made a tote~ I love it! I wish we had chickens because I would love a bag with a chicken on it for a friend. Love all your bags!

claudia said...

I am going to have to show my daughter your post. I started saving dog, cat and chicken food bags a while back just to make totes with. She thought I had lost my last grain of sanity. Thank you for posting this so I can prove that I am smart!!! LOL!!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Judy,

After removing the stitching at the bottom of the bags, I turn them inside out and wipe them down. The livestock feed sacks are just a bit dusty and easy to clean. The dog and cat food is oily and needs an extra good scrubbing with soap.
Have FUN!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Ida,

I will post a tote bag tutorial later next week that will explain how to make the square bottom on the bags.


SewCalGal said...

Way cool. Thanks for the great tip.


Carina said...

I look forward to your tutorial on square bag bottoms and will ask a friend that raises chickens to save me a feed sack.