DIY Feed Tote Bags

 

Date: May 1st, 2015

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Want a quick and simple project that repurposes your old feed bags?

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CountryMax Feed Tote photo courtesy of Allison and Nancy Yacci

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Creating a feed tote bag is an easy and rewarding project! There are many different methods to create a feed tote bag – here’s a helpful guide courtesy of Chopping Block Farm. They used a Nutrena NatureWise Meatbird feed bag and came up with this handy guide complete with pictures and description!

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If you like the design of these bags but the thought of an artsy-crafty project makes you start sweating, you can purchase the feed tote bags through Chopping Block Farm here

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Please note: this method incorporates reusing the discarded feed bag strips as handles (in the picture above, fabric is used for handles).

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For full details and pictures of the process, click here.

 

What You’ll Need

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  • Feed bag
  • Sewing Machine and Thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

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Step 1:

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Cut approximately 6” off of the top of the feed bag. Don’t discard the strips – these will be used as handles. Then, cut 1-2” off the bottom of the bag. To alter the size of the tote bag, cut more or less.

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Step 2:

Turn the bag inside out and clean. Use a damp paper towel or cloth.

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Step 3:

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Sew the bottom of the bag (make sure it's the bottom of the bag!) approximately ½” from the end. Sew back your edges to prevent fraying.

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Step 4: 

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Resew the bottom. Fold up approximately ½” from the seam and sew again to conceal the sewn edge and increase durability.

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Step 5:

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Fold down the top of the bag approximately ¼” – ½” and sew this fold

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Step 6:

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Measure in 3” from each bottom edge and fold in. Sew each fold to create gusset

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Step 7:

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Turn the bag “right-side out” and fold the flaps in. The top fold should now be on the inside.

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Step 8:


Fold top seam in again

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Fold the top seam in (towards inside of bag) approximately 3/4" of an inch. Fold inside again to conceal sewn edge.

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Adjust your fold to so that the front of the bag is positioned properly. After this step, this will permanently be the front of your bag! In the pictures above, Chopping Block Farm positioned "Meatbird" to be displayed prominently.

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Make sure to sew near the fold to leave extra room for the next step!

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Step 9:

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Create handles by using the strips from Step 1.

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1.   Fold strip in half lengthwise. Unfold and use crease as template

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2.   Fold top and bottom edges to crease

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3.   Fold strip in half

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4.   Sew edges and sides of handle

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Step 10:

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Last step! Attach the handles to bag

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  • Measure in 3-4” from edge and place handle under inside lip.

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  • Sew “X” pattern for strength on both sides of bag.

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  • Repeat process on the other side of bag

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Enjoy!

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