*New pics-decorated bags* Totebag pattern-for Miss P and anyone else-

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Farmer Kitty, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
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    Here is the pattern for the chicken feed bags. From 2 bags you can get 3 totes.
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    I have taken to making the handles 1" instead of the 1 1/2" it shows. Plus if your bags have the plastic over the end of the bag you can use that for a handle!

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    1. Fold the top of each end of the body over 1 1/2" and sew.
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    2. Fold the top of the sides down 1 1/2" and sew (not the bottom end).
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    3. Sew you handle sides together.
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    4. Sew handles on. I sew each end 4" from the side of the bag. Sew them along each side and not across to the other side of the bag.
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    5. Find the center of the body part and mark it.
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    6. Fold the sides in half the long way and mark the middle at the bottom.
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    7. Use the markings to line up the side along the edge of the body-in the middle. Pin and sew.
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    8. Pin the sides to the body of the bag. Sew.
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    Bag is complete and you can decorate it or leave it plain.

    Cat food bags work well and you can get 1 tote out of a bag. The width of the 18 lb Special Kitty food bag is just right for the body length. Then do a handle and then the sides.

    I sewed a pocket into the one we use for library for the slip.
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    Here's using 2-40 lb BOSS seed bags.
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    Last edited: Nov 8, 2008
  2. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2007
    Texas
    I know this is for Miss P but I just had to look and Thank You cause I have been saving my feed bags so I could do this too. You are truly talented!
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thank you, Kitty! I know everyone will be pleased with these instructions.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    pretty cool farmer kitty!...[​IMG]..i wish i was crafty like that..i cant even sew on a button...[​IMG]
     
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    You're all welcome!

    I'm not much of a sewer but, I can handle this so, it doesn't take much talent. [​IMG]
     
  6. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Darn, I wish I could find non-paper feed bags. UGH [​IMG]
     
  7. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep! Mine all come in paper as well. [​IMG]
     
  8. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    My chicken feed comes in paper but, my cat food comes in the plastic burlap. Some dog foods and some BOSS comes in the plastic burlap as well.
     
  9. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Finally, I have the ones I'm using for Christmas bags done and I am able to some of my own! Here's a couple:
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    Blue Orps
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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008
  10. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2007
    Texas
    Kitty, those are absolutely the cutest bags! I love the blue chickens cause blue is my favorite color.
     

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