Upcycled Chicken Feed Bag bags (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by ande03, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. ande03

    ande03 Out Of The Brooder

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    So after seeing a reader submitted blurb in a chicken magazine about making a reuseable bag out of her Layena bag with a tiny photo I was intrigued. I had to try. I layed out the first empty bag I had and got out my sissors. It was much easier than expected, the bag was pratically lined up for the best cuts. I just used some left over fabric and my bag was born. Now I'm addicted, all my bags get cut and turned into recycled bags with very little waste (I'd estimate about 2 inches left over from each bag). Yesterday I had time and was able to make about 3 new ones. I had so much fun!

    My first bag . . .
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    A bag of sunflower seeds became a school bag for my teacher mom . . .
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    A birthday bag set for my boss . . .
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    A scratch grains bag became a bag for my sister . . .
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    Breast Cancer Awareness Layena bag for a coworker . . .
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    A flock raiser bag for my husband, he loves the green, and picked out the coffee bean lining [​IMG]
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    And finally a new one for me (not chicken feed, but this cut great to make the best panels) complete with change purse . . .
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    Anyway, most people that I see don't know much about chickens and think my bags are . . . odd, but I figured someone here might appreciate them!
     
  2. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Those are beautiful and amazing! I love that you have a liner in them... very nice!
     
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are super cute - love the fabric linings! You should make some and sell them in the auction section.
     
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    I love them! I wish I was handy with a sewing machine. I have so SO many bags.
     
  5. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did a fab job! I love the liners. I cannot sew a stitch, so I really appreciate your craftiness [​IMG]
     
  6. TNChick721

    TNChick721 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you beat me to it. LOL this is the exact way I wanted to make some of my bags. But wasn't for sure how to hide my seams. Want to share you patten?? They look awesome! Really good job on them! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2011
  7. harleyjo

    harleyjo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, great job and I would love the instructions!
     
  8. ChickenLord

    ChickenLord Out Of The Brooder

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    Really Cool, very nice work and the details are great... inner pocket for your keys... NICE!

    I agree, you should sell those in the auction, maybe people could send you good condition bags to make a tote from... I'd consider it for sure!
     
  9. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, great job and I would love the instructions!

    i would also want instuructions on how to make them they look really cool
     
  10. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your bags are amazing!!!
     

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