Homemade Tarp from Used Feed Bags

Make a homemade tarp by stitching together used feed bags.

| February/March 2015

  • Plastic Feed Bags
    Large plastic bags, such as those used for livestock feed or bulk harvests, can be sewn together to make an upcycled tarp.
    Photo by Fotolia/Thor Jorgen Udvang

  • Plastic Feed Bags

Plastic feed bags need not be trashed; instead, they can be transformed into a homemade tarp. Save bags from livestock, cat or dog food until you have a good pile, cut to flatten, and then sew together with heavier coat thread. I recommend double-stitching for durability.

This makes a cheap and efficient homemade tarp that you can use to cover woodpiles, farm equipment and more.

Sarah Kyrie
Argyle, Wisconsin

wormlady
6/20/2018 12:04:02 PM

I tried this with chicken feed bags. They do not last very long in harsh weather, plan on short term use.







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