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 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





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