Nifty Tote Bag Made From a Feed Bag

| 6/5/2012 1:29:50 PM

Tags: DIY, Repurposed, Recycled, Tote Bag, Chicken Feed, Robin Mather,

I loved this easy-sew tote bag made from a durable plasticized chicken feed bag, and had to share the link with you.

Feed Bag Tote 

You'll find step-by-step directions, with helpful photos, here: DIY CHICKEN FEED SACK TOTE on the Community Chickens pages from Mother Earth News and Grit magazine.

Poster Rebecca Nickols has made these totes from other kinds of feed bags, too, including a very handsome one from a bag of wild-bird seed.

As she says, "One less feed sack to throw in the trash and several less plastic grocery bags you'll be tempted to use. If you're anything like me, the hardest part about using reusable shopping bags is remembering to pack them in the car. This bag is big, bright and a visible reminder to grab this tote before going to the market! It might also help you remember to feed the chickens!"

I think these would make great small gifts as well — who can't use a big, roomy, sturdy bag to carry stuff in? And be prepared for plenty of conversation wherever you take it.

7/12/2012 11:21:12 AM

I just love the bag I only wish I could make one but here in Scotland th efeed sack are either sheet plastic and too weak or they are paper! But I am keeping my eyes open for an suitable alternative.

Shirley Smith
6/18/2012 9:51:34 AM

Awesome I am so making these!!

Peggy Hougland Marshall
6/15/2012 10:00:39 PM

Fantastic.. I see many in my future :)

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