Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Re Purposing Feed Bags

Do you remember the feed bags? My daughter found them in a old barn on her husband's family homestead. I showed them to you and gave a few away here. This Christmas I made them into market bags for each of my children.

I cut them in quarters, to create each side, and lining of the bag. I used scraps of fabric at the top of one side and for the handles. Everyone loved them. The kids are using them now when they grocery shop and will use them at farmers markets this summer. Their size is 18''x23''. So they will hold a lot. They are also strong and very washable. I thinks it's a great way to re purpose the bags.
Now I am sorting and organizing all the remnants. That might take a while.

Enjoy your day,


Manuela@TPOH said...

Those are gorgeous! You could charge a fortune for those on etsy!


Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love them! I am sure they will get a lot of comments on them when they use them! All good comments of course!

UPON A HILL said...

Those are so cool! I still have the one I got form you. I am afraid of cutting it up, but that is one cool idea there, that you have. You could have sold those & done well!

Debbie said...

Thank you for your kind words. I had lots of fun making them. Giving them to family members was me passing on some family heritage. I have a few more. Maybe I'll make them up and sell them. Thanks for the encouragement.

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Hi Debbie. Thanks for visiting my blog. I must say, I'm in LOVE with the quilt in your header! It's beautiful. Also, I love your slip cover that you made for your DH's worn chair. I need to know ho to do that. I have a love seat that rocks that I love, got it at a TS, but don't like the fabric. I'm SCARED to make a slipcover!!!! I don't know really how to go about it! The Biscotti looked soooo yummy! I'm a fan.
The feed sack bags are awesome. I ahd some old flour sacks but gave them to my DD and she has made pillows from them.
Enjoy your day.

Farm Chick Paula said...

*Squeal* I love my feed sack, Debbie! It is hanging in a place of honor in my home. I love the bags!