This simple feed-bag tote re-purposes almost all of the feed bags we use around a farm with 200+ animals, and with Spring Chick Season around the corner, many of you are about to have a lot more bags lying around.
With selling these bags on our website (www.choppingblockfarm.com,) etsy, ebay and Farmer's Markets- we pay for our feed completely! What better way to save money for spring projects than to make money from what you already have lying around.
You will need:
* a feed bag
* Sewing Machine (thread)
*ruler (if you wanna be picky)
Free (if you use the feed, and potential profit if sold at farmer's markets)
9-19$ if you purchase the feed just for the bag, but most people will happily give theirs away!
I made this entire bag INCLUDING time to take pictures for this instructable in 50 minutes. Without stopping to take pictures (or measure exactly) I can finish one in about 40 minutes. This is literally the first sewing project I have ever started to try to reuse some of our bags and I have made about 10 of these so far. It is very simple :)
Step 1: Acquire 40-50lb Feed Bag.
We use 40/50 lb bags for this project. Chicken, cow, goat, rabbit and bird food bags have been used by us. Generally speaking, avoid dog or cat food bags as they contain meat products and the oils from the meat put a gross film all over the bag. You CAN use the dog/cat food bags if you'd like, but I would wash them with dawn dish soap after cutting top and bottom off then hang to dry before starting project :)