With Instructables you can share what you make with the world, and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
Witches Potion Bottles
Feed Bag Tote Bag
Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors
I used one of those webbed belts that comes with virtually every pair of pants/shorts for the handles. Makes it quicker and the bag larger.
Im trying to figure out how to make a sleeping bag cover from one and this gives me a good direction to go from
I just made my first, with 4 more bags sitting here to be done. Actually I'm wondering if it wouldn't make things a bit easier if you took the handle strips off first. That would be less bag to have to handle turning inside out and back again. Also maybe I read the directions wrong but I cut off 2 strips for handles. When I measured, one strip made both handles.Regular thread and needle worked fine for me. Actually I was very suprised since I just pulled my Singer out of the closet for the first time in 15 years to make these bags. It is working like a champ! I was reading some of the comments and "Thanks!" I never would have thought to use my dog and cat food bags, just didn't come to mind. So thank you all.My one suggestion might be to show clearer pictures, especially when it comes to the handles. I realize this isn't rocket science, but as someone who hasn't touched my machine in over 15 years, I was seeking lots of details that weren't clearly defined or pictured. In the end it all came out fine and I'm sure further bags will have straighter more even stitching and straighter seams but overall a great tutorial!!! THANKS!!!
I have a Brother also, and it has loops on the underside and jams up like it's metal on metal. Will take it apart and oil it and adjust the feed dog too. Then, I will get another feed dog for the top. My old machine had one of these and they work awesome.
I wiped them down with 409 and a sponge. Worked just fine.
This is the easiest set of instructions I've seen so far, and looks every bit as good as others out there. I can sew a bit, but I would never consider myself a "seamstress". I have saved hundreds of horse feed bags thinking I'd give them away to people with more talent than I. It seemed so wasteful to me to throw them away. Now I can do something with them! Maybe even give away a few to people at the market, or to little girls who would like a tote bag with a picture of a horse on it. Now I am off to dig my sewing machine out of the closet and get started!
For the feed sack bags. I added a cloth liner which made them even nicer and you could also add an interior pocket.
Love it....however my stitches didn't come out that even:( and next time I'll cut off the handles from the bottom of the bag so more of the imagine is saved. Thanks for sharing......
Join 2 million + to receive instant DIY inspiration in your inbox.
Download our apps!
© 2016 Autodesk, Inc.