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I enjoy giving a new life to items that have outlived their usefulness; such as feedbags and coffee bags upcycled into totes; make broom handles into looms then weave rags into rugs. I volunteer at ...
I enjoy giving a new life to items that have outlived their usefulness; such as feedbags and coffee bags upcycled into totes; make broom handles into looms then weave rags into rugs. I volunteer at several local organizations where I serve on committees, participate in projects, and teach. I have many hobbies but weaving became my obsession when I realized I could take a discarded broom or mop handle and make a simple backstrap loom that I can weave many useful and beautiful item on, such as rag rugs from discarded textiles, i.e. t-shirts, sheets, old clothing. I enjoy learning and sharing knowledge about handcrafting and sustainable living. I up-cycle materials to promote awareness for recycling through maggiescornerdotorg with all proceeds dedicated to operate the recycling and education efforts. Join me or start your own upcycle group in your town to recycle, reuse, re-purpose, and educate others. I also have tutorials showing how to salvage material such as coffee bags, feed bags, then layout, and sew the material into useful items such as carryall shopping market totes and handbags.
These tutorial directions will show how to make finished tote about 14" tall, 18" wide, and 6" deep. 16 page tutorial
The tutorial is in a pdf format with many pictures of actual making of the tote pictured, including the procedure to process the feedbags and coffee bags. Pictures in this tutorial are of the actual making of the tote by Maggie. The multiple pictures and text on each page explains in great detail how to make this useful durable tote.
Using Maggie's own designs for totes, we make many different types of feed bag totes. This one featured in this pattern is double layered bags all sides and bottom. There are five separate panels making up this tote. There is front, back, sides, and bottom panels. The Tote is approximately 18" wide 14" tall sides and 6" deep. Handles are made of cotton inner core 1" wide and 26" long covered by grain bag 3" x 26" and the inside layer is the silver espresso bags from Starbucks and the outside layer is a plastic woven grain bag; the Alfalfa Cube grain bag that I received from a local horse farm.
You can contact me with questions, and custom pattern orders are welcomed,