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Feedbag Lined Tote 16 page tutorial


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A 16 page tutorial full of very detailed pictures and instructions showing how to make the tote shown, including how to process the feed bags and the coffee bags used for the lining. 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 panels that consists of front, back, sides, and bottom panels. Tote is approximately 14" wide 14" tall sides and 5" deep, can vary up to 18" x 14" x 6" depending on size of bag used. Handles are made of recycled fabric core covered with feed bag and are approximately 1" wide and 26" long. The inside layer is the silver espresso bags from Starbucks and the outside layer is feed bag and was a custom order for a customer in Milton Florida. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing skills on basic sewing machine SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 18" x 14" x 6"

Supplies Needed

  • One 40 to 50 pound feed bag. If you use a smaller feed bag , you may need more than one bag or you will need to alter the size of the tote panels. 3 to 4 commercial size silver coffee bags or other material for lining the inside of the tote. You can use old clothing to make the lining, or any washable material of your choice.
  • Thread to match or contrast with the feed bag of your choice ( I use quilting thread that is 100% mercerized cotton) Jean material or other cotton material for handle core OPTIONAL CLOSURE **Velcro, sew-on or self-adhesive type.

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Maggie's Corner Original Designs
Maggie's Corner Original Designs
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.