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Grain Bag Tote 16 page tutorial


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This is a 16 page tutorial full of pictures and instructions how to make this lined grain bag tote, This one is the bottom tuck style tote, and is about 16" wide 12" tall sides and 4" deep. Grain bag outside layer, inside layer is the silver espresso bags from Starbucks. Use any grain bag or coffee bags, or you can use textiles in cotton or other materials. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing skills on basic sewing machine SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Approximately 16" wide 12" tall sides and 4" deep

Recommended with this pattern

  • One 25kg / 55 pound grain bag and two large silver coffee bags or other material for lining
  • Thread to match or contrast with the grain bag of your choice ( I use quilting thread that is 100% mercerized cotton) Old jeans or similar material to cut into strip for inside core of handles Velcro, I prefer the sew-on type; however I show the stick on type in this tutorial.

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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.