For a long time I’ve been thinking that our chicken feed bags were worth saving.
They are colorful, with cool chicken art, and I really couldn’t bring myself to throw them away.
Sometimes they even have different background colors, like this pink one for breast cancer awareness-
And they are fairly indestructible, being made of plastic woven tarp-like material-
And this week, while stuck home in the snow, I finally decided to do something with them!
Tote bags! Aren’t they sporty?
Great for the grocery, the farmers market, holding projects, etc. etc.
The material is a little bit of a pain to sew, because it slips around some, and it is really hard on stick pins, but the tote bag styling is really simple, and I think now that I’ve done a few the next batch will go faster and easier.
And in wool news, I am making steady progress on Cobblestone
One more sleeve, then we get to the exciting part: the yoke! A little texture, some short rows.
Pretty sure I’ve got the yarn to cover it now.
Those tote bags are fantastic! You are very clever and resourceful; I just use mine as trash bags!
I saw those bags on pinterest and thought they were the coolest things ever!
I’ve never heard of pinterest. Gonna have to check that out!
Ah, beware then! I got turned on to Pinterest through one of my favorite photography blogs. Don’t spend a lot of time there, but I can see how it could totally suck you in!
thanks Michelle. I was pretty proud of myself finally doing something with them. I might play around with doing different styles. Maybe something a little smaller, or with some interior pockets.