I got to thinking last time I bought Nutrena chicken feed that the bags they come in are very similar to the bags I bought at Wegmans for reusable shopping bags. So I got to cutting!
Keep in mind this was a first attempt and I wasn't sure how my sewing machine would handle the material.
First step - take off the top where the bags are sewn shut and then cut up one of the sides along a "seam."
I took the sides off to use at the handles. I was in a bit of a rush (nap time and all) and could have done a better job cutting it out.
I folded the handle pieces in half and straight stitched down the length of them.
Next I folded down the tops of the main bag pieces and straight stitched down them.
Then I sewed body together with right sides together. I wanted to make it a flat bottom so I folded the the bottoms to the side. (Clear and mud?) This part was harder for my machine, I could hear the struggling!!
For a project that was just done on the spur of the moment it isn't too bad. I know I will have plenty of feed bags in the future to practice on. It will easily hold a couple cereal boxes.
Here is Penelope checking it out!