Sew your chicken feed bag into a super cute fabric bag. Great for holding fabric, yarn, ribbon, thread or anything else in the house!
We got a few new chicks a couple of weeks ago……they came with a duck too! They are so super cute, but eat a bundle. That’s ok though because their feed bag is super cute and they are great for a few fun projects.
The first project sewn together is a fabric bucket style. It’s perfect for storing fabric bundles, yarn, thread, notions…whatever really!
1 feed sack
fat quarter of fabric
Chicken Feed Bag Tutorial:
1) Cut the ends off of the bag or remove the white tied binding closure it comes with.
2) Wipe down the inside of the bag
3) Cut your bag into the size you’d like….my measurements came out to be 19″ X 10″
4) Sew the bottom of the bag
5) Cut the corner out 2″ X 2″
6) Re-fold so the bottom seam is in the center- lining up the cut ends- sew across. This is a box your corner technique.
7) Repeat this process with the lining —if you find that you’d like your bag a little stiffer, add interfacing at this point to the lining.
* when sewing across the bottom of the lining, leave a 3″ opening for turning
8) With right sides together, sew across the top edge of the bag
9) Pull everything out the opening in the lining and stuff the lining inside the bag
10) Sew across the top
Load it with fun stuff!
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I didn’t end up using the whole bag….there are plans to make a zipper bag with the rest of it!
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Thank you for this tutorial! I need to make a new bag for the outside cats I feed. The bag I’m using right now is falling apart. I’ll add handles to mine.
Such a cute idea, ans such a cute little chickie bag to start with!
Mari Gossett says
I almost thought this was a change purse. It looks so tiny. Such a cute feed sack. Makes me want to go out and buy the feed just to make.
Here are a few things I also do with the feed bags–I make shopping bags for my friends since here in California you have to pay for your shopping bags–also if you are using a Chicken bag then find cute chicken fabric to match–I make adult aprons out of them–I have done them out of Chicken,Horse,Pig and dog and cat food bags–make great conversational pieces to hang in your kitchen
I used more of the bag and put handles on the top and use it for a shopping bag. I get so many requests and remarks about my cool bag. Have also used dog food bags for my friends with pets they keep the “dog stuff” in them when traveling with their pet.
What great suggestions! The aprons are a fun idea. They would work out wonderfully. Thank you for sharing.
Jacqueline Lee says
How do you get the feedbags to slide along your machine so the stitches don’t get teenie? Do you pull it along? What stitch setting do you use? I made a bib which turned out great but the stitching is SO close together. Thank you!
You may have to use a tissue paper under the feed bag when stitching so it doesn’t stick to the feed dogs. Sometimes that happens making your stitches closer together. You could try helping the fabric along like you mentioned as well.
I’ve used a teflon foot to sew the plastic. Does anyone know how to get the wrinkles out of the feed bags. I’m making some bags with handles for our local food bank. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Any suggestions on how to get a huge crease out of these bags? My fella folded mine up and ended up leaving a huge crease right across the cute picture part of the bag!
I think you could use a not so hot iron with a piece of fabric in between and try to straighten it out that way. I haven’t had too many issues with creases, so I’m not sure!