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Topic: Cat food bags upcycled to tote and messenger bags!  (Read 9918 times)
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« on: March 24, 2010 09:50:02 AM »

Wondered if the heavy cat food bags could be sewn in to totes like those juice bags.  Yep, it works!
The wallet above was cut and edged with bias tape.  Eeeeeee-Z!
Tote bag below is lined and has men's necktie recycled for strap.

The messenger bag is lined and includes a belt buckle to weigh down the flap plus a necktie strap. 

The vintage necktie was so broad that it could be folded over on itself to form a phone pocket. 

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010 01:09:07 PM »

I love these! 

They scream crazy cat lady...but that's not a bad thing IMHO lol!

« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010 02:10:36 PM »

Well, that completely ironic! I am slowly filling a drawer with these, because the plastic is just too high quality for me to throw them out!

(I use the normal paper style cat food bag as my receptacle when i empty litter boxes.  Reduce reuse re-camouflage the litter refuse to make it less obvious you are throwing out bodily waste!)

I hadn't had a plan yet for what to do with these, except turn it inside out so the white fake lattice pattern showed and the green print was sort of hinted at in bright light.  I like what you've done a lot better!  I'll probably end up mixing outside and inside when i get around to it though.

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010 06:55:54 PM »

Rogueknitter - I agree, the bag does look a little "crazy cat lady" but they're also available with a Golden Retriever on the dog chow formula.  How much funnier would a ferret chow bag be?

Yttrai - considered using the white interior side for outside on the next bag, that way you could change the look completely. 

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2010 11:06:38 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010 01:45:57 PM »

I love this! As soon as my cats are through the bag I'm gonna make a wallet or three (we buy the gigantic bags of cat chow)

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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010 03:18:49 PM »

Funky idea!  LOVE the use of the ties!!

How do you clean the odor of the food out?  I always use mine to hold kindling, and they are so greasy and smelly that I can barely stand to touch them.
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2010 04:29:57 PM »

Great ideas!  I too can't bear to throw out the bags.  With 4 dogs we go through PLENTY of 50# bags....the empties are stacking up for some reuse.  I tried once to make a christmas tree storage bag with them and duct tape....um, don't ask it wasn't quite the success I had hoped for.   Cheesy

« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013 08:25:32 PM »

Dawn dish washing soap and a hose outdoors did the trick of cleaning the bags nicely.

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