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« on: February 14, 2009 09:04:54 AM »

Check out the Guard Dog for my new bag- cute huh?  Kept seeing the empty dog food bags and they just called out to be re-purposed- I love the picture of the Golden Retriever on the front- so now he can go everywhere with us. I attempted to attatch the pictures here but couldn't figure it out- not enough caffine yet I 'spose. Feel free to help me in that dept. However I think you can see the pics in my Gallery?? This is my first post- so when I get it figured out I'll fix it. So for a quick Tutorial- I chose a lining for my bag- cut out the dog food bag to the size I wanted including seam allowances- washed it off so I wouldn't attract stray dogs while walking down the street with a bag smellinglike dog food. Then I positioned the front piece (dog food bag) on the lining which has been cut slightly larger so that it could be turned down over the edges for a nice finished edge- to do this I found it helped to tape the pieces together to keep them from shifting. Then (here is where i tell you what I'd advise doing rather than what I actually did~learning curve ya' know) I would go ahead and attatch two straps - positioned one on each side - not end to end like you see in the pic- I was doing thirteen things at once when I made this one Tongue . Avoid turning the bag inside out and back again when possible- the material sews well but doesn't like to be bent alot- it detracts from the puppies picture and makes him all wrinkly. Now that you've sewn on your straps- lay it with the lining side out and sew your side seams. Now - this may be tricky to explain- but take the corners at the bottom of your bag still with the bag inside out and pinch them perpendicular to how they are now so that they form little triangles then play with them a bit until you get them to the size you want the bottom of your bag to be- this will form a flat bottom for your bag- once you have them like you like them sew them across in the direction going from one side of the bag to the other - I'm sure some other tutorial explains this better. I wish my scanner worked I would draw a pic. any way even if you don't do the corner's you'll still have a nice bac- it just won't stand up on a flat bottom. So now very carefully turn your finnished bag inside out- And your off to the store to fill your bag with whatever 
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009 09:28:27 AM »

Very creative! I like it!

« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009 10:04:29 AM »

Love it - and Lord knows we go through enough dog food bags around here - I can make a boat load of them!  Thanks for the tut!

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2009 10:07:14 AM »

How well does the smell come out?
I make my dd feed the dog cause I can't stand the smell of dog food especially the wet kind  Tongue
But my dd loved this bag. Must make her look away when I'm browsing craftster  Grin
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009 10:44:55 AM »

This is super cool!  Awesome idea.
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2009 10:53:13 AM »

Supose I should have clarified that this was made from one of the Dog food bags made from woven plastic- Not paper. Not sure paper would work so well. The Dog food smell came out completely (at least according to my nose). I washed it out with some Anti-bacterial , smell good floral soap just for good measure.

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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2009 12:46:52 PM »

This is so cute. This would be really cute for all the dog toys laying around the house.

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