(They couldn't figure out what I was so excited about.)
Here we have a bag dressed up with dingle ball trim.
A horse feed sack, that has a gathered ruffle trim, which coordinates with the inside of the handle.
A large red rickrack trim, and then further embellished with a vintage flower and ribbon tied to the handle.
This hen has a bright pink studded crown.
So help me here people lets all get a feed sack and make a bag!
So you cut the middle out and leave the edges where the fold is on the side for the handles.
Stitch the bottom a few times so it is strong and use a short stitch. Then turn the bag so you can make a point or triangle, and stitch.
Now I cut the bottom off and the triangles, straightened the sack again... was I ever glad I had a big bag because now it was going to be 3 inches smaller... I then put the front to the back and sewed it again and redid the triangles that make a bottom... (I told you this was harder than it needed to be.)
Oddly enough I ended up with the strap being connected to the bag on the inside instead of the outside as I would have preferred??? That is why I made the little flaps on the end of the strap.
Now for the fun part... Which trim shall we use on the front? Fringe? Dingle balls, large rickrack? Red or black? Or white? How about the red and black with silver???
Enough for now! If you make a feed sack bag/tote let me know. Send a picture and I will post it or a link to your blog and we will all come see.