You know those gigantic IKEA bags that are scary strong and more valuable than thirty golden geese when it comes time to move apartments or do laundry in NYC? Well, some dog food bags are made of the same stuff!
Below is another simple BarkPost tutorial on how to convert your empty dog food bags in to super useful, super durable totes. Although you might want to let them air out a few days before you use them as grocery or laundry totes… Don’t want your bananas or undies to smell like kibble. ; )
You Will Need:
– 1 dog food bag
– a sewing machine
– an iron
– an old t-shirt or towel
To start, just lay the dog food bag on the ground and decide how tall you want your tote to be.
Then cut off the top of the dog food bag with an extra inch or so added into your height calculation.
With the remaining piece of dog food bag that you cut from the top, cut two 2.5” strips for the handles.
Next, take the bottom of the dog food bag and fold down the edges where you cut.
With your iron on low, just iron that fold into place so that it’s crisp as a piece of iceberg lettuce.
After you’ve ironed everything down, stitch the folded-over flap on the bottom of your dog food bag in place. For my sewing machine I had to stitch slow to keep my sewing machine from being like, “WTF BRO? YOU’RE SEWING a DOG FOOD BAG???”
For the straps, repeat a similar process. Fold the strap in half and then iron it to crispytown.
Then stitch that little guy.
After you’ve stitched the straps, fold them over about an inch and then place them where you want them to go on the base of the tote.
To securely attach the strap, stitch a rectangle with an X through it. And you’re good to go!
Congratulations, you’ve just graduated from crazy dog person to CRAFTY crazy dog person. Ba-bam. (Not to mention incredibly good-looking, charming, and cool.) ; )
Also, we found the best way to get rid of the dog food smell was a bit of dish detergent and a couple days of air-dryin’.