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Thread: Tote out of a dogfood bag?

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    Tote out of a dogfood bag?

    Has anyone tried this? As fast as we go through dog food around here (2 40lb bags a month) I'm going to give it a whirl!

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    There was a thread on here somewhere where a person made a grocery tote bag from a feed sack. Simpler design than the messenger bag but still classy.

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    Great idea! I think I would make more of a grocery type bag than a messenger tote though. I might try it next time I buy a big bag of cat food (wouldn't you know, I just threw one out.)
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    Thanks for the information.

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    I saw a thread about this quite awhile ago. What I remember is the person who said she couldn't get the odor of the dogfood out of the bag!

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    I made several of these. Actually just realized I have another 3-4 dog food bags to cut down in the sewing room! I've done the grocery-style totes. Made shorter handles than the normal style bag as I'm a short person and the regular ones make me feel like I'm dragging the bags on the ground! Easy peasy to make. Alas, we are not onto 'adult' dog food vs puppy chow that the plasticized food bags were made from. Now our bags are all paper. It's a shame as I now go through about 35 lbs of dog food a week (and that's only 2 dogs thank you very much!).

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    I've used this one http://dillydollop.blogspot.com/2010...ocery-bag.html I've done them out of dog, cat, goat, horse, llama, and just about any bag I could find.

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    I've no interest, but have bags. They would be expensive to mail and I can't find anyone local who wants them. there was a woman on Freecycle, but she never got back to me. Taste of the Wild has such pretty bags. So does Blue Buffalo Wilderness.

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    I made one from a cat food bag. I cut some of the top and bottom off the bag to make sure the picture of the cat was "front and center," so it's not a huge bag. I made it more or less as a joke for my daughter. And, it took awhile and dryer sheets to get the smell of cat food out of the bag. But maybe her cats will still be able to smell it . . .

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    the dogfood bags, with the waterproof liners, make perfect outdoor plant covers for cold nights when you need to protect plants from frost. The frost doesn't soak through like it would on regular paper so can keep being reused.
    You can cut them to whatever height is appropriate. They fold flat.

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    I made one out of a cat liter bag - I used my Food saver to seal it - then I sewed the handles on
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I saw a thread about this quite awhile ago. What I remember is the person who said she couldn't get the odor of the dogfood out of the bag!
    I read that article and thought how cool and if it can carry 50lbs of dog food groceries wouldn't be a problem. I washed the bag twice then let it soak all night in the tub with a box of baking soda -the smell was still there..Well at least the bag was clean when I emptied the litter box into it.

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    Thank you for the great idea

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    I've made a few of these, and I get the smell out of the bag by spraying a mixture of bleach and water on the inside of the bag. I turn it inside out, put it over a chair back or fence post (or whatever else is available) and spray the bleach water on it and let it dry in the sun. They make perfect beach bags, and bags for my kids to carry their toys in too!
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    I'm thinking it would be great to carry our dog training gear in. Kind of appropriate, you know?
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