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Old 08-14-2018, 12:57 PM
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Has anybody had problems sewing the feed sacks? When I sew the seams the bottom side doesn't have a nice stitch like the top. I changed the tension but it doesn't help. Can anybody help?
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:16 PM
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Are you using a walking foot? I've found that the woven plastic doesn't feed well without one. I have also used wide twill tape. I folded it over the seam and sewed so both sides of the tape were stitched at the same time. used lots of wonder clips.
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:30 PM
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Are these the bags with a plastic-coated liner on the inside? Here are a couple of tips to try.

Use a teflon foot to sew over the plastic side or sew over tissue paper. It's easy to tear it off.
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Old 08-14-2018, 01:47 PM
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.......or use regular paper.
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:37 AM
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Now this tip comes in...I've already gotten rid of all my bird seed bags!!!
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
Now this tip comes in...I've already gotten rid of all my bird seed bags!!!
Well, Linda, I'm sure the birds would love more food!!
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Old 08-16-2018, 04:44 AM
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Just had a light bulb moment. I do voluntary work in my church group to help the homeless and others,too.. On Wed. night ,we sort out the donations that we receive.we are doing a shoe drive(going to an orphans home in Haiti) and ran out of bags last night. I'm going to start saving my bird seeds bags for sorting. Never thought of reusing them!
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Old 08-16-2018, 05:34 AM
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I found out that you need a new needle for every bag. The needle after one bag is not sharp, I been using the needle to long.
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Old 08-16-2018, 06:08 AM
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I covered a pillow for the case with a birdseed bag..It works wonderfully well. I can slide more easily into the seat and it lasts a long time.
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Hi Becky, would love to see your bags!
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