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Thread: Pet Food Bank Fundraiser Bags

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    I volunteer for a Pet FoodBank in the Charlotte NC area. Most of our clients are elderly or disabled and on fixed incomes. Lately I've been running around picking up feedbags, kitty litter buckets and just about anything else we can reuse to distribute pet food to our clients. We are trying to buy a trailer to haul all of our stuff around. I've been saving some of the fancier pet food bags that people give us to make these bags as a fundraiser. They are made from a woven plastic. They took a half yard of fabric to line and 2 yards of webbing for the handles. Need to figure out how to put a pocket in them.

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    You could put a pocket on each side of the lining before
    sewing the lining into the back. I have made a couple of these bags for shopping and they have caused a lot of interest.
    Best wishes for you fundraiser wish I could help

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    Sorry sewing the lining into the bag.

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    great idea

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    Or you would use some recycled denim pockets and put them inside out outside the bag.

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    Cute.

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    great idea!!! Naomi :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    They are just darling.

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    They are cute,

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    Thanks ya'll. I was just thinking, I've got about 10yards of denim that someone donated to another project I can use plus tons of jeans I can use too for pockets!!

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    Very creative!

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    Another item not to throw away, but to upcycle!

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    My friends are saving me their chicken feed bags and horse feed bags. I can't wait to get them to make into totes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by COYOTEMAGIC
    I volunteer for a Pet FoodBank in the Charlotte NC area. Most of our clients are elderly or disabled and on fixed incomes. Lately I've been running around picking up feedbags, kitty litter buckets and just about anything else we can reuse to distribute pet food to our clients. We are trying to buy a trailer to haul all of our stuff around. I've been saving some of the fancier pet food bags that people give us to make these bags as a fundraiser. They are made from a woven plastic. They took a half yard of fabric to line and 2 yards of webbing for the handles. Need to figure out how to put a pocket in them.
    What a nice thing to do, good luck with your fund raising!
    I don't know where you get your webbing - - - BUT if you have an Army Surplus store around check them out (if you don't already get that stuff donated to you). I think I paid around 50 cents/yd. for the 1-1/2" width - I stocked up and it's been 6 mos or more so am not exactly sure of the price, but I know it was a lot less than the fabric store! They had about 6 or 7 different colors, some cotton and some synthetic, and, as I recall, about 3 different widths.

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    Awesome! Thanks for the tip! I've been getting mine at Wallile World which is super expensive. Couple of folks have given me belts that I've used too.

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    What a great idea!

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    What a creative idea! I love recycling anything -- it comes from growing up with thrifty parents. Funny how recycling is now the "in" thing, isn't it? What a wonderful thing for you to spend your time helping the PetFood Bank in this way. May your tribe increase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COYOTEMAGIC
    Awesome! Thanks for the tip! I've been getting mine at Wallile World which is super expensive. Couple of folks have given me belts that I've used too.
    Ahhhh, yes, belts! Thrift store is great place for those - I find the cotton braided/woven ones quite often and on half price day I only pay 50 cents!

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