HAPPY EARTH DAY!!
THIS IS AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE!
THIS IS A RE-POST, ORIGINALLY POSTED LAST MARCH. IT IS MY 2ND HIGHEST VIEWED POST.
WHICH IS GREAT BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE
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As I was perusing Gardner's Supply Company catalogue I saw a tub/tote that was perfect for the garden. Easy access to add veggies picked from the garden, easy to rinse out and thought it would be great for the local farmers market as well. I didn't want to spend $16.95 + shipping, so the wheels started turning. I've seen purses made out of animal food bags, but that is not my style. It would be perfect however for dirty/muddy vegetables. So off to the store I went to buy more dog food(we were out and did need more anyways).
This is a super simple tutorial because there is no real accuracy needed, this is no high-end fashion bag :)
First start by laying bag flat. I achieved this by clamping the corners with my Pampered Chef bag clip :) Then cut off the top about 4" down. I eyeballed this and just followed the obvious line. Is it obvious to you? Hope so.
Next fold down the bag so that is is just about 5-6" above the base as seen in this photo.
Next, take that top piece you cut off and make 2 cuts: one on each side of the original dog bag. You will have 2 equal lengths that you will use for the handles. I don't have a picture of this. Take each handle and fold in half lengthwise, pin and stitch.
On one side of the tote pin your handle down on the outside of bag. Sew a square to attach and repeat for the other end of the handle. Repeat this step for the other handle.
This is what your square stitch looks like. See...no perfection here!
When done, use it at the farmer's market or in the garden...it will hold a lot of produce!
Note: I did rinse out the dog food bag with soap and water before making this!