The Chicken Girls Accesorize

January 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm 6 comments

For a long time I’ve been thinking that our chicken feed bags were worth saving.


They are colorful, with cool chicken art, and I really couldn’t bring myself to throw them away.
Sometimes they even have different background colors, like this pink one for breast cancer awareness-


And they are fairly indestructible, being made of plastic woven tarp-like material-


And this week, while stuck home in the snow, I finally decided to do something with them!


Tote bags! Aren’t they sporty?
Great for the grocery, the farmers market, holding projects, etc. etc.

The material is a little bit of a pain to sew, because it slips around some, and it is really hard on stick pins, but the tote bag styling is really simple, and I think now that I’ve done a few the next batch will go faster and easier.


And in wool news, I am making steady progress on Cobblestone

One more sleeve, then we get to the exciting part: the yoke! A little texture, some short rows.
Pretty sure I’ve got the yarn to cover it now.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  January 22, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Those tote bags are fantastic! You are very clever and resourceful; I just use mine as trash bags!

    • 2. Christine  |  January 23, 2012 at 5:07 am

      I saw those bags on pinterest and thought they were the coolest things ever!

      • 3. sheepsclothing  |  January 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm

        I’ve never heard of pinterest. Gonna have to check that out!

      • 4. Michelle  |  January 29, 2012 at 3:32 pm

        Ah, beware then! I got turned on to Pinterest through one of my favorite photography blogs. Don’t spend a lot of time there, but I can see how it could totally suck you in!

    • 5. sheepsclothing  |  January 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm

      thanks Michelle. I was pretty proud of myself finally doing something with them. I might play around with doing different styles. Maybe something a little smaller, or with some interior pockets.

  • 6. Requim for a Quince « in Sheeps Clothing  |  July 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    […] remember the original chicken tote? I’d been thinking for a while that I wanted to developed another style. And finally today I […]


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Who? Denise

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