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How to Make a "Doggie Bag" Tote

Recycle your dog's food bag to make a fashionable sturdy tote.


  • Step 1: Clean bag Thoroughly clean the inside of the dog food bag with soapy water.
  • Step 2: Decide size Determine how big you want your tote, and cut the bag across the top. Fold a ¼-inch hem in the bag and sew it using a zigzag stitch.
  • TIP: Use strong sewing thread.
  • Step 3: Use scraps Use the leftover pieces to make two strips, 3 inches wide, for the straps.
  • Step 4: Fold strip Fold the first strip lengthwise, and then fold it again. Sew the strip along its entire length using a zigzag stitch, and repeat for the second handle.
  • Step 5: Sew handles Center the handles, and then sew them in place, again using a zigzag stitch, to create a strong, unbreakable bond.
  • FACT: The American Kennel Club celebrated its 100th anniversary on November 17, 1984.

You Will Need

  • Empty 50-pound dog food bag
  • Soapy water
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Strong sewing thread

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