Bags from Bags

Have you seen the cool, re-imagined bird seed bags? Shopping bags made from plastic 25 lb. bird seed bags! Grain and feed bags work well too. Brightly colored and made from woven plastic “cloth,” these big bags can be wiped clean and sewn into attractive shopping bags, using the Sewing for Change pattern.

They may not last as long or feel like cloth bags–and they are made from plastic–but re-use is one important way to divert pounds and pounds of perfectly useable material from landfills, at least until they fall apart.

A green shopping bag with brown handles and a Tufted Titmouse image, with the words, Song Maker, sitting on a table.

Save your birdfood and feed bags to up-cycle into grocery bags. Tweet that!

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