I had always wanted tile floors growing up, so when I finally moved into a house with half the downstair in tile, I was NOT as excited as I thought I would be. I found out that tile is all well and good in our sizzling desert summer, our cold winters make for a miserable experience. Rather than avoid the back room, I really need to get a rug to help "warm" it up. Good luck people!
Since we have been getting the LARGE bags of cat food (and finally finished one bag), I hated to get rid of it. The bag is a nice, heavy plastic (that looks woven). So, I pulled out my paper guillotine and cut 5 strips off the top. I sewed 2 strips together for one handle (made 2 of them), and used one strip for around the top. I wish I could have gotten my sewing machine to cooperate...I just could not get the tension adjusted correctly on the bobbin, so the stitching is horrendous looking. Since this was just a trial, I'm not going to stress overly much on it, but next time around, I am going to try the other machine-the one that is not tensioned for multiple layers of heavy weight fabric.
Why make a bag out of a cat food package? Recycling of course!:-) This is going to be used either for some of the gardening items, or for various other household items.
Next time: I'll try to iron the 2 pieces of plastic together to bind them, rather than sewing. IF that doesn't work, then I will sew again. I would like to find some other type of feed bags, but that will have to depend on my local connections having bags in good condition they are willing to give away:)