Upcycled Grain Sack Zippered Bag

grain sack zippered pouch

I’ve been trying to push myself beyond my comfort zone of sewing straight, simple lines.  I’m slowly figuring out that if I have a solid tutorial, I’m more talented than I thought!

grain sack zippered pouch

I found this amazing tutorial at Flossie Teacakes for sewing zippered pouches with the zippered ends covered, and I gave it a try.  To my surprise, it was a success!  One of my friends received a cute little bag for her birthday this year.  Before I could commit to ruining this grain sack, I knew I had to practice a couple of more times.  Two more of my friends got zippered bags for their birthdays with extra fabric I had laying around.  (I’m still not sure if my friends like being guinea pigs for my projects…)

grain sack zippered pouch

I took the plunge and cut some pieces from a Hubbard Sunshine grain sack.  I’m so glad I did, because I am in love with these little zippered pouches.  I’m pretty certain these are the only two like it out there AND I gave new life to something that had been shoved in a closet for who knows how long.  (I found it at an estate sale for $1!)

grain sack zippered pouchI love the colors, and the fact that I can have a little bag that says baby pigs, hogs, calves, and sheep!  I think I’ll make some more of these and try to sell them at one of the vintage markets I’m setting up a pop-up shop at this summer.  I’ll just have to wait to see if others love them as well.

grain sack zippered pouch

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12 thoughts on “Upcycled Grain Sack Zippered Bag

  1. If you had asked me 5 minutes ago if I wanted a zipper pouch that has the words Baby Pigs and Sheep on the front, I probably would have said no. But now that I’ve seen your cute pouches I seriously want one! So unique and fun.
    P.S. If we were friends I would love being your project guinea pig :).

  2. Oh my goodness… Jenny, care to venture out of your comfort zone one more time with a slightly larger small purse size? I’ll be your first customer! My address is…. no pressure though! 🙂 In LOVE with these! Featured them this weekend on Party Junk!

    1. Donna, you are too sweet, and know how to lay on the perfect amount of pressure! I’ll let you know if I figure out how to make anything bigger 😉 Thanks, so much, for including them in your features!

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