Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Little Silliness

Sometime ago, Cheryl, over in the Kingdom of Coco, and her faithful lady-in-waiting, Cassie, made a little tote bag from cat treat pouches.

The idea intrigued me, so I have been saving my pouches for awhile. The other day, I started playing with them.

First I cut the zipper closures off all the pouches and tried to make them all about the same size.

I discovered that there is no consistency among the makers of treats, so they aren't exactly the same size, but I think I can wing it.

I used a multiple zigzag, and joined 4 large pouches for the front.

Then I joined 4 for the back. If you look carefully at the lower right, you find that people treats come a similar bags to cat treats!

I zigzagged together the smaller bags in groups of 3 to make the sides and the tops. Then, I cut them to size to fit the front and back.

Clover Wonder Clips to the rescue again! I love these clips. I don't know how I ever got along before I had a package.

The bottom is stitched on, and the sides are clipped on. Somebody I know has already claimed this as a lunch bag, so I think I will need to bind the edges to strengthen it.

I need to check out my cat fabric to find something to use for the binding.


  1. What a fun idea......it's good to re-use anything you can!

  2. Someone in your household, has had some real treats lately, our 2 get them very sparingly, and Ginger Boy wasn't sure at all when we first offered them to him, but he was still very timid, now he loves them. great idea, and who gets the first bag??

  3. Very nice! I think yours is neater than mine. I was a little slap-dash. Don't you just love all the great colours in those packages?

  4. Lovely bag, I am very curious how you got the smell out. I made bags out of juice pouches, which still smell fruity several years later, as does a bag made out of coffee bags. I am pretty certain my feline overladies as well as their canine minions would chew up anything made out of treat pouches....are your critters simply better behaved?

  5. very cool. Are you using them the double layer? I was thinking of doing something similar with my Tassimo packages.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.