by babash 22 Jun 2018

Thought I would show you my recycled project.

I buy my Rice in a 5 kg zipped bag so instead of throwing it away when empty I decided to recover it and use again
I wanted to try out machine applique so used some Calico off cuts and all scraps for the designs.
Everything used was scraps from other projects.
As of 1st of July Queensland Australia will no longer put your purchases in throw away plastic bags so thought this will be perfect for non food items.
Had a little trouble stitching around the zip that was already there but managed in the end.
Pic (1) Rice bag Pic (2) Rooster in Hoop Pic (3) Hen in Hoop Pic (4) Hen Side completed Bag Pic (5) Rooster Side completed Bag.
Thanks for looking.

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by alicevb 28 Jun 2018

Love the great use for the Rice bag. Also love the Applique designs. where can they be found? They are so cute!!!

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babash by babash 29 Jun 2018

Thank you.
The applique is from Etsy.

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by stork 26 Jun 2018

What a wonderful idea! I especially love your chicken and rooster. Keep inspiring the rest of us!!

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babash by babash 26 Jun 2018

Thank you.

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by pennyhal2 25 Jun 2018

What a great way to use up scraps and help Mother Earth! Did you use the printed side of the rice bag too? I can't quite tell from the photos.

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babash by babash 25 Jun 2018

Yes I just made a slip cover and pulled it up over the printed side of the bag. If I look hard at the bag close up I can just see the print through the Calico but if I used a darker colour it wouldn't show.

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by kustomkuddle 25 Jun 2018

Wonderful idea! And great use of scraps. You did a great job.

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babash by babash 25 Jun 2018

Thank you

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by sonjapotgieter 24 Jun 2018

That is what we do in South Africa..Love using them to make purses..Beautiful!!!

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babash by babash 25 Jun 2018

Thank you. Happy I am not the only one doing this.

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by worthy 24 Jun 2018

Love your up-cycle..Those are so cute just makes you want to smile.

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babash by babash 25 Jun 2018

Thank you

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by toogie 23 Jun 2018

You've done well, in fact appliqué looks perfect. Love your bag. So is the original rice bag plastic ? If so, did it come with a zipper?

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2018

Thank you Toogie. It is a sort of heavy plastic type of weave with cloth handles and yes the zip was already in the bag. When you buy it there is a row of stitching about an inch further down that you remove when you open the bag at home and from then on just use the zip to reseal.

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by noah 23 Jun 2018

love your idea i too buy that rice here in Canada hugs

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2018

Thank you. Good to hear you can get the rice there. If it is bagged up the same maybe you can do something similar

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by sebsews 23 Jun 2018

Adorable and great recycle!

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2018

Thank you

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by mariahail 23 Jun 2018

nice project and great rice too!!!!****************

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2018

Thank you. Yes this is a really nice rice and makes great Fried Rice as it is not sticky when cooked.

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by jrob Moderator 23 Jun 2018

Great way to reuse those bags. I love, love your applique!

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2018

Thank you. Hardest part was deciding on what colours to use.

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by mops Moderator 23 Jun 2018

Great way to upcycle. I love your choice of appliqué designs.

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2018

Thank you. The applique was a zig Zag outline but the finish was good.

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by nonna57 23 Jun 2018

Well aren't you a clever "chook". Love this idea. Mariann. Well done :)

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2018

Thank you. Both Coles and Woolies have the rice half price this week.

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by anitapatch 23 Jun 2018

Love what you have done. Recycling is a way to help Mother Earth

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2018

Thank you

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by crafter2243 Moderator 22 Jun 2018

Perfect. What a great way to reuse the bag. I wish we could purchase rice that way. I think the applique you chose looks awesome. well done

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2018

Thank You. We can buy the rice this way at the Supermarket. Yes I do like the Chooks as well.

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by dalebugbowl 22 Jun 2018

Love your bags!

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2018

Thank you

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