As part of the Equestrian Lockdown Challenge, Honeychop Feeds have set a challenge to upcycle or repurpose some of your horsey goods. We all know how important doing our bit for the planet is, so get creative with your old feed bags, shampoo bottles and supplement tubs!

Mitzi, who works in our product development department, made these in her spare time for her entry, and has put a tutorial together in case any of you would like to try too! They would be useful for not only the yard, but the garden too!

Honeychop bags: Glove tutorial

At our yard, gloves for mucking out, keeping riding gloves clean/dry and ragwort picking are a must-have. Here’s how to transform your empty feed bags into a handy, waterproof and useful product:

For one pair you will need:

  • ¼ of a honeychop bag
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Biro
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine (optional)

Step 1:

Using the desired section of your honeychop bag and a biro draw around your hand (on the outside of the bag)

Step 2:

Use your scissors to cut around the outline (*leaving roughly 1.5cm between where you cut and the outline)

Step 3: 

Use your cutting as a template for the other half of the glove (making sure to draw this half on the inside of the bag)

Step 4:

Cut out this half so now you should have the two halves of your gloves (that should practically match up)

Step 5:

Tack (loosely stitch) together both sides of the glove ensuring you tack with both patterned sides facing inwards

Step 6:

Sew together the gloves either with a sewing machine or hand stitching

Step 7:

Push all the fingers of your glove through (turn it inside out so the seam is not visible)

Your glove is complete. Why not add  lining or elasticated wrist strap…get creative?

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