TAKE ME BACK Tuesday - Vintage Feed Sacks

Do you see those patterns? Do you see those colors? YES, they made feed/flour sacks out of fabric, although they were very plain in the beginning (I remember my Grandma had flour sack dish towels....they dried those hand washed dishes fabulously!) At one point in history the industry realized women were taking the feed sacks and turning them into clothing and for household uses such as dish towels. And with that they made the sacks PRETTY and even competed against one another to provide attractive feed sacks! Sewing patterns for using the feed sacks became popular as well. How awesome is that? This was the thrifty mind set back then especially during the Great Depression. The original RECYLERS yes?! A 1942 estimate showed that three million women and children of all income levels were wearing print feedbag garments. Feedsacks were used to make: Clothes Toys Underwear Pillowcases Diapers Laundry bags Curtains Table cloths Towels, dish cloths

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