Thursday, January 09, 2014

Feedsacks III Fabric,100,10083

We love those feedsack fabrics from the 1930s and 40s. Rural housewives of the time quickly discovered their potential and began to recycle these cotton bags for other uses. Yielding about one square yard of fabric each,  women opened up the bags, washed out the lettering, and turned them into household items, garments and quilts. Clothing, toys, underwear, aprons, pillowcases, laundry bags, curtains, table cloths, towels, dishtowels and diapers were just a few of the items made from these bags. By 1942, it was estimated that nearly three million women and children of all income levels wore garments made from printed feedsacks. Pattern companies and bag manufacturers even produced pamphlets on ways to reuse these bags.

Fabrics in Blue Hill's Feedsacks III collection are reproductions of these printed bags.  The bright and cheery fabrics include all of the most popular colors of those Depression era sacks, including pinks, purples, greens, yellows, blues, aquas and browns. These fun fabrics provide the diversity of colors and styles you need to recreate a 1930s/40s era project. Click here to view them.

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