Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Vintage Feedsack Aprons

Feedsacks, also known as grain bags, were a staple of farm life in the early 20th century. They were fabric sacks which stored grain, flour, animal feed and the like. When the companies realized that women were using the fabric for sewing, they started producing beautiful floral, geometric, and brightly colored sacks. Homemakers would choose what they thought were the prettiest and use the feedsacks to make household linens such as quilts, aprons, dresses, curtains,and more. Here are a few aprons from my collection and all were made by the same woman, probably during the 30's and 40's

Polka Dots and Bows

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Geometric with Stylized Leaves

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Aqua with Red, White and Pink Florals

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Geometric with Florals

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1 comment:

Karen Daley said...

Very informative and fun! Wouldn't it be great if things were still packaged like that now?