Friday, November 6, 2009

Feedsack Fabric

I love fabric. All kinds. Recently, I've started to collect feedsack fabric. Initially feedsacks were plain unbleached cotton with product brands printed on them. Around 1925 colorful prints began to appear. Women would use them to make everything from quilts to dresses. Eventually it became cheaper to replace the fabric with paper sacks.

I love the coarse weave and colorful prints of these fabrics. Perfect for making pincushions!


  1. Awesome feedsack fabrics! I love vintage fabrics, especially feedsack. There's that wonderful homespun feeling and look to the cloth that just can't be beat! Have fun with your new pieces! They're beautiful!!!

  2. Mmmmmm....looking at fabric for me is like looking at chocolate for someone else. Love it, Love it!! Where are you finding the feedsack fabric?

  3. Thanks guys! I found these goodies at Farmington Antiques Weekend in CT.

  4. the pincushion is FAB. i remember my sweet neighbor girlfriend admitting her lovely dress was a feed sack. i had never heard of printed feed sack. i valued her as a friend all the more for her creativity and honesty. great blog!

  5. OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE feedsacks. I have 3,000+ but I DON'T have these you have. Oy!

    Love your pincushions.

    Have a lovely day. Come enter our TRIPLE GIVEAWAY, if you haven't. TTFN ~ Marydon

  6. You have to tell me when the Farmington Antiques Weekend was, would really LOVE to know.
    I've never been and would like to investigate!!!

    Isn't it just great what they used to do with feedsacks? (And were doing it now)
    love your post...

    My Best~Marilyn

  7. The photos of your feedsack collection takes me straight back to my childhood. My grandmother had a good amount of these that she used for various projects. The course texture was interesting to me, but it was the wonderful colorful designs that captured my imagination. I haven't thought about feedsacks in years. I didn't even realize that one could find these anymore. Loved seeing this post! ~ Sarah