Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Feedsacks


Women used to use feedsacks back in the day to make everything from aprons, children's clothes, and quilts to skirts and undergarments. Originally the feedsacks were unbleached cotton with the company logo printed on them, but in the early 20's the feed companies got wise and started printing them with colorful prints. Paper became cheaper and the printed cotton bags went by the wayside. How sad. How cool would it be to go to a store like Costco nowadays and get a mega bag of something in a sweet printed cotton bag. Sometimes progress just sucks! If you would like to learn more about feedsacks you can check out some history at the Womenfolk website.



No comments: