The idea of making use of empty feed sacks has been around since the early 1800s and is still a viable source of inexpensive and durable material. The material used in feed sacks has changed as many things that were once packaged in cloth bags are now being placed in heavy duty paper or plastic. But cotton and burlap sacks are still in use. Burlap is mainly used to hold potatoes, cotton and corn, while cotton bags are used for flour, beans and rice in the food industry. In the pioneer days, some families' only source of cloth for children's clothes was from empty cotton feed sacks. Little girls had dresses and blouses that were made from feed sacks. Men's work shirts and mother's dresses aprons also originated as feed sacks. Pillow cases and dish towels almost all originated as feed or flour sacks.I have decided to make adorable one of a kind aprons from some recycled burlap potato bags.
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