Thursday, October 22, 2015
During the Great Depression when poverty was widespread "Repair, reuse, make do, and don't throw anything away" was a motto people lived by because they were forced to be frugal. Flour sacks were not thrown away but were used to make clothes for children. The flour mills began making their sacks using patterned fabrics that would appeal to those using them for a variety of home uses, not only clothing but dish towels, diapers, curtains, quilts and more.
Here are some of the patterns that were offered:
Flour sack sewing projects remained popular until the 1950s when the companies introduced paper sacks.
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