Flour sack fabrics.

Flour sack fabrics were borne out of necessity and poverty during the Great Depression of the 1930s and the patterns endure today.
Families were so poor that women made clothes; dresses, shirts, toys, etc, out of the cotton bags that contained flour. When the manufacturers realised this, they began to print the bags with fashionable designs.

The patterns were quite beautiful.

I have bought new copies of the fabrics and, along with US Civil War or Victorian patterns, they are my favourite.

Reusable sacks were a wonderful idea, I suppose people don’t buy in such bulk anymore. It’s recycling at its best.

Still making shirts but fabric is becoming scarce. I will have to face the world soon.
Take care,
Will,

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