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TAG : Feed Sacks

Turn Feed Sacks Into Toss Pillows

I collected old feed sacks for years before I put them to use. I find them at flea markets, antique stores, and on eBay. I choose sacks with interesting advertising slogans and eye-catching logo designs. Clean and rip-free fabric is a plus, although it’s not critical; I can fix any sack with ...

Second World War: Feed Sacks

Both of my sons were in the Second World War. We rationed many things; we couldn't even buy any kind of material to make dresses. We who raised little chickens and bought chicken food in 100-pound feed sacks used the feed sacks to make our dresses and slips. The feed sacks came in many ...

Depression Era: Clothes From Feed Sacks

My friend told me this story about the depression era: she was from a large family. Her mother washed feed sacks, pressed them and cut out and sewed shirts for her boys for school would be starting soon. She cut out under things for her girls. My friend wanted to have school clothes from the ...

Depression Era: New Dress from Feed Sacks

During the depression era, a new dress was very rare, when we had outgrown the old one. There were no flea markets as most everyone else was in the same struggle. Print feed sacks were a godsend and we were very thankful for these. Some were very pretty but not colorfast. We didn't mind if ...

Depression Era: Growing Up in the Thirties

This is of my own recollection of the Depression era as I grew up in the Thirties.Those years were hard. CCC Camps, WPA work, etc. helped us survive. Most people followed the motto, "Use it up; wear it out; make it do; or do without." Outgrown clothing was passed on to the next child or to ...

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