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October 9th, 2009 in member junk     
jacklynn4 jacklynn4, member
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A great use for bags that have outlived their purpose! All of these items have been made from antique or vintage grain sacks or mangle cloths. Some are European, some are american, all have great graphics, a super soft feel from years of use, and are more durable than anything you could buy today. They are eco-friendly and not just because they are repurosed "used" materials, but because most of the fabrics were made prior to the use of chemicals in farming. The patterns are my own design-the apron from a vintage french farmhouse photo and the bags from whatever the fabric would allow. Some graphics (like the messanger bag) were already on the fabric, and others (like the fish) I did with stencils.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Jackie, from Bliss Farm Antiques
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Comments (15)

bluejean writes: I've seen the grain sacks made into pillows, message boards and stools covers but not aprons and bags. Love, love, love! Great job! Posted: 11:10 pm on October 12th
shabbychick writes: Absoluetly fabulous! Great reuse of the old fabric - and your design work is amazing!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 11:11 am on October 12th
piecesofthepast writes: Thanks oldnews...I found one on ebay and I LOVE it, but shipping is a killer--they are out in LA. I may just have to spring for it! I want one that looks old. Posted: 7:13 pm on October 10th
suewhitney writes: Great work, great message!! Love the apron and the bags.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 4:32 pm on October 10th
DownHomeDIY writes: Love the apron, love the bags and love your photos. All around great job! These are awesome.

~MB
Posted: 10:32 pm on October 9th
oldnews writes: PIeces of the past, I got one of mine on ebay for 30$. Have you checked there? Joann fabric has new ones - wait for a 50% off coupon and it isn't too pricey. In shops they cost an arm and a leg!! Marie Posted: 7:32 pm on October 9th
piecesofthepast writes: I love all of this, especially the shoulder bag, but I am mainly in love with the MANNEQUIN! I have searched in vain for one of these to display my jewelry on at shows that I do. I have one that is junky...nothing like this beauty! Does anyone out there have ideas for where is a good place to look?? Posted: 7:18 pm on October 9th
sshack writes: I actually have an apron that belonged to my grandmother that is made very similar to yours. I am going to look at it closer and see if it is made from a sack. I'm pretty sure it may be. It is also an off white color with red trim. Love all your items. Posted: 5:32 pm on October 9th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I can honestly say I can't decide which I like more - the aprons or the bags. Wow! Fabulous work!
Candy Posted: 3:06 pm on October 9th
alicemom writes: I love them all. They are fab-0! The apron is really my fave!!!!!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:16 am on October 9th
RustyDiva writes: Love these! Bet they will last another several life times with the great durable fabric. Great job. Posted: 10:34 am on October 9th
fellowjunker writes: Absolutely gorgeous Jackie!!!!! How lucky you are to find all the grain sacks, and you have created stunning pieces with them!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 10:31 am on October 9th
creativejunquer writes: Love the Apron. I also make aprons but not from grain sacks. LOVE the look. thanks for sharing.
Robin Posted: 9:21 am on October 9th
oldnews writes: These are beautiful! LOVE the apron, it's almost too pretty to get messy! You are very talented! Marie Posted: 9:00 am on October 9th
Grasshopper22 writes: Your good girl...like all the items especially
the fish bag!!
Posted: 8:50 am on October 9th
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