Feed Sack Aprons
Look what I have been up to lately!
I had these wonderful old feed sacks that I have had for close to twenty years.
They were basically new and had never been used before.
It was really a challenge to try to figure out what to do with each one.
I have the most of the flower seed sacks. I even reserved five for later use.
First I washed and pressed them. They shrank a little and faded a little.
Next I ripped them across the edges to even them up. I am a great fan of ripping. It straightens the fabric and usually gives you a wonderful straight edge to work with. Depending on where the design lay, I then ripped enough off the edges to make sashes and sometimes waist bands. Of course, there are fabrics that just won't rip.
I used reproduction Civil War fabrics for most of the pockets. Pricey, but worth it!
(At ten dollars a yard, these I did not rip. I cut them verrrrry carefully.)
I would be hard pressed to choose just one favorite. I like them all for different reasons.
But, I do love the flour sack aprons.
They have a ticking waistband and a ticking pocket.
I have twelve half aprons that are gathered at the waist with great feed sack sashes.
I wish you could see them all.
They are just too cute!!
I even have three great full aprons that would make great barbecue aprons for dad!!!
Well, got to go, I have 48 tomato pincushions waiting for me.
They are turning out great. I almost have them finished.
I'll show them to you soon.
See you soon,