Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Feed Sacks...

I mentioned in my post on visiting Canton Trade Days that I had bought a couple of feed and sugar sacks.  I really like the idea of buying something vintage and giving it new life as something else.  So far I have made two things out of these, a tote bag and a pillow.

I used the larger feed sack to make the outside, trim, and straps of the tote.  I attached two vintage doilies to the front of the bag to add some interest.  I then used some vintage white cotton I had for the inner lining of the bag. 

Here is a pic of the bag: 

I think it turned out really well.  You can check it out in my etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/listing/73767077/the-opal-vintage-feed-sack-bag

The incredibly cute sugar sack I found is now a pillow.  I coordinated the graphic on the sugar sack from the U and I Sugar Company with an Amy Butler lotus fabric - wall flower in cherry.  I think it is adorable!  Here is a pic of the front of the pillow:  

 And here is the back: 
You can check out the pillow in my shop at:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/73818288/vintage-sugar-sack-pillow?ref=v1_other_1

My mother visited last weekend and she had found several different vintage pillowcases for me.  I used one of these to make a shopping/grocery tote.  Here is a pic of it:  
I named it the "Lucy" as it reminded me of the 50s :)  You can check it out at:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/73590862/the-lucy-vintage-tote

More crafting to come :)

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