Finding useful and meaningful ways to use feedsack fabric for things, other than its original intended purpose as containers, has a long history dating back to the late 1800’s. This practice has since become a tradition. In fact, in the 1930’s, manufacturers began to produce their feedsack bags with increasingly appealing designs and patterns in order to attract more sales.
Nowadays, these vintage fabrics, although still cherished by quilters and sowers all over, play more of a nostalgic role as many finer quality fabrics can be found for the same price. However, there are still many modern day uses and cool things you can do with feedsack fabric.
So maybe the idea of wearing a feedsack fabric dress out to the club is not very appealing to you. Maybe you feel the feedsack clothes are best saved for costume parties and nostalgic throwback events. That doesn’t mean that all feedsack clothes have to be hidden away in the closet.
Surely the pet dog would love an original feedsack print sweater. And for the cat, you could make a custom feedsack fabric collar. The possibilities are limitless; you could make scarves and hats as well.
Feedsack fabric’s authentic designs and styles work great as pieces of art in and of themselves. You can’t find many of the design styles, and even product names, on some of these fabrics anywhere else.
If you have some fabric with unique designs, authentic images or wording, you could try framing it and hanging it on the wall. You will be sure to get a lot of interest and comments from visitors. In addition, you could use these original designs to make truly unique Christmas tree ornaments or even placemats.
There are always plenty of seats around the house, and elsewhere, that could use a little cushioning. Feedsack fabric is a great way to create your own decorative and comfortable seat cushions. People often want to find decorative and unique dining cushions for their home. Try decorating the dining table seats and outdoor patio furniture with your own decorative and unique feedsack cushions. Many times we find that our exercise equipment have hard and uncomfortable seats. Allow yourself to work out longer and more often by strapping a highly comfortable, homemade feedsack cushion on that new rowing machine or bicycle seat. Don’t stop there, using feedsack fabric you can custom build cushions to fit anything.
From a nice warm cat sweater to a custom made row machine seat cover, even in modern times there are still plenty of uses for feedsack fabrics. While there may be many other affordable fabrics on the market today, you will be hard pressed to find another fabric with the same history and authenticity of feedsack fabric.