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Flour Sack Fabric

Martin

Flour Sack Fabric
« on: September 02, 2020, 13:58:36 PM »
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I'm looking for a fabric to hold flour in big sacks. Nothing fancy, just breathable and, presumably, close-woven to keep the flour inside! I could even use it double layered if necessary.

Any suggestions please? TIA.
Martin McCann

Efemera

Re: Flour Sack Fabric
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2020, 15:18:47 PM »
Calico?... it’s cheap and cheerful and closely woven.

Missie

Re: Flour Sack Fabric
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2020, 16:02:27 PM »
Definitely a cotton or linen, and calico is a great suggestion

In America, in the 1930s, flour sacks were repurposed for clothing for children. They (the sacks) were then made of patterned cotton, with which women would use to make dresses for themselves.
A measly 2.5m of stash used so far!

Syrinx

Re: Flour Sack Fabric
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2020, 16:08:50 PM »
I'd say calico with a cotton layer. definitely no flour getting out then.

Martin

Re: Flour Sack Fabric
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2020, 16:51:42 PM »
Thank you all! That's got me going in the right direction.
Martin McCann

Sara-S

Re: Flour Sack Fabric
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2020, 12:53:53 PM »
At the risk of being overly obvious, have you done a search for “flour sack fabric”?
You can't scare me. I taught high school for 32 years.

BriarRose

Re: Flour Sack Fabric
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2020, 16:49:46 PM »
I have my grandmother's quilts that were made in the thirties and forties. The print on the flour sacks she used is still clearly visible.