|One of the major elements was feedsack aprons. (always my favorite!)|
|She had this little booklet -- which I have never seen. My camera was the only thing between me and shoplifting...|
|Cotton bags meant feedsack bags. OMG...!!|
|The various sizes|
|How to prepare the bag for sewing|
|As a kid, I could never figure out that chain stitch!!|
It was so interesting how feedsack fabrics were used to sell chicken feed. Uncle Barney would say, "C'mon, Gladys, I'm going to buy feed. You can pick out a new dress."
Aunt Glad said the farm women would call one another when the new fabric patterns arrived, and the supply got quickly picked over. Aunt Glad said if she let Uncle Barney go on his own, he might come home with three different fabric bags -- and they would have a heck of an argument.
It was not unusual for them to first visit the Kent store in DeWitt -- and if none of the feedsack fabrics suited her -- they would drive to Eldridge to see what bags DeKalb was offering...
This little booklet shows the graphics and styles of a time gone by...
|Although there are many FREE ideas in the booklet, they also used the booklet to market their regular patterns (which sold for 35 cents).|
|Many of the projects were on "graphs", designed so you could make your own patterns.|
Looking at this booklet made me nostalgic for a time I don't actually remember.
It is hard to imagine a child getting excited about a hand puppet made out of a feedsack...but it must have been wonderful...