So I thought that for the show I would make a few things that I don't normally have in my shop. I have been concentrating on grain sack market totes. I made one quite a while ago but it was before I had a sewing machine. I am not exaggerating when I say that it took ten hours to complete. These new ones are much easier, and faster to make, as you can imagine.
I love this one. Although my house is not currently decorated in red, I have a deep love of this color. This particular sack is pristine, just beautiful. Look at the texture. Those stripes are bright tomato red! This one is large but smaller than the next one down, which is enormous.
I like this one because I rarely see pink and blue stripes on this fabric. I call this tote a diaper bag because of the colors. But obviously you could use it as a beach bag, to hold groceries, etc. It is oversized to say the least. I edged the seams of this one with French linen ribbon.
I like this one below because it is very nubby. I just cannot seem to enough of these fabrics!
I used two layers of the same ribbon imported from France for the straps.
Each bag has approximately 4" wide side and bottom panels.
I love this one because I was able to keep the original ties intact. I try to keep as much of the integrity of the sack as possible. Part of the draw to these items is the history behind the fabric in my opinion.
This fabric was never made into a grain sack.
I love the variance in colors between the inside and outside.
Thanks for visiting. I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
PS these totes are available at
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