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The Thrifty And Colorful History Of The “Feedsack Dress.”

Reusing and “upcycling,” material is a trendy, thrifty hobby these days, but it’s not a new idea. In the early 20th century, families put an emphasis on getting the most out of any product they could, including the cloth bags that were used to package large quantities of flour, sugar, and animal feed. Once the bag was empty, creative people all across the country found innovative ways to turn the fabric into something useful and beautiful; and thus, the Feedsack dress was born.