Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Uses For Burlap Sacks

Awhile back I mentioned that I had purchased a bunch of vintage burlap sacks at an auction.

Mom and I decided that we would try our hand at making market bags, laundry bags, grocery bags and even diaper bags.

Blue and white polka dot lining

Yellow flower lining with heavy yellow canvas for handles

Back of the blue polka dot bag

The bags are even reversible.

Mom is pretty handy with a needle and I'm really good at holding things, so we make a good team. She does most of the work and I hold them up for her to admire.

The linings in the bags are vintage too, made from material that I got at another auction last year. The bags are over 20 inches in length and close to 18 inches wide; they hold a lot.

Anyhow, if you're interested in purchasing one just leave me a comment. Christmas is just around the corner and I'm sure you know someone that is interested in vintage, recycled goods~


Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

Those are really quite neat!

I was an Indian princess on more than one occasion when I was little, and the thought of the burlap bag costume still makes me itch and sneeze! :)

Have you thought of putting them up for sale on

nicquee said...

that's a nice way of recycling! pretty bags!

Liz said...

Wow! Amazing transformation. Great tandem. Terrific job! :)



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