Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Antique Grain Sack Transformed


The Wayfarer Purse Made from Antique 1880's Grain Sack 

Last year I purchased an antique grain sack from the 1880's with the intention of creating throw pillows for myself. Well, a couple of days ago I decided that my grain sack would serve a more practical purpose. This sack, over 100 years old and made from a gorgeous heavy weight hemp/linen weave would be perfect to transform into a couple of bags. So I went ahead and took the seams apart and the rest is history. The two bags pictured are now available in the Pesky Cat Designs shop. I had a lot of fun and I'm already considering future upcycling projects!


Tote Made from Antique 1880's Grain Sack 

11 comments:

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

These two bags are delicious-looking! The white and blue vintage or antique fabric is unbelievably fresh and has a sea-aura. I love them!

akaCINDERS said...

That is so beautiful and I just love things with a history to them. What a wonderful idea.

Yael said...

Elisa, THAT was a good idea! I too love those bags, yes they go with summer, wind and sea - oh well with everything!!! :-)

Whimsical Creations said...

What a great idea! They turned out beautiful!

Loddelina said...

Gorgeous fabric and such a well done job!
I wish I could reach through the cyber space and feel this amazing antique texture...

Lakshmi said...

what a fabulous idea ! I love the fact that its a 100 year old material, with a new look :)

Sandrine said...

Wow that is a really nice creation, and I am amazed on how good quality that fabric must have been to last so well. I wonder if today's fabric will be so vibrant in 100 years :) lol
Beautiful job Elisa! Looking forward to see your future re purpose projects.
Have a great weekend.
Sandrine xx

Kristin said...

I am absolutely in love with that material!

Esme said...

This bag is perfect for summer-very nautical.

Deborah Rejmer said...

Do you have any grain sack/leather totes available now?

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Deborah- I don't have any grain sacks at the moment. Wish I did!