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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 


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

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