Find the Joy of Feedsacks and Create Practical Projects

If you've ever struggled with ideas to use your vintage fabric stash, Amy Barickman of Vintage Modern Makers can help! In this Primer, Amy dives into Feedsack fabric, the ultimate upcycling textile. What was originally designed for storing feed for livestock or grains for consumption, afterward became the textile used for projects around the home. Feedsack fabric comes in an endless variety of colors and prints that are perfect for mixing to create many useful items.

This primer features Mary's Magic Square, a sewing project to feature your favorite feedsack fabrics. This design can be used as coasters or hot pad holders. Use one feedsack print or coordinate multiple fabrics—the choice is yours! I'll show you treasures from my own collection and dive into the history of this fabric with author Gloria Nixon, our featured guest and textile expert. It’s time to take our beautiful heirlooms and vintage treasures and modernize them to enjoy in our everyday life.

Amy's Primers are multi-media experiences. She combines video lessons, interviews and sewing projects and supports them with downloadable reading materials and patterns. 

Here is what you can expect in this course:

  • Sewing projects include Mary's Magic Square—which can be used as coasters or hot pad holders

  • Interview with textile expert and Author, Gloria Nixon. Author of Feedsack Secrets and Rag Darlings, Gloria discusses the history of this treasured textile.

  • Inspiration Album is packed with great ideas. Amy will show you vintage treasures including dolls, toys, quilts, aprons, and small projects.

  • Related articles & an uplifting essay from Mary Brooks Picken's and the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

  • Heirloom Art featuring three 8.5" x 11" PDFs of Amy's favorite feedsack images for you to print on fabric or paper

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.

Bonus Project and More

This course features an additional sewing project—The Vintage Fold and Sew. This needle case is made out of feedsack fabric and contains a small pouch inside to hold all your sewing tools including pins, needles, thimble or sewing scissors. Embellish with your favorite button and enjoy!

Also includes:

+ 6 Pages Printable PDF instructions & photos

+ 5 Pages Heirloom Art (3 feedsack prints sized at 8.5" x 11", 1 page of notecard phrases, and 1 page of project ideas)

Feedsack Primer

Learn amazing history about feedsack fabric! Grow your appreciation and knowledge while you create practical projects.

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Course Curriculum

  • Welcome

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Sewing Projects

    2 Videos

  • Inspiration Album

    4 Videos

  • Textile Expert Interview

    1 Video

  • Reading & Heirloom Art

    1 Text 1 Download