In the early 1940s, an estimated three million farm women and children were wearing flour-sack garments. Reaching their peak of popularity in the ‘50s, about 50 million flour sacks were sold yearly, full of flour, and then recycled into ornate aprons, pillowcase, quilts, tablecloths, stuffed toys, dolls, everyday apparel, even underwear and wedding dresses.
I thought I’d won the lottery when a friend gifted me a flour-sack apron that I’ve turned into a one-size-fits-most pattern (embroidery template included). The pattern is life-size, so enlargements are not required.
This is a Project F.A.R.M. (First-class American Rural Made) product.
You'll need 1 1/4 yards of
45"-wide fabric (prewashed), plus 5 yards bias tape in the width you
desire (either 1/2" or 3/8" works). In addition, you’ll need matching
thread and a variety of embroidery floss similar to the colors shown in the
enclosed embroidery template or you can get creative and come up with your own
color palette. My favorite markers to use for embroidery transfers are Pilot
FriXion Erasable Marker Pens Bold Point 44155 (a quick touch of your iron and
the marks disappear).