The History of Flower Sack Towels

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Flour Sack Towels are as Americana as Apple Pie and Baseball. They are the towels our grandmothers here in America would have used between the years 1850 and 1950.

Back then flour and other dry goods were sold almost exclusively in sturdy 100% cotton bags. These bags were appropriately named Flour Sacks and during these frugal times, were quickly repurposed for a number of household needs. Our resourceful grandmas would have made curtains, towels, dolls and even their own dresses out of these soft weave cottons. These towels quickly became collectable.

The towels I have embellished and created for you here are of course not from the 1800’s, but are of the same weave. They are very soft and absorbent 100% cotton, lint free and of generous size. They measure approximately 27” square and have a hang tag on the top corner. I hope you enjoy my towels. - Anita

Great Uses for Flour Sack Towels

  • drying dishes

  • drying stemware

  • lining a bread basket or a fruit bowel

  • drying fruit or vegetables

  • proofing dough

  • kitchen decor - hang on hutch, oven door, a hook

  • wrapping wine or champagne bottles for gifts