Grainsack #41 - Grey and Blue Stripe Vintage
This is a vintage grainsack from Europe. It has 2 grays stripes and a center blue stripe. It is very old, probably from the 1800's, but I cannot guarantee that. It is very soft and work well for a sewing project. These softer grainsacks are the old ones.
It has two patches on the front, and two on the back. These add to the charm of the piece. Let me say I have seen hundreds and hundreds of grainsacks, but never remember seeing one with a gray stripe. This one has the intials 'BNL' on the center of one side. They were probably added with a permanent marker. I saw one spot near the edge on one side, but it would not bother me.
It's very soft. It is a bag so it can be used as is for a pillowcase. Most fit a king size pillow or a body pillow. You can open the seams and then you will have one long piece of fabric that would be 86"x22". You can also try turning it inside out. Usually the stains are much more prominent on the outside. These bags are reversible. Probably made from flax/linen.
These grainsacks could be used for most sewing projects, pillows, upholstery, tote bags, table runners, placemats, and much more. I believe these to be made from linen.These are very old. Grainsacks are not returnable.