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In the 1930’s flour sacks featured colorful patterns for people to make clothing

From the Great Depression through WWII, families across rural America would reuse their large, cotton flour sacks to sew their own clothing. When flour mills realized this, they started making their sacks in all different colors and patterns. You could often tell who was in the same family based on what pattern their clothes were! Eventually, flour started coming in smaller, paper packages but the legacy of flour sack clothing highlights the creativity of American farm communities.

Download your own paper dolls and dress them in flour sack clothing!