Updating a Dresser Scarf From My Childhood

Back in the day, we didn't always have money to buy things, especially frivolous type items.  To make do, and still have a pretty home, my mother would use pretty flour sacks to make things.  Sometimes they were used to make us dresses, too.  I remember this scarf made from such a sack being used on the dresser in the "girls" pink room at our house.   I was lucky enough to still have it, and decided I would make it longer so it would work on my dining table.  It seemed a shame to not be able to use it.

Isn't it pretty?  Fifty pound sacks of flour came in these pretty cotton sacks.  I wish we could still get groceries in these pretty sacks.

I showed you here  how I used dust ruffles to adjust the size of my quilt.  I had 1/3 of a ruffle left from that project.  What better way to use it than to sew it to this??



This is an easy, easy project, taking literally around 10 minutes.

Shabby chic look!!

I love it!!


I have a dash of pink in my dining room already in the curtain panels I made, so this works really well in here.

Hope you enjoyed seeing how I updated this wonderful piece from my childhood!


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