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Learn all about grain sack fabric, where you can buy them, and the best upholstered pieces you can use grain sack fabric on to decorate your space.
Have you fallen in love with grain sack pillows and the charm it brings? I'm sharing everything I've discovered in searching for some of my favorite grain sack pillow fabrics online.
I've been searching far and wide the last few weeks for the perfect grain sack pillows. I couldn't believe how hard it was to find the "perfect" fabric. Premade pillows looked to fake. I wanted one that blended comfort with a closer to authentic grain sack pillows.
Trend of Grain Sack Pillows
I love the look of grain sack pillows because I'm in love of the vintage aesthentic and the neutrality of the colors!
There are so many options when you look on Etsy of premade pillows that you'll be able to find one that might suit your needs.
The best thing about grain sack is that they don't have to transition season to season, they stay across seasons. If you have a neutral decor palette, grain sack pillows are definitely a textile you'll want to incorporate into your home.
Here are some of my favorites:
Antique Grain Sack Fabric
Antique grain sack fabric that is truly authentic is not only hard to find, but it is expensive. After all, grain sack has a history. The stripes of red, blue, and tan are custom stripes that are woven into hemp to be identified when grain is sent into the mill. These days, grain sacks are turned into fabrics that are used in home decor like upholstery, table runners, hand towels, and pillows.
Faux Grain Sack Fabrics
Faux grain sack fabrics allow you to get the look without the hassle of hemp falling apart. Faux grain sack fabrics are generally made from linen or cotton, and have the design pre-stamped on the fabric.
Where to Purchase and Buy Grain Sack Fabric
There are a ton of online retailers with grain sack-like fabric, but this is a grain sack seller that has some authentic bags you can use on upholstery. I also love this store for grain sack fabrics as well. Before using the textile, make sure you wash each grain sack with fabric softner to soften it during the wash. This allows it to be a little easier to work with, take care of fabric shrinkage, and just makes it a little cleaner.
You can find fabric with single stripes, double stripes, and even unused hemp rolls. Unused hemp rolls are really easy to work with.
Price of Authentic Grain Sack Fabric
Grain sack that is in good condition will normally average around $50. Larger sacks (especially ones that would be used to make body or long lumbar pillows) can go for more. If they are embroidered with a family name or emblem, they can go for a lot more depending on how intricate the design is.
How to Sew Farmhouse Style Pillows with Grain Sack Fabric
Pillows are one of the easist home decor items you can make. I'm not a seamstress, and I was able to make a zipper pillow. Watch the video to learn how you can make your own pillows using the grain sack fabric.
A pro tip: when you purchase the inserts for your grain sack pillows, make sure that you buy one that is 1" greater all aroudn than the pillow case that you plan on using.
Best Sources for Grain Sack Fabric for Pillows Online
This pillow as from Artesanias Rusticas. As you can see, my love affair of pillows goes deep.
I love the way that you can have a neutral seating foundation and layer pillows for a contrast and beautiful look. Having grain sack throw pillows are the ultimate decorating secret so that you can change the entire look and feel of your room. Affordable grain sack pillows are definitely available if you keep your eye out.
If you don't want to chance it with pillows that you don't think you'll be able to handle the itchiness of the hemp, there are a lot of lookalike grain sack pillows that can give you the look without the fuss.
Mix and Match Grain Sack Fabrics
Grain sack fabrics come in various shapes and sizes. Learn how to mix and match the various stripes with different embroidery that different fabrics have. Having varying design elements makes the space interesting and adds visual interest.
Check out my other sources for seasonal fall/autumn grain sack pillows.
Summary of Grain Sack Fabric Tips
There are so many ways to decorate with grain sack fabric including making them into pillows as the most popular project.
As always, you can find many of my favorite products from our home in the shop in the link above. What are the ways you like to decorate with grain sack fabric?