Feedsack Primer Course

Learn amazing history! Grow your appreciation and knowledge while you create practical projects. Watch Amy's welcome video for all the details!

Find joy through the art of needle and thread.

If you've ever struggled with ideas to use your vintage fabric stash, Vintage Modern Makers can help!

This primer features Mary's Magic Square, a sewing project to feature your favorite feedsack fabrics. This design can be used as coasters or hot pad holders. Use one feedsack print or coordinate multiple fabrics—the choice is yours! I'll show you treasures from my own collection and dive into the history of this fabric with author Gloria Nixon, our featured guest and textile expert. It’s time to take our beautiful heirlooms and vintage treasures and modernize them to enjoy in our everyday life.

The course includes videos as well as PDF files to download and follow along. Here is what you can expect in this course:

  • Sewing projects includes Mary's Magic Square—which can be used as coasters or hot pad holders
  • Interview with textile expert and Author, Gloria Nixon. Author of Feedsack Secrets and Rag Darlings, Gloria discusses the history of this treasured textile.
  • Inspiration Album is packed with great ideas. I'll show you vintage treasures including dolls, toys, quilts, aprons, and small projects.
  • Related articles & an uplifting essay from Mary Brooks Picken's and the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences 
  • Heirloom Art featuring three 8.5" x 11" PDFs of my favorite feedsack images for you to print on fabric or paper.
  • A community within the Vintage Modern Makers platform to share your makes, your collection, and connect with others

Course Details

8 Total Video Lessons (total 84 minutes)
 2 Sewing Project Video Tutorials
5 Inspirational Album Videos featuring project ideas and items in my collection
Textile Expert Audio Interview featuring Gloria Nixon with Video Gallery
6 Pages Printable PDF instructions & photos
5 Pages Heirloom Art (3 feedsack prints sized at 8.5" x 11", 1 page of notecard phrases, and 1 page of project ideas)
Two Inspirational Articles - curated content including uplifting essays and vintage articles
BONUS PDF: A Bag of Tricks 16 page vintage pamphlet 

Amy Barickman

Amy is a creative arts entrepreneur, author of Vintage Notions, and founder of the sewing pattern company Indygo Junction. With over 30 years of experience, she has collected and curated vintage textiles and art to inspire your modern makes. She is passionate about helping creatives find inspiration for handmade projects to make them easily and cultivate more joy in everyday living with needle and thread!

Hear From Our Community

I enjoyed the Feedsack Primer. That was amazing to see all the different things that they did with the feedsacks and the dolls they had printed on them.

–Marcy M.

I wasn't sure if this class was right for me, but after the first lesson, I am so excited! I love the inspiration and opportunity to learn in addition to completing the project.

–Pamela M.

Bonus Project!

This course features an additional sewing project—The Vintage Fold and Sew. This needle case is made out of feedsack fabric and contains a small pouch inside to hold all your sewing tools including pins, needles, thimble or sewing scissors. Embellish with your favorite button and enjoy!

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We believe you’re investing in your creativity and want you to be 100% satisfied.  We want you to love the courses you take here so we offer this risk-free guarantee.  If you purchase a course and let us know within the first 30 days it’s not what you were expecting we’ll put you in another course (of equal or lesser value) for free.


No, these are self-study courses. When you purchase a course, it can be completed at your own pace. There is no pressure to complete the course in a specific amount of time. You will also have the ability to download the videos and PDFs which gives you lifetime access to the content.

If you purchase a course, you will have lifetime access. This means you can watch the course as many times as you want, and access it at any time. You can download all videos and PDFs and save to your personal device.

All of my courses will be delivered through the VintageModernMakers.com website. This is an independent platform that allows for all courses to be easily managed. If you do have an account on AmyBarickman.com you will need to create a separate account for VintageModernMakers.com.

Our goal is to keep projects as affordable as possible. On average, you might expect to spend around $10–$25 on project supplies, but I encourage you to use fabric treasures from your own collection or thrift shop finds to upcycle.

The VintageModernMakers.com site will contain all the videos and downloads that come with your course. As long as you can navigate and log in to the site, you shouldn’t need any extra tech skills.

No need to worry! We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We believe you’re investing in your creativity and want you to be 100% satisfied. We want you to love the courses you take here, so we offer this risk-free guarantee. If you purchase a course and let us know within the first 30 days it’s not what you expected, we’ll put you in another course (of equal or lesser value) for free.

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Feedsack Course

$38 USD

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