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SALE ~ vintage HEI-SON Baby Chick feed sack - a Sweet Little Messenger Bag

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A sweet ol' HEI-SON Chick Feed sack has been carefully repurposed as a Little Messenger Bag. Great graphics and nicely aged muslin make this one especially appealing. Originally manufactured in Allentown, PA by Samuel J. Heiney & Sons (go ahead, insert butt joke here), these little 2 lb. sacks are unusual and hard to come by in decent shape.

Lined with interfacing for stability, the feed sack was then cut in two sections and attached with decorative stitching to the front and back of the purse, which is constructed of golden calico fabric. Lined with sage green minicheck. Finished off with decorative topstitching and a smidgen of crocheted lace.

Smaller than my other Messenger Bags (see last photo), this one measures 9" across the top and 7" deep. Strap is 1 1/4" wide and 37" long, knotted in center.

One of a kind. Original. Sweet. And if I ever get another rooster I'm naming him Samuel J. Heiney.

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5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Gloria Kocjan
5 out of 5 stars
May 25, 2017
This bag is fantastic!!!!! Perfect size for all the stuff I insist carrying around!!! VERY well made with nice muted color. The button is super pretty as is the lining. VERY sweet seller and fun to convo with!!
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5 out of 5 stars
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Wonderful!! Great transaction all around! Thank you!
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5 out of 5 stars
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Very cute bag with precious lining!
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Shipping is always Priority Mail, with Delivery Confirmation. $7.95 for up to 2 purses/totes, discount given for more items. I use Priority Mail flat rate boxes for larger orders and charge accordingly. No inflated shipping charges. I always do my best to get your merchandise out as soon as humanly possible (because who doesn't love getting something fun in the mail?!?). I generally ship on MWF, but if there's a holiday in there I'll ship on the earliest possible day.

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Please convo me for large or custom orders. I'll be happy to work with you. And yes, I can make a purse or tote from your feed sack. ;0)

My designs and name (Handcrafted at Wit's End) are original and are in the process of being Copyrighted. PLEASE DON'T STEAL THEM or ask me to give you the pattern. There are a lot of strained brain cells that go into the whole deal and I won't share. Besides, wouldn't you rather create something that you can call your own?

SALE ~ vintage HEI-SON Baby Chick feed sack - a Sweet Little Messenger Bag

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  • Materials: vintage feed sack, crochet lace, interfacing, cotton fabric
  • Feedback: 229 reviews
  • Favorited by: 25 people
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