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The Tea-Time Companion
For generations, the bakers and homemakers in our lives have trusted Craft Basics value flour sack towels for their everyday kitchen and clean-up needs. Delicate enough for baking but sturdy enough for wiping up, this value towel is everything you need for kitchen adventures.
The Craft Basics Value kitchen towel is made specifically for the fragile tasks at hand, like proofing bread and storing or transferring pastries. Many chefs also use these towels as cheese cloths or drape them over various containers to use as a strainer. The cotton flour sack is absorbent, but the loose weave makes straining and sifting super easy.
Aside from cooking, these towels are perfect for serving food during tea-time! You can lay out a towel across the table and use it as your minimalistic serving platter. If you want to add a touch of modern design, you can dip dye these towels for an ombré napkin. These are also popular for printing a simple monogram or important date to display on napkins in your table settings.
Get More for Less
The Craft Basics Value flour sack towel is a line that we will always have available when you need it. These Value flour sack towels serve so many purposes when it comes to baking and hosting, and the greatest part is once you’re done, you can wash the towels and be ready for next time. This signature, light-weight and white towel is such a great value and can help you eliminate your need for disposable paper products!
Get more for your money, and spend less time running back and forth to the store. With Cotton Creations, you can get discounted and wholesale pricing without having to create a special account or buying more than you need.
No Minimum Order Requirement
There is no minimum requirement, so you can buy a single towel if needed, or a set of two for a gift. The value never ends at Cotton Creations. If you are looking for a small batch of tea towels to keep at home or for a project, we offer a 30% discount when you get at least one dozen flour sacks of the same size. For larger projects or to stock up your workplace, you will receive our bulk towel pricing on 50 or more! The bulk discount averages a savings of 60%. We also happily offer free shipping over $200. Think useful, think simple, think smart… choose the Craft Basics Value flour sack towels!
Old-Fashion Flour Sack Towels – A Global Tradition
We couldn’t be happier you found us! Flour sack towels have been used in a global long-time tradition starting in the 1800s when tightly woven cotton sacks used for storing flour, sugar, cornmeal and other foods were repurposed and utilized around the home. One of the most popular uses being kitchen tea towels. Sacks were so plentiful, they were being cut into manageable sizes and supplied by the truckload. During the U.S. Great Depression, these cotton sacks were reused into anything they needed – clothing, undergarments, diapers, cleaning towels, bath towels, quilts, curtains, pillowcases, toy dolls and much more! Manufacturers even started printing colors and designs on their sack food packages to appeal to housewives and encourage their reuse into beautiful decorative fabrics.
Food packaging has changed throughout the centuries and so has the supply of old-fashioned flour sack towels. We are proud to produce and supply our 100% cotton towels in a variety of size and density options just like in the ole days! Today, our customers enjoy the homey simplistic look, high absorbency and lint free cleaning of the flour sack towels we offer. Because of their versatility, flour sack towels can be used for anything your creative heart desires!
How Are They Made?
First our cotton is sourced out of India, where it is spun and woven into fabric in a fair-trade facility. This fabric is cut into specific sizes, hemmed and bleached. Piece Processed is a process where you bleach the fabric after you have already cut and hemmed it. As a result, the towels do not come out as uniform sizes but rather within a close range of the approximate size we specify on our product pages. Our towels are simplistic & rustic in nature and therefore sizes are approximately within 1 to 2 inches of the stated size.
Our facility near Chicago, IL receives this fabric in bails, where they are then sorted, separated, and undergo the final processing. Here we have industrial washing and ironing that takes place. The fabric is opened up, flattened and graded. We put our flour sack towels through a rigorous quality control process to limit color or weave flaws to less than 5%. Random colored threads woven into the fabric may happen and should be seen as a unique characteristic of rustic flour sack towels. Once they are quality and size inspected, they are placed in inventory where our warehouse will pick for shipping and packaging!
This is the life cycle of our American and Premium flour sack towels. Our Natural flour sack towels are also piece processed but without the additional bleaching. These towels will remain their natural beige color. Our Value flour sack towels are Fabric Processed. Fabric processed is the process where you bleach the fabric before it is cut and hemmed (similar to how bed sheets are done). Because of this our light-weight Value towels can be more uniform in size.