What Are Flour Sack Towels?


If you’re sick of cheesecloth, towels that streak glassware or are just wondering “what are flour sack towels used for?” let the textile experts at Towels & Home explain! We think when you learn what flour sack towels are you’ll be excited to try them — and once you do, you’ll never go back to cheesecloth or plain jane towels again. Check out even more information about flour sack towels, and find out why you need these indispensable workhorses in your kitchen today!

Flour Sack Towels

What Is Flour Sack Fabric?

Flour sack fabric has a long and proud history as the original all-purpose — and eco-friendly — fabric. Back in the days of the horse and buggy, families purchased flour in 100-lb sacks. The sacks, made from finely-woven pure cotton, were strong, soft and durable. As such, the sacks were repurposed following a thorough wash and bleach into everything from towels and polishing cloths to bed linens and underwear! Today, flour sack fabric is still made from 100 percent cotton. Our flour sack towels are eco-friendly, and come in bleached and unbleached styles.

Are Your Towels Processed in the USA?

Many of our flour sack towels are processed right here in the USA! Towels & Home was founded by textile designers who live in Chicago’s historic Lincoln Park neighborhood, so we appreciate supporting American jobs!   Learn more about our processed in the USA flour sack towels here!

What Are Flour Sack Towels Used For?

Flour sack towels are incredibly versatile, durable and convenient. Because they’re lint-free and quick-drying, they’re great for polishing glassware, windows, knick knacks and dishes. They’re also free from toxic dyes, which make flour sack towels safe and effective at kitchen tasks such as straining, making cheese and proofing breads, drying fruits, poaching and more. Not only do professional chefs rely on flour sack towels for important kitchen tasks, but crafters also love them because they are prewashed and preshrunk. From embroidery to stamping to applique, flour sack towels are the crafter’s best friend!

How Big Are Flour Sack Towels, and Can I Buy Them in Bulk?

Flour sack towels come in a range of sizes and prices, and they are available in neutral shades and excellent yarn qualities. And, just like our other linens, you can buy flour sack towels in bulk to take advantage of wholesale pricing! Plus, unlike towels from other manufacturers, you can rest assured knowing our flour sacks are safe for everything from food preparation to refinishing your delicate woodwork.

Can I Customize My Flour Sack Towels?

Absolutely — our flour sack towels are perfect for personalization. Speak with our Design Store team and find out what embroidery, screen printing or digital printing option is right for you! Simply send us an Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop image of your design and let us do the rest! Start customizing your flour sack towels now!

Explore Towels & Home and find out why we are your destination for Style, Interaction and Value!