Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vintage Sewing Kit

New Fashion Bias Binding from the 1950's

Hat Pins

Best British Manufactured Brass Pins.

Nylon mending kit for stockings - complete with nylon thread!

Eyelet kit and belt buckles - bakelite and mother of pearl.

Sweet green and gold packaging!

1920's beaded evening purse.

Aren't these antique sewing items beautiful! They were a Birthday present from my lovely friend Kate (who's inspiring blog you can visit here). They range in age from Victorian to 1950's and were discovered, I'm told, at the collectors market in Devises - Wiltshire.

I love the attention to detail in the packaging - especially the sweet illustrations, and also the fact that everything was made in Britain! They've inspired me to make a little more time for my sewing projects over the next few months.

If you're looking to get out of town for a weekend in the country I would recommend a visit to Devises - it's a beautiful historic little village surrounded by some of the most beautiful and fascinating English countryside (Stonhenge, The stone circle at Avebury and West Kennet Longbarrow to name a few!). We went for a little visit earlier in the year and you can read all about it here.

Thank you Kate!


  1. This is the cutest!

    xo Jennifer


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