Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27

Thread: Antique toy sewing machines

  1. #1
    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Salem Iowa
    Posts
    15,138
    Blog Entries
    48

    I am a collector of a lot of things but I love anything connected to sewing. My mom got me two antique toy sewing machines for my birthday to add to my collection.


    Here are my two new ones and the ones I have already. The red metal one is from the 50s. It was mine as a child.

    Kay EE Sew Master
    Name:  Attachment-50274.jpe
Views: 223
Size:  25.5 KB

    Gateway Jr
    Name:  Attachment-50275.jpe
Views: 211
Size:  42.3 KB

    1950s Sewette this one was mine as a child
    Name:  Attachment-50276.jpe
Views: 188
Size:  21.0 KB

  2. #2
    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Salem Iowa
    Posts
    15,138
    Blog Entries
    48
    These are a Holly Hobbie my mom got at a yard sale several years ago. It even has a little foot peddle. The white one isn't too old but it is in my collection so I put it in the pics.

    The little ones are pencil sharpeners my mom found. You can see how little they are.

    Hollie Hobbie
    Name:  Attachment-50277.jpe
Views: 290
Size:  32.1 KB

    Sewing Machine
    Name:  Attachment-50278.jpe
Views: 177
Size:  18.1 KB

    Pencil sharpeners
    Name:  Attachment-50279.jpe
Views: 175
Size:  22.9 KB

  3. #3
    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Salem Iowa
    Posts
    15,138
    Blog Entries
    48
    One of these days I will get around to taking pictures of all the sewing things I have collected. Mostly old and collectible stuff.

  4. #4
    k3n
    k3n is offline
    Power Poster k3n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Somerset, England
    Posts
    10,714
    Blog Entries
    1
    Wow Rhonda - I want to come over to your house and play! I love things like this! :D

  5. #5
    reneebobby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    cleveland ohio
    Posts
    3,908
    Oh those are so cool and the little mini's are awesome. Just like your mini blocks.

  6. #6
    Power Poster Ninnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Athens Ga
    Posts
    11,441
    Those are so neat!!!!
    I just love them Rhonda.

  7. #7
    farscapegal
    Guest
    How neat. I have an old toy sewing machine. It is red and in its own box that turns into a table when you open it. I don't remember where I got it but have had it since I was a child.

    Sybil

  8. #8
    Super Member NorBanaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Eastern PA
    Posts
    2,901
    What a cute collection!

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    525
    I have some Singer Books from the 1920's, SHORT CUTS TO HOME SEWING, HOW TO MAKE DRAPERIES, SLIP COVERS, CUSHIONS. Then I have a lot of things from my grandmothers like rick rack and trims still in original package, buttons still on the original cards, AND a card that has thread samples. Then of course a lot of old thread on wooden spools. For years I have wanted to make a collage and get these into a shadow box hanging on the wall to be enjoyed. Now that we can make such good color copies, can also copy things from various pages and include these. Just thought this might give you ideas and at the same time inspire myself to get the move on and get this project off my list of things I want to do.

  10. #10
    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Salem Iowa
    Posts
    15,138
    Blog Entries
    48
    I am glad you all enjoy these as much as I do. My mom has been an antique dealer and I grew up with her collecting for the someday when she would open her own shop which she did. A couple of years after my dad died she closed the shop and we now live in that building. I collect collectibles more than true antiques but I love it.

    I have a lot of old singer attachments and some other brands. Probably 6 or 7 of them in their original cases. Old wooden thread spools / a card with snaps and the pictures on the card are little angels( circa 1940s) I have old scissors / sewing machine manuals/ and I can't remember what else. It is something fun to do to go antiqueing and pick up this or that. And it isn't all that expensive a hobby.

    Thanks everyone!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.