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Not a quilt but...'The Hunt For Victorian Sewing Tools', episode 1 & 2

Not a quilt but...'The Hunt For Victorian Sewing Tools', episode 1 & 2

Old 03-21-2021, 11:11 AM
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I just love this subject! I have gathered old sewing accessories and buttons for many years. I have also made a few etwe
boxes (sp?) and sewing kits. It is so very fun to gift them. I have a kit to make one still in the plastic I bought from a quilt store about eight years ago. In my defense, I know how many hours it takes to finish one.
The fifties kits are so fun many of them were made with space fabric and rockets.
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Old 03-21-2021, 01:55 PM
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I think you mean 'etui' and some of them are absolutely fantastic. I think I know what I'll be perusing this afternoon. Thank you for the idea.
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Old 03-21-2021, 05:16 PM
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After perusing etui's all afternoon (instead of cleaning house and doing other things I should have been doing) it dawned on me that I have the petal bag I made for my Elizabethan costume and could use that as an etui instead of it just gathering dust. Here's some pictures of it.

Do you think this would work for a Victorian style sewing area or is it too renaissancy?
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Old 03-22-2021, 04:26 AM
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Awesome! I collect a lot of old sewing things...I suspect most of us do. (LOL) House sales are a great place to find treasures. I absolutely love your "Pin Cushion". so glad you joined this board.
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Old 03-22-2021, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by mcadwell View Post
After perusing etui's all afternoon (instead of cleaning house and doing other things I should have been doing) it dawned on me that I have the petal bag I made for my Elizabethan costume and could use that as an etui instead of it just gathering dust. Here's some pictures of it.

Do you think this would work for a Victorian style sewing area or is it too renaissancy?
Your bag is beautiful! Don't let it gather dust any longer. Are those little pockets on the inside of each petal?
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Old 03-22-2021, 06:09 PM
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Thank you for the compliment - it was the first bag I ever sewed and it was done by hand.

Yes, those are pockets on the petals.
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Old 03-23-2021, 02:23 AM
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I always admire those tiny scissors that look like a stork!!
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Old 03-24-2021, 06:16 AM
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Kind of weird, but I was in Hobby Lobby on Monday and in the house decor area, I saw and picked up one of those pin cushions. Not knowing it could be used for a pin cushion. I'm sure this one (the only one) was for the "Farmhouse" look of decorating these days. Had I known it was a pin cushion, I think I would have gotten it.
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