Recently I stopped at a flea market type store. I wasn’t looking for vintage sewing supplies, but I came out loaded with them! I paid less than $25 for everything pictured here. The shop owner joked that the little vintage sewing box was worth the $19 price tag on it alone, and she had no clue what was inside!
The girls and I felt like it was our collective birthday, and opened the box together. The little vintage sewing box had two hinged lids. We opened the one on the side first. Inside was a thread spool rack complete with vintage wooden spools of thread!
Another layer of vintage sewing supplies, all in a hodgepodge. We are guessing that the condition of the sewing box was NOT due to the original owner, but a descendant of hers. We had fun inventing a story about that little old lady who originally used these vintage sewing supplies.
Look at all this hardware! They certainly don’t make snaps and hook and eyes of the same sturdy quality any more. Has anyone else noticed that? I’ll take the vintage sewing supplies over the new any time!
Here’s an assortment of vintage pins and needles. Allegra, who does most of the hand sewing around here, was so delighted with the quality of these. She says it’s really hard to find thin needles, and can’t wait to use them.
I’m not even exactly sure what everything is in this last photo of assorted vintage sewing supplies. But I just love how well worn everything is; as if it was used for 50 years or more! That round metal thing in the upper left corner is a little metal tape measure. Completely adorable!
We’re trying to decide whether to leave the box in it’s original condition (well, clean up some of the dust, of course!) or paint it some fun new color. What would you do with this little sewing box? Do you snap up or pass on vintage sewing supplies?