I thought it was about time I showed you guys my sewing box. I needed to replace an old box I had for years and so I bought this vintage military metal box. I've had it over a year now and its one of the best things I have ever bought. Its a bit different from your normal looking sewing box and it kinda makes you think who had this in their possession before.
My needle holder and pin mouse are from my childhood and I know they are a bit old biddy but I don't want to part with them.
One of the best things I bought in my uni textile shop was this wooden teasel brush. I use it a lot when I do my weaving to tuft up yarns like mohair. Do you guys use different types of machine needles? I always seem to break the needles, could be that the tension is too much, I don't know.
You can never have enough machine bobbins. You can even see where I have gone over a colour thread with another, ha ha. One thing I love to make are my own buttons, but button covers are so expensive these days.
I can't wait to find a cardigan that I can sew these awesome vintage suede patches onto.
I found ages ago in a cupboard these old singer sewing machine instructions. My auntie said she has the machine, but she said I could keep this booklet. I love all illustrations in it.
I love collecting old button fasteners and hook and eye sets as I like the presentation and advertisements on them.
You may think it weird that I have a bar of soap in my box, but when I received the box it smelled so bad of smoke and this got rid of the smell. I have kept it in ever since and smells so pretty (and so does my box now). Doesn't the striped box remind you of Mary Poppins? cause it does with me.