May 14, 2009Sewing Up A Storm – Thrifted Vintage Sewing Treats
So, my friends and I decided to start a sewing group, and I’ve been gathering vintage sewing books and vintage fabrics in preparation for tons of crafting projects. Hopefully I will get SOMETHING finished! 🙂
These are some of my recent finds.
This is a set of sewing books from 1940 that were in the cabinet of a sewing machine at a thrift store. The person who was selling the cabinet was nice enough to sell them to me without the cabinet for $5. They are in great condition, and full of all kinds of great advice and pictures.
Another great sewing book, picked up at the local Goodwill for $1. I probably won’t use much of the information in all of these old sewing books, but they are a great inspiration. I love the pictures, especially. And there is a section in this book about making and mending curtains, which I am excited to use!
I am surprised how many great older reference book end up at the Goodwill for cheap. I pick up a lot of great cooking books, and they have some great older medical textbooks as well. Just waiting to be cut up for crafts!
This is a super fun book I picked up for a nickel at a garage sale. It is PACKED on every page with patterns and fun vintage crafts, like these cute aprons.
I also picked up some great fabric in a bundle for $2 from the same garage sale. Here are some of the pieces I found in that $2 bag of fabric. And the biggest surprise of all:
Vintage quilt blocks! I was so excited. Some have older fabrics that others, but they are all cute. Hmm…the first project for the craft group???
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