Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sewing Room Accessories - Vintage, Please!

How is your sewing room (or closet) organized? If you love to sew using vintage patterns, perhaps you might also want to organize your sewing room with vintage accessories. I have two patterns currently in my shop that will allow you to do just that.  Simply pick your decade!

1950s: McCall's 2116

This great collection from 1953 includes a wall pincushion, a wrist pincushion, a tailor's ham, a pressing mitt, a sewing kit that holds thread, notions, and tools, and a sewing machine cover with a sunflower that snaps on. And of course, the theme is sunflowers. :)

1970s: Simplicity 5233

This 1972 collection of sewing accessories features a sewing room organizer, wall-hanging style, with pockets for notions, and tools, and elastic holders for thread. The charming bird pincushion is "Sewphie" the sewing bird, with its beak as a scissors holder, its comb as a place for thimbles, and its tail as a holder for a tape measure. The wings hold tailor's chalk, and rings on the sides of the head hold safety pins. The head and body are stuffed, with the head as the primary pin cushion.

Clever and useful! They would make great gifts, too, don't you think?


  1. I actually made one of wall hangings from the Simplicity pattern in the late 60's when I was in high school. Used it for several years before my sewing outgrew it. Not much storage for someone who sewed a lot!

    1. I agree, if you sew a lot, the storage is totally insufficient! To me, the keeper is the pincushion Sewphie. :)