Vintage sewing boxes

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vintage wooden sewing box with reels of thread

We bought this gorgeous little sewing/work box last week.

open vintage wooden sewing box with reels of thread

We often come across this type of concertina box at markets & auctions, but this one had that little bit of extra quality. It dates from the 1950s and has a lovely, rich colour. It’s cute & compact, but there are lots of compartments for small tools, threads & pins. It has little splayed feet and there’s a nicely turned wooden handle and knobs to top & sides. A real sweetie!!

detail of vintage wooden sewing box with reels of thread

We must have had dozens of vintage sewing boxes in stock over the years and this one has to be one of our favourites. Here’s a little montage of some of the others.

montage of vintage sewing boxes sold by H is for Home

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We picked up this wonderful vintage needle book this week…

with its period air travel graphics and ‘pop-up’ details.

After a little research we came across this blog post from Crazyhaberdasher with some fantastic examples of pop-up needle books.

It would look good in my newly organised ‘craft corner’. It has a nice little Victorian pine table, 1950s spindle-backed Ercol chair & anglepoise lamp – along with sewing machine & sewing box.

The 1960s Bernina sewing machine was a great buy – recently bought at auction for a mere £5.00!!

I also have my 50s beech ‘fold out’ sewing box filled with all those essential bits & pieces.

It’s great having everything to hand and easily accessible. If you’re in need of a bit of organisation, here’s our current selection of craft boxes, baskets & bags.

All I need now is to find some time to do a bit of crafting!