Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I Wish I Were Stitching!!

Instead I've been listing patterns, grocery shopping, doing laundry and
getting ready for this weekend's yard sale.
Oh well, maybe I'll get to sew tomorrow.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Vintage Sewing Notions Grab Bag

I purchased a grab bag of vintage sewing notions at the thrift store.
Most of the notions are from the 30s or 40s,
here are the most interesting ones.
And a hidden treasure. . . 

(click on any of the pictures to enlarge for a better view)

 Clair's Hem Facing with matching thread, Bondex hot iron mending tape

 Press On Scuffs for pant cuffs (far left).
2 Talon "slide fasteners" (before they were called zippers)  in unopened packages.
Talon paper insert that would have come with a zipper (3rd from left).

The "Skuffs" were to prevent wear to your trouser cuffs. They feel like heavy flannel. 
They were meant to be ironed on to the wrong side of your pants at the cuff edge where they would rub against the heel of your shoe. 
See pic below.

Taffeta Seam Binding, I love the graphics!

Below is a pic of the back of the zippers.
But the best part was when I unfolded the zipper pamphlet:

To a patternista like me it was the best thing in the bag!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Sew Vintage Patterns! The June Pattern Link Party has Started!

The June vintage pattern link party has started.
Add your pattern to the list or shop for great vintage patterns.
Sew something fun for Summer!