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katmom Posted - May 13 2022 : 3:47:15 PM
So in my collection of sewing baskets, some are vintage, some newer...
I never pass up on even the most neglected ones...
I have re-done several as gifts, which I did according to the personality of the recipient..
I did a cute little Western themed one for my trailer...
I am currently going repair the orange one which was my cousin's (1970's).
Gluing on old orphan jewelry is the perfect bling.


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Red Tractor Girl Posted - May 21 2022 : 4:30:11 PM
I love that idea of making one into a little first aid box for the car or for a camping trip. So much cuter that the plastic container I used!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
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katmom Posted - May 20 2022 : 1:05:13 PM
They also make cute little simple 1st aid kits...

One of the big ones is just for Yoyo making... and another large one has my wool felt patterns and kits in it,,
I hang little tags off of the handles to identify what is in them.

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Jokamartell Posted - May 19 2022 : 7:04:05 PM
Great…another thing to keep my eye out for!! Lol. :)

Karen :)
ceridwen Posted - May 19 2022 : 08:27:02 AM
Lovely how you have restored these vintage sewing baskets ... Oh ... if they could talk!


Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
katmom Posted - May 18 2022 : 10:07:49 PM
April, they are perfect and light weight..
I love having mine in my trailer and motorhome. just grab and go sit outside and work,, or if camping in foul weather, small enough to keep your sewing or letter writing or crafting supplies together.

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Dreamer42 Posted - May 18 2022 : 1:39:24 PM
Grace, those are darling! Great job in refurbishing those beauties! Inspiring! AND... I never even thought of keeping one in my trailer, gosh, how could that escape me! Thank you for the idea!!
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katmom Posted - May 16 2022 : 12:36:35 PM
I do love them,, It was a thrill to get a sewing basket with all the goodies,, back in my youth.. you know, back when Dinosaurs walked the Earth! lolol!

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
quiltee Posted - May 15 2022 : 07:59:35 AM
Those are great, Grace. Super job on all!!

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windypines Posted - May 14 2022 : 6:43:34 PM
wow i never thought to make over a sewing basket. I have two that were gifts. Very neat Grace.

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AndreaPA Posted - May 14 2022 : 5:55:00 PM
Grace they are wonderful! I have a collection of old sewing baskets, I just love them. I should try to refurbish the ones that are stained.

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Nancy Gartenman Posted - May 14 2022 : 10:05:26 AM
Good job Kat. I Have four older ones from Family. I must say I'm always tempted to buy
one when I see them at the thrift. You did a really nice re-make on yours, so pretty.
Nancy Jo

Red Tractor Girl Posted - May 14 2022 : 05:32:40 AM
Grace, your sewing basket redo turned out really cute! I love your ideas of how to rejuvenate these baskets for another go at being used again.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
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FGOTM- October 2018
debbieklann Posted - May 13 2022 : 5:04:42 PM
You are so creative, Grace!!!! Love them!

Debbie Klann
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2018 Farmgirl of the Year

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katmom Posted - May 13 2022 : 3:59:39 PM
Awww, Thanx Sara...
On one of my girl glamping trips, we used a western theme, so I fortunately found the little sewing basket which was perfect to corral my boot bracelet and western jewelry...

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YellowRose Posted - May 13 2022 : 3:55:40 PM
Nicely done Grace. Nicely done indeed.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
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katmom Posted - May 13 2022 : 3:54:11 PM
Oops, forgot to add the 1970's orange one.

I do have 2 suggestions when redoing old sewing baskets, wear a mask when removing the old trim, it's got decades of dust waiting to escape ;)
The second tip is don't over stuff the inside of the lid. It won't close properly.
I used a combination of Tacky glue and a glue gun.

I made both of my grand girlies their own sewing baskets, .. Soleil uses here's as a sewing basket and Jada uses hers as a "stow-a-way basket to hid money, trinkets etc.

After all, seeing baskets aren't just for!

Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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