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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15779 Posts

Posted - May 13 2022 :  3:47:15 PM  Show Profile
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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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

Edited by - katmom on May 13 2022 3:56:18 PM

katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15779 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15779 Posts

Posted - May 13 2022 :  3:54:11 PM  Show Profile
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 sewing...lol!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6052 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6052 Posts

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

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15779 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15779 Posts

Posted - May 13 2022 :  3:59:39 PM  Show Profile
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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debbieklann
Sharpshooter/Schoolmarm

528 Posts

Debbie
Madras OR
USA
528 Posts

Posted - May 13 2022 :  5:04:42 PM  Show Profile
You are so creative, Grace!!!! Love them!

Debbie Klann
Farmgirl Sister #770
2018 Farmgirl of the Year

"Well behaved women seldom make history"....Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5724 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5724 Posts

Posted - May 14 2022 :  05:32:40 AM  Show Profile
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
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8809 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8809 Posts

Posted - May 14 2022 :  10:05:26 AM  Show Profile
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

NANCY JO
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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

379 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
379 Posts

Posted - May 14 2022 :  5:55:00 PM  Show Profile
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.

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3453 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3453 Posts

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

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

6776 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
6776 Posts

Posted - May 15 2022 :  07:59:35 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Those are great, Grace. Super job on all!!

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15779 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15779 Posts

Posted - May 16 2022 :  12:36:35 PM  Show Profile
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!

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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2129 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2129 Posts

Posted - May 18 2022 :  1:39:24 PM  Show Profile
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!!
Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038

Edited by - Dreamer42 on May 18 2022 1:39:55 PM
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15779 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15779 Posts

Posted - May 18 2022 :  10:07:49 PM  Show Profile
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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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

844 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
844 Posts

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

Cheers!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http:www.carolesquiltingetc.com

Edited by - ceridwen on May 19 2022 08:27:49 AM
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

205 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
205 Posts

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

Karen :)
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

15779 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
15779 Posts

Posted - May 20 2022 :  1:05:13 PM  Show Profile
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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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5724 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5724 Posts

Posted - May 21 2022 :  4:30:11 PM  Show Profile
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
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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