I just had to post about this vintage sewing basket I found last week. My grandmother taught me how to sew on her treadle sewing machine when I was in high school. She gave me a similar one which I still have. I believe this one dates to 1940's or 1050's. It is made of a material similar to raffia, but possible a plastic. Funny how vintage lovers are always drawn to items that bring back fond memories. It takes us back to a time when women actually had the time to sit down and sew clothes for themselves and their families.
The inside is still intact, with minimal staining to the fabric. A loop to hold a thimble is in the center of the pin cushion on the back side of the top.
There are lots of uses for this little sewing basket. You could use it to store a keepsake, old letters or just about anything. You can find more information on this in my in my Antiques Galore Gal etsy shop.
I love fabric from the 30-50's, old paper such as postcards, magazines, old Christmas, well I guess anything old!! I also love to scrapbook and like vintage graphics from the 30-50's. I currently sell through my two Etsy stores, AntiquesGaloreGal and VintageTinsel