Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sewing Box facelift

In my last post I showed you this sewing box and the vintage buttons it contained:
Sewing box
After the buttons and notions were removed, I found that the satin lining of the box had ripped away from the bottom in a few places.
Sewing box damage

You can see that behind the satin lining is actual wood which is something you don’t see in a modern sewing box.
Damage detail

I didn’t think I could repair the existing satin, so I went to my local JoAnn’s and bought some co-ordinating ribbon and fabric:
ribbon and fabric

With a lot of patience,  a challenge to my dexterity and some ribbon and glue, I managed to connect the sides of the satin lining to the bottom.  Then I created a new bottom by covering some cardboard with lightweight batting and the fabric.  Voila!
repaired

My Great Aunt Florence's vintage sewing box lives on  to carry the sewing notions of a new generation.   Granted, I will be very careful not to overload it with buttons this time around.

4 comments:

  1. That look super. It is so nice to have something of old especially when it belonged to a relative. I think Great Aunt Florence would be happy to see it redone and being used.

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  2. You did a great job repairing your Great Aunts sewing box, I am sure she would be happy knowing that it is almost as good as new. Enjoy using it.
    Patricia

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  3. Good job with the repair. That is such a pretty sewing box.

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