Vintage Sewing Basket

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Long before we could run to a store and buy any piece of clothing we wanted, people had to make or mend their own clothes. That required a lot of sewing supplies and a handy way to keep them all organized. Sewing boxes have been around for centuries, and many still have that old-world appeal.

Vintage vintage sewing basket, for example, are a dime a dozen online and in antique stores. But more decorative ones, like this embroidered fabric top example, can bring in a few hundred dollars. In fact, wooden boxes in general tend to fetch more money than wicker versions.

These boxes can be used for storage or to add a unique centerpiece to any room. They’re also great for displaying trinkets and other objects that would otherwise be lost in the shuffle.

Nostalgic Sewing Treasures: Exploring the Beauty of a Vintage Sewing Basket

Sewing boxes come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Some are freestanding, while others resemble picnic baskets or are accordion style with layered shelves that open with external hinges. They’re also often covered in various materials – from wood to fabrics – and can be painted or unpainted.

The best place to find a vintage sewing box is at an online marketplace. While stumbling upon one in person can be exciting, dealers need to make a profit and will not sell them for very much. That’s why online marketplaces like Chairish and 1st Dibs are the best places to shop for sewing boxes. Both have simple websites that are easy to navigate and have a wide selection of antique/vintage items. Both also offer consignment options for sellers.