I love using vintage sewing supplies. Notions, patterns, buttons, zippers…Oops forgot to take pictures of my zippers.
I love vintage trims because they are so unique compared to most trims these days. I mean you can buy reproductions and such, but I love stumbling upon a gorgeous trim at a garage sale or thrift store. (a lot of these in the picture were gifted to me also…I guess my friends know what I like! lol)
You can also find them on Etsy for decent prices-though you may have to search through a lot of listings to find what you want.
BUTTONS! Who doesn’t love a cute button, especially if you like to sew? They can add the perfect touch to an outfit or hairpiece, and I’ve even used them to make rings-so easy! I actually don’t have a huge button collection (wish it was bigger) but every now and then I’ll buy a big lot on Etsy and see what I get!
One more creative use for another vintage notion: thread. Kristin sent me a link to this awesome project that creatively uses up any vintage thread you might have stumbled across. (it’s not good to actually sew seams with though!)
Or you could just store them in a big glass jar for some fun sewing room decor like Rachel did! Next time I come across a bunch of vintage spools, I’m doing this! I say next time like I ever have…lol.
Are you excited for our first guest post next Monday? I am! Come back tomorrow for a fabulous fabric giveaway! It’s big, people!