When I begin a collection I tend to obsess about it. I am constantly
searching for the new (old) thing. I browse ebay and go to estate
sales and garage sales. I become immersed in the new object of desire.
I am always checking out all kinds of places to find my new
Hello, my name is Jenia and I am a collector of vintage sewing boxes. It's time to stand up and admit I have this "problem".
It all started because I wanted a place to keep the lace, velvet and
edging that I'm using for my Crazy Rainbow Rows quilt. I found a cool
old vinyl sewing box on ebay complete with the tray for threads, pins,
needles, etc. I just had to have it. I didn't get a photo of the
outside of this one. It's vinyl with early-American eagles and wings
printed throughout the box and hinged lid. It's probably dated to the
This worked so well I just had to have something similar to house my current WIP, the Cowboys and Indians quilt
This one is likely from the 1960's made of wicker on stationary
legs. It has a nice silk liner in the top. It had that old musty smell
when I got it, so I put some dryer sheets inside and it slowly
dissipated with use.
Next we have the quilted gold box which houses my Christmas quilt
project. It will likely be home to this project for years to come as I
will likely only work on it during the holidays. Here's the box of
I know I have the collector bug now because I have recently purchased
3 new vintage sewing boxes. I tell myself that this one will be for
the necktie quilt.
This one isn't even here yet and I'm saying it will be for the Cathedral Window
Then there's the little ones. I keep my rulers, rotary cutters and foiling supplies in this cool wooden/copper beauty:
Finally this one came in the mail yesterday...don't ask me it's too
little to use for a quilt, but it fits so well in my purple bedroom...
So in denial I can say I really needed all these vintage sewing boxes
because I need a place to keep all my projects. But if I really admit
it...I am a collector and I need help. haha...do you have one to sell?
I just wanted to share with you all how I keep my projects because I think these old boxes should be treasured.
Sew until next time...