Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Getting My Vintage Fix On

So.... the months have gone by and the sewing room has been unused.  Flea markets and yard sales have been unpicked and Craigslist postings have come and gone - leaving great deals for other buyers, I imagine. Going back to school full time is *ahem* FULL TIME work!  Then having a houseful of visitors all summer has kept me busy as well.  With a quiet week until school starts back, I wanted a quick sewing fix.  

In the past couple of years I have grabbed vintage fabrics wherever I could find them and somewhere I picked up this.  I can't even figure out what the items were, but I believe they were cafe curtains (they have rod pockets.)  This is quite a heavy fabric for curtains, though, so I'm not sure.  Anyway, the print is VERY cool!

 Also, along the way, I have stocked up on vintage notions like this rick rack (100% cotton, like you can't find anymore) and old metal Talon zippers.   Rummaged around in my stock and made a little zippered pouch out of these odds and ends.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this print!

Okay, I could do this all day long .... make useless little items out of salvaged fabrics and with my vintage sewing machines while listening to "Leave it to Beaver" in the background... poke around estate sales looking for old fabric.   What fun!

But next week its back to the books...  :)


  1. Hi, I ran across a comment you left on another bloggers posts about her sewing machines - and you mentioned you had some items for a Kenmore Model 28. I was wondering if you still had them. We rescued one from a scrap pile tonight - after being told it didn't run - ha! A little elbow grease and some oil in the appropriate places and it runs better than some machines I've paid for! I too have a number of sewing machines - this is number 13 actually! But this one is for my son - he wants his own machine so he can make things to sell. He's 7! So when I saw you had the manual and such - I had to try to contact you. I would be happy to purchase them from you if you still have them. Thanks!

  2. Oh, I'm sorry, I sold that Kenmore manual and parts a while back. Manuals and accessories for vintage model sewing machines are usually snapped up pretty quickly! You can probably find a manual download online and parts are often on eBay. Or just keep you eye out at garage sales, thrift stores, flea markets where they're bound to turn up sooner or later. I'll keep an eye out too!