KIT, Housewife Cream silk embroidered with burgundy flowers, Make Your Own SEWING KIT, 18th or 19th Century

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This is a reproduction 18th or 19th century SEWING KIT or 'Housewife' KIT: everything is here that you need to make your own reproduction Sewing Kit.

-Cream silk taffeta embroidered with burgundy and lavender flowers
-Gold quilted silk dupioni
-Gold silk binding
-Silk fabric for pocket, Linen fabric and silk binding for pin holder, silk binding for thread holder, and linen for needle holder
-Pattern instructions

KIT, Housewife, Make Your Own SEWING KIT, 18th Century or 19th century, a LUXURIOUS kit that includes everything you need to SEW your own lovely Sewing Kit! Silk bias binding is hand created and included. Matching thread is not included. I recommend Guttermann 100% cotton. 5th picture is example (not included).

Fabric Portrait can be added - please PM me if you are interested, thanks!

History of the Housewife: Sewing Kits or 'Housewives' were used to store sewing supplies such as thread, needles, pins, scissors and even carry money or jewelry. They were popular especially during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Sewing Kit or 'Housewife': approximately 5" X 16 1/2" folds open and closed.
Designed by TheLadyDetalle.

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