Vintage Sewing Basket with Orange Interior and Sankyo Music Box – Crazy Cool Retro Colors and Mod Design, made in Japan, likely Singer

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I would almost take up sewing just to use this vintage sewing basket! The bottom of this sewing basket is consistent with clearly labeled Singer baskets, but this one does not have a label. It is marked “Japan” on the bottom and features an absolutely fabulous mod design with a velour top and the coolest retro orange interior. It even has a music box in the lid, which was slow to respond when I first tested it but subsequently worked just fine. There are a few places where the paper is torn on the bottom and the inside of the lid has considerable staining (please see pictures). Measures about 15 x 10 x 7.

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