Yorkie's Primitives Handmade Goods

Friday, February 3, 2012

My Sewing Basket

I have wanted an old sewing basket for many years. But in my town they cost an arm and a leg so I never got one. Then last year at a rummage sale I found this basket for 50 cents and grabbed it. I'm not sure if it was a sewing box but now it is.LOL

Well I wasn't sure how to fix it but low and behold, last month Create and Decorate came out with a picture of an old sewing box and I loved it. I didn't want to spend a lot of time fixing it so I glued everything, but I wanted it to look old and it does.LOL
So I took coffee stained muslin and glued it to the bottom and and then put a layer on top, filled it with fiberfill and covered it with another layer of muslin.

Then I went through all my "junk" and found some of my old sewing needs and filled it up. Some have come from swaps and some I have bought on ebay. I still need to find my blue pin poke that I made but I love the way this basket turned out. I placed it on my fireplace on top of two cheese boxes that I covered with fabric.

This is just another way to turn an old item into a treasure. What do you think of my sewing box?


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

It turned out fabulous!
Great job.

Civil Folks said...

Wonderful job! My sewing box is my right hand!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Wa-Hoo! What a steal! It turned out perfect. I love baskets and have tons stored in my attic - this make me want to unpack them! ~*~Lisa

Vicky said...

WOW, you got a heck of a bargain and then look what you turned it into?!!! Fantastic job, girl!!

yorkie's primitives said...

Thanks everyone! I love baskets and have an entire corner stacked with them.LOL Time to destash?

Maureen said...

Wonderful job! You've made it into a treasure chest of a sewing basket!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I love what you did to the basket. And it looks perfect where you have it. What a bargain, fifty cents!

Firecracker Kid said...

Yay, you found one! It looks awesome with all the old :o)

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

What a treasure for 50 cents, wow!! I love the basket and after your touches it is fantastic.