1970s Sewing Treat

Aren’t I lucky?  What fun! I have been given this box full of 1970s sewing treats.  My Mum had things like this in her sewing box.

My Dad gave me her sewing stuff when she died nearly 40 years ago. I was a teenager then and had none of her talent for sewing, so most things were just stored.

Mum could look at a dress she liked and go home and make one.  I can’t do that, but I do make lots of things and I used up most her supplies over the last few years.  Only a bit of 1960s bright green lace and some knicker elastic remains and I’m using those up rapidly.

So, I do feel really lucky to have these nostalgic bits to use in my sewing.


Author: norma

Hello, I'm Norma and I live in Wales. I love animals, baking, growing veggies but my big loves are sewing and history.

4 thoughts on “1970s Sewing Treat”

  1. That daisy trim is so cute. And really reminds me of dresses from my childhood!
    All sewing boxes should have that stuff in them, there should be a law! xxx

  2. That’s wonderful that you’ve made good use of your mom’s sewing notions. I like the colors and designs of vintage packaging so much more than new ones. My mom sewed most of my clothes when I was a kid and I had daisy trim just like that on some of my clothes!

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