Décor Inspiration: Antique Sewing Baskets

Décor Inspiration: Antique Sewing Baskets

Michelle Chin
Aug 8, 2011

Many of us struggle with finding storage for our various crafting endeavors and few of us have the space for a Martha Stewart-style craft closet (or an entire studio, which is probably a bit more accurate in Martha's case). So, how do we store away our supplies in something a that is decorative and utilitarian?

How about antique or vintage sewing baskets? Granted, you can't hide a sewing machine in any of these, but you can camouflage your essentials so that you don't have to go very far if you need to sew a wayward button back on.

Shown above the jump, from left to right

1. Vintage Sewing Basket Filled with Wooden Spools of Thread, $24 from marypearlsvintage: Lovely well-preserved round sewing basket with horn hooks on the side to keep your spools from spilling all over the place.
2. 1950s Red Wicker Singer Sewing Basket, $42 from wildforvintage: Footed and lined, this adorable little red basket was originally made for Singer.
3. Primitive Sewing Basket, $18 from rwalsh111: Dark straw over stick woven basket with mustard colored silk lining.
4. Turn of the Century Rattan Sewing Basket, $50 from bobann23: Diamond patterned rattan with tufted red lining. This basket is from between 1890 and 1910.
5. Little Red Metal Sewing Box, $16 from modknit: Round metal sewing box has a removable inner ring that's perfect for spools of thread or other small notions.

(Images: As linked above)

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