I’ve been in need of a new sewing box for a while. With all my zips, hook and eyes and interfacing used for dressmaking as well as general sewing supplies, there just isn’t anywhere to store everything in my current sewing box. John Lewis has some really nice ones, such as this Cath Kidston one, however I still wasn’t convinced about the size, so I decided to make my own.
I’ve always loved retro suitcases, if I was talented in the art of packing lightly I’d use them on holiday! I realised that using one of these would make a large enough sewing box but would also be a really fun project to share on my blog as well. I’ve spent this weekend gathering the basic supplies from furniture markets and fabric shops and will be posting as I make progress to help you make your own, if you wish.
First on my list of places to visit was Kasbah furniture market in North Shields, a higgledy piggledy warehouse full of vintage furniture and odds and ends. I was shocked to discover that they have a section selling vintage sewing patterns, fabrics and other craft supplies, in all the times I’ve visited, this was the first time I found all these goodies. Being a photography student, I love looking at all the film cameras as some of them are so beautiful and they remind me of the GCSE artwork I did on cameras. Kasbah market have a large selection of vintage suitcases and I managed to find one which was fit for the purpose, and for £10 it was a good deal.