Antique and Vintage Sewing Tools

While a vintage Singer, White, or Willcox & Gibbs sewing machine may be the most visible object in a sewer’s studio, most seamstresses and tailors rely on a myriad of smaller tools, from scissors and thimbles to pin cushions, bodkins (blunt needles used to thread ribbon through hems), and clamps (to hold a piece of fabric taut on a sewing table). If small enough, these items are often stored in decorative sewing boxes or étui cases, with the...Continue Reading