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Sewing1035 of 1618MOP dyed blue buttons with pin shankA Singer sewing Machine
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Posted 5 years ago


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Please help me identify what these old sewing tools were used for. I have just been given a large old sewing basket brimming with mysteries for me! It belonged to a lady from Germany who is in her 90s. three have wooden handles. the red plastic one I think is simply a magnet. I am particularly interested in the one with the spiked wheel. It has what looks like a small shoe horn which I guess is a finger shield.

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Leather sewing tools.
    first item simple awl, second item stitching roulette for spacing stitches, theather stitching awl.

  2. SusannahT, 5 years ago
    Thanks for such quick and helpful answers. I'll have to delve deeper into the basket. Best wishes from SW France!
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Walksoftly beats me to it again! Hey, I was on the phone. I would have written sooner but no one way at home.
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Just keeping you on your toes, B'buss!
    You can have the next one, I'll even give you a head start ;-)
  5. SusannahT, 5 years ago
    thanks for telling me what is is!

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