So now you’re ready to sew….

11 Apr


I recently bought a sewinng notion off eBay that came with all the leftovers from the seller’s sewing stock. There was a cool ad / catalouge of Dritz items from the 50s of 60s.

“There’s a DRITZ SEWING AID for every task”

My favorite thing, that I would like to get for me mom is the Dritz Sewing Tray which holds 20 large or small thread spool and matching bobbins. Has accomodations for tape measure, scissors, chalk, buttons, etc. Now, if only I could also get it for $1.00.

Oh, I’ve also found the book “Modern Sewing” on eBay. I’m tempted to get it just to see what’s in there.

Oddly enough, I have most of the notions they are selling either from eBay or because they are still in production.

I’m still using the PATTERN CUTTING BOARD. I bought this back when the only place in my small Annapolis apartment to cut out patterns was my bed or the hallway. I got the Dritz BOUND BUTTONHOLE MAKER from eBay after a PR Review. I’ve go the EZY-HEM GAUGE from Joann’s. The SEE THRU marker came with my sewing cabinet. I’ve got my own PRESSING HAM and SLEEVE BOARD.


The SEE THRU marker came with my sewing cabinet. I’ve got my own PRESSING HAM and SLEEVE BOARD.

Next is a point presser, pounding block, tailor board and clapper. I should have looked for them in NYC this weekend, but I figured it would be a required sewing supply when I take a tailoring class next year.

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4 Responses to “So now you’re ready to sew….”

  1. Carolyn (cmarie12) April 21, 2007 at 02:31 #

    I love all those old ads. I have a couple myself. You should frame them and put them in your sewing area!

  2. Carolyn (cmarie12) April 21, 2007 at 02:31 #

    I love all those old ads. I have a couple myself. You should frame them and put them in your sewing area!

  3. cidell April 21, 2007 at 15:12 #

    It’s so fragile, I think I will! Thanks for the idea. It really would work in my room since I have a vintage machine and desk.

  4. cidell April 21, 2007 at 15:12 #

    It’s so fragile, I think I will! Thanks for the idea. It really would work in my room since I have a vintage machine and desk.

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