Alfie Loves Design

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Stylish Sewing

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Plastic tool & sewing organisers are quite useful but let’s face it they’re not very exciting or attractive, so when I spotted this sweet Victorian sewing box in the auction  I fell in love with it.  When I opened the top I found the original blush pink satin pin cushion and accessory holder, unfortunately the rest of the interior was thread bare & stained and sadly beyond repair.  This didn’t put me off; I bid & won and headed home to restore her to her former glory.

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What remained of the base interior had to be stripped out and as with all my second hand items, a wood treatment was required, I sanded the exterior  to remove scratches and gave it a few coats of beeswax.

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I wanted the interior to look as original as possible but it would be really difficult to match exactly to the satin on the pin cushion, so I chose a beautiful French silk with classic Victorian flowers to complement the pink satin.

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When completed and ready for the vintage fair my friend saw my photos and also fell in love with it but didn’t live nearby to purchase it.  Her lovely hubby contacted me and arranged to have it sent out as a surprise for her, the week before their first baby is due….too cute!!

All her threads & sewing accessories are now homed in a stylish, tidy fashion, ready for making cutesy tiny baby stuff…love it x

(thanks for the photo’s CJ)

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