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Bomber Style Hunting Caps For Old Duffers

Old Fart In A Hunting Cap With Flaps

I’m a great believer in the spirit of American enterprise. And I am convinced that there could be a modest income making “Made in America” bomber style hunting caps. Hunting hats made with real fur and produced by a small home-based sewing business. It could be an opportunity for a homesteading stay at home mom.…

Mending Pillowcases

Sewing Corner

I love old-fashioned cotton pillow cases or embroidered pillow slips with hand crocheted edging. Strange as it may sound, I actually look forward to washing and ironing homemade pillow cases. There’s not another type of laundry that I’d rather hang on the clothesline or watch flap and blow in the wind. My favorite set of…

Singer Treadle Cabinet Drawer Repair

Singer treadle cabinet needing repair

Remember the 2 treadle sewing machines I dragged home this past June? Well I was getting ready to push the Singer into the closet of my sewing room to redeem some floor space, when I remembered that I promised to show it when it was finished. I thought it wise to take a picture now…

What Would We Do Without Wooden Spring Clothespins?

Spring Clothespins Holding Oak Veneer In Place While Glue Dries

I simply can’t imagine a world without wooden spring clothespins. One of my projects to complete this week is the refinishing of the Singer treadle sewing machine cabinet that I bought at auction a few weeks ago. The repair to the center drawer was an easy fix and is complete, but the under carriage of…

3 Treadle Sewing Machines At Auction

3 Treadle Sewing Machines At Auction

Lord help me but I love auctions! It’s a darn good thing I don’t have a large house because I’d be dragging stuff home every week. Last Saturday I attended an auction and brought home 2 of the 3 treadle sewing machines below. I bought the machine on the right and the one in the…

A Fast & Easy Method To Apply Lace To Slippery Fabric

Scotch Tape Used To Secure Lace Trim

I have spent most of my life in dresses or skirts. It’s not any kind of religious or cultural thing – it is pure vanity and comfort. A skirt or a dress has always felt more comfortable to me, and now days a skirt is much more forgiving to my matronly figure. I always wear…

Singer Sphinx Sewing Machine Head Book Ends

Singer Sphinx Sewing Machine Head Book Ends

I came across this set of bookends the other day when I was visiting my local antique/junk store. The asking price was $50 for the pair. The owner informed me that the man who makes them buys up old treadle sewing machines just to make book ends out of the sewing heads and decorator tables…