At long last, the 2017 Spring Sew Along is here!
Join us in making a Rolled Sewing Case with an Exclusive Tin Tube made by the craftsman at the Genesee Country Village and Museum.
This rolled sewing case, also called a housewife or huswife, unrolls to reveal a hollow base which can hold spools of thread. The hollow section of this sewing case is large enough to hold period correct spools of thread. When I tested mine, I found it held three small wooden spools, two large wooden spools or one Coats and Clark with one Guttenburg spool.
Using techniques from Fanciful Utility, you choose whether to add a pocket, scissors pocket, needle-pages or other period correct storage spaces to your sewing case.
The base of this sewing case is a hand crafted tin tube and ends made by the tinsmiths at the Genesee Country Village and Museum. The tin tubes are available exclusively through the Genesee Country Village and Museum’s Crafts in the Village program for a donation of $5 each, plus $7.15 Priority shipping. Send requests and donation with shipping to: ATTN Deanna Berkemeier; Genesee Country Village and Museum; 1410 Flint Hill Road; Mumford, NY 14511. Please make check or money orders out to Genesee Country Village with Crafts in the Village in the memo line. Locals can email dberkemeier at GCV dot org to arrange pickup at.
Please order by March 31st so we can all begin our Sew Along together in April.
Comment below or message Anna that you will be participating. You may also wish to join the Fanciful Utility Sew Along group on Facebook.
- Your copy of Fanciful Utility
- Tin Tube Kit from GCVM
- Exterior material: Leather, oil cloth, painted canvas, wool, tapestry – 6″ by 12″
- Interior fabric: Silk taffeta, quilt weight cotton or tropical wool (also for end caps) – 6″by 14″
- Interior pockets: Silk, leather, cotton as desired
- Hand full of wool batting
- 2 yards of 5/8″ cotton sateen ribbon
- Thin cotton or wool batting. Felted wool will also work. – 6″by 12″
- Wool flannel or felted wool for needle pages