Monday, March 21, 2011

Finding a New Sewing Box

The value of a sewing box is one of those things a non-sewer can never really understand. Sadly, sometimes the day comes when you pick up your trusty sewing box, and something falls off or it breaks apart in your hands.

When I decided it was time for a new sewing box, well technically the box decided for me, I couldn't bear to part with it so I emptied it out, filled it with some vintage lace I wanted to save, and put it up on the shelf.

I then made a list of all the features I wanted my new sewing box to have, and started shopping. It needed to be big, with easy to manupulate spaces, and, frankly, it needed to be pretty.

I looked at a lot of great sewing boxes and storage organizers before deciding one box could never meet my needs. I picked a sewing box with classic appeal for my hand-sewing and embroidery supplies.

I followed the old fashioned box with a tool-box sized snazzy pink, multi-compartmented plastic organizer I found at the local JoAnn Fabrics store.

Feel free to share your experience picking a sewing box, or tell us about your favorite heirloom sewing box. If you would like to submit a picture of your sewing box to be posted on Stitching it Right, feel free to send it through the "Contact Us" form. (If you cannot get it to load let us know that, too, and we'll get back to you.)

Happy sewing...

Heart buttons image by Scott Chan/ Free Digital Photos.

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