Oxford Summer School

Vintage Pins And Needles Case

Friday 12th August for 2 days — Cost: £104

Tutor: Suzette Smart

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Be inspired by your vintage sewing finds and make your own beautiful sewing case to treasure and keep all those favourite buttons and sewing ephemera safe.

You will begin by creating a beautiful cover for your vintage pins and needles case which will include a favourite garden bird with some writing in stitch and a tea/cigarette picture card for added stitch inspiration. You will create your bird using a template, fabric collage and free machine and hand stitching. Include a little lace on the cover and use free machine embroidery to write the title of your needle case.

When your happy with your front cover, you will turn it into a case and add more pages if you wish. It is now ready to create decorative and useful displays of vintage sewing finds and best embroidery needles.

Please Bring with You

  • Sewing machine with feed dogs down and freehand foot. Include an ordinary sewing foot as well
  • Threads (include a dark and cream thread)
  • Bondaweb
  • Calico
  • Wadding
  • Tea or cigarette card
  • Bits of lightweight fabric and lace
  • Any vintage sewing bits and bobs&hellip: buttons, curtain tape, embroidery