I'm making the cute little Colette Sorbetto top (another freebie!) & I wanted to funk it up a bit with some buttons, & wondered if I might have some nice bias tape in my stash to use as well.
Yup - vintage freebie finds to the rescue!
There's an upside/downside to vintage button finds - often you find a delightfully unique & fabulous button...and there's only one. The good thing is that creativity gets triggered in figuring out how to use it. I'm thinking of combining these buttons, & that wonderful 100% cotton bias tape, on my animal print(!) blouse:
But THIS is what really caught my eye - on the back of that bias tape package is this:
Here are a few more packages of tape from roughly the same ($.15 per package) era:
Love the washing instructions on this one:
|"Boil with pure soap or soap flakes. Rinse in clear, luke-warm water, Iron before quite dry."|
Many of these finds have no monetary value, and little value of any sort to anyone but us sewists, but they make the little cockles of my heart go pitter-patter when I sort out my bags & drawers of treasures after a day that is often filled with delightful chit-chat & sharing goodies & stories with other bargain hunters. :)
What fabulous vintage sewing finds have you come up with in your estate sale wanderings?