Sunday, 19 April 2009

Vintage craft books & patterns for sale!

I mentioned in my last post that I would be clearing out some goodies from the studio. Well today was the day I finally collated them all together and took some happy snaps.

Here are the vintage crafty books on offer:

Children's Wardrobe - $8 - circa 1978. Patterns included. Lots of sewing hints and casual clothing for kids. Soft cover, 144 pages. SOLD

101 Things To Make - $3 - circa 1960's. Gifts, Home, Accessories and Toys. Knitting, sewing, crochet, general craft. Soft cover, 46 pages.

Simplicity Sewing Book - $10 - circa 1962. Fantastic book full of detailed, easy to understand sewing information. How to use a pattern, 7 garments explained, fabrics, darts & seams and more... Small tear to cover on front and back but otherwise excellent condition. Soft cover, 160 pages.

Hey! Let's Make A Busy Book (Shirley Shackleton) - $6 - circa 1987. Wonderful book of patterns to make a simple rag book full of things with which children can learn to tie laces, do up buttons, set the table, grow a garden and more. Name on inside cover but otherwise in excellent condition. Soft cover, 47 pages.

Sew For Toddlers (Kerstin Martensson) - $10 - circa 1979. Wonderfully simple book full of practical, easy to understand patterns for young children such as t-shirts, shorts, dresses, pj's and overalls. Includes full set of uncut patterns. Corners of cover slightly worn, otherwise excellent condition. Soft cover, 134 pages. SOLD

Home Handicrafts - $6 - circa 1975. Book full of all the crafty things that are now popular again! Lots of projects to decorate your home and projects to make for children. Hardcover, 252 pages.

McCall's Sewing In Colour - $15 - circa 1963. Excellent reference guide to all facets of sewing for home dressmaking, tailoring, mending and soft furnishings. Great colour plates as well as lots of illustrations. Highly detailed and covers everything you need to have a professional finish on your work. Hardcover, 308 pages.

Little Clothes For Little People (Lia van Steenderen) - $14 - circa 1987. Very useful book on making clothes for children aged birth - 7. Lots of casual and practical clothing such as dresses, pinafores, coats, bibs, stretch baby suits, bathrobes and more. If you can get past the interestingly illustrated children's faces, this book is for you! Patterns included in book for all clothing items. Hard cover, 207 pages. In excellent as new condition. SOLD

Biscuit Tin with red rose design - $5. Very clean inside. Sides undented and unscratched. Three small dents on lid. This tin is in great condition for it's age. Measures 23cm in diameter and 8cm high.

I think rather than have a million photos on this blog that takes an age to download, I will post links to each group of sewing patterns on offer. So you can click away to your delight on links and see what you might find!

Newborn - 18mths vintage sewing patterns - whole lot for $8
Size 1 Girl's vintage sewing patterns - whole lot for $8 SOLD
Size 2 Girl's & Boy's vintage sewing patterns - whole lot for $15 SOLD

If you would like to buy any of these items either here on the blog or in my Flicker set, either comment, email me or leave a comment on Flickr. First come, first served ala garage sale style.

Payment for any of these items is by bank deposit. Your purchases will be posted via the cheapest method possible and I will contact you with the item price + postage when you contact me saying you'd like to buy it!

More to come tomorrow!! I'll add them to this post so that all items are together.
Edited to add: More patterns and books have now been added today/Monday.


Cathy said...
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our shabby cottage said...

It's not much fun is it! I have loathed the cleaning and sorting.

Car said...

Is the first book still available? I'd like that + the size one vintage patterns :)

Julie said...

My package arrived yesterday, thanks so much. Cheers, Julie.