Haberdashery: Vintage Needle Books


sewing club needle book

I love old needle books, and there are some great ones available on etsy right now. Doesn’t this sewing club look sinister somehow? They seem to me to be scheming.

The insides are often just as pretty. I think these would look great just framed in a sewing room, the graphics are so pretty and colorful.

happy home needle book

happy home needle book

And I just love the illustration on this one.

army and navy needle book

{sewing club needle book from ricracandbuttons, happy home needle book from fastercat6860, army and navy needle book from vintageladies}

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Comments 6

Gabbi felinofelice.blogspot.com

Great finds, I definitely see the scheming… it’s all in the eyes :)


Ha, yes. The eyes and those telling arched brows.

hayley secretcake.blogspot.com

Oh, those needlebooks WOULD be great framed..!

Alexandra lolanovablog.blogspot.com

Oh good gravy! I have just now (where have I been?) stumbled upon colette patterns, excuse the glazed expression – mouth agape. I am smitten and will be purchasing soon. Just beautiful! And to think you live in my city, well, I’m so glad to have found you. Hurrah!

wundermary wundermarysays.blogspot.com

Hi! I popped over from Dress A day and I am enjoying checking out your blog. This entry struck me as particularly funny, since I’m obviously up to the same thing as you!


Wow! These are amazing. I have the same “Happy Home Rust Proof Needlebook” but it is very worn. It was my Grandmother’s and I still use it!

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