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Wall banner sewing caddy is made from felt with pockets to hold supplies.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1971 (v.49#9) pg. 70

Tips on a variety of functional and decorative sewing tapes you can use to make your sewing look more professional.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1974 (v.52#5) pg. H12 (146+)

Sewing or knitting caddy is sewn from fabric and hangs from the arm of a chair. Est. cost: $8.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 94

Two-way sewing bag. Wooden spindles form the frame to support a cloth bag which contains sewing supplies. Strap handles facilitate carrying the unit. Est. cost: $32.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 36, 44

Cross-stitch cover for a wicker sewing basket.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1984 (v.62#8) pg. 46, 105

How to make a sewing box from a wooden cigar box.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1976 (v.66#12) pg. 52

Penguin pals. Two whimsical penguins, turned from wood, serve as holders for scissors, a thimble and pins.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 33

Step-by-step instructions on making a sewing basket from a tall bushel basket. Top is padded for use as a giant pin cushion. A liner insert has pockets for scissors and other sewing notions.
CLOTH DOLL Summer 1984 (v.2#4) pg. 40

Hardanger chatelaine. Hardanger embroidery and counted cross stitch are combined to embellish a needlecase, scissors holder and chatelaine (an ornamental band worn to hold the scissors and needles).
CRAFTS Sep 1992 (v.15#9) pg. 92, 59

Hanging caddy for a sewing room has appliques of a sewing machine and pincushion. Stitched compartments hold small sewing notions.
CRAFTS Jan 1993 (v.16#1) pg. 60, 45

How to make a sewing apron with an attached pincushion, scissors hanging from a ribbon, a tape measure across the bottom hem and pockets all across the bottom.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1975-Jan 1976 (v.6#3) pg. 32

Chintz-lined sewing basket has pockets for notions and a heart-shaped pin cushion.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1976 (v.7#2) pg. 33

Convert a 2-lb. candy box into a sewing box by gluing on fabric, lace and a pincushion.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 18 1982 (v.95#7) pg. 126

Calico house sewing box is made from plywood, padded and covered with fabric. Est. cost: $10.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 26 1982 (v.95#15) pg. 96, 120

Early American sewing box is made from a round wooden cheese box with folk painting decorating the top.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1978 (v.187#1) pg. 144, 230

Decorate a covered, circular basket with ribbon to create a "string quilted" sewing basket.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1984 (v.198#4) pg. 64, 314

"Workshop necklace" is made from two inkle-woven strips. One end of the necklace is padded to make a pincushion. The other end has a ruler-and-pencil pocket. A small pair of folding scissors is attached by a loop of cord.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 25

A guide to the proper sewing equipment.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 73

Sewing caddy and needlecase also serve as samplers of four-shaft double weave techniques. The saddlebag sewing caddy has two pincushions, slots for scissors and sewing gauge, a plain pocket and a pocket with dividers. The needlecase has a pocket, needle flaps, quilted design areas and triangular flaps.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1992 (v.13#3) pg. 37, 80

How to turn a basket into a lined sewing chest.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Winter 1978 (v.23#4) pg. 88, 116

Sewing accessories include (1) trio of needlepointed scissors holders, (2) Covered basket to hold yarns, (3) Combination pincushion and spool holder, (4) Wrist pincushion.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Mar-Apr 1982 (v.27#2) pg. 64

Sewing basket is made from an ordinary round basket by lining it with fabric and making a top with a cross-stitched message.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1981 (v.1#5) pg. 19

Fabric covered sewing notions box with a heart-shaped pincushion on top.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1982 (v.2#5) pg. 14, 35, 47

Tiny treasures in counted cross-stitch. Includes a chatelaine (with pincushion) and a needlecase.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1982 (v.2#5) pg. 19, 39, 50

Armchair sewing caddy holds scissors, thread, pins & needles, etc. Made from cloth, it simply drapes over the arm of a chair.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#5) pg. 20, 49, 33

Make a sewing caddy with a cross-stitch design, "A stitch in time...".
NEEDLE & THREAD Jul-Aug 1984 (v.4#4) pg. 18, 35, 47

Build this padded work surface for cutting and pressing fabric yard-goods.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1985 (v.5#2) pg. 48

Perforated paper cross stitch projects. (1) Lampshade with covered wagons. (2) "Stitch in time..." notions box. (3) Victorian dresser basket.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1981 (v.4#2) pg. 16

Make a stitcher's caddy that holds scissors, thimbles and pins.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1985 (v.8#3) pg. 9, 25, 40

Swing-out tray sewing caddy stands on four legs, has handle for carrying. Wood construction.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1965 (v.124#5) pg. 166

Five compartments sewing box features stacked boxes that swing machine open on pivoting brass links.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1969 (v.131#6) pg. 169

Sewing caddy made from plywood. Storage box with two hinged top flaps and a carrying handle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1974 (v.142#2) pg. 175

How to make your own "wheel tools". Useful in rubber fabrication, leather work, and sewing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1981 (v.156#1) pg. 84

Sewing caddy to hang over the arm of a chair features a pieced quilt block with a scissors motif on the large, magazine-size pocket. A smaller pocket holds scissors, ruler, etc. Armtop area has a pincushion and holder for a spool of thread.
QUILTMAKER #21 Winter 1990 (v.9#4) pg. 32

All-purpose utility box or tool box.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Nov 1963 (v.34#11) pg. 105

Cardwoven chatelaine. A long necklace used traditionally to keep and display a seamstress's tools.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1999 (v.23#3) pg. 52

Tips for using spray starch as a sewing aid.
THREADS #17 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 14

Tips on turning plastic bags into catch bins for clipped threads and trimmings.
THREADS #24 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 10

Tip on drafting supplies that are useful as sewing supplies.
THREADS #34 Apr-May 1991 pg. 16

Tip shows a homemade tool for turning points and opening seams.
THREADS #36 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 20

Four tips on making inexpensive dressmakers' weights.
THREADS #42 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 26

Tips suggests four ways to make notion and sewing tool storage.
THREADS #44 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 12

Tips on using an awl and similar tools to guide fabric through a sewing machine.
THREADS #52 Apr-May 1994 pg. 67

Tip on storing elastics, cording, laces, etc. so they won't tangle and are protected from dust and light.
THREADS #54 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 16

Using a cake decorator tube as a bias-strip folder.
THREADS #56 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 14

Advice on selecting a sewing light closest to daylight.
THREADS #64 Apr-May 1996 pg. 14

How to make folded bias tape.
THREADS #64 Apr-May 1996 pg. 16

Sewing templates. How to make guides for foolproof hemming and topstitching.
THREADS #64 Apr-May 1996 pg. 43
Added Info THREADS #67 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 6

Bias strips made easy. Three methods for cutting continuous strips.
THREADS #69 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 18

A look at the array of straight pins and when to use each type. Tips on storing and caring for pins.
THREADS #71 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 18

Crib-size, quilted mattress pad recommended for a variety of jobs in the sewing room.
THREADS #72 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 14

Tip shows set of templates to make as cutting guides for varying widths of bias trims, fabric tubes, etc.
THREADS #78 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 14

How to make Tiger Tape adhere to fabric, even during manipulation.
THREADS #82 Apr-May 1999 pg. 16

Calico sewing caddy has compartments for thread and a pincushion center.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 1 1979 (v.43#2) pg. 75, 118

Unique wooden housing for storing a cloth tape measure (the type used in sewing).
WOODTURNING #61 Mar 1998 pg. 33

A classic sewing chest. Opening the top reveals three lift-out storage trays (stacked one on top of another). The box sides are joined with visible dovetails. Overall dimensions: 18"Wx12"Dx16"T.
WOODWORKER #1090 Sep 1984 (v.88) pg. 594

The acorn housewife. An exquisite miniature project for the wood turner. A small wooden acorn opens up to expose a wooden thimble, a needle-case, and a small wooden bobbin with room for two colors of thread.
WOODWORKER #1096 Mar 1985 (v.89) pg. 193

A stitch in time. Large, 4-leg sewing box features a lift-top which reveals a storage compartment and a large padded "pincushion". A small drawer is suitable for storing spools of thread, etc. Overall dimensions: 366x366x635mm tall (14"x14"x25").
WOODWORKER Jan 1989 (v.93#1) pg. 22

Distinctive sewing accessories made from wood. (1) Tape spools to store cloth tape measures. (2) Emery barrel to keep sewing pins bright and sharp.
WOODWORKER Aug 1989 (v.93#8) pg. 702

Sewing cabinet with tambour doors. Small cabinet stores a few spools of thread and other small items. Reproduction of an antique. Dimensions: 11" tall, 9" wide and 5" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1981 (v.5#5) pg. 32

Shaker sewing box from the Hancock (MA) Shaker Villege. Miniature chest of drawers features 6 small drawers. Overall dimensions: 9" wide, 15" tall, 8" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1985 (v.9#5) pg. 60

Scissors chatelaine for a seamstress. Ribbon that hangs around the neck has embroidery scissors tied to one end and a pincushion and pocket for a thimble on the other.
WORKBASKET Jun-Jul 1985 (v.50#8) pg. 54

A sewer's chatelaine. A Mother's Day gift for children to make. Ribbon is woven in loops through plastic rings. Folding scissors are fastened to one end and a small pill bottle to the other end. Pill bottle is filled with needles, pins and a thimble.
WORKBASKET Apr-May 1991 (v.56#4) pg. 56

Fold-in sewing cabinet has four trays that swing out at each end and a center compartment 10" wide, 23" long and 4" deep. Unit has a carrying handle and sits on 6" legs.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1974 (v.30#3) pg. 24

Versatile padded footstool doubles as magazine rack and has a storage compartment for sewing supplies, etc.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1980 (v.36#1) pg. 44

Portable, rotating sewing caddy features a circular case with protruding dowels to hold spools of thread, and small compartments to hold scissors, etc. Top of case is a drum-shaped pincushion which lifts up revealing more storage inside.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1980 (v.36#1) pg. 78

Reproduction of an antique sewing box features decorative spindles and finials, and unique wooden spool holders. Dimensions: 9" square, 11" tall.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1982 (v.38#4) pg. 62

Reproduction of an antique English sewing stand consists of three circular trays (6", 7", 5" diameter) supported by a 15" turned column.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1983 (v.39#5) pg. 74

Roll-around sewing bin (storage box) with a removable tray for thread, scissors, etc. Overall dimensions: 11"x21"x22" long.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1988 (v.44#2) pg. 72