Collecting vintage sewing accessories and tools can be very rewarding at the end of the day. It may take some time to find all the items that you want in your collection, but it is a fun process none the less. There are a number of factors that you will need to take into consideration when you come to the decision to collect these vintage items. Follow these helpful tips in order to find all the pieces that you so dearly want.
First, you will need to decide on the era that you would like collect. Choosing one may be a difficult task, but you will have to do it! There are many different time periods to choose from and only you can decide which one suits you best. Is it the ‘20s or the ‘60s? It is so much fun hunting down the pieces that you want to acquire, but be sure to have a very well thought out plan before you go into it fully.
The next thing that you will need to do is to decide on the theme or category. There are many more options available if you choose more than only one era. Decide on which items you want to collect. There are a large variety to choose from such as thimbles, needles, sewing boxes, tape measures and much more. Knowing exactly what you are seeking will definitely help you to narrow down the field.
What do you really want?
You need to have a clear understanding of exactly what it is that you want your vintage sewing collection to consist of. Do you want only needles, a variety of items, only measuring tapes or have you got something else in mind? You need to have the answers to these questions before you set out on your collecting journey.
Try to get your hands on a few old books, which will help you to get a more in-depth idea of the history, design and age of the items for which you are looking. These books will provide you with photographs of almost all of the items that you need to find. It will give you a much better understanding of what it is that you are actually seeking.
If you have no idea where to start your search for a vintage sewing collection, then you need not worry! There are a number of places where you can get access to all the items that your heart desires. Pop down to your local antique store, fair or exhibition. If they do not have what you need, then they will at least be able to give you some advice of where to start looking.
It is important to remember that you can also compare prices when it comes to vintage items. Never make the mistake of jumping at the first opportunity that you get, because you may find a better deal just down the road. You will always end up paying a little bit more for items that are in very good condition and even more for those that are in their original packaging.
Always make sure that you are collecting because you want too, because it gives you a feeling of satisfaction and joy, not because you feel as though you need too in order to make someone else happy. Good luck on your journey and most of all have fun looking for all your vintage sewing collectables.