Did You Know?

Did you know the techniques in Fanciful Utility: Victorian Sewing Cases and Needle-books can also be used for a variety of other 19th century projects?

They can!

The stitches and assemble techniques can be used for making many of the items found in Godey’s Lady’s Book, Peterson’s Magazine, Workwomen’s Guide, and A Girl’s Own Book just to name a few.



wpid-2013-10-06-12.14.18-1.jpgThis leather, cotton and silk market wallet was made using the pasteboard and binding techniques outlined in the book.







You can make travel cases such as this one using the skill youS learn from FanU.






I enjoy making both 19th and 21st century Christmas decorations. You can make some of those seen here. Also, the templates for the shaped in FanU can also make great ornaments.


I used the same techniques when I made the soles for these quilted silk slippers.







Other items found in period publication you can make using the same skills and techniques can include:

  • Watch pockets
  • Pen wipes
  • Children’s toys
  • Small books
  • Work baskets
  • Pasteboard doll furniture
  • Card cases
  • and so many more……

If you don’t already have your copy of Fanciful Utility: Victorian Sewing Cases and Needle-books, purchase your copy directly from ESC Publishing.

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