In the 18th century, the item called a housewife (“hussif”) is one that had multiple uses. It could be a container for small personal items, a wallet, a sewing kit, or a combination of these. This housewife kit is a simple design based on period examples.
For the first time in this shop, you have the opportunity to design your own kit to suit your tastes. Use the drop down menus to make your selections, and then I will create something just for you. If you have any specific fabrics you do or do not want included, please note the fabric name in your notes upon checking out. Unfortunately, due to the nature of these upcycled kits, I cannot guarantee any particular backing fabrics but I will do my best with the pocket pieces!
These special Winter 2021 kits come with:
- Pre-cut fabric
- Petersham binding
- Silk ribbon ties
- FREE Snowflake beeswax
For more help with making your own housewife check out my video on the subject.