These pieces are all finished, so if you’ve ever wanted a housewife but don’t have the time to stitch one up, this is your moment!
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.
There are all sample pieces and may have slight variations or imperfections. This does not affect the function in any way!
Fabric used in each style:
1: Striped linen/cotton backing, 3 linen pockets, 2 printed cotton pockets, and printed cotton binding; no needle flap, but the end piece is an extra pocket unlike the other styles.
2: Printed cotton backing, 2 linen pockets, 1 linen end piece, 2 printed cotton pockets, wool needle flap, and checked linen binding.
3: Linen backing, yarn dyed linen and cotton pockets, and linen ticking binding; no needle flap.
4. Printed cotton backing, 2 linen pockets, 2 printed cotton pockets, 1 linen end piece, printed cotton binding, and wool needle flap.
5. Striped linen/cotton backing, yarn dyed linen and cotton pockets, wool needle flap, and checked cotton binding.