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 off period examples.
- Pre-cut fabric
Due to the nature of upcycled kits, the configuration of your pieces may vary, but all kits will contain the same fabrics unless otherwise noted.
Fabrics: Smuggler, modeled after a certain famous rebel pilot, has pockets made from blue and white linen, black wool, a leather-like cotton sateen, and a dusty silver silk end piece reflective of his garbage space ship. It is finished with a red wool needle flap and a natural linen exterior, natural linen binding, and black silk ribbon ties.
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For more help with making your own housewife check out my video on the subject.