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large sewing box requested for xmas - where can I get one?

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poppy34 Sun 01-Nov-09 16:16:18

my mother has asked for one to store her --30 years of scraps-- sweing stuff - needs to be quite large (ie bigger than the shoe box type stuff you can get) as she does have a lot of kit.

any tips appreciated as am drawing a blank

LeonieBooCreepy Sun 01-Nov-09 16:18:20

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mogs0 Sun 01-Nov-09 16:27:33

John Lewis? They have quite a good selection of crafty stuff. Or Dunelm Mill? They had a big bag in there the other day but was probably for wool/knitting.

PoppyIsApain Sun 01-Nov-09 16:38:40

Have you got a Hobbycraft near you? They do some nice big ones in there, styles for youngsters and more mature styles.

twolittledarlings Sun 01-Nov-09 16:38:53

I know John Lewis has a range. You could also look on Amazon and maybe even Argos.

MrsBadger Sun 01-Nov-09 16:42:45

as far as I recal [hazy nostalgia moment] my mother used one of those baby bath stuff boxes thus

so mor eor less a fishing tackle box

sassy Sun 01-Nov-09 16:47:27

If it is sewing box you want, local dept store. The more old-fashioned the better. They will have a few with tapestry on the lids and lots of wooden cubbyholes.

herbietea Sun 01-Nov-09 16:49:04

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ja9 Sun 01-Nov-09 18:11:10

john lewis have lovely ones.

Divatheshopaholic Tue 03-Nov-09 09:38:48
this is quite nice and 342 too

blithedance Wed 04-Nov-09 23:55:11

If she wants a pretty box try John Lewis but buy the biggest one they have - I have a small sewing basket and can't even fit my big scissors or a box of pins in the top tray. (But then my sewing stuff fills many other drawers, chests and shelves too)

If she wants functional, look at Artbin or Really Useful boxes with extra trays. Hobbycraft have both of these.

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