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Where / in what do you keep your sewing stuff?

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TheBlonde Sat 20-Sep-08 13:48:43

I don't have a suitable drawer so it's in an open topped box which doesn't really work as it gets all dusty

Any suggestions?

CryingMyselfToSleep Sat 20-Sep-08 13:49:34

<lurks> as I have just broken my sewing box

vonsudenfed Sat 20-Sep-08 13:57:03

In lots of different retro biscuit/storage tins.

One big flat tin for stuff I use all the time, then the rest is sorted (2 tins of buttons, one for edgings and braids, another huge one of coloured cottons)...

Now I think about it, I've done it like this since I was a student!

imnotyourmother Sat 20-Sep-08 14:12:01

the shop

Jbck Sat 20-Sep-08 14:19:25

An old Cadbury's Roses tin.

allgonebellyup Sat 20-Sep-08 14:28:32

sewing stuff?????

what the hell is that?

GobbledigookisThrifty Sat 20-Sep-08 14:30:07

In an old Celebrations tin - I don't have much!

Quattrocento Sat 20-Sep-08 14:40:35

in a very twee sewing box, like these

littlelapin Sat 20-Sep-08 14:42:54

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JackieYoHoHo Sat 20-Sep-08 14:43:06

I have a proper sewing box, faux white wicker (plastic), with a padded top, and pincushion inside the lid, which I've had since I was at secondary school and had to have one for sewing. However, I practically never actually do any sewing, as I'm so bad at itblush.

littlelapin Sat 20-Sep-08 14:43:31

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Rubyrubyruby Sat 20-Sep-08 14:44:01

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JackieYoHoHo Sat 20-Sep-08 14:45:15

Blimey - you can get some quite stylish ones now. Mine is very 1970s (as that's when it's fromgrin).

ChippyMinton Sat 20-Sep-08 14:49:44

LL shockgrin
Sounds lovely though.
I have my grandmother's footstool, which opens up, and has a lift-out tray for cotton reels, and everything else underneath, And one of those 'twee' ones, and several old biscuit and sweetie tins.

TheBlonde Sat 20-Sep-08 14:52:17

I don't have much, mostly thread and buttons
muji might be too small

littlelapin Sat 20-Sep-08 15:06:44

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Overmydeadskullandcrossbones Sat 20-Sep-08 15:16:51

mostly all in my big ond trunk I've had since boarding school.

Plus a wooden sewing box that folds out for threads and smaller bits and bobs.

LaDiDaDi Sat 20-Sep-08 15:18:14

Plastic tool box thing used to keep my cross stitch stuff in.

MummyToOneForNow Sat 20-Sep-08 15:24:17

A wooden ikea mini chest of drawers - similar to this (although mine is not as deep and has two medium drawers in the middle). It lives on a bookshelf.

TheBlonde Mon 22-Sep-08 20:08:15

Thanks everyone
I have ordered something from muji

EachPeachPearMum Mon 22-Sep-08 20:13:06

pmsl at LL's table!s of images
Conjures up all sorts of dodgy images!

Miaou Mon 22-Sep-08 20:17:27

ROFL at sexing box (particularly as the x is nowhere near the w so it's definitely a Freudian slip grin)

I have mine in all sorts of places - a few bags, a couple of tins, on about three different shelves scattered round the house ... hmm

Dh is building me a shed grin

snowleopard Mon 22-Sep-08 20:30:08

Sexing table! You're a woman of mysterious depths Lapin...

I have my own sexing sewing desk with various tupperware boxes and trays to hold everything. I dream of the perfect sewing box but I've never found it - I'd need a big one.

nannyL Mon 22-Sep-08 20:44:19

i have my grandmothers sewing box and her needle holder she made in sewing during the war amd i keep the box in my hall cupboard with hoover and iron etc

twoluvlykids Mon 22-Sep-08 20:49:15

at the moment,it's mostly in a large hand built ottoman, in the conservatory, coz my house is all at sixes (not sexes)and sevens, but usually it's in the box room in a tall boy grin that's a piece of furniture,not a person btw!

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