Monday, April 1, 2019

Repurposed Vintage Dressmaker Tool

 
 
When I stopped by my local Thrift Shop I found this-
 
 
 
 
 
It is a Vintage Dressmaking Tool used for hemming Dresses and Skirts.
 
I am sure your Grandma would have used this to hem her skirts.
 
Maybe you remember having to stand on the table to have your Mom hem a dress.
 
 
 
 
 
 
You can adjust the height when marking your hem.
 
There are wing nuts on the base and top.
 
 
 
 
I noticed that the wood ruler portion can be swapped out if you come across one
 
that is broken. The wood portion can also be changed to  a wood yard stick.
 
 
 
 
I was really surprised that the base was so stable.
 
 
My plan was to see if I could repurpose this tool into a Table Top Wreath Holder!
 
......and...... It worked !
 
It was able to hold a wreath without tipping over.
 
 
 
Seed box filled with Lavender
 
 
 
 
 
What a great way to hang a lightweight wreath on a table top.
 
It also would be a good way to display a wreath in front of a mirror or window.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here it is on the bathroom counter in front of the mirror.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The paper wreath is made with pattern tissue paper.
 
 
 
Cut into 2'' x 2'' squares
 
 
 
 
Use the eraser end of a pencil, in the center of each square and
 
  
 
 a dab of white glue and attach to a single embroidery hoop.  
 
 

Glue inside the circle edge, and the outside edge and top.




 
Just like back in Elementary School!

Do you remember tissue paper art projects?  It will ALL come back to you!

Thank you for your visit, it means so much to me.
 
XO Lisa S
 
 
 


21 comments:

  1. Nice find. And a good use for the old pattern paper.

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    1. Thelma
      I appreciate your kind comment! Thank you
      xo Lisa S

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  2. El hallazgo es super original, que bonita y que pieza tan interesante has encontrado en la tienda de 2ª mano.
    Tu corona ha quedado preciosa, fácil pero hay que tener muuuucha paciencia para crearla.
    Besos

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    1. Lirtea
      Your comment is so nice. thank you so much for visitng.
      xo Lisa S

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  3. awesome find and fantastic use for it. I really love this project!

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    1. Thank you Ghastly Girl!
      So glad you stopped by-
      xo Lisa S

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  4. How clever you are! Such a great idea to turn it into an adorable wreath holder! Love it! Thank you for sharing at Celebrate It!

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    1. Teri
      Thank you so much. I was pleasantly surprised that it worked so well. Thank you for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Great repurpose, Lisa! I've always liked these. I made one into a Christmas tree a couple years ago, but will do this with the "new"one I've got;) Pinning!

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    1. Lora
      Thank you so much! I just ran over to your blog to find the tree. It's fantastic!
      Evidently I only follow you on INSTAGRAM so I changed that situation...I missed your Moss Wreath it is gorgeous. xo Lisa S

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  6. Thats a great repurpose. I always am in the lookout for such repurpose projects, nice work. Thanks for joining us on Bloggers Pit Stop - Pit Stop Crew

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    1. Menaka
      It's so nice to meet you. Thank you for stopping by.
      THANK YOU for your kind comment. xo Lisa S

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  7. Great upcycle, I would have never thought about making something like that.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  8. What lovely projects! I love the lavender, Lisa. I do remember tissue projects, and I used to love them! Thank you so much for your support of The Hearth and Soul Link party!

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    1. April
      Thank you so much ! I always look forward to your wonderful parties.
      xo Lisa S

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  9. A wonderful repurpose. Much better than throwing it away.

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    1. Julie
      Thank you. I am not 100 percent sure how to use the tool
      the way it was meant to be used :)
      xo Lisa S

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  10. What a great find, Lisa! I haven't seen one of those in years! Thank you for sharing at Party in Your PJs...you're being featured on my blog Tuesday night.
    https://theapplestreetcottage.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is such a great idea! I think that I have one of those in my sewing things. I'm going to attempt to copy your idea if I do.

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    1. Paula
      Thank you. I hope you find yours. It really works great.
      xo Lisa S

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