This kit provides everything you need to make an 18th century housewife with handwoven tape trim and ties.  The fabrics are linen and cotton, the handwoven tape is made of a soft merino wool blend, and the pin cushion stuffing is wool roving.



-All pre-cut fabric pieces

-1 yard handwoven tape trim

-24" handwoven tape tie

-thread and needle

-Instructions for making housewife


Want to add more supplies to your kit?  Choose the 'Kit+Tools' option when adding this to your cart.  The optional extra tools include:

-stainless steel embroidery scissors

-10 straight pins

-beeswax for coating thread



Kit- Purple and Gold Housewife

SKU: 0002
  • A 'housewife' (also known as hussif) was an 18th and 19th century sewing kit.  The pockets were used to hold sewing tools and its small size made it convenient to carry around.

    The finished housewife will measure 12' long and 5 12' wide when unrolled.  It includes one bottom pocket, a middle pocket with two sections, and a built in pin cushion.


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