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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Of any interest? Make me an offer

I am taking that decluttering thing to heart. 

I have decided to put some of my patterns up for grabs, no charge, every once in a while in addition to my every-other-Wednesday vintage give away. I will give each pattern a week and if no one wants them that's fine and out they go. Postage for patterns only costs a couple of coffees and I feel better about another sewer having them than the recycling machine. I will be putting up some current Jalies later in the week when I have time to take pictures.

I have a few other things though that I should actually sell because they have some value. Up here now are a 1954 pattern catalogue and a vintage buttonholer. I will send these off to someone who will pay the postage and what these are worth to them. What they are worth to you are their value as far as I can figure this out, and I would feel good about sending these off to appreciative homes.

Just email me direct if you think you could use either of these items.

*update: the vintage pattern catalogue has found a good home. The button hole attachment is still available.


Karyn said...

I don't know anything about Singer buttonholer's, but I am inheriting a Singer 301 soon. Do you know what models the buttonholer works with? or it it's universal?

Barbara said...

This works with any top or front loading bobbin machine and is generic on all Singers I believe. I use another one of these on an old machine and it works well.

Karyn said...

Okay, I am interested. But I have no idea of it's value. So please set a price plus shipping, and I'll let you know! Thanks! :)

Barbara said...

Karyn, Can you send me an email to bemodi@eastlink.ca?