Housewives were used as sewing kits throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. These are completely hand sewn of 100% linen, wool, and cotton. Three pockets allow you to store your needlework tools and the wool at the top holds pins and needles (sold separately). Although each one is individually made they measure approximately 4" by 10 1/2" and fold to 4" by 3". Since each is made by hand fabrics and sizes very.
Although housewives were sewing kits, 18th century trial records indicate women used their housewife to hold money and jewelry. In the picture we have tried to reflect this by suggesting some items you might store in your housewife. All these items are sold separately.
Made in the USA.
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 11 December, 2007.