When I received a box of sewing notions from a coworker, one of the first thoughts I had while going through the goodies was, “how come sewing notions are not made like this anymore?” The designs, the colors, the illustration – all seemed to be considered as much as the actual product and its function. I take on that mentality when I create each posts. I spend as much time and effort on the aesthetic as I do the content, because I believe they work hand-in-hand to offer a great “product,” which in my case is a piece of information to share with other sewers.
The snap fasteners, the wooden bobbins, the zipper – they were so pretty that I had to take a photo, and I even started an Instagram series with the hashtag #thewaysewingusedtobe. Korny? A little, but hey, I’m korny. Nowadays, packaging is so bland and I want to capture the way sewing used to be.
So, if you have any vintage sewing notions, I encourage you to upload a photo to Instagram using the same hashtag. Come on, it will be fun!
In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the packaging of sewing notions then and now?