These vintage Sew Magic & Sew Perfect toys were working sewing machines that let kids do real sewing, but without having to use needle and thread by hand.
These gorgeous spring and summer fashions from 1922 show how beautifully-made women’s clothing was back in the 1920s. Take a peek at these full-color images that were published in 1922.
These gorgeous winter fashions from 1922 show how beautifully-made women’s clothing was back in the 1920s. Take a peek at these full-color images that were published in 1922.
These vintage home decorating fabric styles and patterns show you what was popular in 1965, both in terms of what designers were offering, and what everyday folks were buying at popular department stores.
Check out these groovy vintage sofas from the ’70s – curved models, sectionals, modular couches and a whole lot more that just screams retro.
Here, remember a few of the vintage paper towels that almost every home in America had hanging in their kitchen, in plain white, colors & patterns!
Based on one of the many traditional needlework crafts, these vintage needlepoint designs might just inspire you to get creative in all-new ways!
Try your hand at these traditional patterns for Americana quilts – the pride of America’s past, and adaptable for many uses today.
See more than 40 vintage Libbey glasses from the ’70s that you might remember, including colorful tumblers, shaped patterns, stemware & more.
Take a look back at these vintage Hide-a-Bed sofa models – fold-out beds tucked into a couch to sleep guests – no spare bedroom needed.
Here’s a collection of beautiful classic vintage stencil designs from the ’30s and earlier, along with patterns inspired by Greek, Roman, Persian and other classical designs.
Make bedtime wonderfully wild with these lion and elephant quilted comforters for kids, that can turn nights from hassle to heyday. See how to make them here.
Stitch your own American folk patchwork and make a beautiful wall hanging for your home with the help of these patterns & style ideas from the ’70s!
Here, see our collection of vintage mid-century 1960s wallpaper, and get insight from that decade about traditional and ‘modern’ home decor and color schemes.
Colorful retro kitchens from the ’60s, when it was an exciting new trend in appliances – an idea that’s been growing ever since the first tame departure from clinical white to pale pastels and subdued browns.
Get some retro decorating advice and see floors from 1950s homes featuring creatively striped and checkerboard flooring patterns with two or more colors.
You can create new fashions from old clothing! Here, see how a moth-eaten bathrobe and skirt, an outgrown blouse, knee-worn slacks were converted into sparkling new accessories.
There were several great vintage Halloween costume patterns available in the ’70s and ’80s. Butterick, Simplicity and McCalls all offered some basic costume designs and many variations were possible.
Here are vintage Victorian directions for a Marie Antoinette dress sewing pattern for a little girl, trimmed with bias ruffles, and headed with a bais band of satin.
Make your own gift wrapping bags They’re gifts themselves with many “after” uses Have you ever gone through wrapping gymnastics trying to make a pretty
Here are several suggestions for embroidery you can use on little gifts, each one of which can be made in an evening, along with some bonus patterns.
This embroidered Owl Whoo’s Pretty Square is covered with squares, in fact – but wisely covered with terry too, and oh, such a soft pillow.
Mme Demorest’s Emporium of Fashions – 473 Broadway, New York We think our lady readers will be both interested and benefited by having their attention called
Here’s a look at a few daywear and sportswear ensembles of the mid-1930s!
Sweeping popularity of ribbons The ribbon girl has arrived in all her glory. It is some years since the ribbon epidemic has been assigned a
A preference for prints prints prints This spring, fashion is showing a distinct partiality for prints – big, splashy prints, many on black backgrounds. Opposite
60 kitchen wall and floor brighteners Fresh, sunny charm Dazzle up your kitchen with today’s wall and floor coverings. Lively yellows, oranges and blues (below)