Category Archives: vintage fabrics

New in the shop! Dick and Jane, Vintage Sewing, Retro kitchen, Vintage buttons.

Vintage Nylon Dotty Trim
Vintage nylon trim 1950s. Stunning, delicate and ever so soft vintage nylon dotted trim.
Perfect for all your cottage decorating , prim sewing , craft projects mixed media journaling scrap booking ATC’s altered art etc…

This listing is for 52 mts. – 56 yards of RED dotty trim/ribbon.

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This listing is for 42 mts. – 45 yards of BLACK dotty trim/ribbon. See more here…

SOLD Vintage quilt fabric panels, Dick, Jane fabric. 1940s,1960s era images, vintage fabric, children, dogs, toys, Scenes from “Dick and Jane”classic books. Unused (as new) Made from cotton. 9 pieces in this lot.  See more here…

Ritmeester Pikeur Tin – Vintage cigar tin full of vintage buttons.
Over 170 smaller brown whits some colour, buttons
Bakelite, mop and other. Many passed the Bakelite water test
1 card of 4 vintage Beutron buttons
1 card of 2 aqua, sea green buttons
1 card of 3 silver metal buttons
2 cards British snaps. 12 on each card
Ritmeester Pikeur cigar tin – yellow
5″x4″x1″ – 14x10x2cm.
Some rust and scratches and no. 18 writing on the outside. See more here…

SOLD Beautiful and original, vintage/retro, 1960s tea towel for all your retro dining.
100% pure linen.
Features wine glasses, bottle, fruit, frangapany, bowl, flowers, drinks and fruits.
Nice bold, bright colours.
No holes or stains.
Good condition. see more here…

2, 1950’s recycled lace panels with daisy’s and roses
Cotton daisy panel – Size 17″ x 8″ – 43″ x 20cm.
Yellow nylon rose panel – Size 22″ x 6″ – 56 x 16cm.
Era 1950s
Made from nylon and cotton
White and yellow
Floral lace
Each piece is big enough for all your craft sewing projects, slow stitch, quilting, or you could cut out each individual flower for applique, embellishments etc.
Great condition! See more here..

Vintage Dress fabric. Feathers 1980s
Size 60″ x 46″ – 150 x 117cm.
Vintage Crepe de Chine (slight crimp texture)
Made from polyester.
Black and white
Feathers floating in all directions design
Nice piece of fabric for sewing , framing and all craft art projects. See more here…

SOLD Vintage nautical cotton seersucker fabric
Size 36′ x 36″ – 90 x 90cm.
Vintage seersucker fabric (bubbly texture)
Made from cotton
Navy blue, Red, white
Nautical design
Exclusive design by Selwyns fabrics.
Nice piece of fabric for sewing , framing and all craft art projects. See more here…

Chocolat Dream. Handmade Wrist Cuff. Antique French lace.



Genivieve packed the dressing table drawer with thin tissue and very gently put the delicate antique scrap laces from her grandmothers wedding gown in, then reached for the chocolate box.



As the wife of a fine chocolatier in France, she knows, too much will falter her figure but she can’t resist the luxurious indulgence of chocolat.



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Collage Tutorial 14. Maps


I loved making this collage using my collections of found papers and fabric.


I started off with an old school exercise book cover from the 1930’s. It was full of hand drawn maps. I added stitching to the map and some found vintage graph papers, aged canvas and a did a little hand drawing on tissue


The paper with one of the maps of Queensland Australia was very delicate, so I glued it down  very carefully with archival gel medium. It’s a bit wrinkled but I don’t mind.


I added some fabric scrap from a vintage tablecloth depicting Australian wildflowers


Finally, I created little drawings all over the entire collage with pencils and ink pens

30 Days of collage Stephanie Levy












Old Potato Sack Books. Recycled. Eco Friendly.

Old Potato Sack Books. Recycled. Eco Friendly from Atelierinparis


Vintage Industrial Style Handmade Books


Old potato sack book,tattered and torn…


Rustic, vintage industrial style books, created from old Australian potato sacks, with beaut graphics.




Some have added scraps of text reclaimed from old tablecloths depicting, Australian places and wild flowers



Each journal is handmade and loaded with vintage papers recycled from an old business ledgers,handmade brown papers & tea stained white paper pages



All topped off with a tag written, Old potato sack book,tattered and torn…then finished off with a string or leather loop, with vintage upholstery button to close


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Charlotte Eco-Friendly. Handmade. Vintage. Recycled. Textile Assemblage Necklace.




Eco-Friendly. Handmade. Vintage recycled textile necklace. A vintage textile assemblage necklace collaged from recycled, vintage and antique elements to create layers & textures in French style.


Length -19 inches – 49 cm.

I created ” Charlotte”, from vintage cloth, hand – sewn and wrapped with vintage satin ribbons, crochet scraps and metallic silk threads. The necklace is embellished in places with Victorian bone beads, faux pearls and a 1800’s antique buckle up one side. This buckle was dug from the goldmines in Victoria, Australia.

Another buckle, Victorian, lay below, together with, a decorative metal fan shape with leaf embossing, a vintage glass bead in rose, a vintage, “Mother of Pearl” embellishment with an antique French doily attached to a hammered found tin, cap. Finished with a touch here and there of doily scap and antique tulle netting in antique cream.



Vintage cloth
Victorian bone beads
Antique, handmade lace, French doily attached to a handmade metal cap
An antique 1800’s buckle dug up from goldfields in Victoria Australia
Antique Victorian buckle
Dyed and aged satin ribbon, cream
Antique silk gold- gilded thread
Antique Mother of Pearl hanging embellishment
Vintage scrap doily lengths
Vintage metal fan & leaf embellishment
Faux pale rose pearls
Vintage gass bead with bubbles deep rose
Antique tulle netting cream

You won’t see this anywhere else!

Stylish, old world charm with a contemporary French feel.

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