Thursday, October 23, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday -- Vintage Sewing Patterns

I thought I'd share some adorabe craft patterns with y'all today for my vintage thingies. Most of these are from the 70's, so I hope I'm not cheating by calling them "vintage". But dang, they are cute!

I don't know that I'll ever make any of these...but I had to have them!

This summer, I went into a tiny shop in Prague where a sweet lady who didn't speak a lick of English(why should she?) sold toys that she had made by hand. Many of them remind me of these three little guys.I love love love the little owl pillow in this pattern.This one just tickled me when I saw it. I don't know which is cuter, the hippo in his jaunty red cap or the croc wearing glasses!And today I made a quick stop in our local Salvation Army store and picked up several vintage patterns for .29 each. Among them this pelican. It helps the kiddos learn to count! The cutest! And I was pleasantly surprised to find a fish that had been tucked away in the pattern.
For more vintage thingies, head over to The Apron Queen's place.

21 comments:

Threeundertwo said...

These are great! I've made a few toys and teddy bears, now I'm going to keep a lookout for vintage patterns. I like the hippo in the tutu.

Grandma Faith said...

Those patterns are adorable. It would be so much fun to make these sweet toys.

Vintage Mommy said...

WONDERFUL patterns!

Patty said...

Look at the pencils in the elephant's pocket! How cute! Have you made any of these yet, Kellie? You should.

Coloradolady said...

These patterns are adorable...and look a the original price...my how things have changed. I remember seeing the one with the hippo. Very cute. Love it.

Birdie said...

Softies!!! Those are super! They're all the rage now too. I can't wait to see your finished products now. Bubby's little girlfriend draws all kinds of animae and she drew this great, simple cat that I'd love to make up today. I just had it blown way up to a workable size today and it's gonna be just peachy keen *S* He's gonna give it to her for Christmas he says. Thanks for sharing your treasures, that was FUN!

ellen b said...

Hi Kellie,
These are such fun patterns even if you never get around to making them. But! I think you should try making that fabulous OWL! So darn cute...

Amy said...

Great stuff! I remember seeing sewing patterns around in the shops when I was growing up in the 70's. Are you going to make any of them?

char72 said...

I used to sew a lot and I bought lots of patterns. I loved looking at the pattern books. I haven't looked at one in ages. Last time I looked I was amazed at the prices. I still have some of the patterns but I got rid of most of them years ago. Should have kept all of them. They'd sure be vintage now.
Hugs,
Charlotte

Dawn said...

OH MY GOSH! My aunt made me that very same hippo when I was a little girl one year for Christmas. I was just thinking of that today! My hippo was hot pink crushed velvet with a lace skirt and a little hat--ah the memories! and how weird is this--my word verification is gracio which is computer speak for gracious thanks for sharing!! haha!!!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great patterns, especially the pelican!

Diane said...

My vote is for the hippo! Great pattern finds!

Jennifer said...

Those are cute! I would love to make some of those for my kids... and I would if I could only sew. Darn.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Lovely old patterns...the hippos are super cute!!

bowerbirdz said...

Those are so cute, especially the hippo in a tutu! Your post made me remember that I once sewed a camel that could be used as a kiddies seat for my brother's kids. Thanks for the memories!

Jewelgirl said...

These animals in the patterns are adorable! Great find! Are you going
to make them?

DaBookLady said...

Oh I agree patterns are the best, especially "Vintage" ones...great collection of cute pillows.. :)

Yarni Gras! said...

love that turtle :-) and the owl one too........

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

These patterns are vintage, collectible, and sooooo cute! Each one is so special--I don't know which one I like best--I love them all!
Enjoyed!
Thanks so much for the kind words left at the cabin!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Elizabeth said...

Came by a little late to see your vintage items and got hit with one of my hunky, smooth favs: Harry! Thanks for both posts!

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

You're right! Those are just too cute! And yes, I think 1970s counts as vintage. (Sad as it seems! LOL!)