Baubles to Bobbins: A Valet Turned Sewing Kit

Baubles to Bobbins: A Valet Turned Sewing Kit

Now- I know what you’re thinking: Sadie already created a sewing caddy once before. And you’re right…I still use it all the time, and the pins are safely tucked away from my cat, Cottonball. BUT…when I found this outdated jewelry valet with its padded top, I knew right away it would be a great little sewing kit for this month’s post for The Good Life Blog.

Vintage padded top jewelry box valet to be repurposed as a sewing kit box by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A fantastic repurposing candidate!

Besides, who couldn’t use a little more sewing notion storage? This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Sew…I mean, So…this little jewelry valet didn’t need much to repurpose it into a sewing kit. But, first things first, I needed to clean out some of the dust and dirt from the velveteen interior. Since I was already going to be using some painters tape for the exterior, I used some tape like a lint brush and dabbed out the grime.

Vintage padded top jewelry box valet to be repurposed as a sewing kit box by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A makeshift lint-roller…

It worked like a charm! So I kept on taping before I painted it a pretty periwinkle blue.

Vintage padded tapestry top wood jewelry box valet to be repurposed as a sewing kit box by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Getting ready for a makeover!

Once the painted had dried and I removed the tape, I did a little modification to the interior. With my antique pliers, I removed the foam ring holders. Why’d I do that? So that I had a nifty little section for bobbins!

Vintage padded tapestry top wood jewelry box valet to be repurposed as a sewing kit box by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

From baubles to bobbins…

Across the aisle from the bobbins, I used the earring section to hold my long embroidery needles. How perfect is that?

Vintage padded tapestry top wood jewelry box valet to be repurposed as a sewing kit box by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

An excellent fit.

And then I just filled the rest of the valet with various supplies- thimbles, measuring tape, cute little folding scissors, fabric pencils, etc.

Vintage padded tapestry top wood jewelry box valet to be repurposed as a sewing kit box by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Works like a charm for sewing supplies!

But let’s not forget the most important part- the very reason I purchased this jewelry valet in the first place! The built-in pincushion…!

Vintage padded tapestry top wood jewelry box valet to be repurposed as a sewing kit box by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Told you it would work!

Isn’t that divine? And when it comes to sewing supplies, it can really hold a LOT…definitely more than my (very cute but space-limited) teapot sewing caddy.

Vintage padded tapestry top wood jewelry box valet to be repurposed as a sewing kit box by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The final product.

And while it doesn’t hide the straight pins from Cottonball, I can tuck this into a drawer or on a closet shelf just the same.

Vintage padded tapestry top wood jewelry box valet to be repurposed as a sewing kit box by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And there you have it!

I think the periwinkle paint is a big improvement- it really makes it pop! And now I have a little more storage for my sewing bits…instead of just investing in a larger sewing box or chest, I guess I’ll just keep repurposing odds and ends into storage. ‘Tis the upcycler’s way…

Craft on!

S


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Comments

  1. This is a fantastic project! Very inspiring!

  2. OH, snap!! What a marvelous idea!!

  3. I just viewed your teapot pincushion, too. Brilliant. What a great way to have sewing supplies handy in the kitchen (or anywhere). I just love your blog.
    Ginene

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks, Ginene!! And that’s what ends up happening- sewing storage all over the house. But when they’re cute and decorative, no one’s the wiser. 😉

  4. How cute and creative way for this transformation.

  5. This is an awesome gift idea for your favorite seamstress!! thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  6. What a great idea! Pinning this to try someday—just need to find a cute box like this. 🙂

  7. The ultimate organizer and thanks for the tip on using painters tape for cleaning.

  8. Love this idea and it turned out great. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm. Featuring it on Vintage Charm tomorrow.

  9. Oh this is so fun! What a neat idea!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. JaneEllen Jones says:

    You are so clever, what an incredible redo, would love that for my needles. It looks so cute and is so handy, smart girl. Will keep my eye out for one of those to redo.
    Have wonderful weekend

  11. That’s cute Sadie. I believe that’s my old jewelry box…I used to have one just like it! It’s a great update for sewing notions.

  12. Another darling project, Sarah! You have such a great eye for re-purposing things. Pinned and Sharing! Thanks for joining us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party!

  13. What a fabulous repurpose! You have the most clever repurposes and sure do get the creative juices flowing!

    Thank you so much for sharing all of your cleverness over at Waste Not Wednesday! 🙂

  14. This is my kinda jewelry box! lol Not much for jewelry but I do have two mini sewing boxes to hold all the thread. Very cute idea!

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