Antique Sewing Tools and Accessories

Learn more about Sewing Antiques

19th Century Carved Pin Cushion and Silk Calendar

At Bleasdales we have the great privilege of seeing some of the world's finest antique sewing tools and accessories. We always enjoy encouraging greater interest in this field of collecting because so many of the wonderful objects that we see have been made with great craftsmanship and the designs are often imbued with beauty and humour (sometimes simultaneously!). While many of these tools were simply devised to solve practical problems for the men and women who originally used them they provide a very tangible link to our past.


We hope you find the information about the history of specialist tools and accessories interesting and informative.


Please click on the tabs on the left hand side of the screen to find out more about specific sewing tools and accessories.

Click on the catalogue below to our view our November 2023 Sewing Sale

Robert Bleasdale explores the origins and hidden secrets of this rare box that was sold in our November 2022  sale for £6520 - click on the box to learn more...

Click on the catalogue below to view the Summer Sewing Sale 15 June 2022

Click on the catalogue below to view the Winter Sewing Sale 2021

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Bleasdales' Winter Sale featured in 'Country Life'

Country Life - Feb 2016

'Country Life' journalist, Huon Mallalieu, captivated by Sewing curios - Read more...

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Dorset Thimble Society International

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