A friend has been going through her grandma’s sewing supplies from the 60s-80s, and passing many of them onto me. I’ve gotten some great things from her – patterns, about 500 hook-and-eye closures, fabric, seam binding…as well as some notions I cannot place. I thought I’d post pictures on here to see if anyone can help me figure out what they are.
These little things feel kind of like something you might embroider onto a garment, but there are about 25 of them in a bag and they don’t look like anything someone might want embroidered onto something. They can be folded in half.
I know the package on the left is collar stays (though they’re kind of long), but I’m not sure about the one on the right. The white bands are elastic, and the writing is in German.
I’m very confused by these items. They’re all the same thing, just different lengths and colors. The packages say “Zig Zag Wire Supports; Braces the fabric, supports the collar flare.” All of those words make sense…but where and why would you use them?
These packages say “shoulder strap guards; pin-in nylon; snap ends around shoulder strap.”
And finally, these strange things. They look like buttons, but are made up by threads pulled to the center of the circle. A friend suggested they might be the buttons you use in the middle of pillows.
The pictures below are items I recognize but have no need for. If anyone could find a use for any of the items in this post, let me know. Especially the hook-and-eye closures. I have enough to last me many, many years.
Thanks for the help! It’s been fun looking through all those notions and trying to imagine what they might be used for.