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Making an 18th Century Hussif | Travel Sewing Kit
Video link: https://youtu.be/mPAZaSWKECw
Brightening up the winter light with cheerful green details and using some scraps at the same time? Sign me up. 🙂
Hussifs and sewing kits never really went out of style. I found several modern ones in my museum browsings, and that makes it feel extra nice to continue the tradition. Not to mention that we could do it using scraps. Even though the mountain of scrap fabrics is still rather excessive!
-  Soldier’s hussif from New Zealand, WWI https://www.aucklandmuseum.com/discover/collections/topics/meet-the-objects-the-daily-life-of-a-soldier –
-  https://digitaltmuseum.no/0210211801124/etui
-  https://digitaltmuseum.no/011023170096/mappe-symappe
-  https://digitaltmuseum.no/011023128213/mappe-til-sysaker
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