I use vintage patterns, some of which belonged to my grandmother, with today's fabrics and yarns. I take vintage needlework magazines and work from the patterns in them. The magazines date from 1912 through to the fifties, and I try and use the patterns from them as they would have been originally used. Sometimes I will adapt them and make something else. I prefer to specialize with the thirties and forties patterns and occasionally dip my toe into the fifties.

When I feel the need to bring things up to date, sometimes adapting the original vintage patterns. I also design my own patterns so you can make lovely items too.

Friday, 10 May 2013



Wow! How does this work. I've just made one from scratch and I still don't know! As soon as I saw this little novelty I just knew I had to bring it up to date.  It was originally a knitting pattern holder, but I thought why not put in it all those cuttings and ideas that you tear from  magazines and then find you have tucked them into a draw or slipped them into a book and forgotten about them. Why not have a go and be fascinated as I was.  
(It is just the folder not the magazine which is one of my collection.)

I can be found here too

I have one to give away!

To be in for a chance....................... 

Become a follower of this blog 'I MAKE VINTAGE'

Leave a comment here on THIS blog

and for an extra opportunity leave a comment on my FACEBOOK page too 
(either click on the word 'facebook' or click on the top 'postcard' on the sidebar)

The draw will take place on Sunday 19th May at midday


  1. Me again!

    Im now a follower of this blog too!

    This looks brilliant, please may I be entered into your giveaway?

    Have a lovely weekend, Helenxx

  2. Thanks for the chance to win Julie :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Rose X

  3. Hi Julie, love what you do and am now following your blog so I can keep up with it all too :) xxx

  4. Fab giveaway Julie, would love the chance to win..........I didn't realise you wrote on this blog too.......silly me!
    Kim xx

  5. Hi julie, found you via. 'Lavender and lilac' blog. Love the things you make. What a lovely idea updating all those fabulous vintage patterns, regards Jayne x

  6. Such a lovely Giveaway Julie...Please could you pop my name into your hat? ..I'm a follower of your blog and Facebook too!
    Happy Wednesday!
    Susan x
    P.S Will add a link on my blog..x

  7. Gorgeous giveaway Julie! Please put me in the draw too :)
    Have a happy weekend.
    Helen x


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