Uses for Vintage Sewing Machine Drawers

Written by on June 18, 2013 in home decor, Upcycle with 2 Comments

I have run into a couple of broken down, treadle sewing machines. My mom still has the one that belonged to my great-grandmother but it’s in pretty good shape so we won’t be touching that! Mom put her foot down.

Anyway, I was looking at the sewing drawers thinking they would make great containers, decor or repurposed items. I also see them for sale all by themselves at very reasonable prices. So, here are some of the ideas I have use and as well as new ones I will use in the future that I found on Pinterest.

vintage sewing drawer as bowl

I used this drawer as a container on a Halloween food table. The theme was “Vintage Halloween”  so the vintage sewing drawer was perfect! I lined the drawer with a lime green, satin napkin to ensure the party mix didn’t touch it.




At Funky Junk Interiors, Donna takes an old sewing machine drawer, mason jars and an vintage washboard that’s missing glass to create this gorgeous window display. I just love it!

Katie's Rose Cottage Sewing Drawer

Katie’s Rose Cottage made this beautiful display from an old sewing machine drawer. This drawer in white chalk paint has a different look than the natural stained wood. It’s simple, shabby and very chic!

Debra Cole sewing drawer shelf

Debra Cole on Pinterest, showed off a sewing machine drawer used as a hanging shelf in a guest bath. Cute idea! I like lining the inside with paper for a nice contrast.

My mind is a whir with ideas! They could hold office supplies, holiday decor or arrangements, centerpieces for a wedding, stacked on a book case with old books in a neat vignette…

Have you got some ideas for using vintage sewing machine drawers as decor?


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  1. BuckHawk says:

    What great ways to re-purpose sewing machine drawers. Right off the bat, I thought about making one into a coffin-effect for that Halloween buffet! Adding in a skeleton-mold food seemed like fun.

  2. These really are great ideas! They would be perfect for my quilting group luncheons! I can’t believe none of us have been this creative ourselves.

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