Top 10 Sewing Collectibles of 2021

Updated: Mar 26


There are quite a few specialized collectible subcultures out there. Many obscure, some hard to find and others, down right strange. But if you’re in the resale business or a picker by trade, you probably know about this one. Sewing Collectibles. They have been sought after for just about as long as people have been collecting. But if you did not, I am here to tell you, there is a hidden world that wants your vintage sewing accessories and implements. I love sharing these kind of goodies with you and I hope you find some of these treasures lurking in your collection.


This is the Top 10 Sewing Collectibles Collectors are looking for in 2021.


10 Thimbles


Don’t get too excited. It has to be the right ones. The period antiques, typically of the Georgian or Victorian Eras being best. They can be found in Sterling, Gold, Porcelain and Bronze.


9 Pincushions


Again, the collectors can be particular. The figurals of the Victorian Era are always a hit. Some featured Sterling Bases, Cast Filigree or Carved Wood. Many were topped with the finest of velvet. Values can vary quite a bit however recent auctions have shown, collectors are willing to step up.


8 Sewing Baskets


A tisket a tasket, big money for some baskets? These can have quite the resale range and you have to know what you are looking for. Honestly, there are so many styles of these out there, they could have their own book. They probably do, but do a little research and use your gut.