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Antique Maple Sewing Bird - Sewing Clamp - Hemming Clamp - A very collectible and rare sewing tool from the 1800's. Metal sewing birds were mass produced but wood ones were usually handcrafted by a loving husband or bridegroom. Sewing birds were made to clamp onto the side of a sewing table. The hem area of a garment was then clamped into the bird and held taut so the seamstress could make a finer seam.

This one is maple and probably made in Pennsylvania. It sports a tiny mirror and a handy pin cushion. The tool comes apart and there is a little storage space for needles.

A precious little tool - well made, worn in places, with a polished smoothness to the wood from use. The mirror is rare and, unfortunately, this one has a crack. Velvet ribbon or a scrap of leather might have surrounded the pincushion. Easily replaced with something vintage.

Antique Sewing Bird - Maple Wood Sewing Clamp w. Mirror - 1800's


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: maple wood, metal mirror
  • Only ships within United States.
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  • Favorited by: 7 people