Ok, so during my travels I had the luck of passing through SFO (San Francisco Airport) Terminal 3. Which means I was lucky enough to see the airport’s exhibit about the history of sewing. If you have been following some other jet-setting bloggers, you have most likely already seen pictures of this exhibit, but I thought I would share some more, just the same.
|Airport Exhibit: Threading the Needle|
Picture heavy post – see more deliciously fabulous sewing goodness after the break!
|A lovely hand-sewn gown.|
|Large signs had fashion plates and pattern artwork from the late 1800s and early 1900s.|
|The walls had pictures of sewing machines being used in different cultures.|
|Lovely sewing boxes. I don’t have a sewing box. If I get one I hope it is as pretty as these are.|
|Awesome spool/scissor/pin/thimble holders.|
|To think we complain about heating up our irons today…|
|Really cool pattern drafting system.|
|Very early hand-crank sewing machines.|
|These toy machines look a lot like the early models.|
|Treadle with gorgeous sewing table. The picture on the sign shows one as a wedding gift.|
|Early Singers! So pretty…|
|German sewing machines…|
|The history of patterns.|
|More modern zig-zag machines. A Viking. Le sigh.|
3 thoughts on “Sewing Exhibit at SFO”
What a great idea to have an exhibit at the airport!
That's really cool! There' a 1930/1940's gown pattern over at EvaDress that looks really similar to that floral delight in the 7th picture down. Love!
Wasn't it such a fun exhibit! It definitely improved the travel experience IMHO!