Needle Books and Sewing Notions

Nestled among the sewing Notions of Ric-Rac, Bias Tape and Buttons you will find a couple Needle books.


Given away by Grocery stores, Dime Stores like Woolworth and Insurance agents, the Needle book was a simple cardboard folder filled with an assortment of sewing Needles. This household item was used for a lengthy time period and not a quick throw away like a book of matches. I am sure merchants  felt it was a good return on their marketing funds. Some Needle books had more then one sponsor with the cost and benefit shared by all. The blue National Life Insurance Needle book in the photo also has advertisement for Dix and Rand Needles and The Grand Ole Opry on WSM radio!

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7 thoughts on “Needle Books and Sewing Notions

  1. Needle books! Such a great N with a vintage slant. Love it! We have somewhere around the house. Being thinner than a NICKEL, they are also easy to misplace!

    • Good choice for N!
      Have a great week with or without needlework! I hope that spring will soon with us all after this long and icy winter.
      Wil, ABCW Team.

  2. I had never heard of Needle Books before. My wife owned a fabric store, The Golden Thimble, for a number of years.
    An Arkies Musings

  3. I remember those! NICE!

    abcw team

  4. An interesting piece of history.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. My eyes went right to the rick rack. There’s something just so darn cheerful about it.

  6. I see lots of sewing coming your way.

    Festival of Nation

    Catching up with letter N before O arrives.
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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