>A Line Drying Kit to Make from 1916

>I just love these old magazines with homemaking projects in them! This is from an article from 1916.  Although the magazine wanted you to send away for a kit to make these, I adapted the Laundry kit to be made today! It’s so simple, but it’s absolutely adorable.  You can stick to the more period appropriate fabrics if you like- the original looke like it might have been linen- or use crazy modern prints for a little fun when you open the envelope.  What fun to think of the travelers in 1916 getting these as Christmas gifts!

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Sorry about the typos- I flattened the image before I spell checked, and am to lazy to do it again.  Whoops?

5 Comments on >A Line Drying Kit to Make from 1916

  1. Bucca
    December 9, 2009 at 3:04 am (10 years ago)

    >How adoreable! this is really really cool :) thanks for sharing this with us xox

  2. Amanda
    December 9, 2009 at 3:58 am (10 years ago)

    >Very cool!

  3. casey
    December 9, 2009 at 12:03 pm (10 years ago)

    >Too, too fun! I love these little, decorative storage bags that magazines from this era seemed to have a lot of. Seeing all the lovely scans you've been doing all week is making me want to pull out my collection of old needlework magazines and find some fun projects to share! :)Thanks for scanning and posting these, Lauren! :)♥ Caseyblog | elegantmusings.com

  4. Lauren
    December 9, 2009 at 5:02 pm (10 years ago)

    >That is so fun. They look kind of like little reticules.

  5. Latter-Day Flapper
    May 25, 2010 at 5:48 pm (9 years ago)

    >Um, am I crazy or is "Laundry" printed in Chinese-restaurant script? Ouch.