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« on: November 01, 2017 01:41:17 PM »

I can recall that one of my younger sisters had some of these when we were kids, but, when I asked my Aunt about them, she insisted that they were animal-themed, not these Barbie ones.

Anyhoo, Monday morning I found this complete Barbie set at a local thrift store, and it was free to boot!  The box is pretty banged up, but all six cards and the yarn threads (which have shoelace ends to make them easier to thread through the holes) were all there and in nice shape.  The six cards were already finished except for the Ken/Barbie one with the yellow yarn, so, I completed that one before shooting these photos (finally: a sewing project that even I can't screw up!)  I bet, for a lot of young girls around my age (there's no date on the box, but I'm guessing it's from the 80s), this may have been their very first sewing experience.















The one above with roses in Barbie's hair is my favorite.  I wish that ColorForms/Mattel had tried something a little more creative than just outlining the figures, like making some simple shapes, but, for aspiring artists, it's as good a start as any.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017 02:32:30 PM »

Ahh, I remember those!  I had that exact set!  I agree -- would have been neat, if they had it outline the dresses, roses, made some stars in the sky, etc.

My kids have something similar to these now, but they are called "lacing" cards these days.  They are a thicker cardboard, so quiet reusable, too.  Ours our dinosaurs.  For some reason, I never made the connection from them to my old Barbie sewing set.  So neat.





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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017 02:35:21 PM »

Oh, gosh.  I might need this set now. https://www.etsy.com/listing/502064995/vintage-colorforms-barbie-sewing-cards  I never saw this one. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017 05:20:14 PM »

I had a My Little Pony Set.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017 08:49:35 AM »

I had a My Little Pony Set.

My life is forever changed knowing this even existed. Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017 12:09:21 PM »

MLP might have been what my sister(s) had, as they certainly had a bunch of the actual horses.

I'm a bit surprised, but pleased, that sewing cards are still being made--I had just assumed that they weren't in production anymore as I hadn't personally seen any in ages.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2018 06:51:20 PM »

I don't remember the Barbie's ones, but I do remember playing with sewing cards in grade school. They were animals and other objects that had holes in them for you to weave thread through. 

Thanks for the flashback Monday 😃
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2018 03:48:35 PM »

I had sewing cards but I can't remember what the theme was.  I'm pretty confident it was not Barbie.
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2018 05:15:30 AM »

What an amazing find, Patraw!  Thanks for letting us ride shotgun on this trip down Memory Lane.  I had a set that had different pictures.  One was a sneaker that I outlined; there was a car, ... I forget the rest.
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