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What is my old sewing machine worth?

Because vintage sewing machines are old, people usually assume they must be worth a lot of money. However, that’s not always the case. There have been literally millions of sewing machines manufactured since the first one was patented way back in 1830 by Barthélemy Thimonnier. If you have one of those in your attic, you’re probably sitting on a goldmine! Read on for some hints on valuing your old sewing machine. 

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Have yourself an upcycled little Christmas!

Upcycling at Christmas isn’t a new phenomenon. Who hasn’t made an angel out of a toilet roll tube, or used scrap paper to make a paper chain before when they were at school? Your choice of Christmas decorations might be more sophisticated these days, but there are more ways to upcycle at Christmas than finding uses for old toilet rolls! Reuse packaging With the rise of online shopping, the amount of packaging in general circulation has risen massively. Large online retailers use millions of cardboard boxes each year, and while it’s great to recycle them as they appear in your home, you could always use them to make your gift tags from before you recycle them. All you need to...

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