Just too sweet! A pair of authentic vintage 1920's hand knitted pincushion baby slippers. These were not meant for a baby to wear but were made as actual pincushions. A neat sewing item to add to a collection.
Silk ribbons are laced around the ankle part of the cushion and tied with a bow in the front. A smaller silk bow embellishes each toe. The bottom is edged in pink silk ribbon, only along the very edge of the slipper. Pink thread is then used, laced back and forth, across the bottom. A number of stitches, along the side bottom, hold the two shoes together.
Cotton batting is packed tightly in both shoes, with the top of batting for holding straight pins. Many of the original pins are still there. Ecru in color. Some soiling to the slippers and to the batting. This would be expected. The silk of the ribbons are somewhat shredded, too, both on the bows and bottom.
Size: 4" long from toe to heel. 4" wide across both bottom of slippers. 2-5/8" tall.
It is my opinion, the pincushion was meant for a baby's room.