singer sewing book

Singer Sewing Book
Singer Sewing Book
1949
colour photos! details on e-v-e-r-y-thing!

Talking with my Aunt the other day about my latest acquisition, Singer Sewing Book.  I hardly mentioned it before she said she might still have her original copy, too.

When she first bought a sewing machine (late 40s?) she didn’t know how to sew, but she had 3 daughters so she learned.  In those days Singer offered 8 dressmaking lessons at their stores to anyone who bought a new machine.  She still loves sewing, but can’t because of arthritis.  Needless to say, she misses it.

Isn’t it wonderful to hear something so warmly remembered and spoken of!

6 thoughts on “singer sewing book”

  1. Thank you, Debi!
    Now I can read back through your posts and follow along with what you’ve describedd.
    😉
    Am sooo impressed with your wardrobe of vintage – thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration!

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  2. Absolutely!
    Thrilling to see so many different techniques discussed so well, and illustrated, too.
    Just can’t copy anything directly because of copyright.

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  3. Must be nice to read about how stuff were made in thar “era” 😉 and I bet you can learn some very neat sewing tricks… The ones that sometimes make the garnment!

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  4. Agree totally with you!
    Just don’t have time (yet) to go into all the luscious details.
    It astounds me that it’s so complete.
    Wish I’d gotten it a looong time ago…
    Thank you for your comment!

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  5. Thanks for this little walk down memory lane. I have my mother’s copy of the Singer Sewing Book. I still love to go to the design inspiration pages. The curtain and upholstery information is still some of the best. -Deb

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