singer sewing book

Singer Sewing Book

Singer Sewing Book
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. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      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!

  1. Cul de Sac

    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!

    1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

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

  2. Costume People

    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

    1. CurlsnSkirls Post author

      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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