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Complete Guide to Home Sewing

Complete Guide to Home Sewing

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A COMPLETE GUIDETO
 
HOMESEWING
 
BY
 
SYLVIA K. MAGER
 
INTRODUCTION BY
 
DR. HENRIETTA FLECK
 
POCKET BOOKS,
INC.
· NEW YORK, N. Y.
 
 
 
The Printing History of 
 
 A Complete Guide to HomeSewing
 
P
OCKET
B
OOK
edition published May, 19521st
 
printing ........................................ March, 1952
 
This original edition prepared especiallyfor P
OCKET
B
OOKS
,
 
I
NC
.,
 
is printed frombrand-new plates made from newly set,clear, easy-to-read type.
 
Printed in the U.S.A.Copyright, 1952, by Sylvia K. Mager
 
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 Notice:
P
OCKET
B
OOK
editions are published in the United States
 
by Pocket Books, Inc., in Canada by Pocket Booksof Canada, Ltd., and in England by Pocket Books(G.B.) Ltd. Trade Marks registered in the UnitedStates and British Patent Offices b Pocket Books,and registered in Canada by Pocket Books of Canada, Ltd.
 
 
 
CONTENTS 
 viixii149152429333750576378839599103107113118121124130134Introduction ..............................................................Preface ......................................................................1.
 
Beginning to Sew ......................................................2.
 
Sewing Equipment ..................................................3.
 
Basic Stitches .............................................................4.
 
The Sewing Machine .................................................5.
 
Machine Attachments .................................................6.
 
Selecting a Sewing Machine ....................................7.
 
General Information for Sewing ................................8.
 
Practice Stitching and Projects ..................................9.
 
Selecting a Fabric ......................................................10.
 
Selecting a Style .........................................................11.
 
Patterns and Their Adjustment ..................................12.
 
Cutting and Marking the Work ...................................13.
 
Fitting .........................................................................14.
 
Making a Skirt ................ ..........................................15.
 
Making a Blouse .........................................................16.
 
Making a Dress ..........................................................17.
 
Seams and Seam Finishes .........................................18.
 
Hems ........................................................................19.
 
Darts ...........................................................................20.
 
Tucks .......................................................................21.
 
Pleats and Godets ........................................................22.
 
Gathers, Ruffles, Shirring ...........................................23.
 
Headings and Casings ................................................

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