Vintage 1970s Sewing Book - Better Homes & Gardens Sewing Book - 1973 Edition
A beautifully tailored suit, an elegant party dress, handsome draperies for your home - all are yours for the making...
First published in 1961, the Better Homes & Gardens sewing book has been teaching fabric and style enthusiasts how to make custom clothes and textiles for over half a century. Long before the internet, if you wanted to make some curtains for your kitchen, an apron for yourself or some leisure clothes for your family, you learned how to do it by studying a book like this one - a thoroughly informative guide detailing the art of craft and design.
It was written with the help of Lucille Roberts, a famous American sewing icon, who grew up during the Great Depression when she first started making her own clothes at home out of necessity. As she grew into adulthood and a career in the home fashion industry, Lucille toured the country enthusiastically teaching men, women and young adults how to make their own clothes. Quickly, she became a trusted authority on sewing and design. Eventually, she would expand her sewing knowledge into the worlds of print media and television with her own sewing column and her own sewing show.
When this book debuted it was such a helpful sewing companion that it quickly grew into a beloved bible of the craft and was revised several times over succeeding decades to reflect changes in style trends for both home and wardrobe. This edition was published in 1973, a revision of the 1970 edition.
Containing over 350 pages, it retains classic styles of the '60s as far as clothing and a slightly more modern vibe found in home decor interiors of the 1970s. Here in the Vintage Kitchen, we thoroughly love this book for its easy-to-understand instruction, its confident assurance that we can sew anything we set our minds to (even though we are not experienced sewers!), and the fact that they've devoted a whole chapter (No. 18!) to sewing for the home, which features everything from curtains to slipcovers, draperies to bedspreads. Full of timeless information, it also shares insider tips and tricks (like how to create a flattering silhouette, hide flaws, enhance attributes, and how to choose the right style and fabrics for the best overall effect). Ideal for all sewing experience levels, Better Homes And Garden Sewing Book offers a dynamic, practical, and useful approach to clothing design and interior decorating with an engaging eye towards midcentury style.
- 1973 edition
- 360 pages covering 19 chapters
- 5-ring binder style with paper tabs
- Classic styles and techniques
- Illustrated throughout with drawings, graphs, charts and both color and black and white photographs
In gorgeous vintage condition. This book looks practically brand-new. No spots, stains or markings. All pages intact and clean and bright.
Measures 8" inches (width) x 10" inches (length) x 2.5" inches (thickness)