The Complete Family Sewing Book Vintage Pattern and How To Sew Book Copyright 1972

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The Complete Family Sewing Book, hardcover how to sew book with 3 ring binder, published 1972.


Fantastic resource for the vintage clothing collector or fashion designer inspired by the styles of the seventies!

This book, in a binder format, is 480 pages long and includes an index, sewing log, and a guide to shapes and styles on the endpages.

Sections include

Do wonders with your wardrobe

Blueprint to fashion

The Basic Materials

Layout, cutting, and marking

The Inside Personality

Secrets of shaping

Necklines, Sleeves, and Pockets

An Open and Shut Story

New Fabrics and New Techniques

Fringe Benefits

Sew for Him!

Little Clothes for Little Prices (this is the section on children's clothing)

Lingerie and Swimwear

Fix it Change it Cover It!

Time Place and Tools

The hand drawn illustrations and diagrams are bright, colorful, and very seventies.

Just check out that psychedelic sewing machine on the bright yellow cover!

There are no pages missing or torn, however the end papers around the back hinge have ripped a little at the top.

Book is big, ten inches tall and eight and a half inches across.

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