“Sewing for the Home” by Mary Brooks Picken is a classic vintage sewing book. The subtitle, “How to Make Fabric Furnishings in a Professional Way,” really sums up the theme of the book, which has lots of basic information, very useful for any era, and will help the reader achieve the perfect 1940s retro decor for her home.
Picken, a famous sewing educator, tells how to have confidence in decorating, how to use sewing machine attachments, how to make quilts, draperies, bedspreads, slip covers, rugs, etc. etc.
The book is full of photographs and illustrations to help the lady of the house to create the perfect home. Loads of retro fun from the wartime era!
Sewing for the Home by Mary Brooks Picken New York: Harper & Brothers, 1941 178 pages Condition: cover worn and stained and corners bumped; otherwise fine
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