Singer Sewing Book, Mary Brooks Picken, Reference, Learning To Sew, How To Book

$28.00

Singer Sewing Book, Mary Brooks Picken, Reference, Learning To Sew, How To Book

A wonderful hardcover book called Singer Sewing Book by Mary Brooks Picken. It has a tan cloth cover. These old books provide a wealth of information. Within the pages you can find sewing techniques for clothes and home furnishings, fashion advice, etiquette and an insight into women during the time that the book was published. The illustrations and photos provide further insight into the lifestyles when sewing was a necessity and not a just a hobby.

Mary Brooks Picken (1886 – 1981) was an American author of 96 books on needlework, sewing, and the textile arts. Her Fashion Dictionary, published by Funk and Wagnalls in 1957, is the first dictionary in the English language to be published by a woman. She was the foremost authority on home sewing during the first half of the 20th century and was the Director of a famous correspondence school of sewing. The Singer Sewing book was first published in 1949 with the first printing consisting of 50,000 copies. By 1950, 320,000 copies had been published.

Size:
11 x 8 inches
244 pages
Published by Singer Sewing Machine Company -- 1959

This book is in Very Good condition. The binding is sturdy, and the pages are clean and unmarked. It has some shelf wear and bending on the corners from age. The dust cover is in fair condition with small rips and rubbing. Please see photos.

What a great gift idea for the woman or man who loves to sew! Great for any holiday or special occasion.

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