The Complete Book of Sewing Author:Constance Talbot This is a book on sewing made easy - sewing made fun! It is based on time-saving ideas. — The author, Constance Talbot, was a small girl when she first learned to sew. As she grew older she quickly became impatient with time-wasting Victorian sewing traditions - became too busy to labor long over a costume that required a week of work when the sa... more »me effect could be developed in a few hours with the aid of short-cuts.
In her business career with overflowing hours of work she has kept house and sewed successfully because she streamlined her routine to the shortest quickest timing.
The great modern American Dressmakers are among her close friends and from them she has learned much about efficiency in professional sewing. With countless housewives she has, during her nation-wide lecture tours and sewing demonstrations, exchanged tested short cuts.
Many of these time saving ideas and methods are included in this book to help both beginner and expert to discover that it it truly fun to sew.
Whatever your skill, whatever your interest in sewing, you will find the answers to your questions in this book. Use the Ready Reference Guide at the back freely, as you would the index of a cookbook. What is the easiest placket to make? How do you make a bound pocket? How many curtain poles are needed? What yardage is needed for a chair cover? The Ready Reference Guide will quickly point you to the answer.« less