Singer Sewing Book Author:Gladys Cunningham You are about to begin an adventure in creativity: you are going to sew. And you are going to sew well. You may open this book as a beginner, eager to make an absolutely smashing dress; or you may open it as an experienced sewer, determined to master tailoring. Whatever your reason, we believe the book will satisfy you, for it aims to teach the ... more »novice basic sewing skills and help the advanced seamstress perfect her ability.
Sewing today is an exciting and rewarding pastime. Whether you sew for economy or fashion, you have at your disposal superb fabrics in brilliant colors and interesting textures and weaves; you have patterns by famous designers; and you have a versatile and compliant helpmeet—your sewing machine.
Begin your adventure with a simple dress, and follow the rules explicitly. When you have mastered them, decide where you can cut corners without sacriﬁcing good workmanship. (Many of the basic principles of sewing must never be omitted.) Each time you make a dress, select a design that is a little more difficult. Gradually work up to bound buttonholes, set-in pockets, and ﬁnally suits and coats. Follow the same principle when sewing for your home. Start with a simple curtain or bedspread and advance to draperies, slipcovers, and designs featuring decorative detail. If you are skilled in sewing, use this book to broaden your knowledge — to acquaint yourself with the new construction methods that today’s fabrics and fashions demand.
Sewing is an art and, as such, demands the discipline of an art. Bring to it desire, enthusiasm, and imagination, and it will give you in return a satisfaction that is unique: the joy of creating something that is truly yours.« less