The Lady's Guide to Plain Sewing
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A modern reference book intended to assist ladies, as
well as gentlemen, in developing skills in authentic plain hand sewing.
These skills are used in the creation of reproduction historical
garments and household items, and are also used in heirloom sewing and
"Plain sewing" consists of stitches and methods used in
basic construction of items, including some decorative techniques, as
opposed to "fancy work" or embroidery. Explore tips on gathering your
tools and supplies, and on sewing position and tension. Discover basic
stitches, seam techniques, whipped gathers and attaching ruffles, worked
button-holes and eyelets, thread buttons, slit finishing, picot or
“mice-teeth” edging, and an 18th century cross stitch alphabet.
paper version of this book has been regarded by historical costumers as
a valuable reference in their sewing kits. Now this is available as an
even handier version. Happy Sewing!
$9.95 US at