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Complete Book of Sewing, Constance Talbot, Sewing Book, Vintage Sewing Books, Learn to Sew, Sewing Tutorial, Sew Book, Beginner Sewing
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Copyright 1943, this hardbound book was written by Constance Talbot and remains an authoritative reference on learning to sew, or refining your sewing skills.  Featuring chapters on choosing clothes, fabrics, patterns, basic stitches, and how to sew various garments and their details.  Includes some how to's on how to sew a few simple pieces, though it does not include actual patterns.  Includes chapters on care of clothes, mending, and home design like draperies, bedspreads and more.  319 pages, including the index, it is full of details you will use on any sewing project, whether you are a beginner or not.

Binding is tight, and though there is minor shelfwear, there are no marks inside that I've found.  No dust jacket.  

Vintage items have lived a previous life, thus they may show signs of wear, such as stains, creases, tears, foxing, marks or pinholes. We do our best to describe accurately.

Some patterns may have missing pieces. These are labelled “wounded birds”, and will list the missing pieces. Please read the listing carefully.

Patterns are shipped in plastic bags, with a backing board. This will protect them from the elements (and the post office).

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