Saturday, July 14, 2012

Advice from a Singer Sewing Manual from 1949:

Prepare yourself mentally for sewing. Think about what you are going to do. . . never approach sewing with a sigh or lackadaisically. Good results are difficult when indifference predominates.

Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or beds unmade. When there are urgent housekeeping chores, do these first so your mind is free to enjoy your sewing. . .When you sew, make yourself as attractive as possible. Put on a clean dress. Keep a little bag full of French chalk near your sewing machine to dust your fingers at intervals. Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick put on . . .[If] you are constantly fearful that a visitor will drop in or your husband will come home and you will not look neatly put together, you will not enjoy your sewing as you should. .


  1. Loved it.. I so agree with them.. I totally enjoy sewing , when the house is clean and my daily chores are done..
    I find so much inspiration when my sewing room is clean.. Just makes me want to sew... [and then I mess it up].
    Happy sewing.

  2. Ditto. It is fun when you feel like you can just sit down and enjoy without hoping no one shows up to see everything in disarray.



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