Of Course You Can Sew! Basics of Sewing for the Young Beginner
by Barbara Corrigan
Published in 1971
ISBN: 978-0385076975Some Chapter Headings: Equipment Fabrics Accessories from a Straight Piece of Material A Shift or Robe from Turkish Towels How to Use Patterns
- The prose. For example, take this paragraph from the Introduction, "Haven't you envied your friends who have an endless supply of new clothes which they've made for themselves? You hear tales of how an inexpensive piece of material from a remnant counter has turned into a lovely party dress, while you've been trying to figure out how to persuade Dad to give you still another advance on your allowance to cover a down payment on that dress you saw in the store window."
- The chapter on "Basic Stitches" that covers everything from threading a needle and diagrams showing how to knot your thread to explaining running stitches, back stitching and hemming.
- Instructions on how to use a thimble (a lost art for certain!).
- A great chapter on the basic sashes, belts, totes and headbands.
- The "How to Use Patterns" chapter that is most thorough, including pinning, marking darts and notches, stay stitching, and facings.