Singer Sewing Book by Mary Brooks Picken 1960 published by Singer Sewing Machine Company

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Unlock the art of sewing with the Singer Sewing Book by Mary Brooks Picken. This 1960 instructional manual, published by the Singer Sewing Machine Company, is a treasure trove of sewing knowledge.

Designed for both beginners and experienced seamstresses, it covers a wide range of topics, including basic sewing techniques, machine maintenance, fabric selection, pattern making, and garment construction.

Richly illustrated with diagrams, photographs, and step-by-step instructions, this book is an invaluable reference for anyone passionate about sewing.


  • Title: Singer Sewing Book
  • Author: Mary Brooks Picken
  • Publication Date: 1960
  • Publisher: Singer Sewing Machine Company
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 260
  • Dimensions: 11x9x0.5 inches
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Much wear on the dust jacket, writing and a stain on the first page (check photos for specifics)

About the Author:

Mary Brooks Picken was a pioneer in the home economics field and wrote extensively on sewing, dressmaking, and textile arts. She founded the Women's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences, which provided distance education courses in sewing and home arts.

Picken's writing is characterized by its clarity, practicality, and encouragement of creativity in homemakers and hobbyists alike.

A Masterclass in Sewing:

Transform your sewing skills with the Singer Sewing Book. This comprehensive manual reflects mid-20th-century sewing practices and education, offering timeless techniques and insights.

Whether you're a novice or a seasoned sewer, this book will guide you through the art of sewing with clarity and precision. Add this classic to your collection and master the craft of sewing.

Reading Recommendation:

Track your sewing projects and favorite instructional manuals with a book list tracker. Check out our article: "Use a Book List Tracker and Transform How You Read Now!" to see how organizing your reads can enhance your sewing journey with resources like the Singer Sewing Book.

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