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Great gift idea for the retro 70s fashion lover in your life! Ever wonder about "classic sewing techniques" of the 70s (that often still ring true today)? How to incorporate "novel materials" into your craftsmanship? No worries...just add this vintage collection of 5 Time-Life "The Art of Sewing" instructional books to your library and you'll never be at a loss again. You'll get a kick browsing these crafts and creative sewing books with their retro clothing, photos, illustrations, and advice on quality craftsmanship and design, circa the 1970s. These gorgeous, oversized reference books are chock full of both color and black and white photos, illustrations, and tons of explanatory text to walk you through more projects than you could possibly have time for in one life time!

You get an instant collection of 5 beautifully illustrated books, all in wonderful vintage condition! Each book is perfectly covered in a different texture and pattern of awesome fabric, along with color-coordinated leather trim -- these books are also fantastic to display! The fabric is in excellent vintage condition, and the pages and spines also show little wear with just a little waviness on the bottom of the first few pages of a few of the books. Minor surface wear on the outside of a few of the books, mostly on the leather trim, and other minor clues they are truly vintage items, but only if you look very closely. The back of the pink book has a couple small punctures and spots on the binding and the previous proud owner's name and address written in pencil on the inside cover (from Ephrata, PA, in case you're curious!), but nothing that detracts from the readability and overall quality feeling of these fantastic vintage books.

Notice the differing textures and sheens of the fabrics covering the books? These are high-quality vintage books in amazing condition that you will learn from, laugh at, and love for many years to come.

Here are the titles you'll get:
-Novel Materials
-The Classic Techniques
-Shortcuts to Elegance
-Exotic Styling
-The Personal Touch

Each book is approx. 11.5" x 9.5" x .625"

Three are copyrighted 1974 and the other two are copyrighted 1973

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Vintage 70s The Art of Sewing Time Life Reference Books - LOT of 5 - Great Gift for the Retro 70s Fashion Lover in Your Life

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  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: fabric, leather, cloth, paper
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