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1946 Vintage Book New Encyclopedia of Modern Sewing Book, Plus Scissors and Buttons Burgundy Red

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This wonderful vintage book, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Sewing was edited by Frances Blondin and published by Wm. H. Wise in 1946 (revised 4th edition). With hundreds of illustrations and photographs, it covers everything from sewing a straight seam to slip covers, table cloths, curtains, hats, clothing, tailoring, embroidery, mending, types of fabrics (described and illustrated), baby clothes, and remaking clothes. So many of the projects and tips are still valuable for today's seamstress, but it also is lots of fun for those who love old books.

Along with the book, you'll also receive a great vintage pair of scissors (still plenty sharp) and at least 100 colorful plastic vintage buttons. This would make a great gift for a seamstress or collection for display in your home.

The book is in very good condition, with little wear on the cover and unmarked, if slightly yellowed, pages. The front and back end papers both have heavy foxing, which has crept into the first few pages near the binding in both the front and back of the book, but the inside pages are largely fine. There's an inscription on the front fly leaf (To Vivian, from Lydia).

The scissors are a little rusty and have some loss of black paint on the handle, so you may prefer them for display, but they still work well.

Size: Book is 320 pp; 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches (15.7 x 23.5 cm)
Scissors are 7 inches long (17.8 cm)

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1946 Vintage Book New Encyclopedia of Modern Sewing Book, Plus Scissors and Buttons Burgundy Red


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: hardback book, metal scissors, plastic buttons
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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