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This is a vintage sewing booklet sourced and digitally republished by Vintage Visage
It will be sent via email as a link to an instantly downloadable pdf file within 5-10 minutes of your payment

This is a Housewife Making and Mending booklet which dates from the wartime 1940s era in the Uk when everything was scarce and rationed including fabric and yarn, and families had to econmise and reuse, mend and adapt items they already had as new ones were not available. The booklet includes instructions and ideas of how to darn, mend and cut existing clothing to make new types of cltohes. It is the origin of a lot of our reuse, recycle and upcycling ideas today- a period gem. It is very similar to the more well known 'Make do and Mend booklet from the same era (which we have also digitalised and is in the shop here) but this one goes into more detail
We have many 1940s wartime era patterns and booklets listed here too so please take a look at our other lovely items

Vintage Visage specialise in reproducing patterns from the past to enhance your creativity. We also source vintage and antique books and booklets on textile design, wallpaper design, samplers and so much more for your delectation and inspiration.
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You are allowed and encouraged to make items to sell from our patterns- we are here to inspire you after all! We love it when customers send us photos of items they have made however, as we have rewritten and reformulated the patterns you may not resell or copy the pattern. Thank you

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