Sewing advice from 1949

Posted by Better Living Through Sewing on 11/15/2013 to humor
Advice from a Singer Sewing manual from 1949

Prepare yourself mentally for sewing. Think about what you are going to do....never approach sewing with a sigh or lackadaisically. Good results are difficult when indifference predominates.


Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or beds unmade. When there are urgent housekeeping chores, do these first so your mind is free to enjoy your sewing. When you sew, make yourself as attractive as possible. Put on a clean dress. Keep a little bag full of French chalk near your sewing machine to dust your fingers at intervals. 

Iconic TV housewife Donna Reed

 Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick put on. If you are constantly fearful that a visitor will drop in or your husband will come home, you will not look neatly put together, and you will not enjoy your sewing.