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Sewing resources

Patterns, designs, basic how-to, research

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Barbour, Emma Post

New Bead Book

Chicago, National Trading Co., 1924

Stunning book of knitted, crocheted, woven and needlework beaded bags, with instructions and charts.

Scans donated by Mary Lou Davis, edited by Judith Adele.

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B730

Beading

Crochet

Embroidery

Knitting

Knotting

Macrame

Sewing

Weaving

MD

United States
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Brockstedt, H.M. ed

Diagrams of Quilt, Sofa and Pin Cushion Patterns

St. Louis, Ladies Art Co., 1898, 32 pgs.

Catalogue of quilt patterns, hundreds of drawings the pattern shapes, embroidery stitches, and ads. Wonderful early quilt reference.

Scans donated by Hope Wright, edited by Judith Adele.

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B811

Quilting

Sewing

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United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson I, Introduction

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 148 pgs

Clothes etiquette, body types, ages, coloring, color wheel, sewing machines, hand sewing, other equipment

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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B903

Sewing

SW

United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson II, How to Make Aprons and House Dresses

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 63 pgs

Cutting patterns, binding, stitching, finishing,

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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BB06

Sewing

SW

United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson III, How to Make Underwear

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 87 pgs

Materials, trimmings and how to sew them on, patterns, brassieres, chemises, drawers, bloomers, nightgowns, petticoats.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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BB12

Sewing

SW

United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson IV, Making Infants Clothes

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 68 pgs

Complete layette, materials, trimmings, stitches, pattern making, darts, finishing.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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BC13

Sewing

SW

United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson V, How to Make Blouses

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 16 pgs

Construction methods, collars, cuffs, yokes, sleeves.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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C415

Sewing

SW

United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson VI, How to Make Men's Clothes

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 15 pgs

Construction methods, collars, cuffs, yokes, sleeves.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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G228

Sewing

Sewing techniques

SW

United States
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Conover, Isabel de-Nyse

Complete Course in Dressmaking in Twelve Lessons:

Lesson XI, How to Make Coats

New York, Edward J. Clode, 1921, 36 pgs

Cutting, different coat styles and their construction, working with heavier fabric, linings.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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C415

Sewing

SW

United States
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Couture pages

Paris, Les Editions Ponchon, [c.1942 missing covers]

Fashion catalog pages, wonderful drawings of mid-century corsetry and clothing construction.

Scans donated by Dindi Gelfi, edited by Judith Adele.

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BA15

Sewing

SW

France
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Flynn, Louise and others

Priscilla Smocking Book:

A Collection of Beautiful and Useful Patterns with Directions for Working

Boston, Priscilla Publishing Company, 1925, 48 pgs.

Excellent instructions for a variety of techniques, with instructions, including flower smocking and Bulgarian smocking, and stitch pattern charts to use as transfers.

Scans donated by Judith Adele, not edited yet.

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C214

Sewing

JA

United States
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Hochfelden, Brigitta.

Buch der Wäsche,

Ein Leitfaden zur zeitgemäben herstellung von Haus-, Bett- und Leibwäsche, sowie zu deren gründlicher Behandlung und Pflege, unter Beigabe der erforderlichen naturgrohen Schmitte.

Leipzig, Deutchen Moden Zeitung, [c.1900, 65 pgs].

Sewing and embroidery instructions for children's clothes, ladies' lingerie and household linens, with tracing patterns and cross stitch charts.

Scans donated by Sytske Wijnsma, edited by Judith Adele.

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9

Cross-stitch

Embroidery

Sewing

SW

German
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The Ladies Pocket Magazine 1835, Part 1

p26-33, 62-69, 98-103, 134-141, 171-177, 234-241, and plates

London, Joseph Robins, 1835

Colored fashion plates and articles

Scans donated by Hope Wright, edited by Hope Wright and Judith Adele..

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EA18

BritVict

Sewing

HW

United Kingdom
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M. Heminway & Sons Silk Co.

[9] A Treatise on Art Needlework with Twenty Color Plates,

Series No. Nine.

New York, c.1910, 103 pages.

More embroidery instructions, including smocking, eyelet and netting. Stunning patterns and plates for fruit, flowers, birds, dolphins, butterflies, fish, for doilies, bags, including a woven bag, crocheted tango girdle, and tatted cushion top and bags.

Scans donated by Luann Pfost, edited by Luann Pfost.

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8

Beading

Crochet

Embroidery

Knitting

Knotting

Lace

Netting

Sewing

Tatting

Weaving

LP

United States
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M. Heminway & Sons Silk Co.

[8] A Treatise on Embroidery with Twenty Color Illustrations from Original Models.

Art Needlework Series No. 8.

New York, c.1910, 97 pages.

Detailed embroidery stitch instructions, exquisite color plates. Leaves, flowers, borders, fruit, fish, birds, animals, doilies, baby items, collars, cuffs, bags, and crocheted ties, suspenders and bedroom slippers.

Scans donated by Luann Pfost, edited by Luann Pfost.

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8

Crochet

Embroidery

Knitting

Sewing

LP

United States
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McKim Studios

Designs Worth Doing

Fall and Winter Catalogue 1931-32

McKim Studios, Independence, MO.

A 52-page catalogue of needlework projects, for patterns, materials, pre-cut fabric, and ready-made items. Many illustrations are clear enough to execute the pattern from. Inspiration for many hours of needlework.

Donated by Charles Kite, from the collection of his grandmother Folva Miller. Edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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H208

Quilting

Sewing

CK

United States
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P. Moser

Sammlung von Effecten fur Maschinenstickerei

Ostschweizerischer Stickfachfond. Lehrheft der Stickfachkurse 1897 Entworfen & gezeichnet von P. Moser, Fachlehrer am Industrie- & Gewerbe-Museum St. Gallen. Unter Mitwerkung der Fachlehrer & Wanderlehrer der ostschw. Stickfachschulen.

Geser & Co, St. Gallen

53 pages with designs for machine embroidery, with some handwritten notes. No explanation for interpretation of the designs. Each page is headed Ostschweizerische Stickfachschulen, Lehrgang fur die Wanderkurse. Apparently these designs were used for embroidery courses given in various places in Switzerland.

Scans donated by Nettie Kraaij, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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H131

Embroidery

Sewing

SW

Switzerland
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Needlecraft Vol. X, No. 2, October 1918.

Devoted to Home Dressmaking, Home Millinery, Fancy Work and Household Decoration

Augusta, Maine: Needlecraft Publishing, 1918, 26 pgs [some advertising pages omitted].

Wartime era patterns, baking recipes, and general needlework advice: crocheted runner and doily, edgings, hot-dish mats, filet crochet patterns , embroidered doilies, knitted bedspread, knitted bag, crocheted filet spider yoke, fashion pages, and many ads, including needlework tools and supplies.

Scans donated by J.B. Rupp, edited Judith Adele

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Crochet

Filet Crochet

Knitting

Sewing

JR

United States
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Nicoll, Maud Churchill,

Knitting and Sewing,

How to Make Seventy Useful Articles for Men in the Army and Navy,

New York, George H. Doran Company, 1918, 206 pgs.

Military and working menís clothing and kit items. Knitted clothing, sewn leather and heavy fabric clothing, bags and belts, crocheted and knitted neckties.

Scans donated by Digital Archive, reedited Judith Adele.

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6

Crochet

Knitting

Sewing

DA

United States
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Stone, Clara A.

Practical Needlework Quilt Patterns

180 drawings of block quilt patterns.

Scans donated by Hope Wright, edited by Judith Adele.

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C817

Sewing

HW

United States
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Thornton, J.P.

The Sectional System of Gentlemen's Garment Cutting

comprising Coats, Vests, Breeches, Trousers, &c. Price Twenty-Five Shillings.

Minister & Co., Limited, 46, Great Marlborough Street, Regent Street, London, W.

Extensive description of gentlemen's clothes patterns around the turn of the 20th Century.

Scans donated by Peter Ketels, edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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FB04

Sewing

RMT-H407

PK

United States
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Max Tilke

Osteuropaische Volkstrachten

in Schnitt und Farbe

Verlag Ernst Wasmuth A.G. Berlin

Major work about East European costumes. 96 plates and 35 pages descriptions.

Scans donated and edited by Sytske Wijnsma.

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G504

Sewing

Dressmaking

RMT-H407

YS

German

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