Thursday, July 16, 2009


I love vintage home sewing ephemera, especially from the 1960s and 1970s when DIY home sewing was so popular. This particular book - Let Yourself Sew - was published by Simplicity pattern company in 1972, which was also the same time that my mom was in high school and doing lots of home sewing herself! I love how the target demographic of this book is teens.

Check out the photo spread on the table of contents page! So freaking cool!!!

There are 96 pages of home sewing goodness here, including an article on how to make your very own "sewing capsule." I LOVE how they call it a sewing capsule - it's so appropriately space-age and cute! I will now refer to my own sewing area as my "sewing capsule."

And the perfect bookend to this awesome piece of home sewing ephemera is on the back cover - an ad for a state-of-the-art 1972 Singer sewing machine:

1 comment:

  1. I have this book and I look at it all the time! I was a teen in the 70s but I actually found this at a garage sale when I was an adult. I love the photos, and especially that "sewing capsule"! The tips are great too--even if you're not a teen!