Our mid-century mentors knew that being able to sew well was the secret to elevating their family’s wardrobe and home while being fiscally responsible. And, with enough practice, many of them achieved couture-level skills which is why their clothes seemed so elegant and fit them so well. Added bonuses are that sewing can be environmentally friendly, it helps with cognitive functioning and problem-solving, and provides an avenue for creativity and inspiration.
Posts in the Grandma’s Sewing Cabinet category are inspired by the lessons I learned while earning a custom clothing certificate as well as my collection of vintage sewing books. For good measure, I also share some of my own projects.
Many years ago, I had another blog and podcast called Grandma’s Sewing Cabinet, from which many posts in this category are derived (much to my despair, I lost about 85% of the posts when I merged it with this blog). I came up with that name because I inherited the sewing cabinet my grandfather made for my grandmother in the 1960s. I was also lucky enough to inherit the Bernina 830 Record that she used to teach me basic fundamentals of sewing way back in the early 1970s before she passed away from pancreatic cancer. I still use that Bernina as my primary machine and when I sew, I still feel my grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s presence with me.
Other Modern Retro Woman Home Ec 101 Categories:
- Art of Homemaking
- Create the Home You Want
- Elegant Living on a Budget – Money Management
- Entertaining at Home
- Home Cooking and Vintage Recipes
Grandma’s Sewing Cabinet
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