18th century Sewing Instructions
A series of short pamphlets by Kathleen Smith, outlining the fundamental steps to cut, sew and care for reproduction household linens and simple curtains.
Each covers the topics of selecting materials, cutting out the pieces of fabric and sewing them together. Advice about needles & thread and stitch diagrams for plain sewing techniques provide the information you need to make your own accurate reproductions. Even if your hand sewing experience is far less than that of a period woman, you can learn the stitches and practice them to develop the skills necessary to this task.