this was a text book purchase but, i would recommend it for some one just starting to sew at home. the information in these pages are very helpful and a good reference book, for those, like me, that need to refresh the memory on things from time to time.
As an self-trained experienced seamstress with a significant library, this book is excellent. I recommend it highly, in particular for those of us that are self-trained. Answers questions that the books for home sewers doesn't.
An excellent book for both the beginner and professional sewers. The sewing techniques/instructions are clear and concise. Mrs. Crawford included lots of details on sewing machines, required notions, etc. I only wish that the book came in hard cover form, instead of soft cover.. Highly recommend.