This is a comprehensive handbook for mending clothes and household items at home, first published in 1946. Written at a time when home economy was extremely important, it contains a plethora of money- and time-saving hints and tips, making it ideal for those with an interest in cutting unnecessary costs in their day-to-day lives. Contents include: 'Mend for Pleasure and Economy', 'To Mend, You Need', 'Your Sewing Machine', 'Know Your Fabric', 'Know how to Handle Fabric', 'Essentials of Sewing', 'Essential Stitches', 'Embroidery Stitches', 'Seams and How to Make Them', 'Darts', 'Finishes for Hems and Edges', 'Gathers and Ruffles', etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with the original text and images.