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Secrets Of Sewing

Secrets Of Sewing

 is a comprehensive sewing instruction program with over 300 pages of vital sewing information. To help you maximize your learning, it comes with a helpful work book designed to guide you step by step to learn to sew.

Secrets Of Sewing Workbook

In addition to the core textbook and work book, there are several very useful bonuses that you will treasure for years as you learn to sew.

My Sewing Dictionary and software helps you learn to sew

Sewing Dictionary

is a vital tool for you as you learn to sew. There are many specialty terms used in sewing, quilting, and crafting that have special meanings. My Sewing Dictionary provides both a PDF ebook format and an easy to use sofware that makes it easy to acces the definition and explanation of each sewing term.

The Rotary Cutting Guide enables you to learn how to sew quickly and easily.

The Rotary Cutting Guidebook

Many beginning sewers overlook the special skills and details involved in laying out patterns as well as cutting out patterns and fabrics. The Rotary Cutting Guidebook reveals the vital secrets you need to learn how to sew and cut out your projects.

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Sewing Boxes.
Knitting Boxes. Needlework Boxes.
Keepsake Boxes.  Jewelry Boxes.
From Past To Present

Jewelry boxes have been around for thousands of years, in fact the date of its origin is unclear, but they may have been called something quite the opposite of what one might expect from the 17th century, such as feminine Work Boxes.

 Sewing Boxes, Knitting Boxes,  Needlework Boxes, Keepsake Boxes, and  Jewelry Boxes may be traced from the distant past to the present.  These sewing boxes remain a treasured resource for many women.


Examples of these work boxes do exist from the 17th century, but they served a completely different purpose from the jewelry boxes of today.


These 17th century work boxes were usually fitted with a divider making up many small compartments for needles, reels of silk and cotton, and other necessities for stitchery and would be covered with silk and adorned with beads and embroidery.


Work boxes are ordinarily portable, but at times they became affixed to the top of a stationary table.


In the 18th century you would not find a lady without her work box. In the second half of the 18th century enormous steps were taken to make these work boxes dainty and elegant.


A jewelry box of old, also known as a casket, is a receptacle for trinkets, not only for jewels. It may take on a very modest form, covered in leather and lined with satin, or it may reach the monumental proportions of the jewelry cabinets which were made for the very wealthy.



Today jewelry boxes are a far cry from jewelry boxes of yesteryear. They are made from various materials such as wood, exotic woods, leather, precious metals, crystal, glass and plastic to name a few.


Modern day jewelry boxes come in many shapes, sizes and styles, including individual collections of jewelry boxes that range from jewelry armoires, to jewelry chests, to the overnight travel case, to the jewelry folder that simply slips into your purse.


Although jewelry boxes are known as receptacles for trinkets and jewels, today we may not look at our possessions as trinkets due to the fact that we will store anything from cuff links and rings, to watches and cell phones, including rare coins in what we know as a valet jewelry box for example, to show the diverse assortment of jewelry boxes of today from the work box of yesterday.

Sewing Boxes, Knitting Boxes,  Needlework Boxes, Keepsake Boxes, and  Jewelry Boxes may be traced from the distant past to the present.  These sewing boxes remain a treasured resource for many women.

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