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The Mary Frances Sewing Book
Or Adventures Among the Thimble People
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The Project Gutenberg eBook, The Mary Frances Sewing Book, by Jane EayreFryer, Illustrated by Jane Allen Boyer

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Title: The Mary Frances Sewing Book

Or Adventures Among the Thimble People

Author: Jane Eayre Fryer

Release Date: February 28, 2019 [eBook #58937]

Language: English

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Front Cover

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For all girls who love to
make pretty things.
Jane Eayre Fryer

THE
MARY FRANCES
SEWING BOOK

or
ADVENTURES AMONG THE
THIMBLE PEOPLE
By
JANE EAYRE FRYER


Illustrated by
JANE ALLEN BOYER


THE JOHN C. WINSTON CO.
PHILADELPHIA

CAUTION

The entire contents of this book are protected by the
stringent new copyright law, and all persons are warned
not to attempt to reproduce the text, in whole or in part,
or any of the illustrations.
Copyright, 1913, by
Jane Eayre Fryer

BY THE SAME AUTHOR

THE MARY FRANCES COOK BOOK
――OR――
ADVENTURES AMONG THE KITCHEN PEOPLE

The Mary Frances Cook Book is the exceptionallyclever and fascinating story of a little girl who wanted tolearn to help her mother. Only it is much more than astory. It tells in story form how Mary Frances learnedto cook. She wants to know what all the kitchen potsand pans are for, so she asks them. And they tell her―thepots and pans talk. The book gives recipes in thesimplest, plainest words. It describes every operationclearly―just what Mary Frances did, and how she learnedto avoid mistakes. The book stimulates the imaginationand creates a desire to follow Mary Frances’ example.8vo. Cloth, 170 pages. Over 200 colored illustrationsby Margaret G. Hays and Jane Allen Boyer.

PRICE    $1.20 NET


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PREFACE

Dear Girls:

Many of you already know Mary Frances’ old friends,the Kitchen People, and have learned to love them. Ihope all of you will do so in time.

This book tells the story of Mary Frances’ new friends,the Thimble People, who helped her spend a delightfulsummer vacation at her Grandmother’s. It tells how shemet Sewing Bird, who was a real Fairy Lady, and theother Thimble People; and how they taught her a lot offascinating secrets, and finally took her on a longjourney to Thimble Land, and brought her back safely,after the most marvelous adventures. Because theyproved so helpful and friendly, she wants you to knowthem, too.

The Thimble People, like the Kitchen People, arepeculiar in that they can be of little help to those whodislike them; so that, unless you are prepared to befond of them, it is best not to seek their acquaintance.

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Toward those who show indifference or dislike, theybehave in a most contrary manner. For example,Tommy Pin Cushion is a regular porcupine, andbristles right up instinctively at the least inkling ofdislike. But if he knows you like him, he will roll overhimself to help.

Another thing (and Mary Frances says to be veryparticular on this point)―if any little girl, who reallywishes to learn to sew, will follow the lessons exactlyas given by the Thimble People, she can hardly fail towin the Needle-of-Don’t-Have-to-Try for her very own.

In the hope that all will achieve this much-to-be-desiredend, this record of Mary Frances’ new adventuresis sent out to the girls of America with the bestwishes of

The Author.   

Merchantville, N. J.


 
CONTENTS
CHAPTER PAGE
I.Sewing Bird17
II.Sewing Bird Begins to Teach26
III.The Long and Short of Basting32
IV.Sewing Bird’s Secret40
V.Sewing Bird Teases Dick Canary45
VI.The Stitch Grandma Learned50
VII.Blanket Stitch, and Its Sister54
VIII.Sewing Bird Fairy Lady58
IX.Magic and Mystery66
X.A Doll’s Laundry Bag75
XI.Mr. Silver Thimble and Mr. Emery Bag82
XII.Mary Frances’ Treasure Box89
XIII.Making a Doll’s Apron93
XIV.A Loan from the Thimble King98
XV.Three Little Kittens103
XVI.A Surprise from Mother107
XVII.Mary Marie’s Handkerchief115
 
CHAPTER PAGE
XVIII.A Nightie For Her Little Nap125
XIX.Her Bath-Robe135
XX.Ma Chine145
XXI.Aunt Maria Makes a Visit159
XXII.A Ruined Dress175
XXIII.The Flannel Pet182
XXIV.The White Pet191
XXV.Can the Dolly Talk201
XXVI.A Fur-lined Cape212
XXVII.A “Dress-up” Dress217
XXVIII.A Party Dress224
XXIX.Mary Marie Goes Automobiling234
XXX.Mary Marie Goes in Bathing243
XXXI.Muffs and Caps and Prettiest Traps248
XXXII.Who Stole Mary Marie’s Clothes254
XXXIII.Mary Frances Visits Thimble Land258
XXXIV.What Was in the Fairy Bag269
XXXV.Mary Frances at Home278

LIST OF PATTERNS
  PAGE
1.Doll’s Laundry Bag67
2.Doll’s Apron93
3.Doll’s Handkerchief119
4.Doll’s Nightgown127
5.Doll’s Bath-Robe136
6.Doll’s Kimono154
7.Doll’s Dressing Sack156
8.Doll’s Pinafore171
9.Doll’s Morning Dress177
10.Doll’s Flannel Petticoat186
11.Doll’s Underwaist188
12.Doll’s Lawn Petticoat195
13.Doll’s Drawers198
14.Doll’s Rompers208
15.Doll’s Bloomers210
16.Doll’s Leggings211
17.Doll’s Fur-lined Cape215
18.Doll’s Afternoon Dress219
  PAGE
19.Doll’s Guimpe228
20.Doll’s Party Dress229
21.Doll’s Automobile Coat238
22.Doll’s Automobile Bonnet240
23.Doll’s Bathing Suit244
24.Doll’s Fur Muff and Tippet249
25.Doll’s Sun Bonnet250
26.Doll’s Work Bag251
27.Doll’s Rain Coat269
28.Doll’s Polo Cap270
29.Doll’s Wedding Dress271
30.Lady’s Work Bag273
31.Lady’s Belt274
32.Baby’s Bib274
33.Girl’s Collar275

 
INSTRUCTIONS
  PAGE
1.To Outfit a Work Basket27
2.Making a Knot29
3.Even Basting36
4.Uneven Basting38
5.Running Stitch40
6.Stitching41
7.Half Back-stitching47
8.Catch Stitching48
9.Overhanding52
10.Overcasting52
11.Hemming Stitch53
12.Blanket Stitch54
13.Button-hole Stitch55
14.Canvas Sampler56
15.Cross Stitching57
16.Grand Sampler on Canvas59
17.Hemming on Muslin73
18.Needles and Threads76
  PAGE
19.About Cloth―Weaving and Spinning92
20.Gathering94
21.Stroking of Gathers95
22.Setting Gathers96
23.Kensington Outline Stitch104
24.Hem-stitching119
25.Sewing on Lace Edging120
26.Making a Fell122
27.French Seam130
28.To Sew on Hooks and Eyes139
29.To Make Eyelet Loops140
30.To Sew on Loops of Tape142
31.Feather Stitching157
32.Sewing on Buttons160
33.Button-holes167
34.Making a Placket179
35.Felling on Flannel187
36.Making Tucks196
37.Whipped Ruffle199
38.French Knots231
39.Eyelets245
40.Slip Stitch250

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  PAGE
41.French Hemming on Damask275
42.Darning Stockings275
43.Darning Woolen Goods276
44.Patching on Gingham276
45.Patching on Flannel277
46.Spider’s Web277

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