The Mary Frances Sewing Book

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(4.5 stars; 1 reviews)

This enchanting book was first published in 1913 “for all girls who love to make pretty things”. Meet Tommy Pin Cushion, Mr. Silver Thimble, Ma Chine, and many other delightful characters, along with the mysterious Needle-of-Don’t-Have-to-Try and the magic fairy lady, who truly serve to show that the best way to learn is through fun! Mary Frances, through the witty, jolly help of the Thimble People, learns easy step-to-step projects from basic stitches that gradually introduce simple patterns and projects to make a beautiful vintage wardrobe for a 16 inch doll. (Summary by DariaAM) (4 hr 51 min)


Preface 2:27 Read by Christine Rottger
Sewing Bird 7:15 Read by Raven Green
Sewing Bird Begins to Teach 5:20 Read by Raven Green
The Long and Short of Basting 7:15 Read by Raven Green
Sewing Bird's Secret 4:33 Read by Raven Green
Sewing Bird Teases Dick Canary 5:15 Read by Raven Green
The Stitch Grandma Learned 3:38 Read by Krista Zaleski
Blanket Stitch, and Its Sister 4:17 Read by Krista Zaleski
Sewing Bird Fairy Lady 7:04 Read by LakshmiSudha
Magic and Mystery 8:36 Read by oogiesragdoll
A Doll's Laundry Bag 7:34 Read by oogiesragdoll
Mr. Silver Thimble and Mr. Emery Bag 8:08 Read by LakshmiSudha
Mary Frances' Treasure Box 4:45 Read by LakshmiSudha
Making a Doll's Apron 5:55 Read by LakshmiSudha
A Loan from the Thimble King 5:49 Read by LakshmiSudha
Three Little Kittens 3:29 Read by Krista Zaleski
A Surprise from Mother 10:47 Read by MichelleF
Marie Marie's Handkerchief 11:22 Read by Laurel Monroe
A Nightie for Her Little Nap 11:13 Read by Laurel Monroe
Her Bath-robe 11:12 Read by Laurel Monroe
Ma Chine 13:56 Read by Laurel Monroe
Aunt Maria Makes a Visit 19:22 Read by Laurel Monroe
A Ruined Dress 8:55 Read by Laurel Monroe
The Flannel Pet 9:06 Read by mshegal
The White Pet 11:15 Read by Jean Coleman
Can the Dolly Talk? 13:48 Read by Gini Rosario
A Fur-lined Cape 6:28 Read by Gini Rosario
A "Dress-up" Dress 9:06 Read by Gini Rosario
A Party Dress 11:50 Read by Gini Rosario
Marie Marie Goes Automobiling 9:40 Read by enos08
Marie Marie Goes in Bathing 5:07 Read by enos08
Muffs and Caps and Prettiest Traps 5:31 Read by enos08
Who Stole Mary Marie's Clothes? 4:14 Read by Minnie Maine
Mary Frances Visits Thimble Land 10:23 Read by Laurel Monroe
What Was in the Fairy Bag... 14:19 Read by Laurel Monroe
Mary Frances at Home 2:58 Read by Laurel Monroe