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Clear step-by-step instructions for everything you would have been taught in Home Ec class: cooking and baking, sewing and mending, home-keeping tips, and more--in a stylish and easy-to-use reference guide for today's DIY'ers, homeowners and renters, new adults, and anyone who wants to be more self-sufficient at home.

Did you remember your scissors?

Discover the tremendous pleasure of learning how to do it yourself how to cook, sew, clean, and more, the way it used to be taught in Home Ec class. With illustrated step by step instructions, plus relevant charts, lists, and handy graphics, Home Ec for everyone offers a crash course in learning 118 practical life skills-everything from frosting the perfect birthday cake to fixing a zipper to whitening a dingy T-shirt to packing a suitcase (the right way). It’s all made clear in plain, nontechnical language for any level of DIYer, and it comes with a guarantee: No matter how simple the task, doing it with your own two hands provides a feeling of accomplishment that no app or device will ever give you.

Key Points

1) BRING BACK HOME EC CLASS!There's a reason we're nostalgic for the old Home Ec curriculum: these are skills we wish we had but many of us were never taught! Here's everything you would have learned in home ec - shopping, cooking, baking, sewing, laundry, cleaning, and keeping a budget - with clear, step-by-step illustration and instructions.

2) A PERFECT GIFT FOR THE NEW GRAD OR NEW HOME-OWNER:Originally published (along with the content of Shop Class for Everyone) in the oversized The Useful Book, this content is now packaged in a smaller, impulse-friendly book offering good, old-fashioned information (and PACKED with illustrations!) with a modern, hip feel with appeal to the new adult... or one who may not be new but is still learning!

3) THE NEW SELF-SUFFICIENCY TREND:The recent pandemic has inspired new interest in taking care of one's home by oneself, whether cooking a meal, storing food, sewing a simple project, or cleaning with efficiency and care. This book includes the basics (how to boil an egg or make a pot of chili, how to sew a button) to more sophisticated projects (how to start canning, hang curtains, fix a zipper, and stock a pantry) - all useful!



"Even experienced homemakers will appreciate the refresher...These skills are essential, and this guide offers clear, friendly instructions and advice for better living at home. This would be a good gift for folks on their own for the first time and will circulate widely in public and school libraries." —Booklist​


Product Details:

Age: 12 years and up

Paperback: 240 pages

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

Language: English

ISBN: 9781523512379

Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches

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