Prepare yourself mentally for sewing.
Think about what you are going to do.
Never approach sewing with a sigh or lackadaisically.
Good results are difficult when indifference dominates.
Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or
When there are urgent housekeeping chores, do these
first so that your mind is free to enjoy your sewing.
When you sew, make yourself as attractive as possible.
Put on a clean dress. Keep a little bag of french chalk
near your sewing machine to dust your fingers at intervals.
Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick put on.
If you are constantly fearful that a visitor might drop in
or your husband will come home, and you will not look
neatly put together, you will not enjoy your sewing.
~1949 Singer Sewing Machine Manual~