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How to Add Vintage Details to your Suit

How to Add Vintage Details to your Suit

These vintage details deserve a revival on your favorite jacket.

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How to Create Fluted Ribbon Trim

How to Create Fluted Ribbon Trim

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Sculpt a vintage-inspired embellishment.

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How to Create Custom Fabric Prints

How to Create Custom Fabric Prints

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It's easier than you think to transform a digital image into yardage.

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Saving Lace: An Interview with Mimi Prober

Saving Lace: An Interview with Mimi Prober

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Designer Mimi Prober’s dresses are a study in reclaiming delicate materials.

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More Gorgeous Trims to Know and Sew With: Rococo, Bullion, and Chain

More Gorgeous Trims to Know and Sew With: Rococo, Bullion, and Chain

Discover rococo, bullion, and chain and how to use each in projects.

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How to Make a Fabric Rosette

How to Make a Fabric Rosette

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Easy flower embellishments are perfect for adorning garments, accessories, and more!

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Sewing Is More Than Just A Creative Pastime

Sewing Is More Than Just A Creative Pastime

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Besides creativity, sewing requires skills in math, engineering, color coordination, and so much more!

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Inside a Splendid Embroidered Vest

Inside a Splendid Embroidered Vest

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Eye Candy Supreme! Every now and then, I come across a piece at a flea market that I have no hope of wearing, but it's so splendid that I can't leave it behind. This is one such piece.

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How to Widen a Slot-Seam Opening

How to Widen a Slot-Seam Opening

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Contributing editor Mary Ray shares her method on how to widen slot-seam openings.

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How to Bead on Leather

How to Bead on Leather

The magical effect of stitching multicolored bits of glass!

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Re-Create Pleated Edging

Re-Create Pleated Edging

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I found this pillow cover at the flea market recently. The trim along the edge is what caught my fancy, and I determined to figure out how to re-create it.

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Make Details and Embellishments for Simple Garments

Make Details and Embellishments for Simple Garments

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Three techniques for embellishing with fabric.

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Book Giveaway: A Collection of Sewing Books for Kids

Book Giveaway: A Collection of Sewing Books for Kids

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You could win these fun sewing books for kids!

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The Winner of Vintage Lingerie is...

The Winner of "Vintage Lingerie" is...

Congratulations to the winner of "Vintage Lingerie" by Jill Salen.

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The Winner of Hat Shop is...

The Winner of "Hat Shop" is...

Congratulations to the winner of "Hat Shop" by Susanne Woods!

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How to Make a Snail Frog Closure

How to Make a Snail Frog Closure

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I chose to use a snail frog as a closure for an upcoming project in Threads. This is part of a class that I teach on Patternreview.com, and I excerpt it here!

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A Vintage Blouse Embellished with Soutache Braid

A Vintage Blouse Embellished with Soutache Braid

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Looking at vintage garments can inspire your sewing and can be a great teaching tool.

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Book Giveaway: Hat Shop

Book Giveaway: "Hat Shop"

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You could win "Hat Shop" by Suzanne Woods!

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Add Zipper-Pull Tassels to a Portfolio Clutch Bag

Add Zipper-Pull Tassels to a Portfolio Clutch Bag

Decorate zipper pulls with chain, suede, or leather tassels.

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The Big Reveal

The Big Reveal

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Finally after several requests (and some time for you all to rest up), to celebrate the New Year, the hair jacket makes its debut, with the full-on photo shoot. There was hair, makeup, and a wind machine involved!

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