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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 for widening slot-seam openings to uncover the underlay. Learn how to turn this otherwise basic construction element into a unique and unexpected embellishment.

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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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Snowflakes are no longer needed! The Winter Wonderland is complete!

Snowflakes are no longer needed! The Winter Wonderland is complete!

Thanks to all who assisted The Connecticut PTSA's snowflake efforts.

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Project Runway All Stars, Episode 7: An Unconventional Nightmare Before Christmas

Project Runway All Stars, Episode 7: "An Unconventional Nightmare Before Christmas"

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In a non-fabric challenge, the designers create looks from holiday decorations

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The Pink Horsie Jacket!

The Pink Horsie Jacket!

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This is a treasure I found while visiting Toronto.

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The Winner of All Sewn Up is...

The Winner of "All Sewn Up" is...

Check to see if you've won!

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Using Buttons as Embellishment

Using Buttons as Embellishment

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Find out what Kenneth D. King created when he inherited 75 pounds of antique uniform buttons.

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