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French and Colonial Knots for Embroidery

French and Colonial Knots for Embroidery

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White embroidery is a cool and elegant summer look. There are a variety of embroidery stitches, but the French knot and Colonial knot provide interesting texture to a design.

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Snappy thinking

Snappy thinking

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Never let a good idea go to waste, share it with somebody.

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And the Winner of Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments is...

And the Winner of Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments is...

Find out who won a copy of Natalie Bellanger-Clement's book, Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments.

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Book Giveaway--Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments

Book Giveaway--Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments

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This new book shows you how to update your wardrobe with simple embellishments.

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An Easy Way to Turn Bias Cording Right Side Out

An Easy Way to Turn Bias Cording Right Side Out

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Bias covered cording has many sewing uses once you know the secrets to making it.

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Leather Passementerie

Leather Passementerie

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Elegant passementerie can be woven from thin leather cord, making an extravagant trimming for any garment.

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How to Embellish Buttonholes with Embroidery

How to Embellish Buttonholes with Embroidery

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Embellish your buttonholes with this embroidery technique from Jennifer Stern.

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Padded Cord Ties Better Knots

Padded Cord Ties Better Knots

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Learn to make padded cord ties to embellish any garment.

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Exhibit: Fashion in Film at the Allentown Art Museum

Exhibit: Fashion in Film at the Allentown Art Museum

You won't want to miss seeing the garments worn by Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore and more.

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Create a Custom Feather Fringe

Create a Custom Feather Fringe

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Create a feather trim to embellish any garment.

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Meet three interesting and inspiring women

Meet three interesting and inspiring women

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When I’m inspired by color, sentiment, and attitude, everything I do is better.

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Simplicity Veil with Lace Detailing

Simplicity Veil with Lace Detailing

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This bride's gown came with a matching shawl that she did not want to wear. She preferred, instead, to utilize the lace shawl to embellish her wedding veil. She selected the Simplicity style veil...

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In Search of a Threads Back Cover

In Search of a Threads Back Cover

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Threads’ back covers have inspired sewers for years, but the vintage clothes you see are not so easy to find.

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Fancy Fabrics Online

Fancy Fabrics Online

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Going to New York City for fabric shopping is only a short drive for me. But there was a time when I had to hunt for couture fabric and silks. If you have that problem check out this new online source for those special hard-to-find fabrics.

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Stenciling Workshop

Stenciling Workshop

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Simple fabric painting offers unlimited possibilities for great garments.

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HEATHER ROSES WEDDING VEIL

HEATHER ROSE'S WEDDING VEIL

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Being a seamtress for many years and making costumes for community theater for years, it was only fitting that I make something for my only daughters wedding. Since they decided to get married...

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Crazy Patchwork by Machine

Crazy Patchwork by Machine

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Learn how to use your sewing machine's decorative stitches to mimic the random, embellished hand-piecing of Victorian crazy quilting.

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Ethereal

"Ethereal"

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  This is a small collection of dresses that i made for my college graduation fashion show. Designs and patterns my own, hand-dyed fabrics, beading, crochett .

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A Hand-Picked Zipper is Worth the Effort

A Hand-Picked Zipper is Worth the Effort

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Show off your stitches with this easy-to-learn technique.

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Sewing on the Half Scale

Sewing on the Half Scale

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Artist Anne Hand creates mini garments packed with big design.

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