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Hand sewing

  • Linen Corset, c.1790

    Hand sewn linen corset, c.1790, pattern from Jill Salen's Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques. Construction: 25 hours of hand sewing & ranting! Outer layer: 100% linen Lining: 100...

  • Video: An Expert Tip for Working with Multiple Threads

    THREADS author Ruth Ciemnoczolowski demonstrates a handy technique for working with multiple threads when hand sewing. This tip is especially helpful if you are sewing on buttons.

  • Video: A Secret to Threading a Needle

    Watch this video to learn an easy way to thread your needle for hand sewing.

  • Couture Dress based on V2888

    This Vogue Pattern V2888 is one of my first patterns I have purchased. I love the simplisity of the dress pattern. It is classic cut - timeless. It is made…


    All hats, suits, dress, shoe ornaments made by me. 

  • Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 2

    We're now ready to finish this colorful carpetbag! I'll show you how to add the lining, frame, and handles.

  • Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 1

    This is a two-part blog series on how I created an old-fashioned carpetbag using the scraps from my kilim carpet coat. Even Mary Poppins would envy this bag!

  • Couture Dress

    I love couture and couture techniques. It was pleasure to follow the Craftsy class Couture Dress with Susa Khalje. I was planning to make a dress based on this Vogue…

  • Silk taffeta and embellished lace wedding dress

    I made this dress for my best friend's wedding. She wanted a short dress with lace and a fitted bodice. I drew inspiration from several sources for this look, the…

  • threadfollower hand-sewing kits and patterns

    Hi All, My name is Cynthia Treen and I am so excited to find this wonderful sewing community! I have been a freelance designer, developing sewing and craft projects for…