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Tie-Dye Fleece Meets Velvet Coat

Tie-Dye Fleece Meets Velvet Coat

A world of choices allows the home sewer to make it her way--and that's the best reason of all to sew. Dianne M. Wojnarowski of Buffalo, New York, taught herself at age 11 to use the sewing machine...

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12 Hand and Machine Stitches to Improve Your Sewing

12 Hand and Machine Stitches to Improve Your Sewing

There's nothing more important than a solid knowledge of stitches to help you build your sewing skills. These 12 articles can help propel your sewing to the next level.

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Sarah Sisulart - The Lost Odyssey - Video Game Costume

Sarah Sisulart - The Lost Odyssey - Video Game Costume

This costume was made in roughly 3 weeks. Corset jacket: The corset jacket was entirely hand drafted. It was made from the same linen look material as the floating sleeves. The corset has spiral...

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Button Vest

Button Vest

I made this vest to wear to the National Button Society Convention this past summer. I am an avid sewer and button collector and wanted to wear something that was a conversation piece and that would...

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Velvet Holiday Dress

Velvet Holiday Dress

  There is nothing like the luxurious feel and richness of velvet. That nap that shimmers in the light beckons you like a moth to the flame. But watch out, this is a challenging 100 percent cotton...

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Red Shift Dress

Red Shift Dress

The red jacquard cotton dress was the result of feverishly devouring couture books, and putting into practice what they preached. Many hours experimenting in my studio, and searching the web for...

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Video: A Secret to Threading a Needle

Video: A Secret to Threading a Needle

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

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Tea Time for Two

Tea Time for Two

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The two costumes are The Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.  The designs were based off of Japanese animated show called Code Geass Nunnally in Wonderland. The costumes were sewn almost entirely by...

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Poison Ivy - Uma Thurman Style

Poison Ivy - Uma Thurman Style

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Leaves hand stitched, Foam and felt decorative eye piece, Ivy headband

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From a Warm Blanket to a Cozy Coat

From a Warm Blanket to a Cozy Coat

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It gets pretty cold here during a Minnesota winter so many of my sewing projects are coats or involve wool.  My absolute favorite wool is Pendleton, and I'm in love with all of their Native American...

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Fall Poncho

Fall Poncho

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My new fall poncho using wool crepe and silk from my stash.  I modified Hot Patterns's Jetsetter Poncho to eliminate bagginess at the hips and created faux bracelet length sleeves.  I stabilized...

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Silk and Embroidered Tulle Couture Dress

Silk and Embroidered Tulle Couture Dress

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When I enrolled in Susan Khalje's Couture Sewing School, I knew I wanted to work with fine fabrics that would challenge me as a seamstress.  But first I had to come up with a pattern that my...

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Video: Sew a Hand-Rolled Hem

Video: Sew a Hand-Rolled Hem

This easy-to-sew, narrow hem is perfect for fine and delicate fabrics. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn how.

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Machine Sewn Garments

Machine Sewn Garments

This cotton dress was a vintage look when boarders were popular. I used pearlized snaps for the front closure. The 2 chest pockets were accented with lace as well as the hem. The shoulders were...

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1950s Inspired Evening Dress

1950's Inspired Evening Dress

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This is an upcycled dress made from an Indian Bridal Outfit and Scarf. The dress is inspired by the 1950's evening wear style, and is made from silk dupioni and plain silk. It has a fitted bodice...

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How to Attach Appliques Across Curved Seams

How to Attach Appliques Across Curved Seams

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If you're appliquéing a net garment and intend to place any of the appliqués so that they overlap the garment seams, there's a special method for attaching them. Read on to find out how.

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Embroidered Elegance from India

Embroidered Elegance from India

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This gorgeous embroidered silk was purchased on a trip to India.  The color just screams 'holiday' to me, so I just had to make this for our company Holiday Dinner. I drafted the pattern from my...

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Happy New Year! All Sparkle, Zig-Zag Sequin Dress

Happy New Year! All Sparkle, Zig-Zag Sequin Dress

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This lively mini-dress or tunic was designed to flatter the client's body, to be comfy, and to sparkle under the New Year's Eve lights. The Zig-Zag pattern sequined material was used in three...

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Silk Charmeuse Pleated Blouse

Silk Charmeuse Pleated Blouse

I made this blouse from Simplicity 1315 pattern in a lovely sapphire blue silk charmeuse.

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Fancy Fabrics Challenge 2014 Contest

Fancy Fabrics Challenge 2014 Contest

Originally, this was supposed to be a simple McCall's pattern, M6893. I chose the overlay because it had scalloping on the edges, and the embroidery was visually interesting. When it came time to do...

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