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Steampunk Girl Robin Hood

Steampunk Girl Robin Hood

So when I started this project I started with a drawing. It was an idea what I wanted it to look like in the end. I am a refashionista I like to refashion and change things so this project was...

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Steampunk Snow White

Steampunk Snow White

Partner and I were invited to a Steampunk-themed Halloween/Costume party this year. I dressed as a Steampunk version of Snow White and he dressed as a Steampunk Mad Scientist. This was a great...

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My Ribbon Flower Garden

My Ribbon Flower Garden

I was watching a you tube video on how to make ribbon flowers and felt an overwhelming urge to start creating my own "Flower Garden". Most are hand sewn with beads and rhinestone buttons added and...

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Video: How to Thread a Twin Needle

Video: How to Thread a Twin Needle

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Learn how to set up your sewing machine to use a twin needle.

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Dragon Ball Z Patch

Dragon Ball Z Patch

One of my friends was planning a Dragon Ball Z costume and she knew I made custom patches. I was sent a high quality image of the patch from the TV show. I ran it through my 6D software and stitch...

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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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Notions: Japanese Specialty Needles

Notions: Japanese Specialty Needles

These high-quality needles are available in a wide range of types and sizes.

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Custom Horse Show Jacket

Custom Horse Show Jacket

Custom horse show jacket. A variety of leathers, and Swarovski crystals make all of my designs stand out.

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Masters of the Universe

Masters of the Universe

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Inspiration: My husband and I grew up in the 80's, and as kids our favorite cartoon characters were He-man and She-ra. Every year I like to do a group family costume, so when discussing what we...

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Coronation Elsa

Coronation Elsa

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Coronation elsa Frozen costume. Everything was hand made but the crown. Skirt, bodice, shirt, cape and shoes were all hand painted by me. It also has gloves but unfortunately she was hot and took...

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60s Style

60s Style

Hello summer!  It's back to sewing!   I have finally been able to get back to a dress I've had on my project list since last year.  It's Simplicity 1609 - 60s retro/vintage, a-line.   I made...

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RAVEN MAD MADELAINE SHIRT

RAVEN MAD MADELAINE SHIRT

The design is the Madelaine raglan sleeve shirt with beautiful lace on the lower sleeves that is extra long so it can be scrunched around the wrist. The shirt features a tantalizing applique of your...

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Ombre Satin Prom Dress with Rhinestones

Ombre Satin Prom Dress with Rhinestones

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This is a dress I made for my daughter's prom.  She liked the reference to the 1940's pinup style. The heavy ombre dutchess satin fabric gave the the mermaid train just the right amount of body and...

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Great Sewing Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Great Sewing Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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Threads staff shares an exclusive wish list.

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Vera Wang Inspired Dress

Vera Wang Inspired Dress

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When my son got married, his fiancée told her bridesmaids they could pick their own dress styles. My daughter found a gray strapless Vera Wang wedding dress that she really liked, and asked if I...

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Three Piece Outfit Inspired by Alexander McQueen

Three Piece Outfit Inspired by Alexander McQueen

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My daughter casually dropped a picture from Marie Claire Magazine on my desk and said, "You could make me one of these if you get bored."  We discussed potential changes and I filed it away until I...

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summer flapper dress

summer flapper dress

this dress is my own design the woman in the picture is me

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Peplum & Ruffled Top

Peplum & Ruffled Top

I used the Simplicity 1699 as my base pattern but I altered it by lowering the neckline, making a ruffled pattern for the neckline, changing the sleeves, adding volume to the peplum (6x the volume...

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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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Save Your Fabric from Pulls and Snags

Save Your Fabric from Pulls and Snags

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Here's a sewing room solution for a tricky fabric problem.

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