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Notions: Sewing-Themed Flash Drive

Notions: Sewing-Themed Flash Drive

Get your very own handy flash drive in the shape of a sewing machine, pincushion, or spool of thread.

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Ignite your Handbag Creativity

Ignite your Handbag Creativity

Try these fun products to inspire your purse designs.

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Notions: Eco-Friendly Tools

Notions: Eco-Friendly Tools

These tools are great to have around, and environmentally friendly too.

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The Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress

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This is a one shoulder party/cocktail dress, very sexy, with a 12" long fringe. I used a embroidered net with sequins. Dress is all lined, but with an sheer back.

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Notions: Cordless Iron

Notions: Cordless Iron

Ironing has never been easier than with this incredible Panasonic cordless iron.

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Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Bride

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Using Marfy 2137 I made this stunning mother of the bride dress. The fashion fabric was a fuchsia silk jacquard with silk organza underlining, and a china silk lining. I used china silk because it is...

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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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Future *tart*an

Future *tart*an

I will be creating a line of dresses, skirts, blouses, and jackets over the next few weeks, mixing plaid with lace and jackets made of wool for shell and silk lining. 

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Get Creative with Heirloom Buttons

Get Creative with Heirloom Buttons

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Try these variations to enhance your hand-made heirloom buttons.

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Another Look at Kenneth D. Kings Sewing Space

Another Look at Kenneth D. King's Sewing Space

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Learn more about Kenneth's collections, notions, and sewing machines

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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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Whats Your Sewing Storage Solution?

What's Your Sewing Storage Solution?

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Read tips from real sewers, and share your own!

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Mood LA Moves: Check Out the New, Bigger Location

Mood LA Moves: Check Out the New, Bigger Location

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Famous Los Angeles fabric store has a new address, more space and features

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Pin cushion for sewing machine

Pin cushion for sewing machine

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Here's an easy pin cushion that can be used on your bobbin winder while not it use. It's out of the way and easy to reach when you are sewing and taking pins off as you sew. 

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Sewing Gift Suggestions

Sewing Gift Suggestions

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More notions, machines, and other present ideas from the Threads staff

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Catwoman & The Penguin Costumes

Catwoman & The Penguin Costumes

My daughter wanted to be Catwoman, but not just any Catwoman...Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman. Do you know how hard it is to find an out of print Butterick pattern 6378? Very hard! I actually found one...

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Sun hat for the gardener or beach comber

Sun hat for the gardener or beach comber

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This pretty yet sturdy hat was made with the outdoors in mind. Outdoor home decor/utility fabric and sew in interfacing were key to construction. The fabric was chosen for its floral...

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travel sewing kit

travel sewing kit

I used fabrics from my scrap basket to make a purse-sized sewing kit.  I didn't use a pattern, I just pieced bits together like a puzzle.  I made the cover first and then added the scissors pocket...

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My M2 Jacket

My M2 Jacket

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My version of this jacket began with the M2Again jacket pattern by Elaine Waldschmitt, which seemed the perfect scrappy stash jacket. I used many many different fabrics both batik and quilting cotton...

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