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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 Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing

Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing

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Ruth Ciemnoczolowski shows you a simple way of adding stability to your hand-sewing thread.

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Video: An Expert Tip for Working with Multiple Threads

Video: An Expert Tip for Working with Multiple Threads

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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.

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Add Variety to your Projects with These Six Thread Types

Add Variety to your Projects with These Six Thread Types

Try fun options to take your sewing to the next level.

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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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Fiesta of Colors

Fiesta of Colors

   This top and skirt ensemble was a joy to make. I enjoyed watching it take form and was pleased with the way it turned out. This is perfect for spring and summer, either to wear together or with...

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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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Italian Renaissance

Italian Renaissance

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My Halloween costume this year is an Italian Renaissance inspired hat and gown:  ·         Fabric The dress is made with two different fabrics.  The outer skirt, sleeves and bodice are...

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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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washable fabric picture frame sewing pattern

washable fabric picture frame sewing pattern

6 sizes of washable, fabric photo frames, tabletop, with pockets on the back for removable easel back & strut leg board, ribbon connecting strut leg pocket to back panel, pocket for photo and sheet...

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Video: Meet Silamide Thread

Video: Meet Silamide Thread

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Watch this quick Threads Essential Techniques video to learn about waxed silamide thread and its uses.

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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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Ignite your Handbag Creativity

Ignite your Handbag Creativity

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Try these fun products to inspire your purse designs.

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Modular Chiffon Coat

Modular Chiffon Coat

This modular coat was based on Kayla Kennington's Paris Evening Coat pattern. The body of the coat is made with a watery effect chiffon fabric then individually lined with aqua chiffon. I chose to...

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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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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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Cheering for the home team

Cheering for the home team

My niece wanted to be a cheerleader for Halloween and asked me to make her a costume.  Well, my other niece said being a cheerleader for Halloween was ordinary.  I went out of my way to make sure...

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