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Hand sewing

  • Hand-Sew a Fell Stitch

    Threads Contributing Editor Kenneth D. King demonstrates how to form the fell, or felling, stitch and explains its advantages over other stitches in joining linings to jacket or coat interiors.

  • Sewing and Quilting Author Susan Beal | Spotlight

    In honor of National Quilting Month (March 2018), we reached out to author Susan Beal for exclusive details on her newest book, coming out in November 2018.

  • 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…