Felt Needle Cases Needle books made of felt are travel ready or just a handy and whimsical holder for sewing needles. These are small, quick and easy and made from scraps of left-over felt and floss or yarn. Choose a butterfly, turtle, fish or bird. Great g...
Patchwork Potholders Double duty scrap busting never looked so good. Use those bits to make this patchwork potholder. No quilting experience required. Create a shabby chic, country cottage gift for Mom with these easy to follow instructions. Download HERE.
Perhaps dread is too strong of a term but when it comes to facings, avoidance is usually the route many a seamstress takes. In reality, facings do not have to be such a hurdle and the difference between a faced neckline or armhole and one that is folded ove...
Easy to Sew Felt Poncho Get ready to make the scene with this hip 1970's poncho. Make it unique. Make it YOU! You choose the colors. You can even alter the shapes to customize this easy sew, easy wear spring or fall pullover poncho. Make it in felt. Make it...
Threads Magazine June 2015 Back Cover The latest issue of Threads™ Magazine features a 1940's evening gown on the back cover. The design of the gown is typical of the era. What sets this particular dress apart from the rest is the added embellished trim to ...
Strawberry Pot Holder Springtime to me, is a wooden box of strawberries picked fresh from the garden, covered in a feed sack towel and presented to a kind neighbor, friend or Mom. Don't have a garden? Why not whip up some of these quick and easy pot holders...
This is an amazing book. Definitely a must-have reference book for anyone interested in fashion or language.
Simplicity Fashion News April 1968 Pattern Preview
Simplicity Fashion News April 1968 1968 was a year in transition. The fashions were a melting pot of 60's Mods with a glimmer of the Hippie
Ship 'n Shore - Refashioning a Man's Shirt For A Vintage Style Blouse
Refashionistas are everywhere. To see garments that are oh so blah and totally last year transformed into something awesomely today and actu
Pattern Weights - A DIY Tutorial for Covering Metal Washers
Whoever discovered using weights instead of pins for layout and cutting was a genius. Though it does not allow the pattern tissue to "stick"
Elephant’s Breath and London Smoke: Second Edition
My book on color as it was used in history is now in its second edition. This version has over 600 new and updated entries. Elephant’s Breat