Making your own headband is super easy! A jersey knit headband is another great way to ucycle old T-shirts. Continue reading DIY No-Sew Jersey Headband – Tutorial
Jersey applique is so beautiful and such an easy project – even for a sewing beginner or for your kids! It just takes some minutes, and it’s a perfect project to use up all those jersey knit scraps. You can choose a simple design for your jersey applique, such as dots, stripes or flowers, or a more complicated pattern.
The jersey is appliqued with running stitches by hand. But even if you hate hand sewing, don’t fear: jersey applique is really easy and fast to sew. Continue reading Jersey Applique Tutorial
Lavender sachets were a popular gift in the Victorian and Edwardian era: ‘A delightful gift that will cost but little in time or money’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2a).
Lace lavender sachets are fast to sew and a great way to use up fabric and lace scraps. I used lace scraps from my Edwardian lingerie blouse and muslin scraps from my Victorian afternoon gown. (UK) Muslin is very sheer – perfect for lavender sachets. Continue reading Edwardian Lace Lavender Sachets – Tutorial
Learn to make drawn thread work by hand! Drawn thread work is a beautiful whitework embroidery! It’s easy to make but it takes time.
‘Drawn-thread work forms a connecting link between embroidery and lace work […] it is very durable, and washes well.’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2)
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make basic drawn thread work by hand. Drawn thread work is a counted thread embroidery: Warp or weft threads are removed and the remaining threads are grouped together with hemstitches.
Drawn thread work has been popular for a long time. It was already used in the Middle Ages (source), and was still popular in the Victorian and Edwardian era and the 1920s. Continue reading Drawn Thread Work Tutorial
Count down the days until Easter Sunday 2017 with 30 free Easter and spring craft tutorials and Easter recipes. Continue reading Easter Countdown 2017 – 30 Easter Craft Tutorials And Recipes
Today I finished my Edwardian lace chemise for the HSM. The chemise is for my Edwardian lingerie dress. Continue reading Edwardian Lace Chemise – Historical Sew Monthly
I wanted to make a game with rocks for a long time! So this Christmas I sewed a fabric pachisi board using river rocks as game pieces. Sewing a pachisi board is very easy and a great way to use up fabric scraps. Continue reading DIY Fabric Pachisi Game Board With Rocks
Fabric ornaments are easy to make and a great way to use up fabric scraps or to recycle old clothes. I reused old oven mitts, red knit stockings and a felted wool knit hat. Continue reading Tutorial: Fabric Ornaments – Heart, Star & Tree
Make your gift even more special with DIY wrapping paper or paper bags embroidered with snowflakes and trees. It’s also a great last minute gift wrapping and to reuse brown packing paper. All you need is recycled brown paper, yarn and DIY wheatpaste. Continue reading DIY Embroidered Paper Bag – Last Minute Gift Wrapping
My fabric stash was full of old denim, so it was high time to use up some of the old ripped jeans! 😀 Continue reading DIY Distressed Denim Skirt