Category Archives: Sewing, DIY & Recipes

How To: Modern To 1890s Sweater – Refashion Video Tutorial

If you love the look of late Victorian and Edwardian sweaters, but don’t want to knit a whole sweater with those big leg-o’-mutton sleeves: here’s my tutorial on how to turn a modern into an Edwardian-style sweater!

1890s Sweater Refashion Video Tutorial

My refashioned 1890s sweater is inspired by the famous 1890s cycling sweater at the MET museum! 😍 I’ve always wanted a sweater like this with those voluminous sleeves without having to knit the whole sweater! Continue reading How To: Modern To 1890s Sweater – Refashion Video Tutorial

50 Tips On How To Darn & Mend Your Clothes – Historical Sewing

Learn how to darn and mend your clothes like in the Edwardian era! 50+ tips on how to darn, mend, patch and refashion your clothes.

How To Mend Your Clothes Historical Sewing Tutorial

In the Edwardian era, clothing and household items were repaired, mended, patched, darned or refashioned into something useful rather than being thrown away as is often done today. There were tutorials on how to fix everything: Learn how to fix a ripped seam, how to mend a tear and how to sew on a patch, how to darn a hole in sweaters and socks, how to reinforce areas of stress before you even wear your new clothes, and how to upcycle and refashion your torn and worn clothing. Continue reading 50 Tips On How To Darn & Mend Your Clothes – Historical Sewing

How To Make DIY Espadrilles From Scratch

Learn how to make cute & comfy espadrilles with DIY jute crochet soles & vegetable-tanned leather soles from scratch! All you need for these DIY espadrille shoes are natural materials: You don’t need glue or plastic!

How To Make DIY Espadrilles Shoes From Scratch Jute Crochet Soles Leather Soles Free Pattern Video Tutorial

These DIY espadrille shoes are quick and easy to make! And they’re so comfy to wear! 😀 And what’s best, the DIY espadrilles don’t take long to make: You can make these cute DIY rope soled espadrilles in a couple of hours. Continue reading How To Make DIY Espadrilles From Scratch

Free Crochet Sole Pattern – Video Tutorial – Adult Size

This is my free crochet sole pattern for DIY shoes from scratch like DIY espadrilles and DIY sandals. The DIY crochet sole pattern is adult size and easily adjustable to other sizes. I made a video tutorial, crochet chart and written instructions to make it easy for you to follow the steps.

Free Crochet Sole Pattern - Video Tutorial - Adult Size

Make you own DIY shoe soles with natural materials for your DIY summer shoes. 😀 These DIY crochet soles are easy and quick to make – even for a crochet beginner. DIY crochet soles are perfect to make comfy, flexible, lightweight and durable soles for DIY summer shoes. Continue reading Free Crochet Sole Pattern – Video Tutorial – Adult Size

How To Make Edwardian Net Applique

How To Make Edwardian Net Applique Lace Applique Tutorial

Net applique, with cotton bobbinet tulle or cotton Valenciennes lace, was very popular in the Edwardian era. In the 1900s, it was used to embellish clothing, especially underwear.

To make Edwardian net applique, you baste a piece of cotton tulle or lace to fabric, cut the fabric away behind the net and then attach the net with satin or other embroidery stitches. Continue reading How To Make Edwardian Net Applique

Edwardian Punched Work – Pulled Thread Embroidery

How To Make Edwardian Punched Work Pulled Thread Embroidery Tutorial

Punched work looks like drawn thread work but it’s much quicker to make because you don’t actually have to draw out threads! 😀 Punched work – also called Rhodes embroidery, pierced work or four-sided stitch – is a pulled thread embroidery from the Edwardian era. Continue reading Edwardian Punched Work – Pulled Thread Embroidery

How To Make Hedebo Embroidery – Basic Stitches

How To Make Hedebo Embroidery

Hedebo embroidery is a historical open work or whitework embroidery which originated in Denmark in the mid-18th century. Hedebo embroidery (hedebo means heathland) can be rather geometric or very floral or a combination of both. There are two basic embroidery stitches used in hedebo lace: buttonhole and overhand stitch. Continue reading How To Make Hedebo Embroidery – Basic Stitches