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34 Types of Seams – Historical Sewing

Learn how to make 34 historical types of seams. For historical costumes and modern clothing!

34 Types of Seams Historical Sewing

The Victorians had a seam for every purpose! The following 34 historical types of seams have already been used since the Victorian era. While some types of seams are even older and have been used since the Middle Ages. You can use the following 34 historical seam finishes for your Victorian and Edwardian clothing. But of course you can also use them for your modern clothing! Continue reading 34 Types of Seams – Historical Sewing

5 Ways To Attach Ruffles – Historical & Heirloom Sewing

5 Ways To Attach Ruffles - Historical Heirloom Sewing

In the Edwardian era, there were 5 ways to attach ruffles: with a receiving tuck, flat felled seam, finishing braid, French seam or whipped gathers. The first four can be sewn on a sewing machine, while the last one is sewn by hand. All these techniques have in common that the right and wrong side of your skirt looks tidy: there are no raw edges on the wrong side and the skirt is also much more durable than if you‘d use zigzagged or serged seams to attach ruffles. Continue reading 5 Ways To Attach Ruffles – Historical & Heirloom Sewing

How To Join Lace – Invisible Seam

Do you need to invisibly join lace trim for your next sewing project? Learn how to sew an invisible lace seam by hand. This method to join lace is from the Edwardian era! Use this invisible lace join instead of a bulky seam for your next historical costuming or heirloom sewing project!

How To Join Lace Invisible Seam Heirloom Hand Sewing

Currently I‘m making an Edwardian lace chemise for which I use lace scraps from my stash. And the Edwardians knew a method to invisibly sew lace together. This invisible seam works particularly well with lace that doesn’t fray badly: like cotton Valenciennes lace which I use here. Continue reading How To Join Lace – Invisible Seam

4 Ways To Make Real Silk Roses

4 Ways To Make Real Silk Roses DIY Tutorial

All these silk roses are made with pure silk fabric and silk ribbon. Making real silk roses from scratch takes some time but it’s so worth the effort! Real silk roses look so luxuriant and almost like real roses! Besides, silk fabric and silk ribbon is perfect for DIY roses because silk is thin enough to be used double, drapes well and has a subtle sheen not unlike real roses. Continue reading 4 Ways To Make Real Silk Roses

Edwardian DIY Silk Ribbon Rose – How To Make Ribbon Flowers

Edwardian DIY Silk Ribbon Rose - How To Make Ribbon Flowers

This Edwardian real silk ribbon rose looks almost like a real rose! To make this rose you’ll need silk ribbon in two shades of pink, green silk ribbon, wire and sewing thread. The silk ribbon rose takes some time to make but it’s so worth it! Continue reading Edwardian DIY Silk Ribbon Rose – How To Make Ribbon Flowers

How To Make Fabric Roses – Edwardian Tutorial

How To Make Fabric Roses - Edwardian Tutorial

‘Roses and buds, lilies, daisies, violets, “forget-me-nots,” dahlias, asters, sweet peas, pansies, carnations, sunflowers, in fact, a great many flowers, are possible of charming reproduction from scraps of silk and ribbon.’ (The Art Of Millinery, 1909)

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DIY Felt Easter Bunny – Free Pattern

Make cute DIY Easter bunny ornaments out of felt! DIY felt Easter bunny ornaments are a simple and fun Easter craft for kids. With free printable pattern.

DIY Felt Easter Bunny Free Pattern

Inspired by my DIY crochet Easter bunny garland which is in the top 3 of the most popular posts of my blog – yay, thank you all! 😀 – I made cute DIY Easter bunny ornaments with gray felt. Continue reading DIY Felt Easter Bunny – Free Pattern