Make elegant thread crochet fuchsia flowers by following an original tutorial from the Edwardian era (1910)! 😀 Continue reading Edwardian Gold Thread Crochet Flower – Tutorial
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!
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
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.
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
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
Venetian cutwork – not to be confused with Venetian needle lace – is a historical cutwork embroidery imitating Venetian needle lace (aka point de Venise). So Venetian embroidery is cutwork unlike point de Venise which is needle lace. Continue reading How To Make Venetian Cutwork Embroidery
Italian cutwork is a historical whitework embroidery. Italian cutwork is similar to broderie anglaise only with larger cut-out areas connected with bars. Continue reading How To Make Italian Cutwork
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
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
Are you an experienced sewist and wondering how you can sew faster? Below are 11 tried-and-true tips on how to speed up your sewing. Some tips may seem strange to you at first: 😉 like not to use pins or not to press seams. But these historical sewing tips really make sewing faster! 😀 Continue reading 11 Tips On How To Sew Faster
Learn how to refashion your old clothes! Refashioning is perfect if you want to be more eco-friendly in your sewing and make creative, unique garments! And if you’re a sewing beginner, you can learn a lot about how clothes are made by refashioning your old clothes. Below are 10 tips on how to refashion your clothes if you’re just getting started with refashioning. 😀 Continue reading 10 Tips On How To Refashion Your Clothes – Beginner’s Guide