Scissors 350
Heirloom Sewing

Winter baptism dress close-up 600

What makes it heirloom?

This is a beautiful description of heirloom sewing, with photos.

Sewing Lessons

Buttonhole Tutorial

Sewn Button Loops

When Mother Lets Us Sew 1910 Sewing Instruction Book for Girls (Free Printable)

Hand Sewing Lessons: A Graded Course for the School and for the home  1905 Sewing Instruction Book (Free Printable)

How to draft a Peter Pan Collar

Pattern Drafting

Madiera Tutorial

Wren blessing dress 600 

Blessing dress made from this pattern from The Old Fashioned Baby

Sewing Sources

The Old Fashioned Baby

Patterns From the Past A source for vintage patterns.

Browse the pattern catalogs at home before you go to the store. When they go on sale, you can go in and pick up what you want without having to look through the books:

McCall's, Butterick and Vogue


Martha Pullen A source for books, fabric, lace, patterns, and supplies

Laci's Lace, lace making, tatting, vintage purse handles and more

Sense and Sensibility Patterns Period patterns for women, girls, and dolls. They also havee-patterns that can be downloaded immediately for considerably less than buying the patterns through the mail

Folkwear Patterns

First Order ships for $2.95

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Needlebooks sidebar


How to Mend

If your clothes are wearing out, remember to cut off the buttons before you toss the worn items, and reuse them on your new projects!

Vinyl Composition Book Cover sidebar

Frugal Gifts sidebar

Rose insertion 180 brown



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