Tag Archives: Tips

Replicating a Costume

Have you ever wanted to copy a favorite costume from TV, film, or theater? Replicating an entire costume can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! In this two-part article, I’ll outline the five steps of reproducing a costume, and then demonstrate … Continue reading

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Basics: Pinking Shears

Pinking shears cut with a zigzag edge that resists fraying. However, there’s a trick to using them correctly. In this new article, you’ll learn when and how to use pinking shears, along with lots of tips for successful pinking. Basics: Pinking … Continue reading

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Sewing Hacks Mention

Yesterday’s Thimble was recently mentioned in a blog post by Sue of Sewing Furniture.org! Her post is called “Sewing Hacks Galore: The Best Out-of-the-Box Thinking,” and it links to several different blogs that discuss sewing hacks. She was kind enough to include a link to … Continue reading

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Improving Theatrical Costumes

Are you in charge of the costumes for an amateur play or musical production? It’s a daunting challenge for anyone! In this three-part series of articles, we’ll discuss all manner of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your theatrical … Continue reading

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What to Wear: Rules for Victorian Dressing

Do you know the difference between a Victorian morning dress, afternoon dress, and evening gown? What about a dinner dress vs a ballgown? Do you know what’s appropriate to wear while swimming, skating, playing croquet, or cycling? In this two-part article, we’ll … Continue reading

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Basics: The Secret Overlock Stitch

Finishing your seam allowances is a must, but the easiest method isn’t well-known! Learn all about the oft-forgotten overlock stitch, including which presser foot to use, and tips for professional results. Basics: The Secret Overlock Stitch Enjoy!

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Guest Blog: 10 Tips to Improve Your Sewing

Recently, I was asked to contribute to the teacher’s blog at Take Lessons. I was happy to oblige and wrote a piece filled with suggestions to help you take your sewing skills up a notch. It includes advice on seam finishing, pressing as you sew, … Continue reading

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Sewing Room Safety: 14 Tips

While sewing isn’t an inherently dangerous occupation, working with sharp shears, needles, and pins has its risks! Here are 14 tips to help you sew safely. Sewing Room Safety: 14 Tips Enjoy!

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Basics: Pressing As You Sew

We’ve all heard about the importance of pressing as you sew. But do you know how? After all, pressing isn’t the same as ironing! Here’s several tips and tricks to help you improve your pressing skills. Basics: Pressing As You … Continue reading

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Basics: Seam Allowances

Everything you sew has seam allowances. But what are they? (Includes tips!) Basics: Seam Allowances

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