Welcome to Yesterday’s Thimble!

I’m sad to announce that after five years, I have to stop teaching, at least for now. I’m having severe health issues and have been unable to find a doctor to take on my case. When things change and I’m able to teach sewing classes again, I’ll post a notice here.

In the meantime, please enjoy our multitude of sewing articles! If you’re looking for beginner-friendly help, check out the how-to guides in Sewing Basics.  More advanced specialized techniques can be found under Tutorials.

For a glimpse into the creative process, take a look at my Sewing Diaries. Many are for historical costuming, but there’s also home decor and crafts, modern garments, and even a few doll costumes! You might also enjoy the Articles I’ve written on a variety of topics related to sewing and costuming.

If you’re looking for sewing supplies or books, browse our Notions Shop, courtesy of Amazon.com.

There’s also my blog (below), where you’ll find sewing hints and tips, book reviews, studies of antique fashion plates, and commentaries on sewing, fashion, and historical costuming.

I will strive to keep this site updated occasionally with new content, as my health permits, so check back once in awhile!

About Lisha Vidler

I am a sewing instructor living near Memphis, Tennessee.
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One Response to Welcome to Yesterday’s Thimble!

  1. Matthias says:

    Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Melissa. It has been my home for more years than I care to raevel. I’ve lived on both sides of the mountains, and if you get too water-logged, come east. We quilt on the east side too. I like the flying geese project. Chain piecing certainly does speed up the process of assembling many parts for a whole. I came upon your blog through Bellaonline out of New Zealand and Australia. Keep stitching.

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