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Dancewear Lycra, New in items in In Fashion Fabrics store on eBay! Steam Ingenious: How to Make a Bustle Pad and Why You Should. So back when I first started thinking about this steampunk thing, I remember considering the idea of bustles.

Steam Ingenious: How to Make a Bustle Pad and Why You Should

I saw the various ways to make a bustle from wire. 'Too much trouble,' I thought, 'And too difficult to sit in.' So I settled for trying to create a bustle effect with flounces and floofs of fabric. A while back I bought and downloaded this pattern, which includes a pattern for a bustle pad or pillow. So finally, before my last event, I decided to try the bustle pad and see if I liked the effect. I did. This: It's construction is pretty simple. I made a bad Paint drawing of the pieces for the pillow. As for the size of the pillow, that depends on your size and your build. As for the waistband, I just made one with two buttons on it to button around my waist. One final note. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. EDIT: If you would prefer to work from a pattern, or want a different style/size of bustle pad, I now offer a downloadable pattern for three styles of bustle pad.

Design and Sew Your Own Leggings. Cal Patch is a renaissance crafter, with know-how spanning the fields of crochet, pattern-making, sewing, embroidery, dyeing, printing, spinning, and beyond.

Design and Sew Your Own Leggings

She is the author of Design-It-Yourself Clothing, writes a blog, and can can be found teaching classes around New York state (and beyond). For this week’s How-Tuesday, Cal will teach us how to make a custom pair of leggings. From taking measurements, to making the pattern, to sewing it all up, Cal will be with us each step of the way! I adore leggings. I live in leggings. You’ll need to measure yourself, draft a pattern, get some stretchy knit fabric, and stitch it up. Materials You’ll Need: For the pattern: Paper to make the pattern. For the leggings: About 1 ½ yards of nice stretchy knit fabric, like cotton/Lycra jersey.About 1 ½ yards of cheaper stretchy knit fabric, like cotton/Lycra jersey (for the muslin).All-purpose thread to match.PinsScissors (for fabric)Sewing machine You’ll need the following measurements: 1. 2. 3. 4. 19 Ways To Make Ribbon Flowers: {How-To.

Pretty ribbon flowers can be used to embellish all kinds of things such as tote bags, headbands, hair clips, shirts, brooches, scrapbooks and albums, gift toppers, etc.

19 Ways To Make Ribbon Flowers: {How-To

They can be made from assorted trims like organza, velvet, satin, grosgrain, pleated…you name it, there’s a flower you can make out of it! Here are over a dozen tutorials showing you how to make them including folded roses and ruffly flowers, enjoy! Ribbon Flower Tutorial: Simple method involving weaving thread through the ribbon and gathering it into a flower. Embellish with pretty buttons. No-Sew Rosette: Shows how to make a pretty flower using wired edge ribbon and a dab of hot glue. 70 Free Lingerie Sewing Patterns : 70 Free Lingerie Sewing Patterns Posted on | November 12, 2009 | 12 Comments Free lingerie sewing patterns are hard to find on the internet.

70 Free Lingerie Sewing Patterns :

While free skirt patterns and tote patterns abound, free lingerie sewing patterns require sifting through hundreds of sites to locate. Here are 75 patterns that I was able to find. Free Lingerie Sewing Patterns: Bras. A “How To Draft and Make 1930′s Style Circular French Knickers” post. « SewVeraVenus. Just what it says on the tin: how to draft and make knickers like these.

A “How To Draft and Make 1930′s Style Circular French Knickers” post. « SewVeraVenus

A few weeks ago while digging in a scrap bag for a bit of fabric to trial a 1940′s bra pattern I’ve been working on (more on that later) I unearthed a very fragile and disintegrating pair of 1930′s black chiffon French Knickers …. I don’t think they’ve seen the light of day for 25 years and it’s anyone’s guess why I ever stuffed them in that bag in the first place as I usually keep study pieces in a more accessible place. Hyperbolic Blanket. How to sew a Mathematician and sculptor Helaman Ferguson invented this design for a hyperbolic blanket.

Hyperbolic Blanket

His original construction was a poncho. Ferguson kindly loaned me his poncho so that I could use it in a lecture and — better still — reverse-engineer it to make a hyperbolic blanket of my own. If you want to make one too, follow the instructions and photos below. Home page. Sew Curvy Corsetry. Tton Mix - Dressmaking - Fabric. Fabric Inspirations. Saints and Pinners – fabrics and patterns for crafts, quilting, fashion and home. Cutting Edge Fabric, Funky Fabric, Designer Fabric and Unusual Fabrics from Around the World. Coats Crafts UK home. Haberdashery Craft Shop. Embroidery Designs at Urban Threads - Home.