Théâtre de la Mode
American Sewing Guild
by WEB Admin
2d ago
Paris has been a center of art, literature, and fashion since the 18th century and was the first country in the world to export fashion. By the mid-19th century, Charles Worth developed the first haute couture business in Paris, presenting fashion on live mannequins. Wealthy women came to his shop to be measured and to ..read more
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Say What? Sewing Acronyms
American Sewing Guild
by WEB Admin
1w ago
Are you ready to dive into the fun world of sewing and quilting jargon? Every industry seems to have its acronyms and abbreviations, and sewing and quilting are no exception to that. If you’re not familiar with the term, an acronym is a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words ..read more
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Linen Placemats for Dress Collar & Cuffs
American Sewing Guild
by WEB Admin
2w ago
To add an easy heirloom look to a child’s dress, use two pre-made, hemstitched linen placemats on the collar and cuffs.  Two placemats will provide enough fabric for the collar, cuffs, corded piping, covered buttons, and even a matching headband. Supplies 2 Linen placemats Commercial dress pattern with high bodices front and back Dress fabric ..read more
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Little Bits (of knowledge) to Make Your Sewing Easier
American Sewing Guild
by WEB Admin
3w ago
Sometimes all it takes to make a task easier is just a little bit of information or a short helpful hint. As members of the American Sewing Guild, that’s what the alliance is all about—sharing better and easier ways to do things. So let’s look at some helpful hints and tips to make our sewing lives ..read more
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How to Create a Round Tablecloth
American Sewing Guild
by WEB Admin
1M ago
Creating a custom tablecloth for your round dining table not only adds a personalized touch to your home decor but can also be the base to transform an “ugly duckling” table to a touch of elegance. Whether you’re looking to enhance your dining experience for everyday meals, are hosting a special occasion, or sprucing up ..read more
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Sewing Q&A: Stay Tape, Freestanding Embroidery, Pinking Shears, & Selvage
American Sewing Guild
by WEB Admin
1M ago
I’ve heard about using stay tape when sewing on knits, but I don’t really know how. Can you help? Stay tape is used to keep seamlines from stretching, especially on knit fabrics, but also on loosely woven fabrics. Without stay tape, some seams can ripple and distort during stitching, especially those on the crosswise grain ..read more
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DIY Needle Sorting Pincushion
American Sewing Guild
by WEB Admin
1M ago
The thrill of selecting a pattern, snagging that perfect fabric, and retreating to your personal haven of creativity to craft a spectacular piece is unrivaled. Whether gorgeous garment, cozy quilt, chic handbag, or comfy pillow, the journey is the reward. But sometimes we just need that immediate ‘sew’-phoria from a quick and easy project. This ..read more
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Rickrack is All the Rage
American Sewing Guild
by WEB Admin
1M ago
You see it everywhere—dresses, pillows, linens, aprons and more. Rickrack is a simple braided trim that forms a zigzag pattern and it’s been around since the 1800s. Fashion historians note that rickrack was originally used on feedsack dresses and to help improve the look of garments made from reused fabrics. Today’s rickrack is usually 100 ..read more
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Neckline Pattern Adjustments
American Sewing Guild
by WEB Admin
2M ago
If your necklines gape, drape, or pull where they shouldn’t, pattern adjustments are needed. When working with a new pattern, it’s often a good idea to create a muslin first so that you can make any adjustments that may be necessary before cutting in to your fashion fabric. Try on the muslin bodice to find ..read more
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Elevate Your Projects with Metallic Threads
American Sewing Guild
by WEB Admin
2M ago
In the world of sewing, threads are the unsung heroes that hold together our creations with strength and finesse. But beyond functionality, threads also possess the power to elevate our projects from ordinary to extraordinary. Enter decorative metallic thread, the ingredient for adding flair and personality to your home sewing endeavors. Metallic thread comes in ..read more
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