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A general listing of resources and information related to sewing on the web.
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New links and additions to the resource area, yet to be classified and organized.
Embroidery Thread Stands Thread stands to use with sewing, embroidery,quilting and serging machines.
Sewing Sties Directory Find quality Sewing sites
Fabric Dragon Variety of trims including reflective safety trims. Also hand -dyed and hand-spun yarn.
CTS USA offers sewing products to everyone at wholesale pricing. No minimum purchase requirements. .
Jackie's Attic Vintage sewing patterns, embroidery transfers, books, needlecrafts instructions, and other vintage collectibles. .
Lyle Fabrics, Crafts and Gifts Lyle Enterprises Two businesses run by the same family; one is retail, the other wholesale. Many hard-to-find items such as knit collars and cuff, and slipper-gripper fabric.
Sewing Success Sewing Blog A sewing blog for all sewing enthuasists to discover common sense how to sew sewing techniques, free sewing projects and sewing tips. Specializing in geometric, abstract, atomic and botanical designs, in new and vintage fabrics. Wonderful new addition to the world of shopping for fabric on the web. Mary loves to sew and she shares her links and knowledge here. Check it out when you get a few minutes to get lost in the links. Especially check out Mary's project area. A Wish list for Sewing accessories and Sewing machines. Place your wanted ad here and hope for your wish to come true!
Crafts Resources Directory of crafts related websites and discussion groups
1StopSewing Sewing Machines, Supplies, Patterns, Software and More
Do it Yourself Forums All sorts of projects for do-it-yourself-ers.
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Your Sewing Machine - Bobbins, Thread, Parts, Troubleshooting, Where to Buy, Manuals Includes an online color chart, easy ordering, and a wide selection of sewing threads.
AllBrands Instruction Manuals Several manuals on their list and sometimes, they can find what's not on the list as well. (It looks like the manuals ship from the manufacturer.)
Jenny's Sewing Studio Long list of instruction manuals available for sale. Instruction manuals for a variety of machines. They take Paypal too!
Ultimate Sew and Vac On-line knowledge base of frequently asked questions. Also parts and supplies for several brands of machines.
Kenmore manuals. Operation manuals and parts for Kenmore (Sears) and like machines. Relics - Sewing Machine Manuals Scroll down about one-quarter of the page for ~~SEWING MACHINE MANUALS & Related items~~ Lots of good information about manuals and their sources.
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Notions, Scissors, Buttons, Frogs, Zippers, Tools, and all the What-Nots
Frogs Making decorative frog closures (ball buttons) by Mary Hunt
Frogs Take 2 Another look at essentially the same frog closure instructions as above.
Wrights, A resource for purchasing frog closures ready made.
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Patterns - For Sale and For Free Need a pattern? This site is the place to look. Catalogs and books from Burda, Simplicity, Vogue, New Look, McCall's, Butterick, Stretch and Sew, & Kwik Sew. Simplicity sewing machines at a good price. Keep an eye on this site for specials that run frequently.
Recycled Sewing Patterns Brought to you by Deb O'Hanlon. Deb is changing the site often, adding more patterns on a regular basis, and you never know just what you might find here.
Infinite Freedom Infinite Freedom offers sewing patterns for all sizes of dolls including the American Girl Doll, baby quilt patterns and woodworking patterns for doll furniture.
North Breeze NorthBreeze provides vintage, out of print, and discontinued sewing patterns, as well as knitting, crochet, and craft patterns.
Monster Patterns, eBay , Rusty, VintageCat Fashions, Blue Gardenia, Old, and Lily Abello's vintage pattern shop Sources for vintage and discontinued sewing patterns.
Ethnic Patterns Traditional and derivative ethnic patterns and a large selection of African and World sewing patterns.
Simplicity's jean skirt project
Fashion Icon's jean splicing
Not Martha's Instructions
Three sites with fairly comprehensive instructions for turning jeans into skirts. You can use the concepts with cords or any other slacks if you like. Be creative and let your imagination be your guide.
Jean Crafts Basic instructions for making skirts from old jeans, embellishing jeans, and other jeans recycling ideas.
Free Projects Listing A changing list of free projects, from a major thread and yarn manufacturer.
Sweatshirt Jacket One way to turn a simple sweatshirt into a jacket. This is but the beginning and doesn't include any embellishing techniques. You'll have to use your imagination for that. Basket Liners You can use this extremely easy pattern to be your jumping off point for creating liners for all of your decorative baskets.
Bath Towel Wrap Simple after bath coverup wrap from Two Crafty Ladies.
Duck Hooded Towel Duck towel coverup for children from Martha Stewart. Could be adapted to make other animals.
Classic tote bag Pattern and instructions for a basic tote bag that you can dress up, dress down, embellish, adapt, or just make as is., , Sneezes/ Tissue box cover patterns to sew. Some of these are free and some are patterns to buy. All provide inspiration!.
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Machine and Hand Embroidery (Cross Stich, etc.)
Celtic Obsessions Internet resource for commercial & home embroiderers. Free stock designs, monthly sweepstakes, industry catalogs, coupons, software, trade journals, classifieds and more. Celtic, Irish, Scottish, Welsh & Cornish Cross Stitch Patterns. Free postage & Free pattern enlargement. Made to order designs & photo to pattern conversions available.
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How Do I Do That? How to's and other instructional pages.
Matching plaids How to match plaids when making a jacket. The information can be used for other garments too.
Outdoor clothing/gear Tips for sewing your own outdoor gear from
Bobbin Basics Bobbin basics. Illustrated instructions for threading your bobbin, as well as other helpful information.
Maintaining your sewing machine. General information about maintaining your machine. Requires a PDF reader.
Sewing On A Button The art of sewing on a button, from a major button manufacturer.
Inserting a Lapped Zipper Illustrated, step-by-step instructions for inserting a zipper. Great for skirt or pant side seams.
A Fly-Front Zipper Illustrated instructions for doing the fly-front zipper.
More Zipper Instructions Another set of instructions, this time from Threads magazine.
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Costuming, Vestments, SCA and Reenactment, Period Clothing, patterns, and instructions
MoiRandall's Web Catalog A line of historically inspired costume patterns for sale. Civil War era hat patterns for ladies Costuming patterns for children
Lavolta Press Turn of the century patterns and books. Since 1993. Women's 18th century clothing patterns
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Denver Fabrics Fabric for fashion, dancewear, costumes, rug hooking, crafts and home décor. Many silk, wool, and linen designer fabrics. Prices often at or below wholesale fabric pricing. Also sewing notions, trims, and books at discount.
Trims and Embellishments
Calontir Trims An extensive selection of medieval- and Renaissance-inspired trims. Good prices, fast service. Webmaster's Choice.
M J Trim Beautiful and varied trims, handbag parts, and more, from "New York's Garment District to Your Desktop".
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Baby Patterns, Preemie Patterns, Special Needs Patterns's Baby Bonnet, Creating a beautiful baby bonnet from a hankerchief. HGTV's instructions include photos.
Baby Grab Ball How to make a baby grab ball.
Preemie patterns A free gown and bonnet pattern.
Threads of Love Preemie daygown pattern (requires PDF reader)
My Preemie Pattern Miscellaneous patterns for your premature baby.
Hancock Fabrics's turban type cap.
Two sources for comfort caps (chemo caps) that are simple to make, elegant, and can be decorated in any fashion for any occasion. Dressing up chemotherapy caps and turbans with scarves that you can make or buy.
Head Wrap A head wrap pattern that could be adapted to create a chemotherapy turban.
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Sewing for Around the House - Home Decorating
Mar-Cs Interiors A delightful home dec site from our very own Martha. Stop by and see what Martha has to offer.
Envelope Pillow Pattern for creating an envelope pillow using a pillow form. (PDF)
Pillows Several pillow patterns from's sewing guide, Debbie Colgrove.
Make a sofa Wrap Draping and tucking fabric to transform your sofa.
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Bead-Media Bead Craft Techniques for Bead Embroidery, Bead Jewelry, Costume & Wearable Art
Fun with Yogurt Containers Recycling yogurt containers!
Plastic Bag Recycling Doll Grocery Bag Holder Two different dispensers for plastic bags .
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BBW/BBM Sewing
Fashions by Coni BBW sewing patterns in sizes from XL to 6X.
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Dammit Dolls A little something to make for those stressed out moments or for your friends.
Roberts Mfg. Manufacturer of Sewing Cabinets, Sewing Tables, Sewing Furniture, Quilting tables, Cutting tables, Drawer Units and More.
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Updated 10/05/2006

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