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russian join... start a new ball of yarn without weaving in ends! Must try this!!!

Felt Rose- so pretty! #Polymat #Felt will work greatly for making roses!

A handsewn cupcake pincushion is simple and sweet. They also make great gifts!

Icing Designs: DIY Ruffled Ice Cream Cones. Isn't this the cutest idea! Even just to decorate a little girls room.

Best felt flower tutorial online-at notmartha.

1895. The Art of Dressmaking. Figure 12 represents a border of feathers surmounted by half shell plaiting. The latter is usually made of double material, each one by itself and tacked to position, the feather band covering the raw edges.

1895. The Art of Dressmaking. Figure 3 pictures a narrow plaiting, showing the material arranged at intervals in under-folded triple box plaits, tacked just below the top and spreading out in fan fashion, the folds of the upper plaits on the outside being caught up to present the flare illustrated. Length of material required, twice around the skirt, or two yards to make one yard of trimming.

1895. The Art of Dressmaking. Figure 18 represents a ruffle with a ribbon garniture. The lower edge of the ribbon is fastened to the skirt, and finished at the upper edge of the ruffle with a bow. Length of material required for ruffle, one and a half times around the skirt, or one and a half yards to make one yard of trimming.

1895. The Art of Dressmaking. Figure 26 illustrates a pretty trimming made of narrow velvet ribbon. The pattern must be marked upon the skirt before the ribbon is arranged.

1895. The Art of Dressmaking. In figure 6 is shown a plaiting in which the material is laid in triple box-plaits and tacked firmly through the centre to produce the effect illustrated. The edges may be frayed out or pinked. This will give a pretty effect, especially if the material employed is silk. Length of material required, three times around the skirt, or three yards to make one yard of trimming.

1895. The Art of Dressmaking. Figure 5 wide shell plaiting. Take a double strip of material as wide as desired, and make groups of three overlapping plaits in it at equal intervals, tacking the plaits only at the centre of the strip. Catch the top and bottom of the outer fold in each cluster of plaits together, and tack them at this point to the centre of the next group of plaits, to form a shell. Length of material required, two and a half yards to make one yard of trimming.

1895. The Art of Dressmaking. Figure 30 portrays a neat garniture for wash dresses. The ruffles are edged with embroidery, and a row of embroidery is sewed across the top edge. Clusters of baby ribbon add the finishing touches. Lace may be applied instead of embroidery. Length of material required, one and a half times around the skirt, or one and a half yards to make one yard of trimming.

1895. The Art of Dressmaking. Figure 14 pictures a wide, double ruche the same as seen in figure 1. A narrow row of passementrie finishes the edge and a bias strip of velvet with knots placed at equal intervals is tacked on through the centre. Length of material required to make the rich, one and three-quarter times around the skirt, or one and three-quarter yards to make one yard of trimming.

1895. The Art of Dressmaking. Figure 28 pictures a fold adjusted to a skirt with a cording. The straps are made separately, they being also corded, and fastened to the skirt with a button. The straps must be lined with silk and interlined with canvas.

1895. The Art of Dressmaking. Figure 4 is an exceedingly pretty and simple plaiting. The strip of materials is caught at intervals in groups of three overlapping plaits sewed just a little below the top, the folds of the uppermost plaits being securely tacked to position at the bottom, to produce a flaring effect. Length of material required, two and a half times around the skirt, or two and a half yards to make one yard of trimming.

Wooden kumihimo disc/braiding loom from whole tree slices. (This tutorial is just for making one from plywood, but a starting place).