Handstitching Basics — Getting Started

On December 28, 2006, Posted by , In Beginners, tagged in , , With No Comments

To hand-sew well one must start with the perfect knot.

Handstitching Basics — First Stitches

A how-to article showing beginners how to handsew using period accurate stitches.

Handstitching Basics — More Stitches

On December 26, 2006, Posted by , In Beginners, tagged in , , With No Comments

The basic back stitch, used for seams that require strength is the second most popular stitch in handsewing. Learn how here!

How-to — Cartridge Pleating

Cartridge pleating provides authentic shaping to many seventeenth century garments, including petticoats, ruffs, and gowns. This style of pleating can be recognized by its distinctive figure-8 fold. Although it is a time consuming and labor intensive process, the actual method of forming the pleats is simple.