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New Arrivals: Fosshape & Wonderflex

We’re so excited to now be offering thermoplastics – a great addition for our cosplay and theater clients! We’ve included some videos below as a starting point to learn more about these amazing materials. Fosshape: Wonderflex:

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Working With Bosal Interfacing

Click the link below for helpful tips on testing and evaluating the bond for Bosal interfacing.  

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Face Mask Patterns & Instructions

There are now many online resources, patterns, and tutorials to help you learn how to sew various types of face masks. We’ve compiled a list below recommended by our friends at Sew Face Masks Philadelphia to help get you started: … Continue reading

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Makers Doing Their Part to Reduce Coronavirus Spread!

It’s been amazing to witness the tireless support of sewers and creators who are making face masks for essential workers and for the community at large! There has been a huge priority shift as the costumers, crafters, and designers who … Continue reading

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Simple Simple Dog Leash

A dog leash takes only moments to make and just two items, nylon webbing and a swivel hook. But you can customize them so you and your pooch stand out from the crowd with some fabric scraps very easily. Most … Continue reading

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Ankle Braces for Bud!

Meet Bud, a 9 year old with early arthritis and carpal laxity syndrome. Carpal laxity syndrome is a common problem in medium to large, rapidly growing puppies most often starting between 6- to 12-weeks old. He is being treated by a … Continue reading

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Steampunk Expo 2017 – Philadelphia

On June 11th, 2017 we vended at the Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. It was their annual Steampunk Expo. Despite the heat is was a lovely day. There were about a dozen or more vendors offering … Continue reading

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Steampunk Swing Arm Busks

We’re so excited to be able to offer these Steampunk Swing Arm Busk Sets!   So many of you have asked about what boning to use, how to drill holes, what length rivets you’d need, and how to set them. … Continue reading

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Yaya Han’s Corset Pattern: A Tutorial by Jack Spicer

This is a tutorial of the Yaya Han Overbust Corset pattern with cups by Jack Spicer at:  https://www.facebook.com/Spicercosplay/ For a beginning seamstress, corsets can seem very intimidating, but they are more meticulous than difficult. Yaya Han’s Overbust/ Underbust Corset Pattern for … Continue reading

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Determining What Size Pattern To Make

Many of us have purchased a pattern in what we thought was our size, only to find out that what we thought – is not what the pattern makers thought. Your best bet whenever you buy a pattern for anything is … Continue reading

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