These wide edgings were designed originally for those sweeping skirts of the mid 1800s but today they would work on just about any modern full skirt. Of course, they would look lovely gracing the hem on fine linens…..pillowcases and sheets.
Here’s a free pattern for a knitted diaper soaker to knit up in wool. Wool is absorbent and anti-bacterial and doesn’t have to be washed constantly. Coat with lanolin and it’s good to go! Knitted Diaper Shaped Soaker Abbreviations: K (knit) p (purl) sts (stitches) tog (together) inc (increase) Gauge: 6 sts equal 1 inch
Some really interesting aprons could be made with these instructions for weaving ribbon into a wearable apron. For the holidays, maybe try some polyester metallic gold or silver that usually is sold in wired rolls but the wire can be easily removed. Instructions: This apron requires 14 yards black ribbon 7/8-inch wide and 9 yards
A single letter monogram is especially useful when one changes husbands like the newspaper at the bottom of the birdcage. What a Capital idea! The initial offerings are rather slim at the moment but shall eventually find it’s place in uppercase society.
Corner embroidery patterns specifically designed for the 45 degree angle. Many were originally for hankies but a corner is a corner…..and on this site it’s not called a border but then some designs aren’t well defined…….Good luck!
This guy sure is cute but that big nose looks more like a carrot! Ok, he is named “Nosey” so it’s intentional. The directions don’t state the finished size so you’ll just have to make it up to find out! The pattern scale is 1″ per square. You can get the free pattern and instructions