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Heirloom Embroidery II DVD
with Wendy Schoen
Wendy Schoen uses finished garments to introduce eight new hand embroidery stitches and demonstrates each one in stitch by lovely stitch fashion. This is an heirloom classroom you will return to again and again.



Add A Little Smocking
by Lezette Thomason

Take patterns to new horizons of style with Lezette’s creative step-by-step instructions. Using simple tools and supplies, she shows how to alter plain patterns to add fashionable smocking or pleats. Following her timesaving tricks for magic bindings and bishop collars will give your garments a designer finish.


Beginning Heirloom Sewing by Machine DVD
with Martha Pullen

Mastering the basics of heirloom sewing will be clear and easy as you learn how to use the sewing machine to combine laces with entredeux and fabric, how to select and apply specialty stitches that add an heirloom finish, and how to take flat fabric to enticing levels of three-dimensional artistry. You’ll feel like a master designer as you create your own classic Heirloom Party Dress.  Heirloom Techniques: Lace to Lace, Lace to Fabric, Lace to Entredeux, Gathered Lace to Entredeux, Entredeux to Flat Fabric, Entredeux to Gathered Fabric, Top Stitch Hemstitching: Wing Needlework Pinstitch, Entredeux Stitch  Specialty Techniques: Puffing, Double Needle Pintucks


Heirloom Sewing by Serger DVD
with Martha Pullen & Kathy McMakin

Do you love heirloom sewing and serger sewing? Why not combine the two, making heirloom sewing twice as fast. You will learn about appropriate trims for heirloom serging as well as the importance of needle placement when serging. This DVD will unveil serger techniques you never thought possible.


Lace Shaping DVD
with Martha Pullen

Detailed explanations are given about the various supplies that are used for lace shaping and how to prepare your fabric before you begin. You will enjoy learning how and when to use several machine heirloom stitches along with the techniques for the basic shapes of lace shaping and the adaptations that are made for pinless lace shaping. By the time the DVD is finished, you will be making exquisite lace-shaped bows and dreaming of a wardrobe of heirloom garments featuring lace shaping.



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