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How to make a potato fabric stamp and make and decorate clothing (shirt, jumper, pants, apron, mittens, dress) and a rag doll using textile paints. Diagram for clothing and doll included, along with pattern for a simple house-design fabric stamp.
AMERICAN HOME CRAFTS Summer 1978 (v.6#3) pg. 62, 88

Fantastic fish fashions. Fish motifs to cross-stitch on clothing. A matching necklace, pin and earrings set made from the same fish motif.
CRAFTS Aug 1991 (v.14#8) pg. 46, 51

Motif of gumballs rolling from a dispenser to paint on a little girl's knit top and skirt.
CRAFTS Apr 1992 (v.15#4) pg. 86, 51

Dot-to-dot dress for a little girl. Dimensional paint dots are used to embellish a purchased knit dress with motifs of a bunny with carrot and rows of ducks.
CRAFTS Apr 1993 (v.16#4) pg. 68, 45

Mock quilting, Western style, is used to dress up wearables. Precut fusible silhouettes of traditional quilt motifs adorn a denim shirt and skirt.
CRAFTS Sep 1993 (v.16#9) pg. 42

Western embellishments for a denim vest, jeans and blouse. Iron-on transfers and painted motifs are outlined with dimensional gold paint and sprinked with glitter.
CRAFTS Oct 1993 (v.16#10) pg. 82

Painted pansy motifs and glass-bead look-alikes. Decorate clothing or pillows using glitter fabric paints and dimensional fabric paints.
CRAFTS May 1994 (v.17#5) pg. 18, 41

Mother-daughter chambray jumpers are trimmed with no-sew appliques.
CRAFTS Jul 1994 (v.17#7) pg. 34

Decorate blue jeans with fusible denim patches that have been painted with geometric designs using a toothbrush and glittery paints.
CRAFTS Sep 1995 (v.18#9) pg. 78

Pumpkins 'n crows jumper. Calico pumpkin appliques, accented with a black crow, picket fence and ivy motifs, decorate a purchased denim jumper. Wavy lines are painted on seams of the bib.
CRAFTS Sep 1996 (v.19#9) pg. 44, 51

Patterns for wild animals (leopard, tiger, giraffe, koala bear) to paint on clothing.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #68 Apr 1979 (v.6#8) pg. 17

How to decorate denim and other articles of clothing with pearls, beads, sequins and felt. Instructions are included for decorating a cap, sweater or shell. Patterns are furnished for an apple and a bicycle.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1974 (v.4#5) pg. 34

A look at textile painting on clothing. Patterns included for a bird-in-tree, cherries, butterfly and flowers.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1974 (v.4#10) pg. 46

How to make fabric fruit decorations. Patterns and instructions included for a pear, peach, strawberry and apple.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1975 (v.5#9) pg. 46

How to decorate denim with embroidery, fabric applique, metal studs, and paint-on designs. Patterns for a sun and stylized flowers are included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1975 (v.5#10) pg. 18

How to sew clothing from denim and then applique designs in calico and lace. Patterns for several designs included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1976 (v.6#5) pg. 52

Tips on how to use old textile pieces such as crocheted doilies, tatting and bits of lace found at flea markets as trim on clothing. Includes instructions on how to remove stains.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 36

Two ways to embellish evening fashion. (1) Machine sew gold flowers on the shoulders of a black dress. (2) Add jet bead work to the bodice of a tunic.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1979 (v.10#9) pg. 26

Selling wearable art. Three artists detail how and where (home parties, craft fairs, shops, etc.)
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1990 (v.17#5) pg. 18

Adding fashion trims to clothing. Tips on sewing on sequins, "jewels", studs, paillettes, and rhinestones-by-the-yard.
FAMILY CIRCLE Dec 6 1983 (v.96#17) pg. 38, 54

Four simple ways to give an article you sew a custom look. Covers hemstitching, trapunto, lace applique, and machine embroidery.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Apr 1979 (v.188#4) pg. 170, 286

How to decorate a variety of home-sewn clothes with crocheted flowers, buttons, rickrack, eyelet, and cross-stitch embroidery.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Spring-Summer 1978 pg. 91, 144

Bright patchwork designs to add personalized accents to clothing sewn from Simplicity patterns.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Fall 1979-Winter 1980 pg. 91, 103, 148

Machine applique accents in floral patterns for clothing sewn from Simplicity patterns.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Fall 1979-Winter 1980 pg. 94, 103, 150

Six pages show how to embroider home-sewn clothes with Swedish weaving.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Spring-Summer 1980 pg. 115, 156

How to add cording and applique to home-sewn clothing to add a touch of class.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Spring-Summer 1980 pg. 122, 160

How to add bits of gold to accent five Simplicity patterns.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Fall 1980-Winter 1981 pg. 160

Band weaving. Suggestions on yarn choices and how to use the bands as trims. Includes instructions for four inkle bands: a folded band, a soumak band, a pick-up on horizontal stripes and pick-up on basket weave. Card-woven bands in diamond, oval, little-girl, two-way turning and braids are explained. Inserts explain how to warp and weave with cards and on an inkle loom, as well as how to warp-paint on an inkle loom. Three projects are included: (1) A woman's jacket sewn from a commercial pattern and trimmed down the front with bands of card-woven trim. (2) A magazine tote (book cover) with offset inkle-woven bands sewn together to decorate the front. A narrow card-woven band fastened inside the tote serves as a bookmark. (3) A double-weave chenille vest that can be worn by either sex. Lining is weft-face straight twill with chenille weft. Outer fabric is weft-face reverse twill stripes alternating between colorful pearl cotton and white chenille in a four-harness weave. A squared cutting pattern for the vest is included.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1986 (v.7#3) pg. 41, I-7, I-8, I-10

Tips on applying rope made from yarns as trims, button loops and hangers on handwoven items. Includes instructions for making rope from strands of yarn.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 14

Guidelines for choosing buttons or beads to enhance handwoven garments. Includes addresses of sources.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 84

Friendship garments, articles of clothing constructed of small units embellished by others. Offers ideas on conducting a workshop at which embellishing methods are taught.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1990 (v.11#1) pg. 38

Surface decoration on handwoven fabric. Discusses designing and the use of applique and additional stitchery. Includes instructions for making a handwoven Tibetan hat with earflaps embellished with applique and hand embroidery.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1990 (v.11#1) pg. 69

Shisha (or mirror) work. Several techniques for attaching the flat, smooth mirrors to cloth.
HANDWOVEN May-Jun 1991 (v.12#3) pg. 52

Design line. Embellishment ideas for knitted garments. (1) Knit embroidery. (2) Knit braid. (3) Bobbles with tails.
MACHINE KNITTERS SOURCE #39 Nov-Dec 1990 (v.7) pg. 18

Tips on how to decorate children's denim clothing with sew-on beads and false jewels.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1988 (v.33#5) pg. 50, 89

Techniques for making pompoms, tassels, twisted cord and fringe.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1989 (v.34#2) pg. 54

A collection of military insignia, medals, ribbons and rank bars to cross-stitch on clothing or other objects.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1989 (v.34#4) pg. 58

Victorian trimmings to make. (1) Tassel. (2) Ribbon rose. (3) Twisted cord. (4) Fringing.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Feb 1990 (v.35#1) pg. 29

Stenciling childrens' denim playclothes.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1990 (v.35#4) pg. 51, 91

Stenciled accessories with a vintage automobile motif. (1) Wall-hung key rack. (2) Desk box. (3) Man's boxer shorts. (4) Apron.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Oct 1990 (v.35#5) pg. 66, 99

Spin-art patch to decorate clothing.
NEEDLE & CRAFT Aug 1989 (v.12#4) pg. 19, 31

Portuguese designs to embroider on clothing.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jul-Aug 1982 (v.2#4) pg. 15, 27, 45

Wave patterns are embroidered on a middy and jeans to make this "nautical" theme outfit. A matching embroidered belt completes the ensemble.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#5) pg. 11, 43, 22

Cross-stitch an airy balloon design on a toddler's dress or on a pair of boy's coveralls.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1984 (v.4#2) pg. 13, 25, 44

Machine-applique "scottie dogs" decorations.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1985 (v.5#4) pg. 10, 23, 41

Simple designs to stitch for personalized clothing labels.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1985 (v.5#4) pg. 15, 24, 44

"Raggles," the art of tearing strips of fabric and sewing them to an item, creating a fringe-like embellishment. Includes diagram for making a lightweight woman's long-sleeved jacket with a drawstring bottom. Also includes suggestion for a pillowtop with "Raggles" applied along two diagonals.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1986 (v.6#1) pg. 6

Tools, cars and front-loader motifs to applique on little boys' shirts and pants.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1986 (v.6#3) pg. 31, 38, 47

Boy's and girl's Easter outfits are sewn from a Simplicity pattern and trimmed with bunny appliques.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1979 (v.2#2) pg. 20, 50

Sew rainbow appliques on children's bib overalls.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1984 (v.7#2) pg. 10, 22, 40

Personalize a jacket, sweatshirt, shoes, etc. by adding button decorations.
SUNSET Sep 1988 (v.181#3) pg. 74

Tip: Several ways to attach prestrung pearls or other trims using the blind hemstitch on a sewing machine.
THREADS #11 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 6

Tip: Rescue a knit damaged by a bleach spill by adding a few more splotches and then accenting them with embroidery.
THREADS #21 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 8

Zandra Rhodes' couture. Decorative and construction techniques from the workrooms of London's exotic fashion designer. Includes descriptions of underlining, bias and rouleau bindings, applying zippers to bound openings, bound necklines, rope-trimmed necklines, fabric corsages and shirring.
THREADS #29 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 40

Necktie legacy. How to take apart a necktie for the fabric, and then piece and pleat it into a garment embellishment.
THREADS #42 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 54

Embroidery with texture. Tips on using the satin stitch to embroider garments.
THREADS #46 Apr-May 1993 pg. 61

An embroiderer's earthly treasurers. Using seeds and other natural elements for embellishments. Includes information on preparing cicada wings with resin for use as embellishments.
THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 63
Added Info THREADS #50 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 4

Fabric trims for clothing are adapted from the nineteenth century. (1) Sawtooth edging. (2) Row of bows. (3) Petal pockets.
THREADS #50 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 66
Added Info THREADS #52 Apr-May 1994 pg. 6

Traditional Lithuanian-style embellishments for clothing. (1) Counted-thread embroidery pattern. (2) Crocheted ball buttons. (3) Scalloped gathers. (4) Crochetetd-lattice lace.
THREADS #51 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 62

Embellishing with self-fabric. Applique raveled and folded fabric shapes to add texture.
THREADS #55 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 66

How to add drama to any garment using traditional mola applique techniques.
THREADS #57 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 61

Design with knitted cord. How to create complex-looking textures such as faux cables by applying the cord. Includes knitting instructions for I-cord and for tube stitch. Diagrams show how to sew cord in place and how to knit an I-cord border and garment together.
THREADS #59 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 44

Balloon-chain embellishment. How to make a chain of fabric with fabric circles stitched into a beaded bias band.
THREADS #64 Apr-May 1996 pg. 51

Edges alive! Appliqued collage is used to alter and enliven a garment's straight edges. Includes instructions for changing any two-piece dartless vest pattern into a single-piece pattern for applying appliqued collage.
THREADS #66 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 36
Correction THREADS #68 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 8
Correction THREADS #69 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 10

Heavenly embellishment. A roster of techniques for details that can be used to embellish delicate blouses and lingerie. (1) Serpentine stitch. (2) Silk-ribbon cord. (3) Single-bead faggoting. (4) Twisted ties of silk ribbon. (5) Edge binding with silk ribbon. (6) Silk roses and cockades.
THREADS #68 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 28

Horsehair braid. Suggestions for using this traditional hem stiffener as a decorative element.
THREADS #70 Apr-May 1997 pg. 32

Seashells to wear. How to make a fabric bezel for attaching a seashell or other found object to a belt, purse, etc.
THREADS #71 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 78

A tip on using fabric selvage as a trim.
THREADS #72 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 14

Ways to dress up fleece fabric. Embellishment techniques include decorative stitching, corded edges and applique.
THREADS #74 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 56

How to add leather trimmings to give a garment a distinctive touch. How to add shaped edges, reversed facings, bindings, reverse applique, faced openings, piping and cording.
THREADS #75 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 48

Inspiration from the Orient for garment-design elements. How to make frog closures and miter inside and outside bound corners.
THREADS #78 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 46

How to construct an asymmetrical trio of flattened ruffles that can be added to a bodice.
THREADS #80 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 32

Silk-ribbon bobbin work. Ribbon, wound onto the bobbin, is sewn to the fabric with the right side face down.
THREADS #81 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 53

Baroque floral rosemaling based on a design from Valdres, Norway. Instructions furnished for painting the motif with acrylics on a tank top. Intermediate painting level.
TOLE WORLD #105 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 52

Pocket Full of Rabbits designs to paint on purchased overalls. Bib is painted with a motif of two rabbits eating clover. On the back, a rabbit's head peeks out of one pocket while the other pocket is painted with a rear view of a rabbit. Intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #110 May-Jun 1991 (v.15#3) pg. 44, 47

Tropical fish motif to paint on a pair of dyed overalls. Several varieties of fish are painted amid a seen with sea shells, seaweeds and bubbles. Intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #114 Jan-Feb 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 26

Sweet pansy fashion ensemble. A pansy motif is painted on a dress collar, shoes, hat brim, pin and earrings. Painting is done in a watercolor technique. All backgrounds are black, except the white collar. Intermediate skill level.
TOLE WORLD #116 May-Jun 1992 (v.16#3) pg. 6

Perfectly Purple motif of a little girl seated in a field of flowers is designed to be painted on child-size overalls. Back pockets are outlined with flowers and grass motifs. Beginner to intermediate painting skills.
TOLE WORLD #117 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 53

Roses on aqua caftan. Pattern for a spray of roses painted using a bleed technique and outlined with gilt and glitter.
TOLE WORLD #120 Jan-Feb 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 66, Insert

Large watermelon and grape motifs are used to decorate a T-shirt and pants set. The patterns are outlined in black gutta, colored with fabric dye and topped with accents of glitter.
TOLE WORLD #129 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 63, Insert

Trims and embellishments with the "Southwestern look." How to attach tin cones, feathers, beads, leather, fur, fringes, fetishes, buttons and teeth.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #41 Summer 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 35

Embellishments on a Hopi rain sash (wedding sash). Ball-shaped cornhusk rings wrapped with yarn are knotted on the fringe.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #42 Fall 1986 (v.11#2) pg. 22

Tips on decorative trims you can add to older clothing, including a doily collar, peplum, tuxedo trim on shirt, etc.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 26 1983 (v.46#9) pg. 88, 115

Tips on adding decorations to inexpensive clothing. Ideas include a "fan club jacket", a "zoo" coat, etc.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 5 1983 (v.46#12) pg. 82, 124

Sew on craft store jewels to decorate a beret, gloves, etc.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1984 (v.48#2) pg. 89

Dainty tatted picot edging for the neckline of a shirt.
WORKBASKET Apr-May 1994 (v.59#4) pg. 44