Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - A Hand-Made Medallion Trim

I am way overdue for another post from Ruth Wyeth Spears and her wonderful tips for home sewists in the 1920s! So here is one for adding a home-made yet dramatic accent that is perfect for blouses and frocks. As described by Ruth, this is designed as an open-work motif. Whether you make it open-work or add a contrast fabric as a background, you'll have an eye-catching accent!

Have fun with this one!


  1. Love the idea to set it into the sleeve, this looks quite unusual. Thank you so much for this scan.

  2. This is a great, easy to understand tutorial! I want to try it!

    1. If you do, let me know how it turns out! Ruth's explanations are so clear - and her ideas are so inspired. :)