Sunday, May 15, 2016

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - Art Deco Applique

Ruth Wyeth Spears describes this Art Deco applique as "futuristic" - it must have seemed a striking design at the time! Use this tip to create a colorful, silky, appliqued handkerchief. Perfect for bridesmaid gifts, don't you think? Relatively small effort, with an authentic result! Just remember to use vivid contrasting colors, as Ruth suggests.


  1. This looks great!
    I wish I had the patience to hand-stitch something like that....

  2. I just forwarded your blog to all my sewing friends! You must have quite a collection of old magazines. I've been refashioning my wardrobe by necessity and stumbled across your blog when looking for sewing tips. =0)