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Steampunk Stitching Association


Steampunk Stitching Association

A united association for seamstresses, tailors and crafters of the steampunk variety from all across the globe and sky. Come in, sharpen your scissors, thread your needle and enjoy conversation with fellow creative types!

Location: The Aether
Members: 639
Latest Activity: 10 hours ago

1. Be Excellent to each other!
2. Advice, suggestions and Instructions may be freely dispensed here, providing that your words and your work is your own. Otherwise, credit the creator.
3. Feel free to promote business and trade! If you'd like to share your wares, or solicit a commission either is fine.
4. Please don't slander anyone else's work, mock, "spork" or otherwise condemn another person's creation. Criticism should be constructive and you never know who's going to look at something you say on the internet so it's not very nice to giggle and point at strangers.

Nothing everyone didn't know already, I'm sure!

Discussion Forum

What's in YOUR project basket?

Started by Sair Blades. Last reply by Professor Argon Bats on Monday. 563 Replies

/end cheesy moodWhat all has everyone been working on lately? Any cool projects in mind? Any freshly completed?I'm working on my first corset commission... now I'm an Amateur with a capital A for my…Continue

Non-Victorian styles and daily steam outfits

Started by Professor Argon Bats. Last reply by Professor Argon Bats on Monday. 14 Replies

It occurred to me that all the projects I have shared with you have been Victorian or Edwardian based outfits, although I do sew some more modern items as well. I don't wear big Victorian gowns at…Continue

steampunk kids outfits

Started by Jonathan Harker. Last reply by Capt. Logan "Direwolf" Stewart Dec 5, 2014. 2 Replies

why is there  not more steampunk outfits ???   and where can i find some Continue

Steampunk Toys

Started by Di Cooper. Last reply by Lepidoptera Wible Oct 26, 2014. 9 Replies

How do you do. I would like to hear from fellow toy makers.  I make felt animals and toys.  Is it possible to  make money from these unique patterns ?  Do you have a success story?  I am sitting on…Continue

Tags: felt, Toys

Welt Pockets on a Man's Vest - Anyone have a link to a great tutorial?

Started by C. E. McDermott (Clint Darby). Last reply by Rev. Luficarius Ratspeed Sep 10, 2014. 9 Replies

These pockets look marvelous - for me they are a true challange. Can anyone steer me in the right direction? Thank You,C.E. McDermottContinue

Tailoring Tutorial Video Project

Started by Rev. Luficarius Ratspeed Sep 10, 2014. 0 Replies

I just wanted to announce that I've recently launched a Patreon campaign to create a full range of video and written tutorials for…Continue

Frock Coat Tutorials?

Started by Rev. Luficarius Ratspeed. Last reply by Rev. Luficarius Ratspeed Sep 10, 2014. 23 Replies

There have been lots of threads on the group but none that I've seen that do more than chip at the edges of men's dress. And there always comes the periodical plea of "Frock Coat Tutorials" or "Frock…Continue

Adapting a pattern to what you need

Started by Lepidoptera Wible. Last reply by Lepidoptera Wible Jul 6, 2014. 2 Replies

I had it all planned out, I was going to add some lace and stuff to my 1893 ballgown from the first Gearcon in 2011 and call it good. Then I found this wonderful fabric at Walmart of all places,…Continue

Safari Jacket - Burda 7918

Started by A D Cruize. Last reply by A D Cruize Apr 8, 2014. 35 Replies

The time has come to stop thinking and do it.I plan to use this thread as a blog to chronicle the adventure.  Suggestions and advice are welcomed and appreciated.Got the camo to do one for…Continue

Tags: 7918, burda, jacket, safari

Corset Making

Started by K. Robin Egger. Last reply by Professor Argon Bats Feb 19, 2014. 5 Replies

I have been making corsets for a while and I am still struggling with setting grommets.  Other than the hammer and die (makes too much noise and takes too much time for my liking), what do you all…Continue

Tags: making, corset

Comment Wall


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Comment by Betty Bee Bicycles on August 1, 2011 at 7:03pm
Wow you folks are creative, I am loving all of your ideas. Stay tuned, I too am  thinking overtime on decorating my very own bicycle. Knitt seat cover, emblished handlebars with watch faces. hmmm
Comment by Ensign Eliza Ellis on July 31, 2011 at 3:27pm
Great idea!
Comment by Lady Beatrix Kittywick McCormick on July 30, 2011 at 5:13pm
Greetings!  I just finished up a simple bustle tutorial. It can be found here.  Enjoy!
Comment by Ilah B on June 22, 2011 at 8:31am

You might try the book "Sew What! Skirts" by Francesca DenHartog.


It show how to make several types of skirts without a pattern.  You just measure yourself and decide how long you want the skirt to be.  It is geared toward the inexperience sewer, so they are pretty easy.

Comment by Leah J. Wilde on June 21, 2011 at 6:36am
I've never used them but here's a website that has some free patterns, including at least one skirt:
Comment by Johanna Corvidae on June 21, 2011 at 3:59am
(sorry for interrupting your discussion) Does anyone know/have any skirtpatterns? I've been looking it up on internet, but it always cost money (DOLLARS. Expensive in sweden)...
Comment by Faolon De Louzac Silverflame on June 14, 2011 at 8:46pm
i do love to sew those outragous costumes and /or lack there of for my fellow bellydancers. if they  will let me i'll have them all in gears soon ( muh haa haa)
Comment by Lady Kendra Dawn Ryves on June 11, 2011 at 12:17pm

@Lady Morganna Stitchwitch~ How is your machine with larger images? Say, for the back of a jacket?

Comment by Lady Morganna Stitchwitch on May 4, 2011 at 7:35am
I have a Brother PE 700 model.  I really like it because there are alot of premade pattern options with many motifs, plus you can purchase easy to learn software to produce motifs of your own.  Mine cost around $800.00 and it has never given me any issues.
Comment by K. Robin Egger on May 3, 2011 at 10:28pm
Anyone here do embroidery?  I'm looking into getting an embroidery machine and am looking for advice on what to look for, what kind of machine and how much I should expect to spend.

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