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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: 643
Latest Activity: Dec 21, 2016

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

Show and Tell! Tailor's Pressing Bucks

Started by Rev. Luficarius Ratspeed Dec 21, 2016. 0 Replies


Tags: tools

What's in YOUR project basket?

Started by Sair Blades. Last reply by Heather Elizabeth Peterson Sep 9, 2016. 608 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

steampunk kids outfits

Started by Jonathan Harker. Last reply by Heather Elizabeth Peterson Sep 9, 2016. 3 Replies

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

Steampunk Toys

Started by Di Cooper. Last reply by Professor Argon Bats Sep 9, 2016. 11 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

Yet another Historical Pattern

Started by Lepidoptera Wible. Last reply by Professor Argon Bats Feb 29, 2016. 10 Replies

New Butterick historical pattern: B6305. Just picked it up. At first I thought it was supposed to be a bustle dress but they forgot the bustle. Then I looked at the dates on the envelope and realized…Continue

Treadle Operators?

Started by David Froman. Last reply by David Froman Jan 12, 2016. 12 Replies

Any one else use a treadle sewing machine when working on garments?  I use a 1939 Singer 201-2 (converted to a 201-1) as my primary sewing machine.  I also have a 1915 15-30 in a straight-leg treadle…Continue

Non-Victorian styles and daily steam outfits

Started by Professor Argon Bats. Last reply by Professor Argon Bats Jun 28, 2015. 15 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

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

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Comment by Leslie Orton on October 30, 2014 at 6:46pm

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Comment by Di Cooper on September 28, 2014 at 1:43am

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 my couch watching Psych wondering how I can subsidise my basic income and I'm wondering if this may be an option.  Any feedback at all?  Thanking you in anticipation. :)

Comment by Professor Argon Bats on July 29, 2014 at 11:33pm

Aw - looks like something went awry with the sharing. At least on my computer I can't see it. Sounds good though!

Comment by Miss Cherries Jubilee on July 29, 2014 at 1:27pm

I found a really good bloomers pattern.  I thought I would post it here.  It took me an hour to draft and takes about 30 minutes to sew up start to finish.

Comment by Richard Lancey Jr. on April 27, 2014 at 7:24pm

I was asked by my dear friend of mine, asked me to share this:

A lot of my friends from this site have joined the other new SP site,, so have and will continue to spend a lot of time there.

This doesn't mean I'm leaving this site by any means, because for one it is useful to me and not a bad site on the whole. But second and more importantly, there are many people here on this site that i enjoy conversing with and consider doing so time well spent.

So, I encourage you to check out the new site mentioned above and join if you like. It is small right now, but in many ways is freer than The Empire and offers certain things that The Empire does not.

Hope to see all of you soon,

Captain Maximillian Drake,

HMS Wyvern

PS- For those of you airship captains out there, interested in some friendly competition or perhaps honing your skills or both, we have started an airship dueling RP group on the new site.

Comment by Miss Cherries Jubilee on February 19, 2014 at 9:34am

Mrs. Edwards is our local corset making teacher.  

Mrs. Lori Edwards will host a Victorian Trunk Show on Saturday, March 29th at 11:00 and 2:00 at the Pacific Fabrics Northgate Village
838 NE Northgate Way
Seattle WA (Washington) 98125
206-362-0111 We will give an overview of Victorian Era garmant Silhouettes and feature gowns, hats, corsets, bustles. petticoats and a few Victorian steampunk garments for you to examine and try on if you choose.

Comment by Phineas Wotan Sprockett, O.C.C. on February 3, 2014 at 12:48pm

Mr. Grimm,

    I have enjoyed looking though upholstery fabric remanents which are usually really cheap.  I've made several waistcoats from these which have turned out quite well.

Comment by Ryan Grimm on February 3, 2014 at 5:38am

I have been pecking away at my kilt project (this year for sure!), and recently came into a trash-bag full of upholstery fabrics from my local FREECYCLE.ORG group.
Suffice it to say that I will have a set of waistcoats in the future, in paisleys and other nice fabrics.

And perhaps a few sets of spatterdashes as well.

Comment by Professor Argon Bats on February 2, 2014 at 4:47pm

Oh that's great! Thanks Lorelei, I'll go have a look how it works.

Comment by Lorelei Throckmorton on February 2, 2014 at 3:12pm

Anyone seeking to donate stash to others might consider the Sell Swap & Buy group here at SE - it's also for giving away! post possible donations at


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