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:star: The focus of Needles and Thread is costumes, clothing, and cloth accessories

In the absence of any groups specifically for those who sew costumes and clothing, I created "Needles and Thread" the group for all those who like to sew what they wear! I hope this club will in time become a network to unite all those deviants who like to sew.

If you like to sew, please consider joining and showing off your artwork!

:bulletgreen: Membership We are always looking for members, but members should be deviants who sew and display their work on DA. Please see the blog entry about "Becoming a Member" if you are interested in joining: needles-and-thread.deviantart.…

:bulletgreen: Submitting As with all groups, we do have submission guidelines. ALL NEW MEMBERS should read these rules before beginning to submit. The blog about submissions will also instruct you on how to submit to the group! needles-and-thread.deviantart.…

:bulletgreen: Featured Submissions The Needles and Thread Feature gallery is designed to display the best of ALL members. Please read the rules about this gallery before submitting a piece to it: needles-and-thread.deviantart.…

:bulletgreen: Group Favorites ALL members are welcome to suggest favorites for the group, these should not be your own works! (There are a few works by members because I favorited their pieces before they joined) If you would like to suggest a favorite, all you need to do is click the button at the top of the group home page!

:bulletgreen: Member's Online Stores
Many of our members sell their wonderful creations online! Please refer to the list of member's stores if you are interested in purchasing items similar to those in our gallery! needles-and-thread.deviantart.…


:star: If you'd like to help manage this group, please message me or send a note to the group

You may also message me or the group if you ever have suggestions for improving the group! I will frequently update and streamline the group when I see things that can be made better, but appreciate a regular member's point of view on what can be done to improve!


:star: We welcome and will advertise affiliate clubs by request. Members should feel free to suggest any helpful links or websites.

:bulletblue: Current Affiliates:
:iconartisancraft: :iconetsy-deviants: :iconmerchant-directory:
:iconcut-out-and-keep: :iconisew: :iconfashion-advanced:
:iconda-runway: :iconappareldesign: :icongothicclothing:
:iconfashiondesigngroup: :icondesignersnexus: :icondarkfashionshow:
:iconeco-couture: :iconbags-n-purses: :iconcostumedesigncentral:
:iconhistoryfashionlovers: :iconvintageluv: :iconlamodehistorique:
:icontheatreartists: :iconphantomcostumelovers: :icongeorgiacostumers:
:iconcosplaycommunity: :iconcos-club: :iconcosplayclubofcanada:
:iconpandoracoscirque: :iconitaliancosplayers: :iconphantomcosplay:
:iconinspired-costumes: :iconm-t-a-c: :icondgray-mancosplay:
:iconcorsetmakers: :iconcorset-lovers: :iconcorset-fetish-club:
:iconplushie-database: :iconsimply-plush: :iconre-plushed:
:iconpopkes: :iconwoolymadness: :iconknittrix:
:iconintermediate-artists: :iconallies-in-art:

:bulletblue: Websites:

DA Article on Designs and Patterns by FantasyStock :bulletblack:…

DA Article on Photographing Cosplay and Costumes by ohnojaylo :bulletblack:…

DA Community Relations Blog on Designs and Patterns by FantasyStock :bulletblack: communityrelations.deviantart.…

On Historical Costuming by jeriquan :bulletblack:

Website for Craft Tutorial Sharing by Cut-Out-and-Keep :bulletblack:

Gallery Folders

This Provincial Life by Durnesque
Studio ghibli smartphone cases by yael360
Coral Bracelet, Beaded Bracelet,Elastic Bracelet by guldentaki
Winter Soldier / Black Widow (Bucky / Natasha) by Mon-Kishu
Adult Costumes and Cosplay
Unsheathe your Sword - Warcraft, Lordaeron Footmen by Carancerth
Where is that Kroot - Catachan Warhammer 40K by Carancerth
Towards a hurricane of light by suzaku3
Foxy - Five Nights at Freddy's cosplay upgrade 2 by sasukeharber
Adult Clothing
Handmade Skirt and Apron by LualaDy
[3/3 OPEN] CHIBI adoptable set price by NatsuGumiArt
[CLOSED] couple ych by NatsuGumiArt
My new handmade skirts :) by LadyRoseTea
Children's Costumes and Clothing
[2/3] OPEN 2 CHARACTERS/COUPLE YCH auction by NatsuGumiArt
[OPEN] fullbody REFERENCE sheet YCH AUCTION by NatsuGumiArt
Faustine Robe a plis - 4 ans by SeeUCreation
Upcycled Blue Skirt by LualaDy
General Accessories
Purses and Bags
Stag leather bag by MARIEKECREATION
New owl bag ! by MARIEKECREATION
Bag of the day by MARIEKECREATION
Fine Needlework
6 - Charizard Card by Devi-Tiger
035 - Clefairy by Devi-Tiger
061 - Poliwhirl by Devi-Tiger
Red-Cheeked Cordonbleu Finch - embroidered brooch by My--Little--Garden
[3/3 OPEN] fullbody YCH auction by NatsuGumiArt
Vaporeon Sewing Pattern by LadyReyna
Medieval Fabric Buttons - PDF Tutorial by DaisyViktoria
Blue the dragon or the cool lizard by LadyReyna
Misc Projects
Wool socks for me and my baby! by Sifera
Mittens 1 by Sifera
Wool socks for my girl and for myself by Sifera
Rapunzel Custom Art Doll by Sophillia



Bacteria/Mould Sleeve by nataliemoon Bacteria/Mould Sleeve :iconnataliemoon:nataliemoon 11 16 Douce Jean, Douce Fleur by Miss-SelfDestructive Douce Jean, Douce Fleur :iconmiss-selfdestructive:Miss-SelfDestructive 37 5 Sweet'n'Acid - Acide Fleur Set by Miss-SelfDestructive Sweet'n'Acid - Acide Fleur Set :iconmiss-selfdestructive:Miss-SelfDestructive 215 19 Burlesque Harley Quinn 2 by Morgan-Timblene Burlesque Harley Quinn 2 :iconmorgan-timblene:Morgan-Timblene 5 4 Trinity Blood.  Astharoshe Asran by MarionetteTheatre Trinity Blood. Astharoshe Asran :iconmarionettetheatre:MarionetteTheatre 3,012 237 xxxHolic Yuuko cosplay_5 Alone by Kzaka xxxHolic Yuuko cosplay_5 Alone :iconkzaka:Kzaka 1,072 134 Victorian Bustle and Childrens by bridget-aus Victorian Bustle and Childrens :iconbridget-aus:bridget-aus 252 17 Golden Goddess Fortuna by Frau-Knopff Golden Goddess Fortuna :iconfrau-knopff:Frau-Knopff 6 3 Dress Clochette robe by michaeljack Dress Clochette robe :iconmichaeljack:michaeljack 43 6 zigzag swing dress 2 by smarmy-clothes zigzag swing dress 2 :iconsmarmy-clothes:smarmy-clothes 594 48 Bubble dress - progress by CheshireCat1 Bubble dress - progress :iconcheshirecat1:CheshireCat1 6 21 Golden Dress by CostumeSalon Golden Dress :iconcostumesalon:CostumeSalon 572 101 Dressed in white by Faeryx13 Dressed in white :iconfaeryx13:Faeryx13 11 0 evening bag by yael360 evening bag :iconyael360:yael360 11 3 Empyrean Eyes by yayacosplay Empyrean Eyes :iconyayacosplay:yayacosplay 2,484 188 Rococo Countess by Jacklionheart Rococo Countess :iconjacklionheart:Jacklionheart 462 164
:star: A collection of some stunning pieces from around DA. All members are free to suggest favorites for this collection.

Recent Journal Entries

A reminder to ALL members:
Hey Everyone!! Just a bit of reminder about the Featured Folder!

Every member should submit ONE (preferably the one you are most proud of) deviation to the feature folder in the gallery.

This means every member is allowed ONLY ONE deviation in the feature gallery. Please check the feature gallery to see if you already have one in there before trying to submit another. Submitting regular items requires you to go into the group gallery and click the plus sign across from the name of that folder. For more details please revisit that blog: needles-and-thread.deviantart.…

Feature Gallery Guidelines:
:bulletred: This piece should belong in one of the major folder categories- i.e. be a piece of clothing or costume, a purse, or a bag. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.

:bulletred: Unfortunately, this can not be a piece already in the group. If you want to submit something already in the group, you should message me which piece and I will move it to the feature folder.

:bulletred: If at any time you would like for your featured piece to change, just message me and we'll make it happen!

:bulletred: This gallery is currently set so deviations need to be approved before they will appear in the gallery. So don't worry when your art doesn't immediately show up! But there is no difference in the way you submit to the feature gallery.

Also please make sure that when you're submitting your works that you are submitting to the proper folders.

Chibi <3
Dear all,

I'm dreadfully sorry for my inactivity as admin, I have not forgotten about the group! This is just a quick memo that the folders about to undergo a large change. In light of responses on the last journal (from February!!! *sigh*) I will be merging have mered the costume and clothing folders into non-gendered folders.

All adult costumes and clothing will now be sorted into the same folder (still separated by category), without regard to gender. Hopefully this will make sorting easier, especially with regard to group shots and gender neutral items.

Thank you all for being a largely self-sufficient group and keeping up the excellent submissions! Please remember that if you have any contests or sewing related news, you can submit a blog to the group to keep us updated!

And if anyone else is interested in a larger admin/contributor role, please let me know!

:bulletred: Remember: Plushies are STILL NOT ALLOWED in this group! Please stop submitting them!

:bulletred: Also: ONLY ONE deviation of ANY sewn piece may be submitted to the group. Make a merged deviation or place links to other deviations in the comments section if you want people to see multiple views of your creation! THANK YOU!
More Journal Entries


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JeanFelt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello, I make flowers out of felt and was wondering if that would fit into your group.
chibi-lenne Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry about the delayed response, yes absolutely they would be accepted into the group :) 
JeanFelt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
^_^ ok cool thank you!
babnbirbsquad Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Artist
Hello! How are you today? Neko Emoji-27 (Being kawaii) [V2] 

:iconnakumah: has some pretty awesome handmade stuff.Sophisticated LA 
omg stuff like beautiful animal hoodies and bed time booties. Bed time booties and hoodies, I needed to repeat that again.Panda Emoji-07 (Snuggy) [V1] 

Please check her goodies out!

Purple Square Bullet Bed time booties:
(right now she's doing a first sale discount!)

Paw Bullet Dull Pink (Outline) - F2U! Hoodies:

want me to advertise for you? I like spreading lovely works around. If interested:
Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Hello! I was wondering if anyone could help me making the part that flops over in this hat. I can make a simple beanie, but am unsure how to add the flop. And I would be using fleece, and not knitting it. Thanks!…
chibi-lenne Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm not much of a knitter, but my roommate is, she thinks all you would have to do is simply make the beanie a bit longer than you normally would and it just sort of....flops.

Hope that helps
Desert-Poppy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Oh I don't knit either, it would be made with felt. I've tried making it longer with the felt, but it doesn't quite work. Thank you for your suggestion though! 
laceembrace Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional
Corset Party in New York city!
Corset lovers and fashionistas, we are excited to present the GRAND CORSET BALL. Bring the community together in the fashion capital NEW YORK CITY! The ball is organized by Lace Embrace Atelier, held at the prestigious Downtown Association Club New York. The party features burlesque performances by the award winning burlesque preformer Perle Noire! Many activities include dance lessons, be selected for costume pageant competition, meet and greet with the guests and fashion designers at the ball. Guest of honor to the ball is Cathie Jung (Guinness World record of the smallest corseted waist!)

Purchase your tickets via Kickstarter today…

To give you a taste of what is to come in New York, you can watch a video of our 2013 event:…

Only 9 more days left to purchase your tickets! Hope to see you all with the fashion and corset community at this prestigious event!

Lace Embrace Atelier
MegzWills Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   General Artist
Hey you guys!
I'm holding a simple contest to design a Kaiju onesie. Winner gets a ton of prizes including points and features!
Music-and-magic Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Do you know where I could find some tips, ideas, or general resources for modifying an old dress into a new one? I have a couple old dresses that would actually be cool to convert into something for a more formal cosplay outfit, but have no idea how to go about it.
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