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About us...

: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
[OPEN] fullbody REFERENCE sheet YCH AUCTION by NatsuGumiArt
Faustine Robe a plis - 4 ans by SeeUCreation
Upcycled Blue Skirt by LualaDy
[CLOSED] CUPID Adopt Auction by NatsuGumiArt
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 3,011 237 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!
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Zombietox Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
is there Really any point being in a group who is constantly Declining my stuff?
Durnesque Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I have looked at your message log and with the exception of one piece, all denied submissions have been plushies. If you read the rules of the group ([link], plushies are not allowed in this group. The one exception seems to have been a group of plushie scarves, but since they were folded so the scarf part didn't show as much, they were probably denied since they look like regular plushies. One piece expired, which is not a rejection, it just means an admin was not able to accept it before the submission expired. I apologize for such expiration, we admins are unfortunately very busy.

Your clothing submissions have all been accepted as they are in accord with group rules. I apologize for any frustration group maintenance has caused you.

If you are interested in a group open to all sewn submissions - including plushies - I recommend #Sewing-Central, our sister group.
Zombietox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The group rules are unable to be found..?
Durnesque Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
There was accidentally a parenthesis at the end: [link].

They're also linked to in the "About Us" here on the home page, on the "About Us" page, and in a box above the gallery thumbnails on the gallery page.
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unokitsune Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
thank you for accepting me.
Durnesque Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Of course!
Costumy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for the request on my works!
Durnesque Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem!
Nonoca-1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for affiliating :D
Durnesque Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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