Feature Friday: Holiday Edition

Feature Friday on a Wednesday? It’s that time of year, and holiday shopping is upon us whether we like it or not. To help make it a little easier this year, we’ve put together a special Redthreaded gift guide with holiday specials and sales from a variety of our past Feature Fridays. Below you can find a little something for all the sewists and costumers in your life. (Or for yourself—we won’t tell!)


For the New Stitcher

Perhaps you have a friend who is interested in historical costuming or wants to learn to sew but needs a little encouragement? How about a kit to get them started!

 Burnley and Trowbridge Holiday Kit

Burnley and Trowbridge has put together several special holiday kits with everything one might need to create their first project. They have an exclusive printed cotton pocket kit that would be a perfect easy project or a sewing supply kit with all the basics needed for hand sewing on the go.  It includes a small pair of snips, wax, thread winder, thimble, 25 brass pins, Bohin sharps, and two spools of thread.

Willoughby and Rose Holiday Housewife

Another easy, beginner-friendly gift, would be a housewife from Willoughby and Rose. Cait always puts together the best fabric combinations, and for the weekend of Black Friday, she is offering 50% off mystery housewife kits, as well as 15% off the whole website.

Either of these kits would pair perfectly with a class from Sewn Company, offering more in-depth help to master the art of hand sewn projects. Even better, all classes, kits, and private lessons are 20% off all weekend.

If they (or you!) want to dig deeper into different subject areas after learning the basics, Costume Skills Institute is offering a special Black Friday discount for their Instagram and Facebook followers: 15% off all classes through December 2. You can find details of how to get the code on their social media pages.

Beatrice Forms Draping Kit

And for those more interested in modern sewing, Beatrice Forms has put together a draping starter kit with everything needed to start creating your own custom-fitted clothing, including a French curve ruler, draping tape, extra soft muslin, and more, all in a custom-designed pouch.


For the Person Who Loves a Good Pattern

If their stash is already overflowing with fabric and notions, then a new pattern might be the perfect gift!

For the vintage lover, Wearing History is offering 30% off all e-patterns and 20% off printed patterns in their Etsy shop from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, and all New Vintage Lady PDF patterns will be 20% off through Cyber Monday.

If they are more into embroidery projects, Romantic Recollections will have 15% off all classes and 25% off all e-books and designs with code SBS2021, good through the end of the month, while SewStine will have all digital files will be 50% off for 30 days starting on Black Friday.

For the accessory-obsessed, Virgil’s Fine Goods is offering 10% off their paper and digital patterns. And if you can’t resist adding more to the stash, there will be three new fabric releases over the weekend and sample sales!

Redthreaded 1790s Stays Pattern

Finally, all Redthreaded patterns will be 30% off and all kits will be 20% off starting now through November 30th. Our kits have all the hard to find specialty materials for corsetry, and when paired with the coordinating pattern, make a great gift for the costumer who wants to try their hand at something more involved.


For the person who loves a little extra sparkle

Dames a la Mode Holiday Special

Perfect for a little sparkly treat, Dames a la Mode has a special holiday release this weekend! These exclusive pieces, as well as some regular items, will be discounted, with prices ranging from $10 to $35.

Last month’s feature, In the Long Run Designs, will have 10% off all purchases, plus 20% off purchases of $65 or more, from November 20 through November 30. And orders of $35 or more always ship free.

Bohemian Belle Tiara

Or for something extra special, The Bohemian Belle will have discounts on all her reproduction tiaras as well as free shipping all orders from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.


For the person who has everything

If you are looking for more fun stocking stuffers, LBCC Historical Apothecary will have 25% off on Black Friday, and 15% off on Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. With period-inspired packaging, their natural beauty products make adorable gifts for the history lover in your life.

LBCC Rose Cold Cream

Timely Tresses will be offering 15% off ribbons, flowers, and feathers with code toomuchtrimisnotathing from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Anything from their shop would not only make an excellent gift but would also make a beautiful wrapping, which the recipient could then reuse on their own craft project later.

Or if you are a fan of Dandy Wellington and want to show your support of "Vintage Style Not Vintage Values", he's offering a special stocking stuffer bundle of all his fantastic pins and his Harlem Rhythm CD. 

Finally, we can’t write a gift guide without mentioning some more of the gifts in our own shop. For something casual and comfy, a Redthreaded t-shirt makes an excellent treat. Printed locally, they feature our logo and come in both v-neck and crew neck styles as well as multiple colors.

Don’t know their size? Gift cards are always an excellent option! We offer them in wide range of prices, and they can be applied to anything in our shop. 

And if you want to really treat them (or yourself), Redthreaded is offering 10% off all corsets (excluding custom) through Cyber Monday.

Happy shopping!

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