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Our Story

My name is Elena Tran, and I am the founder of Baudekin Studio, a Canadian online fabrics and buttons store. Our family business is focused on exceptional customer service, environmental responsibility, supporting auxiliary local businesses and teaching others a very exciting and sustainable hobby.

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Sewing a narrow hem at Baudekin Stidio

What's in the Name

People ask me why I chose Baudekin Studio as the name of my company. The name 'baudekin' was discovered in one of the books in my personal library “Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style” by Smithsonian. I stumbled on the word baudekin when I was looking for inspiration for the first fabrics collection. It was widely used in the Middle Ages and since fell out of use. According to the scholars, baudekin was a rich silk cloth decorated with gold. It was the most exquisite piece of textile art back then. It is a very fitting name for our business that specializes in rare and exquisite fabrics from all over the world.

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a pink silk blouse from Baudekin Studio

Our Products

We have the most exciting products on our online store: rare and hard to find couture buttons, silk and embroidery thread, silk rose embellishments and unique fabrics. We continue to look for reliable suppliers in the luxury textile market, so check often for new products.

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Chanel black and white tweed
Facts and Fiction Behind Chanel's Iconic Tweed Fabric

January 18, 2023

You may love, or hate, or be totally indifferent about Mademoiselle Coco Chanel. She had good taste. She was an opportunist and a shrewd business woman. She was a woman who understood the power of mystery and the importance of discretion. She reinvented her past to elevate herself to the highest ranks of the society.

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Sewing tutorial about couture three piece sleeves for Chanel inspired jacket
Three-piece sleeves for Chanel inspired jacket or dress

November 14, 2022

The trickiest part of the Chanel-inspired jacket is the three-piece sleeve. I am sharing my personal tips on how to make perfect sleeves for your Chanel-inspired dress or jacket. But you can use the same techniques for your other projects.

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sewing tutorial about how to sew Chanel trim
Trim with Rhinestones for Chanel Inspired Jacket or Dress

October 29, 2022

This sewing tutorial is about how to make a trim for Chanel inspired jacket or Chanel inspired dress. This trim has two contrasting fabrics and sew-on rhinestones.

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sewing tutorial about how to sew rounded patch pockets for Chanel inspired tweed dress or jacket
How to Sew Couture Rounded Patch Pockets

October 29, 2022

The principle of making couture rounded patch pockets is similar to the one you learn in shirt-making with the addition of hand-sewn lining and trim. This sewing tutorial is showing the step-by-step instructions on how to sew couture rounded patch pockets for Chanel inspired jacket of dress.

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"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."

- Herman Melville