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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 jacket sewing guide
The Best Chanel-Style Sewing Patterns

November 06, 2020

Whether you are an absolute beginner, a hobby seamstress with little experience, or an experienced seamstress, the success of a project often depends on choosing a good pattern. Which sewing pattern is the best if you want to create a DIY Chanel jacket? We will help with a step-by-step guide.

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a jacket from 16th century with embroidered buttons
All About Buttons

October 20, 2020

Fashion designers don’t think about buttons as simple closures and unusual novelty buttons are in high demand to draw attention to the garment or bring a little oomph to a simple design. Online shopping opened a world of rare baubles that you would never find at the local Fabricland. In this article, I will look at how the buttons evolved throughout history and the current outlook of this important fashion item.

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The use of facing, interfacing, interlining, underlining and lining in couture sewing
What the Eyes Can’t See: Facing, Interfacing, Underlining, Lining

September 23, 2020

The hallmark of bespoke sewing is excellent fit and finish. Inside construction details, like correct underlining, lining and interfacing, are all parts of that. If you are just starting in sewing, you may overlook these important details or think that since no one can see them, they don’t matter. Nothing could be further from the truth. They play a crucial role in the look and feel of the finished garment. Let me explain the differences between these materials, their uses and little tips from the haute couture masters of the past that can teach even old dogs like me new tricks.

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Tips on sewing with vintage patterns
Vintage Patterns Sewing: Problems and Tips

September 13, 2020

Vintage sewing patterns are very popular. Not only because their value is high (especially when they are collector's items!) but mainly because many seamstresses also consider it as a sport to actually make clothes from the vintage sewing patterns. They make the clothes to wear themselves or for Cosplay and LARP events. But there are some common problems and we have tips to avoid them.

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

- Herman Melville