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How to Add Smocked Sections to a Pattern How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace July 2014 Expert Chat Schedule is Available Threads Visits NYC A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

How to Add Smocked Sections to a Pattern

Learn how to easily incorporate this trendy embellishment.

How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

There are a variety of methods for seaming lace. However, they can be challenging if working with delicate lace such as Chantilly. I'll show you a clever technique for finishing seams on tricky lace fabrics.

July 2014 Expert Chat Schedule is Available

Find out when Threads contributing editors will be available to take your sewing questions.

Threads Visits NYC

Threads' staff recently had two exciting excursions into NYC: one for fabric shopping at Mood, where we met Tim Gunn of Project Runway; and one to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Charles James exhibit.

A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

Claire Shaeffer looked to two Dior garments for inspiration when coming up with a method for inserting a standard zipper without visible topstitching. Here’s a closer look at that stitching and other exquisite hand sewing and details on these couture garments.

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Quick-Sew Fabric Roses and Flowers

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Three Quick-Sew Tote Bag Patterns

Three Quick-Sew Tote Bag Patterns

Pattern-Grading Basics

How to scale a pattern from the size you have to the size you need.

Pretty Quick-Sew Gifts to Make and Share

Pretty Quick-Sew Gifts to Make and Share

Add High-End Elements to Your Garments

Enrich your wardrobe with a designer-inspired slot seam or cargo pocket.

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