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April 12, 2013

  • Stitch Together Seam Allowances

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to create a stitched together seam finish.

  • Sew a Single-Welt Pocket

    A single-welt pocket can be added to almost any garment or accessory. In this video, Threads Senior Technical Editor Carol J. Fresia demonstrates how to sew a single-welt pocket using…

  • Miter Corners on Striped Trim

    Striped trim is especially effective as a design element when it's mitered at corners. Follow along as Threads contributing editor Judith Neukam shows one method for creating this look.

  • Disappearing Flat Piping

    Flat piping gives a crisp accent to a garment edge or seam. In this Threads video tutorial, we show you how to taper a piping's end for an attractive, bulk-free…

  • An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances

    To make a smooth edge seam along a curved edge such as a neckline or armhole, you need to control the seam allowances. Here is one way to keep them…

  • Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay

    In Threads issue #189 (February/March 2017), contributing editor Louise Cutting shares two elegant adaptations for upgrading a placket on a blouse. We've brought one of her techniques to life with…

  • Using a Bias Tape Maker

    Single-fold bias tape is a sewing staple. You can use it to enclose seam allowances or as a decorative element. It can be purchased at a local fabric store or…

  • Shape Bias Tape with an Iron

    One of bias tapes greatest quality is its flexibility. This versatile material can easily follow any curve and that's why it's so useful for finishing armholes, necklines, and other shaped…

  • Create a Vintage Cuff Design

    In this web extra from Threads #191 (June/July 2017), we show you the first steps in creating the S-shape cuff seen in the "How Did they Sew That" department. This…

  • Install an All-in-One Facing

    An all-in-one facing is a clean, simple finish for a sleeveless garment. It provides a smooth and supportive edge at the neckline and armhole.