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Tips for a Successful Zipper Insertion

Tips for a Successful Zipper Insertion

Say goodbye to puckers, bumps, and misaligned seams.

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Make a Removable Button Strip

Make a Removable Button Strip

Put your delicate closures on a removable band.

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Foolproof Skirt Fitting

Foolproof Skirt Fitting

A grid takes away the guesswork.

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How to Sew Lace Seams

How to Sew Lace Seams

Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn two ways of sewing nearly invisible seams in sheer lace fabric.

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Create Topstitching with Running Stitches

Create Topstitching with Running Stitches

Learn how to use a simple, hand-sewn stitch to make bold topstitching.

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How to Scale an Embroidery Design Up or Down

How to Scale an Embroidery Design Up or Down

Learn how easy it can be to scale an embroidery design with this web extra from Threads #179 (June/July 2015).

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Adapt the Removable Button-Strip Technique

Adapt the Removable Button-Strip Technique

Learn how to adapt Bill Voetberg's removable button-strip technique for a standard button-front shirt with a separate placket and facings.

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How to Attach Appliques Across Curved Seams

How to Attach Appliques Across Curved Seams

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If you're appliquéing a net garment and intend to place any of the appliqués so that they overlap the garment seams, there's a special method for attaching them. Read on to find out how.

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How to Make a Skirt for Your Figure

How to Make a Skirt for Your Figure

Design a waistband to complement your body.

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Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way.

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Sewing Machine Anatomy: How a Stitch is Made

Sewing Machine Anatomy: How a Stitch is Made

Watch this animation to learn how a sewing machine lockstitch is made.

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Easy Faux Leather Tassel

Easy Faux Leather Tassel

Learn how to cut, roll, and stitch a tassel for a bag or keychain.

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Create Elegant Dyed Designs on Silk

Create Elegant Dyed Designs on Silk

Use a resist to create artistic designs with dye.

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Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

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If you've ever needed to insert a zipper into a garment at a seamless spot, this simple technique is the solution.

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Sewing for Beginners: 23 Tips and Techniques You Should Know

Sewing for Beginners: 23 Tips and Techniques You Should Know

Improve your sewing skills with this collection of expert tips and techniques.

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Video: How to Sew and Install a Sleeve Head

Video: How to Sew and Install a Sleeve Head

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Check out this simple and quick way of sewing and adding a sleeve head to any jacket. Watch the video now.

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Video: How to Sew a Welt Opening

Video: How to Sew a Welt Opening

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Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video tutorial to learn how sew a welt opening on a patch pocket.

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How to Widen a Slot-Seam Opening

How to Widen a Slot-Seam Opening

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Contributing editor Mary Ray shares her method for widening slot-seam openings to uncover the underlay. Learn how to turn this otherwise basic construction element into a unique and unexpected embellishment.

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Best of Louise Cutting

Best of Louise Cutting

21 of Louise Cutting's most timeless articles are now together in one place.

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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 2: How to Sew a Decorative Welt Pocket

Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 2: How to Sew a Decorative Welt Pocket

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I’m working on the tailored felted wool coat, which features a unique design resembling tree bark, and wanted a new pocket style for it. Follow along as I demonstrate how to add a decorative welt pocket.

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