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The Tailored Jacket: How to Make a Surgeons Cuff, Part 1

The Tailored Jacket: How to Make a Surgeon's Cuff, Part 1

As a bonus to the DVD workshop "Smart Tailoring with Kenneth D. King," I'm going to show you a variation of the tailored cuff. Follow these steps to learn how to sew a cuff with working buttonholes, also known as a "surgeon's cuff."

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Top 10 Pinterest Pins: Threads Most Popular Techniques

Top 10 Pinterest Pins: Threads Most Popular Techniques

Check out ten of our most pinned techniques on Pinterest.

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How to Sew a Mobius Scarf

How to Sew a Mobius Scarf

Try this super-cute, super-quick designer scarf

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19 Essential Fabric Tips and Tricks You Should Know

19 Essential Fabric Tips and Tricks You Should Know

There's no end to what you can learn about fabric. This collection of articles and videos helps demystify sewing with silks and knits, demonstrates how to identify fabric with a burn test, and even shows you how to dye fabric.

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How to Shape a Tailored Collar

How to Shape a Tailored Collar

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Classic tailoring shapes lasting layers. Kenneth D. King shares his method for creating a beautifully tailored collar in this masterclass.

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How to Cut and Sew a Decorative Bias Facing

How to Cut and Sew a Decorative Bias Facing

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This technique makes bias facings a snap.

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7 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form

7 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form

Making your very own personalized dress form will make fitting a breeze. Try these techniques and see which one you like best.

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15 Ways to Master Lining, Underlining, Facing and Interfacing

15 Ways to Master Lining, Underlining, Facing and Interfacing

Your garments can be equally beautiful on the inside and on the outside. We've curated a collection of 15 techniques, videos, and articles to help you master the inner details that give garments a complete and finished look.

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How to Make a Pleated Wrap

How to Make a Pleated Wrap

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This quick-to-make pleated wrap is simple to make and is the perfect topper for any special occasion. Read more to learn how to make this fabulous shrug.

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Two Understitching Techniques

Two Understitching Techniques

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Discover two more understitching methods in this Web extra from SewStylish Fall 2014.

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An Easy Way to Accurately Pleat Ribbon for Trims

An Easy Way to Accurately Pleat Ribbon for Trims

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I've figured out an easy way to pleat ribbons or strips of fabric. Read more to find out how to create the template I use to make pleated ribbon trim.

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Try These Color Combinations for Ice Dyeing

Try These Color Combinations for Ice Dyeing

In Threads #174 (August/September 2014), authors Nick Coman and Chase Wong explain a fascinating way to create random, unique patterns on fabric with ice dyeing. They share a few of their favorite color combinations for ice dyeing in this Web extra.

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Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons

Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons

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See how easy it can be to space buttons and buttonholes with this quick tip from Threads.

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Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends

Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends

With this clever sewing tip from Threads #174, your zippers will be feeling better than ever.

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Underlining with Fusible Interfacing

Underlining with Fusible Interfacing

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Excellent fusible products make underlining a breeze and give your fabric and garments a boost.

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Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments

Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments

An costume and textiles expert answers

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Create a Foam-Cup Bra

Create a Foam-Cup Bra

It's easy to achieve a comfortable, custom shape for your bra.

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Sew an Unexposed Zipper

Sew an Unexposed Zipper

This couture technique makes a regular zipper appear stitchless.

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How to Salvage Your Selvages

How to Salvage Your Selvages

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A good selvage is like a bonus with your fabric purchase. Learn nine clever and creative ways to use fabric edges.

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Pattern-Grading Basics

Pattern-Grading Basics

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

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