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How to Sew a Bound Buttonhole

How to Sew a Bound Buttonhole

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With edges wrapped in fabric, these buttonholes are bound to last.

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15 Embroidery Tips, Techniques and Projects

15 Embroidery Tips, Techniques and Projects

This collection of techniques and tips will guide your next hand- or machine-worked embroidery project.

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Simplicity Pattern 1168 Giveaway

Simplicity Pattern 1168 Giveaway

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Two lucky Threads online users will win Simplicity's 1168 pattern. Read more to find out how you could win.

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How to Use a Ruffler

How to Use a Ruffler

This handy attachment has a wide repertoire.

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The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway

The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway

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Two lucky Threads readers have the opportunity to win in this great giveaway!

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Pad a Dress Form to Your True Body Shape

Pad a Dress Form to Your True Body Shape

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Dress forms have lovely, firm shapes, with perfectly lifted breasts--which is wonderful if you have a similar build. However, they are not like “real” bodies, especially if you have any extra body weight. Learn how you can customize your dress form with household objects.

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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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Quick to Make: Pyramid Cushion

Quick to Make: Pyramid Cushion

A comfy, convenient holder for tablets, books, and more.

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How to Get the Perfect Custom Bust Fit

How to Get the Perfect Custom Bust Fit

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Adjust a pattern in quadrants for accurate results.

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Four Prize Giveaway Winner!

Four Prize Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to this week's giveaway winner!

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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

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A grid takes away the guesswork.

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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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