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8 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form

8 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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How to Sew a Cell Phone Bag and Free Pattern

How to Sew a Cell Phone Bag and Free Pattern

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Carry and protect your cell phone, smartphone, or small mobile device in this quick-to-make fabric bag.

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How to Hem a Tulle Skirt

How to Hem a Tulle Skirt

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Professional tips for handling multiple layers of frothy, fluffy fabric.

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Book Giveaway: Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers - Menswear

Book Giveaway: Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers - Menswear

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One winner will receive this one-of-a-kind guide for menswear pattern making.

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Sew a Hand-Rolled Hem

Sew a Hand-Rolled Hem

This easy-to-sew, narrow hem is perfect for fine and delicate fabrics. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn how.

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Mixing Patterns

Mixing Patterns

Whip up a new design from two styles.

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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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Duplicate Your Favorite Jeans

Duplicate Your Favorite Jeans

Learn how to make a pattern without taking your favorite jeans apart.

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Comfortable Sleek Pants

Comfortable Sleek Pants

Upgrade your favorite pull-on style with darts and a zipper.

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Three Vintage Blouse Details to Try

Three Vintage Blouse Details to Try

Discover three ways to add vintage charm to your tops.

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11 Couture Techniques to Try

11 Couture Techniques to Try

Propel your sewing to the next level with these 11 couture techniques from the experts.

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Industry Insider Techniques DVD Giveaway

Industry Insider Techniques DVD Giveaway

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One lucky sewing enthusiast will win this incredible DVD from sewing expert Louise Cutting.

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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

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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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