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

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

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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2014 in Review: Top 21 Most Watched Sewing Videos

2014 in Review: Top 21 Most Watched Sewing Videos

This end-of-year roundup puts 2014's most popular instructional videos in one place. Start off 2015 by adding a few techniques to your sewing arsenal.

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How to Reset Sleeves for a Better Fit

How to Reset Sleeves for a Better Fit

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This technique is a very useful one to have available when altering a garment.

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Video: How to Make Thread Bars and Chains

Video: How to Make Thread Bars and Chains

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Watch to learn how to make thread bars and chains. These delicacies detain wayaward straps, linings and more.

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Video: Double Your Tape Measure

Video: Double Your Tape Measure

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Get the most out of your measuring tape with this There's a Better Way quick tip from Threads.

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How to Turn Ready-made Bras into Strapless Dress Support

How to Turn Ready-made Bras into Strapless Dress Support

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Rescue your strapless dresses and tops to get the support you need with these five techniques in this web extra from "Party Dresses" (Winter 2014).

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Video: Quiet Serge

Video: Quiet Serge

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Watch this quick video tip to learn how to keep your serger from moving during use.

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17  Ways of Getting the Most Out of Your Sewing Machine

17 Ways of Getting the Most Out of Your Sewing Machine

This slideshow compiles many useful pieces of advice for operating a sewing machine.

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How to Make a 1940s Hobo Wristlet

How to Make a 1940s Hobo Wristlet

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This bag is made from buttery soft Mirrabella lambskin, heavy silk satin, and a leather-covered handle. Read the instructions and download the free pattern.

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Video: How to Add Sparkle to Knits

Video: How to Add Sparkle to Knits

Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to discover three methods of adding shine to your knit garments.

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19 Inventive Embellishment Ideas

19 Inventive Embellishment Ideas

Explore some of our favorite embellishment ideas, techniques, and tips.

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The Tailored Jacket: How to Make a Surgeons Cuff, Part 2

The Tailored Jacket: How to Make a Surgeon's Cuff, Part 2

In Part 2 of how to make a surgeon's cuff, we learn how to line the sleeve.

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Video: How to Sew Knits

Video: How to Sew Knits

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Discover the joy of sewing knits with these easy-to-follow tips and techniques.

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Q&A: Stitch a Shirt Hem That Wont Roll Up

Q&A: Stitch a Shirt Hem That Won't Roll Up

Your garment hems will be better than ever.

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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

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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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