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Threads Sewing Tips

Threads Sewing Tips

In this video series, we share clever reader-submitted tips to help improve your sewing.

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Video: Color-Code Pleat Marking Lines

Video: Color-Code Pleat Marking Lines

Threads Sewing Tips: Easy Pleat-Marking Technique When you're making a garment with many sets of parallel pleats, it can be difficult to differentiate between marked pleat lines and foldlines.

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Video: DIY Wide Seam Allowance Guide

Video: DIY Wide Seam Allowance Guide

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Find out how to make a seam guide using a roll of tape or sticky notepad. This clever tip is especially helpful when sewing items with wide seam allowances.

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Video: How to Drape Parallel Darts

Video: How to Drape Parallel Darts

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Watch to learn Sarah Veblen's technique for draping custom parallel darts.

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Video: Secure Loose Snaps

Video: Secure Loose Snaps

Respected sewing instructor Louise Cutting shares even more insider secrets for dealing with challenges – giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how the pros solve the very same dilemmas that you face.

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Video: How to Sew Piping to a Curve

Video: How to Sew Piping to a Curve

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Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn two great tips for sewing a better piped edge.

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Video: Offset Stitching for Smooth Piping

Video: Offset Stitching for Smooth Piping

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Threads has published lots of great advice on how to get great results for piping. Here is a tip for sewing a ripple-free piped edge.

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Video: Grade to Reduce Bulk in a Piped Seam

Video: Grade to Reduce Bulk in a Piped Seam

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If you're looking to add a design detail to a garment, turn to piping. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video for a great tip on grading a piped seam.

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Video: How to Press Shaped Edges

Video: How to Press Shaped Edges

You can make any garment special by adding shaped edges. Watch to learn how to press these curved details.

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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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Video: How to Sew a Web Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Web Stitch

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The web, or spider-web stitch, is a needle-woven stitch that makes a beautiful center for an embroidered medallion. Watch to learn how to create this basic hand embroidery stitch.

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21 Fabric Tips and Tricks You Should Know

21 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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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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9 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form

9 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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9 Ways to Write on Fabric

9 Ways to Write on Fabric

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Fun techniques for adding text to your projects!

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Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket

Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket

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Learn a clever technique for adding a secret pocket to a scarf.

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Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing

Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing

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Discover two methods for installing a facing that finishes the neckline and armhole.

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Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

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It's easy to install a hand-stitched lapped zipper in garments. Here's how to do so with a facing.

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Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

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

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Quick to Make: Sew Fabric Pyramid Pouches

Quick to Make: Sew Fabric Pyramid Pouches

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These easy-to-make textile tetrahedrons can be used as perpetual gift wraps or soft boxes. Learn how to sew these four-sided gift wrappers with a free pattern and instructions.

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