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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

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

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

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

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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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Video: How to Serge Seam Allowances

Video: How to Serge Seam Allowances

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Learn how to serge seam allowances with this quick video tutorial.

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How to Scale an Embroidery Design Up or Down

How to Scale an Embroidery Design Up or Down

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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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How to Make a Fortuny Gladstone Bag, The Finale

How to Make a Fortuny Gladstone Bag, The Finale

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This third post in the Fortuny Gladstone Bag series explains how to insert the lining into the vintage accessory.

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Video: How to Straighten Fabric Grain

Video: How to Straighten Fabric Grain

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This first step in fabric preparation ensures garments that look better and feel more comfortable.

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How to Make an Embroidered Clutch

How to Make an Embroidered Clutch

Transform a wool sweater that's seen better days into your new favorite clutch.

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Video: How to Sew an Elastic Waistband Without a Casing

Video: How to Sew an Elastic Waistband Without a Casing

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Threads author Nick Coman demonstrates an easy-to-sew technique for inserting an elastic waistband without a casing. This method helps the waistband lie smoothly against the body, and it produces bulk-free results.

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How to Cut and Hem a Tulle Skirt

How to Cut and Hem a Tulle Skirt

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

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Video: How to Make Pleated Trim from Petersham

Video: How to Make Pleated Trim from Petersham

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Watch to learn how to create a beautiful pleated trim from petersham ribbon.

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Video: How to Shape Petersham Ribbon to a Curve

Video: How to Shape Petersham Ribbon to a Curve

Learn how easy it is to make petersham follow a curve. It is a great way to stabilize curved necklines, hems, and waistlines.

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Video: Adjusting a Sleeve for a Forward Shoulder

Video: Adjusting a Sleeve for a Forward Shoulder

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Watch to learn an expert's method for fitting a sleeve.

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Video: An Expert Tip for Working with Multiple Threads

Video: An Expert Tip for Working with Multiple Threads

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THREADS author Ruth Ciemnoczolowski demonstrates a handy technique for working with multiple threads when hand sewing. This tip is especially helpful if you are sewing on buttons.

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Free Tutorial: Make a Sewing Machine Cover

Free Tutorial: Make a Sewing Machine Cover

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Protect your machine from dust and debris with this sewing room essential.

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15 Ways to Sew Knit Fabrics

15 Ways to Sew Knit Fabrics

Learn some expert tips and techniques for sewing with knits.

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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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Video: How to Thread a Twin Needle

Video: How to Thread a Twin Needle

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Learn how to set up your sewing machine to use a twin needle.

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Video: How to Modify Sleeves for Better Arm Mobility

Video: How to Modify Sleeves for Better Arm Mobility

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Pattern designer Andrea Schewe demonstrates three ways to modify sleeves for better mobility. She walks you through the pattern work and shows you exactly how to achieve your desired results.

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10 Most-Watched Sewing Videos of 2015

10 Most-Watched Sewing Videos of 2015

This collection puts the 10 most-viewed instructional sewing videos from 2015 in one place. Kick off 2016 by supplementing your sewing arsenal with these technique how-tos.

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