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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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Easy Faux Leather Tassel

Easy Faux Leather Tassel

Learn how to cut, roll, and stitch a tassel for a bag or keychain.

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Create Elegant Dyed Designs on Silk

Create Elegant Dyed Designs on Silk

Use a resist to create artistic designs with dye.

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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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Sewing for Beginners: 23 Tips and Techniques You Should Know

Sewing for Beginners: 23 Tips and Techniques You Should Know

Improve your sewing skills with this collection of expert tips and techniques.

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Video: How to Sew and Install a Sleeve Head

Video: How to Sew and Install a Sleeve Head

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Check out this simple and quick way of sewing and adding a sleeve head to any jacket. Watch the video now.

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Video: How to Sew a Welt Opening

Video: How to Sew a Welt Opening

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Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video tutorial to learn how sew a welt opening on a patch pocket.

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How to Widen a Slot-Seam Opening

How to Widen a Slot-Seam Opening

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Contributing editor Mary Ray shares her method for widening slot-seam openings to uncover the underlay. Learn how to turn this otherwise basic construction element into a unique and unexpected embellishment.

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Best of Louise Cutting

Best of Louise Cutting

21 of Louise Cutting's most timeless articles are now together in one place.

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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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