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How to Cover Snaps for that Touch of Couture

How to Cover Snaps for that Touch of Couture

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When large snaps are called for, covering them with fabric takes your project to another level.

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Hemming a Pleated Skirt

Hemming a Pleated Skirt

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Here's a tip or two for hemming a pleated skirt. While most of the hem is straightforward, the back edges of the pleats need to be treated differently.

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Sewing with the Bobbin Thread

Sewing with the Bobbin Thread

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When making tucks or darts in transparent fabrics, this trick will enable you to end the stitching line perfectly!

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How to Make a Knotted Belt

How to Make a Knotted Belt

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Elaborate-looking knotting techniques can sometimes be quite easy to do! This beautiful knotted belt reveals itself to be a simple braiding pattern, made lavish by the use of multiple decorative cords.

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A  Satin Stitch Adds Elegant Detail to Quilts and Garments

A Satin Stitch Adds Elegant Detail to Quilts and Garments

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When you want to add a little zing to the surface of your project, sometimes the simplest stitch gives the best results.

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How to Do a Slipstitch

How to Do a Slipstitch

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Here is another useful stitch to know. This stitch is great for hemming and finishing.

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Silk Lotus Flower

Silk Lotus Flower

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The silk lotus flower is an easy but lush flower, that would be suitable for adding a bit of dash and color to any ensemble. Made up in silk dupione or silk tafetta, it can work for evening or day clothes.

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How to do a Pickstitch

How to do a Pickstitch

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This strong, decorative stitch can be used to install zippers in difficult fabrics or understitch seam allowance on facings.

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Choosing Chanel-style jacket trims

Choosing Chanel-style jacket trims

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We'll look at a number of options for trimming Chanel-style jackets

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French and Colonial Knots for Embroidery

French and Colonial Knots for Embroidery

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White embroidery is a cool and elegant summer look. There are a variety of embroidery stitches, but the French knot and Colonial knot provide interesting texture to a design.

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Create Perfectly Mitered Corners

Create Perfectly Mitered Corners

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If you love precise, crisp edges – this technique is for you.

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How to do a Fell Stitch

How to do a Fell Stitch

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The fell stitch is used to appliqué one layer of fabric to another.

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Leather Passementerie

Leather Passementerie

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Elegant passementerie can be woven from thin leather cord, making an extravagant trimming for any garment.

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How to Sew a Catch Stitch

How to Sew a Catch Stitch

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Kenneth King shows you two versions of this handy stitch.

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Padded Cord Ties Better Knots

Padded Cord Ties Better Knots

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Learn to make padded cord ties to embellish any garment.

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Video: Easy-to-Sew Flat Fly-Front Zipper

Video: Easy-to-Sew Flat Fly-Front Zipper

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Ignore the pattern instructions, says Sandra Betzina, and use this simplified version for "ready-to-wear" results. Watch to learn how.

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Video: A Neckline Binding for Knits

Video: A Neckline Binding for Knits

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As when attaching a turtleneck, you divide the neckline and binding each into quarters, then stretch the binding to fit the neckline. Watch this video to learn how.

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Paper-Tape Dress Form

Paper-Tape Dress Form

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A paper-tape dress form is the easiest and cheapest of all.

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Making a Jacket: Part III

Making a Jacket: Part III

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Now that you have created the perfect jacket, complete your look with the perfect trim. (Part 3 of a 3-part series.)

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Making a Jacket: Part II

Making a Jacket: Part II

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Learn how to create the shell for a jacket.(Part 2 of a 3-part series.)

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