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An Easy Way to Accurately Pleat Ribbon for Trims

An Easy Way to Accurately Pleat Ribbon for Trims

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I've figured out an easy way to pleat ribbons or strips of fabric. Read more to find out how to create the template I use to make pleated ribbon trim.

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Christine Haynes Pattern and Book Giveaway

Christine Haynes Pattern and Book Giveaway

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Submit a comment below for a chance to win three Christine Haynes' patterns and a signed copy of her book "The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction."

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How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

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There are a variety of methods for seaming lace. However, they can be challenging if working with delicate lace such as Chantilly. I'll show you a clever technique for finishing seams on tricky lace fabrics.

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The Winner of Sew Fun and Sewing School 2 is...

The Winner of "Sew Fun" and "Sewing School 2" is...

Congratulations to the winner of these two great books!

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July 2014 Expert Chat Schedule is Available

July 2014 Expert Chat Schedule is Available

Find out when Threads contributing editors will be available to take your sewing questions.

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Threads Visits NYC

Threads Visits NYC

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Threads' staff recently had two exciting excursions into NYC: one for fabric shopping at Mood, where we met Tim Gunn of Project Runway; and one to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Charles James exhibit.

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A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

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Claire Shaeffer looked to two Dior garments for inspiration when coming up with a method for inserting a standard zipper without visible topstitching. Here’s a closer look at that stitching and other exquisite hand sewing and details on these couture garments.

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Try These Color Combinations for Ice Dyeing

Try These Color Combinations for Ice Dyeing

In Threads #174 (August/September 2014), authors Nick Coman and Chase Wong explain a fascinating way to create random, unique patterns on fabric with ice dyeing. They share a few of their favorite color combinations for ice dyeing in this Web extra.

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Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons

Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons

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See how easy it can be to space buttons and buttonholes with this quick tip from Threads.

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Simplicity Pattern 1466 Giveaway!

Simplicity Pattern 1466 Giveaway!

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Two people will win this summery Simplicity pattern!

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