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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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Video: How to Sew a Couching Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Couching Stitch

The couching stitch is useful for applying heavy or decorative threads that are too thick or textured to pass through a fabric's weave. Watch to learn how to create this basic hand embroidery stitch.

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Video: How to Sew a Blanket Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Blanket Stitch

Hand embroidery can elevate the style of any garment. Watch now to learn how to create one of five basic embroidery stitches: the blanket stitch.

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Video: How to Sew a Fly Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Fly Stitch

The fly stitch is a basic embroidery stitch. Watch to learn how to create this stitch.

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Video: How to Sew a Chainstitch

Video: How to Sew a Chainstitch

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Hand embroidery is a traditional embellishment technique that is within the reach of any sewer. Watch to learn how to create one of the five basic embroidery stitches: the chainstitch.

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Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses

Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses

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The maxi dress has become a staple of the summer wardrobe. This easy-to-wear garment can be designed in virtually any style, making it hugely popular. To help inspire your summer sewing adventures, here's a selection of new maxi dress patterns.

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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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An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

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Couture expert Claire Shaeffer offers an exclusive look at the Manus x Machina exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.

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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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Book Review: The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim

Book Review: The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim

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Threads contributing editor Judith Neukam weighs in on a methodology for studying antique and vintage garments.

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