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How to Make Fortuny-Style Beaded Edges

How to Make Fortuny-Style Beaded Edges

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Make a creative finished edge with this embellishment technique. It beautifully adorns your garment, and it will provide weight to the hem. This method pays homage to Mariano Fortuny's signature style.

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How to Make a Quilters Knot

How to Make a Quilters Knot

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Fashion sewing blogger Sunni Standing shows you how to tie a quilters knot.

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A Vintage Blouse Embellished with Soutache Braid

A Vintage Blouse Embellished with Soutache Braid

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Looking at vintage garments can inspire your sewing and can be a great teaching tool.

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Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue #165 (February/March 2013)

Magazine Giveaway: "Threads" Issue #165 (February/March 2013)

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We asked our editors which hand-stitched detail they liked to use most. How would you answer the question?

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What sewing skill do you want to learn next?

What sewing skill do you want to learn next?

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The Threads March 2012 issue asks our featured authors what skill they hope to learn next.

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The Dresden Shepherdess: Create a Bridal Hat

The Dresden Shepherdess: Create a Bridal Hat

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Create a headpiece that's perfect for a not-too-traditional bride, or change the fabrics and make a special-occasion hat.

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A Time to Sew, A Time to Mend

A Time to Sew, A Time to Mend

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Some reasons to appreciate the old-fashioned tools and skills of mending.

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How to Sew Hidden Snaps

How to Sew Hidden Snaps

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Designer hand-woven or soft boucle jackets often feature larger buttons. Making a larger-than-normal buttonhole gives a less-than-professional look. Try several hidden snaps along the center front edge.

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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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Book Giveaway: Patchwork Folk Art by Janet Bolton

Book Giveaway: "Patchwork Folk Art" by Janet Bolton

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If you love folk art, this book is for you. Leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Monday, August 24, you could win your own copy of this fabulous book.

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