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Attach Sleeves with a Pearl and Chiffon Embellishment

Attach Sleeves with a Pearl and Chiffon Embellishment

Learn how to replace an armscye seam with a hand-sewn pearl-and-chiffon-braid insertion.

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Video: Shape Bias Tape with an Iron

Video: Shape Bias Tape with an Iron

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Bias tape may be best known for its flexibility. This versatile material can easily follow any curve, and that's why it's so useful for finishing armholes, necklines, and other shaped edges.

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Video: Sheer Trims - Suspended Feathers

Video: Sheer Trims - Suspended Feathers

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Feathers are a wonderful adornment for special-occasion garments. Make them even more lovely by encasing them in sheer fabrics. Watch to learn how to create this embellishment.

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Take Dyed Fabric from Botched to Beautiful

Take Dyed Fabric from Botched to Beautiful

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If your fabric preparation or dyeing adventures end in disaster—dye bleeds or patchy saturation—the project doesn’t have to result in tears. Approach the solution creatively.

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Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator

Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator

A specialty attachment for even free-motion stitching.

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Two Ways to Update a Shirts Front-Button Opening

Two Ways to Update a Shirt's Front-Button Opening

Learn two elegant adaptations for blouses with a front opening at the neckline.

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Video: Disappearing Flat Piping

Video: Disappearing Flat Piping

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Learn how to taper a piping's end for an attractive, bulk-free finish.

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Bobbinwork Embroidery

Bobbinwork Embroidery

Stitch motifs with specialty thread in the bobbin.

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Video: How to Wind a Bobbin for Bobbinwork Stitching

Video: How to Wind a Bobbin for Bobbinwork Stitching

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Learn how to wind a bobbin for bobbinwork and how to adjust the bobbin tension.

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Heirloom Details Add Subtle Sophistication

Heirloom Details Add Subtle Sophistication

Discover sophistication in youthful embellishments with these to heirloom sewing techniques.

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Cowboy Pockets

Cowboy Pockets

A Western-inspired detail adds a “smile” to any garment.

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Video: How to Sew a Couching Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Couching Stitch

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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

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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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Create Complex Designs with Simple Embroidery Stitches

Create Complex Designs with Simple Embroidery Stitches

Explore the elaborate motifs of Yemenite Jewish embroidery.

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9 Ways to Write on Fabric

9 Ways to Write on Fabric

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Fun techniques for adding text to your projects!

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Sheath Dresses Inspired by Art

Sheath Dresses Inspired by Art

Designers interpret masterpieces as sheath dresses.

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Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, at the Metropolitan Museum, New York

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, at the Metropolitan Museum, New York

The Met has mounted a stunning exhibition contrasting handmade versus machine-made garments.

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Notions: Free-Motion Guides

Notions: Free-Motion Guides

Achieve a new level of control while free-motion stitching with these lightweight guides.

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