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Tip: Make a Beading Frame

Tip: Make a Beading Frame

This simple trick will keep your beads where they ought to be and make beading a breeze.

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12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques

12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques

You'll be making buttonholes on par with the pros once you check out this collection of our best buttonhole tutorials.

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Add Stylish Details to a Shirt

Add Stylish Details to a Shirt

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Upgrade your shirts by indulging in fine finishing details. Learn how by reading this article.

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How to Weave Custom Trims

How to Weave Custom Trims

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Learn how to design your own passementerie with a simple loom by following these steps.

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Notions: Ultimate Button Warehouse

Notions: Ultimate Button Warehouse

You can never have too many buttons, and we've found the perfect place to get them.

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Style Tip: Textured And Embellished Garments

Style Tip: Textured And Embellished Garments

Here are a few tips on how to incorporate this season's hottest styles into your own garments.

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Costumes of Downton Abbey at the Winterthur Museum

"Costumes of Downton Abbey" at the Winterthur Museum

A fascinating exhibition you won't want to miss, based on the popular PBS series!

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Pats Custom Buttons and Belts for Sale

Pat's Custom Buttons and Belts for Sale

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Owner Pat Mahoney says she's ready to retire after 40 years

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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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How to Salvage Your Selvages

How to Salvage Your Selvages

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A good selvage is like a bonus with your fabric purchase. Learn nine clever and creative ways to use fabric edges.

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How to Create 3d-Bubble Trim

How to Create 3d-Bubble Trim

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Add dimension to your next garment with this vintage technique.

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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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Be Inspired by Stunning Oscar 2014 Fashions

Be Inspired by Stunning Oscar 2014 Fashions

See red-carpet fashions from the 86th Annual Academy Awards

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The Winner of Threads Issue 171 is...

The Winner of Threads Issue 171 is...

Congratulations to the winner of Threads issue no. 171!

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Magazine Giveaway: Threads #171 (February/March 2014)

Magazine Giveaway: Threads #171 (February/March 2014)

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You could win a copy of the latest Threads issue!

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Free, Downloadable Templates for your Sweet Spiked Tote

Free, Downloadable Templates for your Sweet Spiked Tote

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In this Web Extra from SewStylish Spring 2014, we share even more fun spike placement templates, pointers on how to make your designs, and instructions for attaching studs to garments and accessories.

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How to Sew Pin Tucks

How to Sew Pin Tucks

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These easy instructions from "Tucks Made Simple," Threads #171, explain how to sew tiny pin tucks and then how to create intersecting pin tucks. Follow the steps and you'll create elegant and dainty pin tucks in no time.

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The Box Pleat Experiments, Part 2: Cross drape trim

The Box Pleat Experiments, Part 2: Cross drape trim

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This is the second installment of the box-pleat trims. I call this a cross drape, because the fold forms a cross over the box pleated ribbon.

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The Box Pleat Experiments, Part One: Single and Double Garland Trim

The Box Pleat Experiments, Part One: Single and Double Garland Trim

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Recently, I was experimenting with box pleating ribbon to see what I could devise. This is the first of a two-post series on my results.

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Video: How to Machine-Bead a Design

Video: How to Machine-Bead a Design

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Watch and learn how easy it is to machine-bead any design.

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