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Snowflakes are no longer needed! The Winter Wonderland is complete!

Snowflakes are no longer needed! The Winter Wonderland is complete!

Thanks to all who assisted The Connecticut PTSA's snowflake efforts.

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Project Runway All Stars, Episode 7: An Unconventional Nightmare Before Christmas

Project Runway All Stars, Episode 7: "An Unconventional Nightmare Before Christmas"

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In a non-fabric challenge, the designers create looks from holiday decorations

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The Pink Horsie Jacket!

The Pink Horsie Jacket!

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This is a treasure I found while visiting Toronto.

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The Winner of All Sewn Up is...

The Winner of "All Sewn Up" is...

Check to see if you've won!

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Using Buttons as Embellishment

Using Buttons as Embellishment

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Find out what Kenneth D. King created when he inherited 75 pounds of antique uniform buttons.

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A Glimpse of a Project in Progress

A Glimpse of a Project in Progress

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This is a project I'm working on, which will be done before the holidays. Just a teaser...

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How to Make Bubble Fabric Trim

How to Make Bubble Fabric Trim

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I found a vintage jacket at the thrift shop recently with this great trim, and decided that I wanted to figure out how to do it.

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Another Way to Make Pleated-Ribbon Trim

Another Way to Make Pleated-Ribbon Trim

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A correspondent recently emailed me with a photo of a trim which she couldn't figure out how to do. In order to spread the wealth, I decided to outline it for you all.

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How to Dye Fabric after Devore

How to Dye Fabric after Devore

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Learn how to dye fabric after burning out designs with this tutorial.  

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Peacock feathers have been used in fashion for decades

Peacock feathers have been used in fashion for decades

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From fabric, to painting, to actual feathers, peacocks have been a design inspiration.

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How to Make Hairpin Lace

How to Make Hairpin Lace

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"Hairpin lace" evokes various images, but when worked in different materials and different scale, is another thing entirely.

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How to Add a Twisted Bias-Strip Panel

How to Add a Twisted Bias-Strip Panel

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Twisted bias strips elevate a basic garment from corporate to chic.

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A Look at Exposed Zippers

A Look at Exposed Zippers

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In the August/September issue of Threads we demonstrated how to install exposed zippers. Check out extra detail photos that we couldn't fit in the magazine.

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How to Work with Lace Fabric

How to Work with Lace Fabric

With these skills you will find that lace is versatile, forgiving, and surprisingly easy to sew.

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How to Make a Lovely Pleated-Ribbon Trim

How to Make a Lovely Pleated-Ribbon Trim

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Kenneth D. King demonstrates how to make this creative embellishment.

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How to Make Painted Lace

How to Make Painted Lace

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Apply dye with a brush to create multicolored effects on lace.

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A Beautiful Embroidered Beaded Bodice

A Beautiful Embroidered Beaded Bodice

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Check out the complex combination of embroidery found on this beaded bodice.

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An Exquisite Beaded Embroidery Sleeve

An Exquisite Beaded Embroidery Sleeve

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This is an eye-candy post, where you get to see some stellar embroidery examples.

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How to Create Your Own Eyelet Pattern

How to Create Your Own Eyelet Pattern

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Unleash your inner artist with cotton fabric and Fiber-Etch

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 What comes first in your sewing concept--the garment or its embellishment?

What comes first in your sewing concept--the garment or its embellishment?

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Do you plan your garment first, or does your embellishment drive your ideas?

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