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Q&A: Requiem for Frostline Kits

Q&A: Requiem for Frostline Kits

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Learn about the disappearance of Frostline Kits.

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Tame Fabrics With Tissue Wrapping Paper

Tame Fabrics With Tissue Wrapping Paper

Sew with a tear-away laye

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Amazing, Adaptable Linen

Amazing, Adaptable Linen

Strength and beauty in this ancient fabric.

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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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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - Finale: New York State of Mind

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - "Finale: New York State of Mind"

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Find out who was named top designer after a grueling, four-day challenge.

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The Case of the Sewing Solutions: Dye Disasters Disaster

The Case of the "Sewing Solutions: Dye Disasters" Disaster

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What does Threads do when an article technique doesn't pan out? We figure out why, find a replacement, and soldier on. But even techniques that we couldn’t make work might still offer solutions to other sewers.

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Choose the Right Marking Tools

Choose the Right Marking Tools

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Get set to transfer symbols with the right tool for your fabric.

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Notions: Convenient Swatch Organizers

Notions: Convenient Swatch Organizers

Here's a clever way to keep your swatches organized on the go.

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Mercerizing Makes Cotton Extrasmooth

Mercerizing Makes Cotton Extrasmooth

Learn more about the process of mercerizing and what effect it has on a fabric.

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Investigating a Mystery Luxury Fabric

Investigating a Mystery Luxury Fabric

Many luxury garments claim they are made out of a fabric called "cady." But fabric suppliers in the U.S. don't stock anything by that name. Join us as we get to the bottom of this mystery.

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How to Sew a Vintage Stand-Away Collar

How to Sew a Vintage Stand-Away Collar

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I recently came across a charming coat with a collar that looks complex but is easy to make. Follow along to learn how to create this vintage look based on a rolled collar.

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Quick to Make: Sew Fabric Pyramid Pouches

Quick to Make: Sew Fabric Pyramid Pouches

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These easy-to-make textile tetrahedrons can be used as perpetual gift wraps or soft boxes. Learn how to sew these four-sided gift wrappers with a free pattern and instructions.

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Combine Knits and Wovens for Comfort and Fit

Combine Knits and Wovens for Comfort and Fit

Knit panels enhance the fit and feel of woven garments.

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Transform an Old Pair of Jeans into a Cell Phone Wallet

Transform an Old Pair of Jeans into a Cell Phone Wallet

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This quick upcycling project requires only four materials. A free pattern is included.

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Sewing Vinyl Fabrics

Sewing Vinyl Fabrics

Tools, techniques, and seams for great results.

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Sewing Inspiration: Susan Khalje Shares Couture Work by Her Students

Sewing Inspiration: Susan Khalje Shares Couture Work by Her Students

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I'm often asked where I get my inspiration. Much of the time, it's from my students. I hope you'll be similarly inspired.

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Video: How to Straighten Fabric Grain

Video: How to Straighten Fabric Grain

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This first step in fabric preparation ensures garments that look better and feel more comfortable.

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How to Cut and Hem a Tulle Skirt

How to Cut and Hem a Tulle Skirt

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Professional tips for handling multiple layers of frothy, fluffy fabric.

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Make a Flowing Tulle Skirt

Make a Flowing Tulle Skirt

A pro’s guide to creating full and floaty looks.

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15 Ways to Sew Knit Fabrics

15 Ways to Sew Knit Fabrics

Learn some expert tips and techniques for sewing with knits.

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