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Chat with Mary Ray on All Things Fabric

Chat with Mary Ray on All Things Fabric

Visit Threads on Facebook from 3 to 4 p.m. ET on March 19 for a Q&A on fabric selection and advice.

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Before You Hem a Bias Garment, Let the Fabric Hang Out

Before You Hem a Bias Garment, Let the Fabric "Hang Out"

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In "Teach Yourself to Sew: Bias basics," Threads #172 (April/May 2014) Julianne Bramson explains what bias is, how to choose the right fabric and pattern for a bias-cut design, and tips for sewing and handling these garments. Here, we share more information about bias fundamentals including why a bias-cut garment must hang before hemming.

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Video: How to Bind a Sheer Edge

Video: How to Bind a Sheer Edge

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Binding the edges of sheer fabrics is easier than you think with our fast technique.

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How to Sew Sheer Fabrics

How to Sew Sheer Fabrics

The essential tools and techniques you need for sewing see-through fabrics.

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Vote for the Winner of the 2013 Fancy Fabrics Challenge

Vote for the Winner of the 2013 Fancy Fabrics Challenge

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The 5 finalists have been chosen, and now its time for you to vote!

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Enter the 2013 Fancy Fabrics Challenge

Enter the 2013 Fancy Fabrics Challenge

We want to see your fanciest garments made from the fanciest fabrics. Enter for your chance to win great prizes from Madeira and Britex Fabrics.

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How to Select Fabrics

How to Select Fabrics

These textile fundamentals are key to successful garments.

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How to Marble Fabric Using Shaving Cream

How to Marble Fabric Using Shaving Cream

Watch and learn a simplified method for creating marbled fabric.

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Vintage Sewing Supplies Sources from Gretchen Hirsch

Vintage Sewing Supplies Sources from Gretchen Hirsch

Find out where Gretchen shops for patterns, fabric, and notions.

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How to Identify Fabrics with a Burn Test

How to Identify Fabrics with a Burn Test

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Learn how to burn and read the ashes for 10 fiber types.

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How to Engineer a Striped Garment

How to Engineer a Striped Garment

Four different ways to construct a striped garment.

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Make Free Flowing Garments Using Simple Shapes

Make Free Flowing Garments Using Simple Shapes

Whether free flowing or fitted, Madame Grès’s innovative garments takes notice.

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How to Work with Sheer Fabric

How to Work with Sheer Fabric

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Layer see-through fabrics with abandon for brilliant combinations.

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Finding Fabric Shops in Paris

Finding Fabric Shops in Paris

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Some of the shops mentioned in Susan Khalje’s “Sewing Destination: Paris, France” article in Threads #167 are difficult to find. Here are some site markers and directions to help you find your way, as well as some budget-friendly fabric shops to visit.

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Save Your Fabric from Pulls and Snags

Save Your Fabric from Pulls and Snags

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Here's a sewing room solution for a tricky fabric problem.

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Make Knit Garments with Style

Make Knit Garments with Style

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There are many ways to approach designing with knits. Author Katherine Tilton shows you how to create fabulous garments.

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Combining Fabric Weaves and Weights

Combining Fabric Weaves and Weights

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Create a stir with garments that combine textures, prints, fibers, and weaves.

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The Winner of Threads Issue 163 is...

The Winner of "Threads" Issue 163 is...

See if you won!

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Sew Curved Seams in Silk Charmeuse

Sew Curved Seams in Silk Charmeuse

Stitch, clip, trim, and fold for a beautiful-and narrow-finished seam that wraps around curves with this extra from SewStylish Fall 2012

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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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