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How to Sew for Your Closet Orphans

How to Sew for Your "Closet Orphans"

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The shoes fit...but what do you pair them with? Sometimes a beloved but hard-to-work-with accessory is the best inspiration for a sewing adventure.

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Cotton Twill Origami Top

Cotton Twill Origami Top

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The 2015 Threads design challenge for its contributing editors, featured in "The Cotton Call," #179 (June/July 2015), was a lot of fun. In this tutorial, I'll take you through my process making an origami top using cotton twill tape.

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The Cotton Challenge

The Cotton Challenge

Contributing editors find the potential in a staple fabric.

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Tip: Use Painters Tape on Napped Fabric

Tip: Use Painter's Tape on Napped Fabric

This little tip can be a big help when you need to consider the direction of napped fabric during piecing.

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Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits

Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits

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You don't always need to staystitch when using a knit fabric. Find out when it is necessary in this sewing tip from Threads #178.

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13 Ways to Sew with Knits

13 Ways to Sew with Knits

Discover some tips and techniques for sewing with knits.

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Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally

Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally

This handy sewing tip from Threads #178 helps you get both sides of the garment to stay the same length throughout the construction process.

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Get ready for Spring!

Get ready for Spring!

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It's still cold and snowy in many parts of North America, but at least we can look forward to fresh spring colors in our sewing.

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Sewing Tip: Gathering Mid- to Heavyweight Fabrics

Sewing Tip: Gathering Mid- to Heavyweight Fabrics

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This simple tip will make sure you're gathering fabrics the right way.

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Notions: Trim to Match Any Project

Notions: Trim to Match Any Project

That perfect trim for your project is out there somewhere, and thanks to DecorativeTrimmings.com you can find it.

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 13: Four Seasons in One Finale

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 13: "Four Seasons in One Finale"

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The All Stars Season 4 winner is announced after a four-day challenge.

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 12: Some Like It Hot Dog

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 12: "Some Like It Hot Dog"

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Find out who will present their collections in next week's finale!

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 11: Always the Bridesmaid

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 11: "Always the Bridesmaid"

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It's the day before the wedding, and the bridesmaids need dresses.

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Dont forget to Vote for the Winner of the 2014 Fancy Fabrics Challenge

Don't forget to Vote for the Winner of the 2014 Fancy Fabrics Challenge

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The top five semifinalists have been chosen, and now it's your turn to vote.

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 10: Versatile Tops and Bottoms

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 10: "Versatile Tops and Bottoms"

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Designers compete to sell their winning outfit on QVC.

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Book Giveaway: Suede to Rest

Book Giveaway: "Suede to Rest"

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The book "Suede to Rest" by Diane Vallere is the first in her new series of books. Comment below for a chance to win.

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Two-book Giveaway

Two-book Giveaway

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Comment now to enter our giveaway, and you could win two comprehensive books about fabric.

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 9: Sketching with Sharks

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 9: "Sketching with Sharks"

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See which designer "risks her life" so she can buy extra fabric.

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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 2: How to Sew a Decorative Welt Pocket

Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 2: How to Sew a Decorative Welt Pocket

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I’m working on the tailored felted wool coat, which features a unique design resembling tree bark, and wanted a new pocket style for it. Follow along as I demonstrate how to add a decorative welt pocket.

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Last Chance to Enter the 2014 Fancy Fabrics Challenge

Last Chance to Enter the 2014 Fancy Fabrics Challenge

Enter your fanciest garments for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Britex Fabrics. Hurry, contest closes at 11:59 p.m. EST, January 16, 2015!

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