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Creative Garments Made With Wool

Creative Garments Made With Wool

Skillful design and construction win the day.

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Kenneth D. Kings Print Mixing Principles

Kenneth D. King's Print Mixing Principles

A proven formula for stylish combinations.

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Video: Stabilize Lightweight Fabrics With Interfacing

Video: Stabilize Lightweight Fabrics With Interfacing

Learn how to add stability to lightweight fabrics with three interfacing techniques.

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Video: Self-Fabric Interfacing

Video: Self-Fabric Interfacing

Interfacing stabilizes lightweight fabrics, but sometimes it shows through the fabric. Self-fabric interfacing can prevent this problem.

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Sourcing Scuba Knit

Sourcing Scuba Knit

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Online fabric shops stock lots of scuba knit fabric. Here are some great options!

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Dive Into Scuba Knits

Dive Into Scuba Knits

Sew with neoprene’s high-style alternative.

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These Two Apps Let You Carry Your Fabric Stash With You

These Two Apps Let You Carry Your Fabric Stash With You

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If you can't keep your stash straight in your head, it might be time to get one of these apps.

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Video: An Expert Technique for Aligning Hard-to-Match Prints

Video: An Expert Technique for Aligning Hard-to-Match Prints

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Respected sewing instructor Louise Cutting share her insider secrets for precisely matching prints. Watch this free video tutorial from Industry Insider Techniques Volume 6.

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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 Paper

Tame Fabrics With Tissue Paper

Sew with a tear-away layer

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The Complete Guide to Linen

The Complete Guide to Linen

Strength and beauty in this ancient 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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