Copyright (c) 2014 ThreadsMagazine.com en-us Threads - "Teach Yourself To Sew" blog entries Threads - "Teach Yourself To Sew" blog entries http://www.threadsmagazine.com/blog/teach-yourself-to-sew Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:20:50 -0500 Threads - "Teach Yourself To Sew" blog entries Threads - "Teach Yourself To Sew" blog entries http://www.threadsmagazine.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.threadsmagazine.com/blog/teach-yourself-to-sew <![CDATA[Use Couched Elastic to Create a Ruched Effect]]> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:00:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36596/use-couched-elastic-to-create-a-ruched-effect http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36596/use-couched-elastic-to-create-a-ruched-effect Use Couched Elastic to Create a Ruched Effect Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to insert elastic into a garment to create a gathered effect. ]]>
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<![CDATA[10 Good Sewing Tips and Tricks]]> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33849/10-good-sewing-tips-and-tricks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33849/10-good-sewing-tips-and-tricks 10 Good Sewing Tips and Tricks Posted by ThreadsMagazine
First seen in our special issue Teach Yourself to Sew, Winter 2013, here are ten tips and tricks for every sewing enthusiast directly from the sewing community. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Three Techniques to Reach Dart Points]]> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:41:04 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34072/three-techniques-to-reach-dart-points http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34072/three-techniques-to-reach-dart-points Three Techniques to Reach Dart Points Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In Teach Youself to Sew, Threads #170, Sandra Miller shares some fabulous secrets for achieving great-looking darts. Here are three easy-to-follow techniques to reach the dart point for smooth results. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Enter the Teach Yourself to Sew Giveaway Sponsored by Janome]]> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33121/enter-the-teach-yourself-to-sew-giveaway-sponsored-by-janome http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33121/enter-the-teach-yourself-to-sew-giveaway-sponsored-by-janome Enter the Teach Yourself to Sew Giveaway Sponsored by Janome Posted by EvamarieGomez
Don't miss your chance to win fabulous prizes from Janome and Threads ]]>
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<![CDATA[Teach Yourself to Sew Giveaway - Official Rules]]> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33235/teach-yourself-to-sew-giveaway-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33235/teach-yourself-to-sew-giveaway-official-rules Teach Yourself to Sew Giveaway - Official Rules Posted by EvamarieGomez
Official rules for the Teach Yourself to Sew Giveaway sponsored by Janome America, Inc. and Threads magazine. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Select the Right Buttonhole for the Job]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:11:06 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31444/how-to-select-the-right-buttonhole-for-the-job http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31444/how-to-select-the-right-buttonhole-for-the-job How to Select the Right Buttonhole for the Job Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Download and print our handy buttonhole selection guide and never second-guess which to sew again. ]]>
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<![CDATA[All-New Material from Teach Yourself to Sew]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:11:04 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31507/all-new-material-from-teach-yourself-to-sew http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31507/all-new-material-from-teach-yourself-to-sew All-New Material from Teach Yourself to Sew Posted by EvamarieGomez
Find out what new projects we've been busy working on for Teach Yourself to Sew. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a French Seam]]> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29992/how-to-sew-a-french-seam http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29992/how-to-sew-a-french-seam How to Sew a French Seam Posted by EvamarieGomez
French seams work best on sheer, lightweight fabrics. The narrower you make them, the more professional they look. Learn how to sew a a French seam with this quick video tutorial. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Serge Seam Allowances]]> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29986/how-to-serge-seam-allowances http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29986/how-to-serge-seam-allowances How to Serge Seam Allowances Posted by EvamarieGomez
Learn how to serge seam allowances with this quick video tutorial. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Stitch and Pink Seam Finish]]> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29368/how-to-sew-a-stitch-and-pink-seam-finish http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29368/how-to-sew-a-stitch-and-pink-seam-finish How to Sew a Stitch and Pink Seam Finish Posted by EvamarieGomez
This finish works best on firmly woven, lightweight fabrics such as cotton broadcloth and silk charmeuse. Learn how to sew a stitch and pink seam finish with this video tutorial. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Stitch Together Seam Allowances]]> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29375/how-to-stitch-together-seam-allowances http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29375/how-to-stitch-together-seam-allowances How to Stitch Together Seam Allowances Posted by EvamarieGomez
Learn how to sew a stitch together seam allowances with this video tutorial. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Single-Fold Clean Finish Seam]]> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:54:50 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29365/how-to-sew-a-single-fold-clean-finish-seam http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29365/how-to-sew-a-single-fold-clean-finish-seam How to Sew a Single-Fold Clean Finish Seam Posted by EvamarieGomez
This method works well with lightweight fabrics that do not fray much. Learn how to sew single-fold clean finish seam with this video tutorial. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Teach Yourself to Sew: Order Season 3 Now!]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:53:17 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27461/teach-yourself-to-sew-order-season-3-now http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27461/teach-yourself-to-sew-order-season-3-now Teach Yourself to Sew: Order Season 3 Now! Posted by EvamarieGomez
The 3rd season of our beginner sewing series is now available in our online store. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tips for Better Topstitching]]> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:27:07 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26461/tips-for-better-topstitching http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26461/tips-for-better-topstitching Tips for Better Topstitching Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Topstitching is as simple as sewing a straight stitch, but with the right tips you can achieve stunning results. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Simple Fixes and Mending Techniques]]> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:30:27 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25494/simple-fixes-and-mending-techniques http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25494/simple-fixes-and-mending-techniques Simple Fixes and Mending Techniques Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Analyze and repair common garment wear and tear. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Use Pins the Right Way]]> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 09:16:12 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22436/how-to-use-pins-the-right-way http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22436/how-to-use-pins-the-right-way How to Use Pins the Right Way Posted by SusanKhalje
Sometimes it's the simple things that need to be given a little thought. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patterns for Three Apron Styles]]> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 13:32:30 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22423/patterns-for-three-apron-styles http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22423/patterns-for-three-apron-styles Patterns for Three Apron Styles Posted by stitchhappy
Download patterns to sew aprons for everyone! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Teach Yourself to Sew Season 2: Make Your Own Dress Form - Part 2]]> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22234/teach-yourself-to-sew-season-2-make-your-own-dress-form-part-2 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22234/teach-yourself-to-sew-season-2-make-your-own-dress-form-part-2 Teach Yourself to Sew Season 2: Make Your Own Dress Form - Part 2 Posted by VictoriaNorth
Learn how to finish the duct tape dress form started in part 1. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Great Gift Ideas for Sewers]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22136/great-gift-ideas-for-sewers http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22136/great-gift-ideas-for-sewers Great Gift Ideas for Sewers Posted by SLMiller
The holidays are upon us! If you are looking for a gift for the sewer in your life (even if it’s yourself), one of these items might fit the bill! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Teach Yourself to Sew 2 - Make Your Own Dress Form: Part 1]]> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19341/teach-yourself-to-sew-2-make-your-own-dress-form-part-1 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19341/teach-yourself-to-sew-2-make-your-own-dress-form-part-1 Teach Yourself to Sew 2 - Make Your Own Dress Form: Part 1 Posted by VictoriaNorth
Learn how to make your own duct-tape dress form in this excerpt from Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 2. ]]>
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