Copyright (c) 2016 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, 12 Feb 2016 19:38:38 -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[Video: Fine Tune the Shape with Darts]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:08:54 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43110/video-fine-tune-the-shape-with-darts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43110/video-fine-tune-the-shape-with-darts Video: Fine Tune the Shape with Darts Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Darts are a powerful asset that will allow you to create the exact shape you want in a garment. Learn more in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Make a Test Garment]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43106/video-make-a-test-garment http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43106/video-make-a-test-garment Video: Make a Test Garment Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A test garment is worth the extra effort. Here is some advice for when you're making one, from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Fit the Circumference - Resources]]> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:26:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43060/video-fit-the-circumference-resources http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43060/video-fit-the-circumference-resources Video: Fit the Circumference - Resources Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Fitting for a circumference is a more complicated topic than basic fitting. Watch this Teach Yourself to Sew video tutorial from Season 5 for some resources to help you with circumference. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Get the Fit You Want]]> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:58:28 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43055/video-get-the-fit-you-want http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43055/video-get-the-fit-you-want Video: Get the Fit You Want Posted by ThreadsMagazine
It's unlikely a pattern's length will be perfect for you right off the shelf. Watch this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5 to learn how to alter a pattern's length. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: A Look at Dress Forms]]> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:55:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43048/video-a-look-at-dress-forms http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43048/video-a-look-at-dress-forms Video: A Look at Dress Forms Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A dress form is an invaluable tool, but to customize it to your fit, consider modifying a standard dress form or making your own. Watch to learn about the different types of dress forms and their benefits. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Create A Personal Croquis]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:41:34 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43036/video-how-to-create-a-personal-croquis http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43036/video-how-to-create-a-personal-croquis Video: How to Create A Personal Croquis Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5 to learn to create and use your own personal croquis. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Use a Camera to Help Fit]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43042/video-use-a-camera-to-help-fit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43042/video-use-a-camera-to-help-fit Video: Use a Camera to Help Fit Posted by ThreadsMagazine
During the muslin stage, a camera will allow you to observe the fit from many angles with ease. Watch this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5 to learn how. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Analyze the Fit You Prefer]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43027/video-how-to-analyze-the-fit-you-prefer http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43027/video-how-to-analyze-the-fit-you-prefer Video: How to Analyze the Fit You Prefer Posted by ThreadsMagazine
There are a few things to take into account when you consider your preferred fit. Watch this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5 to learn more. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Fit Your Shoulders]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:50:27 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43022/video-how-to-fit-your-shoulders http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43022/video-how-to-fit-your-shoulders Video: How to Fit Your Shoulders Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Your shoulders are one of the most important areas to consider when fitting a top. Learn more in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Map Your Body and Compare It to a Standard Pattern]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:49:41 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43016/video-map-your-body-and-compare-it-to-a-standard-pattern http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43016/video-map-your-body-and-compare-it-to-a-standard-pattern Video: Map Your Body and Compare It to a Standard Pattern Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Your body is unique. In order to get the fit you need, you've got to be able to determine the difference between your measurements and those of the pattern you're starting with. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Buy the Right Pattern Size]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:56:16 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42998/video-how-to-buy-the-right-pattern-size http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42998/video-how-to-buy-the-right-pattern-size Video: How to Buy the Right Pattern Size Posted by ThreadsMagazine
For some, purchasing patterns can be overwhelming - how do you choose the right size? We'll show you how in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 5. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Take Your Measurements]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:10:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42717/video-how-to-take-your-measurements http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42717/video-how-to-take-your-measurements Video: How to Take Your Measurements Posted by EvamarieGomez
Watch this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5 to learn which measurements to take and how to take them. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Mark Your Measurements]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:04:35 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42709/video-how-to-mark-your-measurements http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42709/video-how-to-mark-your-measurements Video: How to Mark Your Measurements Posted by EvamarieGomez
Knowing all the steps to properly mark your measurements is a crucial part of the fitting process. Learn more in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Sewing Machine Anatomy: How a Stitch is Made]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:35:02 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42074/video-sewing-machine-anatomy-how-a-stitch-is-made http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42074/video-sewing-machine-anatomy-how-a-stitch-is-made Video: Sewing Machine Anatomy: How a Stitch is Made Posted by EvamarieGomez
Watch this animation to learn how a sewing machine lockstitch is made. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing for Beginners: 23 Tips and Techniques You Should Know]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41736/sewing-for-beginners-23-tips-and-techniques-you-should-know http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41736/sewing-for-beginners-23-tips-and-techniques-you-should-know Sewing for Beginners: 23 Tips and Techniques You Should Know Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Improve your sewing skills with this collection of expert tips and techniques. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Teach Yourself to Sew: Order Season 5 Now!]]> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40962/teach-yourself-to-sew-order-season-5-now http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40962/teach-yourself-to-sew-order-season-5-now Teach Yourself to Sew: Order Season 5 Now! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The 5th season of our beginner sewing series is now available in our online store. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Pressing Pointers for Shaping and Finishing]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43185/video-pressing-pointers-for-shaping-and-finishing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43185/video-pressing-pointers-for-shaping-and-finishing Video: Pressing Pointers for Shaping and Finishing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 4, you'll learn that the correct pressing technique can make all the difference. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Cut and Sew a Decorative Bias Facing]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:01:31 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38467/how-to-cut-and-sew-a-decorative-bias-facing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38467/how-to-cut-and-sew-a-decorative-bias-facing How to Cut and Sew a Decorative Bias Facing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This technique makes bias facings a snap. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Match Stripes, Plaids, and Prints]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43137/video-how-to-match-stripes-plaids-and-prints http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43137/video-how-to-match-stripes-plaids-and-prints Video: How to Match Stripes, Plaids, and Prints Posted by ThreadsMagazine
With the help of this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 4, even techniques that seem complex will be in your reach with a little attention to detail. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Set a Sleeve for Beauty and Comfort by Hand]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43181/video-set-a-sleeve-for-beauty-and-comfort-by-hand http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43181/video-set-a-sleeve-for-beauty-and-comfort-by-hand Video: Set a Sleeve for Beauty and Comfort by Hand Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to set sleeves perfectly using a couture technique in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 4. ]]>
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