Copyright (c) 2015 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, 31 Jul 2015 07:18:27 -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[Map Your Body and Compare It to a Standard Pattern]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 16:49:41 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43016/map-your-body-and-compare-it-to-a-standard-pattern http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43016/map-your-body-and-compare-it-to-a-standard-pattern 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[How to Buy the Right Pattern Size]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:56:16 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42998/how-to-buy-the-right-pattern-size http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42998/how-to-buy-the-right-pattern-size 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[How to Take Your Measurements]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:10:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42717/how-to-take-your-measurements http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42717/how-to-take-your-measurements 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[How to Mark Your Measurements]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:04:35 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42709/how-to-mark-your-measurements http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42709/how-to-mark-your-measurements 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[Sewing Machine Anatomy: How a Stitch is Made]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:35:02 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42074/sewing-machine-anatomy-how-a-stitch-is-made http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42074/sewing-machine-anatomy-how-a-stitch-is-made 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[Pressing Pointers for Shaping and Finishing]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43185/pressing-pointers-for-shaping-and-finishing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43185/pressing-pointers-for-shaping-and-finishing 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[How to Match Stripes, Plaids, and Prints]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43137/how-to-match-stripes-plaids-and-prints http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43137/how-to-match-stripes-plaids-and-prints 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[Set a Sleeve for Beauty and Comfort by Hand]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43181/set-a-sleeve-for-beauty-and-comfort-by-hand http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43181/set-a-sleeve-for-beauty-and-comfort-by-hand 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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<![CDATA[How to Sew Couture Seams]]> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 10:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43156/how-to-sew-couture-seams http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43156/how-to-sew-couture-seams How to Sew Couture Seams Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The importance of understanding the uses of many types of seams cannot be overstated. Learn a couture method by watching this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 4. ]]>
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<![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[Lining, Underlining, and Interlining]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43177/lining-underlining-and-interlining http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43177/lining-underlining-and-interlining Lining, Underlining, and Interlining Posted by ThreadsMagazine
We'll show you how to choose the right material for each part of a garment in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 4. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Basting]]> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43148/basting http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43148/basting Basting Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Temporary stitches can be useful for holding fabric together during the process. Learn about basting in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 4. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Importance of Sewing a Test Garment]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43141/the-importance-of-sewing-a-test-garment http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43141/the-importance-of-sewing-a-test-garment The Importance of Sewing a Test Garment Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Find out why this often-skipped step in garment design makes things a whole lot easier in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 4. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Inside a Couture Garment]]> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43123/inside-a-couture-garment http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43123/inside-a-couture-garment Inside a Couture Garment Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get a glimpse into the inner workings of a couture garment in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 4. ]]>
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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[Project: One-Seam Pants]]> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43406/project-one-seam-pants http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43406/project-one-seam-pants Project: One-Seam Pants Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Easy patterns, like one-seam pants, can be made today and worn tomorrow. Learn how in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 3. ]]>
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