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 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:29:54 -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[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 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. ]]>
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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[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[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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