Copyright (c) 2017 ThreadsMagazine.com en-us Threads - Tips-and-tricks category featured posts Threads - Tips-and-tricks category featured posts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/tips-and-tricks Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:36:39 -0500 Threads - Tips-and-tricks category featured posts Threads - Tips-and-tricks category featured posts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.threadsmagazine.com/tips-and-tricks <![CDATA[Reader Tip: Gather with Clear Elastic]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:28:28 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66647/reader-tip-gather-with-clear-elastic http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66647/reader-tip-gather-with-clear-elastic Reader Tip: Gather with Clear Elastic Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here's a clever technique that produces exceptionally even gathering. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Travel Sewing Machine]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:28:26 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66649/qa-travel-sewing-machine http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66649/qa-travel-sewing-machine Q&A: Travel Sewing Machine Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Susan Khalje offers some thoughts on taking a sewing machine on an airplane. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cinch a Dress with an Elastic Waist]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:27:09 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/62830/cinch-a-dress-with-an-elastic-waist http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/62830/cinch-a-dress-with-an-elastic-waist Cinch a Dress with an Elastic Waist Posted by dfinkle
Breathe new life into an ill-fitting garment by taking in the waist. ]]>
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<![CDATA[21 Fabric Tips and Tricks]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 06:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38595/21-fabric-tips-and-tricks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38595/21-fabric-tips-and-tricks 21 Fabric Tips and Tricks Posted by ThreadsMagazine
There's no end to what you can learn about fabric. This collection of articles and videos helps demystify sewing with silks and knits, demonstrates how to identify fabric with a burn test, and even shows you how to dye fabric. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Reader Tip: Use Big Graph Paper for Patternwork]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:01:06 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66205/reader-tip-use-big-graph-paper-for-patternwork http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66205/reader-tip-use-big-graph-paper-for-patternwork Reader Tip: Use Big Graph Paper for Patternwork Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you're looking for the perfect material for copying patterns and making your own, look no further. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Sharpen Pinking Shears]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:57:23 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66215/qa-sharpen-pinking-shears http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66215/qa-sharpen-pinking-shears Q&A: Sharpen Pinking Shears Posted by ThreadsMagazine
It can be hard to find someone who will sharpen your pinking shears. In this expert Q&A, Patricia Keay shares some thoughts about what to do in this situation. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:08:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66116/video-free-motion-sewing-with-a-stitch-regulator http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66116/video-free-motion-sewing-with-a-stitch-regulator Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch to learn how a stitch regulator can help create even free-motion stitching. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:12:56 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66070/video-create-a-slashed-opening-with-an-underlay http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66070/video-create-a-slashed-opening-with-an-underlay Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay Posted by EvamarieGomez
Watch to learn how to take a simple placket to the next level. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances]]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:02:38 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66069/video-an-alternative-to-clipping-seam-allowances http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66069/video-an-alternative-to-clipping-seam-allowances Video: An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances Posted by ThreadsMagazine
For smooth edges along curves, skip clipping. Watch this video tutorial to see how this works. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Easy Seam Turning]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:55:56 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/65975/video-easy-seam-turning http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/65975/video-easy-seam-turning Video: Easy Seam Turning Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This seam-turning technique is easy to follow and is perfect to use when creating pillows or items with a lining. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Shortening Pants for an Asymmetrical Figure]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63542/qa-shortening-pants-for-an-asymmetrical-figure http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63542/qa-shortening-pants-for-an-asymmetrical-figure Q&A: Shortening Pants for an Asymmetrical Figure Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Fitting for an asymmetrical figure can be tough. Learn how to make pants that will fit any body shape. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Tween-Sized Patterns]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63540/qa-tween-sized-patterns http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63540/qa-tween-sized-patterns Q&A: Tween-Sized Patterns Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Find out what the best sources for tween patterns are. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: A No-Bulk Elastic Join ]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:31:37 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/65867/video-a-no-bulk-elastic-join http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/65867/video-a-no-bulk-elastic-join Video: A No-Bulk Elastic Join Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn a bulk-free method for joining two elastic ends. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Reader Tip: Cornstarch Paste Makes Bold Marks]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:13:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63488/reader-tip-cornstarch-paste-makes-bold-marks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63488/reader-tip-cornstarch-paste-makes-bold-marks Reader Tip: Cornstarch Paste Makes Bold Marks Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Give this method for marking fabric a try for a bold mark that is easily removed. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Catching Up With Designer Terry Fox]]> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63419/catching-up-with-designer-terry-fox http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63419/catching-up-with-designer-terry-fox Catching Up With Designer Terry Fox Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The British designer finds her next calling in sewing education. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Kenneth D. King's Print Mixing Principles]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:14:26 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63413/kenneth-d-kings-print-mixing-principles http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63413/kenneth-d-kings-print-mixing-principles Kenneth D. King's Print Mixing Principles Posted by KennethDKing
A proven formula for stylish combinations. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Clip Curves Accurately]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:18:46 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/62940/video-how-to-clip-curves-accurately http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/62940/video-how-to-clip-curves-accurately Video: How to Clip Curves Accurately Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch to learn an alternative method for clipping seam allowance curves accurately. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Thread Woolly Nylon]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:18:35 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/62957/video-how-to-thread-woolly-nylon http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/62957/video-how-to-thread-woolly-nylon Video: How to Thread Woolly Nylon Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch video to learn an easy way to thread your serger with this slightly fuzzy, stretchy thread. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Sewing Tips]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 16:20:15 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/49193/threads-sewing-tips http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/49193/threads-sewing-tips Threads Sewing Tips Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In this video series, we share clever reader-submitted tips to help improve your sewing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Color-Code Pleat Marking Lines]]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:00:31 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/51455/video-color-code-pleat-marking-lines http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/51455/video-color-code-pleat-marking-lines Video: Color-Code Pleat Marking Lines Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads Sewing Tips: Easy Pleat-Marking Technique When you're making a garment with many sets of parallel pleats, it can be difficult to differentiate between marked pleat lines and foldlines. ]]>
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