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 Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:23:00 -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[Sewing Saves: Seam Allowance Substitution]]> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:22:51 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68741/sewing-saves-seam-allowance-substitution http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68741/sewing-saves-seam-allowance-substitution Sewing Saves: Seam Allowance Substitution Posted by ThreadsMagazine
When the fabric is missing, the lining fills in. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sew on a Chunky Knit Collar]]> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68654/sew-on-a-chunky-knit-collar http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68654/sew-on-a-chunky-knit-collar Sew on a Chunky Knit Collar Posted by smcfarland
Add a cozy sweater collar to a jacket even if you don’t possess knitting skills. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Reader Tip: Tame Your Embroidery Floss]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68616/reader-tip-tame-your-embroidery-floss http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68616/reader-tip-tame-your-embroidery-floss Reader Tip: Tame Your Embroidery Floss Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Wind embroidery floss on these special spools for a collection that will not tangle. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Pin]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68329/how-to-pin http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68329/how-to-pin How to Pin Posted by Aseaver
Let's talk pins. We're referring to those essential little notions that hold fabric pieces together as you sew and may stick you on occasion. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Improve Your Sewing with 4 Specialized Measuring Tools]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68367/improve-your-sewing-with-4-specialized-measuring-tools http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68367/improve-your-sewing-with-4-specialized-measuring-tools Improve Your Sewing with 4 Specialized Measuring Tools Posted by CarolFresia
Break away from the straight and narrow and learn about some unique and helpful measuring tools. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Quick Tips for Sewing Under the Gun]]> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:41:18 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67995/quick-tips-for-sewing-under-the-gun http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67995/quick-tips-for-sewing-under-the-gun Quick Tips for Sewing Under the Gun Posted by smcfarland
The steps I take to set up for speedy sewing ]]>
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<![CDATA[Preorder Sandra Betzina's "All New Fabric Savvy" book]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:06:32 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68259/preorder-sandra-betzinas-all-new-fabric-savvy-book http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68259/preorder-sandra-betzinas-all-new-fabric-savvy-book Preorder Sandra Betzina's Posted by MeganCooney
Check out Sandra Betzina's updated "Fabric Savvy" book. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Vintage Sewing Tools: The Singer Bound Buttonhole Maker]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67908/vintage-sewing-tools-the-singer-bound-buttonhole-maker http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67908/vintage-sewing-tools-the-singer-bound-buttonhole-maker Vintage Sewing Tools: The Singer Bound Buttonhole Maker Posted by KennethDKing
If you've seen this tool but never knew what it was for, here's the answer. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Profiles in Sewing: Meet Bonnie Simmons, Simplicity Pattern Group's Senior Design Director]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:20:27 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68190/profiles-in-sewing-meet-bonnie-simmons-simplicity-pattern-groups-senior-design-director http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68190/profiles-in-sewing-meet-bonnie-simmons-simplicity-pattern-groups-senior-design-director Profiles in Sewing: Meet Bonnie Simmons, Simplicity Pattern Group's Senior Design Director Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Meet the creative mind behind Simplicity’s diverse designs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Reader Tip: Nail Polish Makes Notions Match]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:36:34 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68212/reader-tip-nail-polish-makes-notions-match http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/68212/reader-tip-nail-polish-makes-notions-match Reader Tip: Nail Polish Makes Notions Match Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Nail polish can be used for a wide variety of things in the sewing room. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Expert Tips for Faced Edges]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 14:17:55 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67329/video-expert-tips-for-faced-edges http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67329/video-expert-tips-for-faced-edges Video: Expert Tips for Faced Edges Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use these expert tips to create professional-looking faced edges. ]]>
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<![CDATA[5 Tips for Organizing Your Fabric Stash]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 12:21:50 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66906/5-tips-for-organizing-your-fabric-stash http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66906/5-tips-for-organizing-your-fabric-stash 5 Tips for Organizing Your Fabric Stash Posted by dfinkle
Take a hands-on approach to managing your textiles. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Shape Bias Tape with an Iron]]> Sun, 07 May 2017 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67196/video-shape-bias-tape-with-an-iron http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67196/video-shape-bias-tape-with-an-iron Video: Shape Bias Tape with an Iron Posted by EvamarieGomez
Bias tape may be best known for its flexibility. This versatile material can easily follow any curve, and that's why it's so useful for finishing armholes, necklines, and other shaped edges. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: How a Walking Foot Works]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 12:38:36 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67255/qa-how-a-walking-foot-works http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67255/qa-how-a-walking-foot-works Q&A: How a Walking Foot Works Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn all about the walking foot, its main uses, and whether you should have one. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Mitered Pocket Welt]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 15:56:06 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67225/how-to-make-a-mitered-pocket-welt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67225/how-to-make-a-mitered-pocket-welt How to Make a Mitered Pocket Welt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This free pattern produces a smooth welt with bulk-free ends. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video - Essential Tools: Measuring Tapes]]> Mon, 01 May 2017 13:41:49 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67190/video-essential-tools-measuring-tapes http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67190/video-essential-tools-measuring-tapes Video - Essential Tools: Measuring Tapes Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads Contributing Editor Judith Neukam shares essential information about measuring tapes and offers clever tips for taking two measurements. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Reader Tip: Press Ribbons with a Flat Iron]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:08:14 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67169/reader-tip-press-ribbons-with-a-flat-iron http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67169/reader-tip-press-ribbons-with-a-flat-iron Reader Tip: Press Ribbons with a Flat Iron Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You don't have to take out your ironing board to press ribbons with this handy tip. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Quick Tip for Labeling Your Serger ]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:40:28 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66991/video-quick-tip-for-labeling-your-serger http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66991/video-quick-tip-for-labeling-your-serger Video: Quick Tip for Labeling Your Serger Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you own a serger whose dials are not labeled or are faded, use this tip instead of being at the mercy of your manual. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Quick Tip for Clipping Short Threads]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:51:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66992/video-quick-tip-for-clipping-short-threads http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66992/video-quick-tip-for-clipping-short-threads Video: Quick Tip for Clipping Short Threads Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Conquer your fear of thread clipping with this quick tip. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video - Fitting: Key Pattern Adjustments]]> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:07:55 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66941/video-fitting-key-pattern-adjustments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66941/video-fitting-key-pattern-adjustments Video - Fitting: Key Pattern Adjustments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In this video, Threads contributing editor Judith Neukam walks you through two important pattern alterations that can simplify the fitting process. ]]>
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