Copyright (c) 2015 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 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:15:04 -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[Tip: Portable Sewing Supply Station]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43894/tip-portable-sewing-supply-station http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43894/tip-portable-sewing-supply-station Tip: Portable Sewing Supply Station Posted by ThreadsMagazine
For those of us without a dedicated sewing room, a toolbox on wheels is a great way to bring notions from room to room safely and conveniently. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Sewing Machine Prices Then and Now]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43898/qa-sewing-machine-prices-then-and-now http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43898/qa-sewing-machine-prices-then-and-now Q&A: Sewing Machine Prices Then and Now Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sometimes it seems as if modern sewing machines can be very expensive. How expensive were they, comparatively, when they first became household items? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Is Fabric Pilling Avoidable?]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43900/qa-is-fabric-pilling-avoidable http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43900/qa-is-fabric-pilling-avoidable Q&A: Is Fabric Pilling Avoidable? Posted by ThreadsMagazine
What is the cause of fabric pilling and how can it be prevented? An expert explains. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42703/the-perfect-blouse-dvd-giveaway http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42703/the-perfect-blouse-dvd-giveaway The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway Posted by jpetersen
Two lucky Threads readers have the opportunity to win in this great giveaway! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pad a Dress Form to Your True Body Shape]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 07:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42976/pad-a-dress-form-to-your-true-body-shape http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42976/pad-a-dress-form-to-your-true-body-shape Pad a Dress Form to Your True Body Shape Posted by Ruth_From_Omaha
Dress forms have lovely, firm shapes, with perfectly lifted breasts--which is wonderful if you have a similar build. However, they are not like “real” bodies, especially if you have any extra body weight. Learn how you can customize your dress form with household objects. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Reader Tips]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 15:02:03 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40139/threads-reader-tips http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40139/threads-reader-tips Threads Reader Tips Posted by amm
These fabulous sewing tips are worth trying. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Four Prize Giveaway Winner!]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:12:08 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43092/four-prize-giveaway-winner http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43092/four-prize-giveaway-winner Four Prize Giveaway Winner! Posted by jpetersen
Congratulations to this week's giveaway winner! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Use Painter's Tape on Napped Fabric]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:16:14 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42832/tip-use-painters-tape-on-napped-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42832/tip-use-painters-tape-on-napped-fabric Tip: Use Painter's Tape on Napped Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This little tip can be a big help when you need to consider the direction of napped fabric during piecing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Removable Button Strip]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:26:37 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42870/make-a-removable-button-strip http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42870/make-a-removable-button-strip Make a Removable Button Strip Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Put your delicate closures on a removable band. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create Topstitching with Running Stitches]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:10:16 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42909/create-topstitching-with-running-stitches http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42909/create-topstitching-with-running-stitches Create Topstitching with Running Stitches Posted by EvamarieGomez
Learn how to use a simple, hand-sewn stitch to make bold topstitching. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40479/tailoring-with-felted-wool-part-3-how-to-add-facings http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40479/tailoring-with-felted-wool-part-3-how-to-add-facings Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings Posted by KennethDKing
Now that the body of the felted wool "bark" coat is together, the collar and facings need to be attached. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42153/sewing-tip-how-to-decide-whether-to-staystitch-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42153/sewing-tip-how-to-decide-whether-to-staystitch-knits Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You don't always need to staystitch when using a knit fabric. Find out when it is necessary in this sewing tip from Threads #178. ]]>
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<![CDATA[9 Ideas to Decorate your Sewing Room]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:15:28 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42413/9-ideas-to-decorate-your-sewing-room http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42413/9-ideas-to-decorate-your-sewing-room 9 Ideas to Decorate your Sewing Room Posted by dfinkle
See how our authors adorn their spaces. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Attach Appliques Across Curved Seams]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42373/how-to-attach-appliques-across-curved-seams http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42373/how-to-attach-appliques-across-curved-seams How to Attach Appliques Across Curved Seams Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you're appliquéing a net garment and intend to place any of the appliqués so that they overlap the garment seams, there's a special method for attaching them. Read on to find out how. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42154/sewing-tip-how-and-why-to-sew-directionally http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42154/sewing-tip-how-and-why-to-sew-directionally Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This handy sewing tip from Threads #178 helps you get both sides of the garment to stay the same length throughout the construction process. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41615/zipper-basics-sliders-and-stops http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41615/zipper-basics-sliders-and-stops Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops Posted by SewStylishMagazine
This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Color-Code Patterns for Easy Access]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:04:19 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41798/tip-color-code-patterns-for-easy-access http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41798/tip-color-code-patterns-for-easy-access Tip: Color-Code Patterns for Easy Access Posted by ThreadsMagazine
With this easy little trick, finding the pattern you're looking for will no longer be a chore. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: Gathering Mid- to Heavyweight Fabrics]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:21:51 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41807/sewing-tip-gathering-mid-to-heavyweight-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41807/sewing-tip-gathering-mid-to-heavyweight-fabrics Sewing Tip: Gathering Mid- to Heavyweight Fabrics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This simple tip will make sure you're gathering fabrics the right way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create Elegant Dyed Designs on Silk]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41789/create-elegant-dyed-designs-on-silk http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41789/create-elegant-dyed-designs-on-silk Create Elegant Dyed Designs on Silk Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use a resist to create artistic designs with dye. ]]>
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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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