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 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:08:54 -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[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. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67225/how-to-make-a-mitered-pocket-welt
<![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. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/67190/video-essential-tools-measuring-tapes
<![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. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66941/video-fitting-key-pattern-adjustments
<![CDATA[Change a Sleeve Pattern to Add a Quilted Cuff]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35220/change-a-sleeve-pattern-to-add-a-quilted-cuff http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35220/change-a-sleeve-pattern-to-add-a-quilted-cuff Change a Sleeve Pattern to Add a Quilted Cuff Posted by smcfarland
See Angela Wolf's pattern change for the SewStylish 1467 jacket ]]>
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<![CDATA[9 Zipper Installation Techniques]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37133/9-zipper-installation-techniques http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37133/9-zipper-installation-techniques 9 Zipper Installation Techniques Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take the mystery out of installing zippers with these 9 techniques. You'll learn how to install lapped zippers, exposed zippers, replace zippers and more. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37133/9-zipper-installation-techniques
<![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. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38595/21-fabric-tips-and-tricks
<![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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