Copyright (c) 2016 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 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:55:55 -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[Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:28:32 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47962/tips-for-sewing-a-pickstitched-lapped-zipper-in-a-faced-edge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47962/tips-for-sewing-a-pickstitched-lapped-zipper-in-a-faced-edge Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge Posted by smcfarland
It's easy to install a hand-stitched lapped zipper in garments. Here's how to do so with a facing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Serger Darts for Knits]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:45:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47886/serger-darts-for-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47886/serger-darts-for-knits Serger Darts for Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Serger expert and instructor Pamela Leggett shares her technique for achieving great-looking darts in knits using a serger. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Divide Measurements Easily]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:52:22 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47954/tip-divide-measurements-easily http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47954/tip-divide-measurements-easily Tip: Divide Measurements Easily Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This trick for evenly dividing a measured length is so simple, you'll be amazed. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:36:41 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47718/four-smart-ways-to-finish-a-facing-edge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47718/four-smart-ways-to-finish-a-facing-edge Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge Posted by CarolFresia
In Threads #185 (June/July 2016), Daryl Lancaster teaches the essentials of drafting and installing facings. Learn the best ways to finish those facing edges. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:34:15 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47682/video-install-a-folded-nylon-coil-zipper http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47682/video-install-a-folded-nylon-coil-zipper Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This zipper technique is useful in bag and garment applications. We also demonstrate something unique about nylon-coil zipper teeth: They work in either direction. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Combine Knits and Wovens for Comfort and Fit]]> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 07:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47124/combine-knits-and-wovens-for-comfort-and-fit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47124/combine-knits-and-wovens-for-comfort-and-fit Combine Knits and Wovens for Comfort and Fit Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Knit panels enhance the fit and feel of woven garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:44:04 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47547/video-how-to-strengthen-thread-for-hand-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47547/video-how-to-strengthen-thread-for-hand-sewing Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing Posted by EvamarieGomez
Ruth Ciemnoczolowski shows you a simple way of adding stability to your hand-sewing thread. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Hybrid Lapel Facing]]> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 15:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41111/the-hybrid-lapel-facing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41111/the-hybrid-lapel-facing The Hybrid Lapel Facing Posted by KennethDKing
This Yves Saint Laurent jacket is deceptively simple, but it was constructed with a sophisticated trick. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Fortuny Gladstone Bag, The Finale]]> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45022/how-to-make-a-fortuny-gladstone-bag-the-finale http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45022/how-to-make-a-fortuny-gladstone-bag-the-finale How to Make a Fortuny Gladstone Bag, The Finale Posted by KennethDKing
This third post in the Fortuny Gladstone Bag series explains how to insert the lining into the vintage accessory. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Learn By Deconstruction]]> Tue, 23 Feb 2016 06:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47106/tip-learn-by-deconstruction http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47106/tip-learn-by-deconstruction Tip: Learn By Deconstruction Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Cheap garments from thrift stores can help you when a detail seems out of your grasp. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Shape Petersham Ribbon to a Curve]]> Sat, 20 Feb 2016 16:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47065/video-how-to-shape-petersham-ribbon-to-a-curve http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47065/video-how-to-shape-petersham-ribbon-to-a-curve Video: How to Shape Petersham Ribbon to a Curve Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how easy it is to make petersham follow a curve. It is a great way to stabilize curved necklines, hems, and waistlines. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Equipment for Sewing Leather Bags]]> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:58:41 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47200/equipment-for-sewing-leather-bags http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47200/equipment-for-sewing-leather-bags Equipment for Sewing Leather Bags Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you're interested in sewing leather bags, you'll benefit from knowing what the pros recommend you use. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: An Expert Tip for Working with Multiple Threads]]> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 10:46:29 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47117/video-an-expert-tip-for-working-with-multiple-threads http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47117/video-an-expert-tip-for-working-with-multiple-threads Video: An Expert Tip for Working with Multiple Threads Posted by EvamarieGomez
THREADS author Ruth Ciemnoczolowski demonstrates a handy technique for working with multiple threads when hand sewing. This tip is especially helpful if you are sewing on buttons. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Thread a Twin Needle]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/46126/video-how-to-thread-a-twin-needle http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/46126/video-how-to-thread-a-twin-needle Video: How to Thread a Twin Needle Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to set up your sewing machine to use a twin needle. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Custom Repair Kits]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 13:32:17 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/46337/tip-custom-repair-kits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/46337/tip-custom-repair-kits Tip: Custom Repair Kits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Create a unique repair kit for each new garment for quick, no-compromise fixes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Use a Tailor's Board]]> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 06:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/46121/video-how-to-use-a-tailors-board http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/46121/video-how-to-use-a-tailors-board Video: How to Use a Tailor's Board Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Many professionals use a tailor's board to achieve crisp, well-pressed garments. Learn the various ways to use this specialized tool for better pressing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Fit Sleeves the Hip-Hop Way]]> Fri, 01 Jan 2016 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/46137/video-how-to-fit-sleeves-the-hip-hop-way http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/46137/video-how-to-fit-sleeves-the-hip-hop-way Video: How to Fit Sleeves the Hip-Hop Way Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Kenneth D. King demonstrates how fitting pants is like fitting a sleeve. Watch the video to learn about his intriguing philosophy. ]]>
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<![CDATA[9 Ideas to Decorate your Sewing Room]]> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 09:15:00 -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[8 Top Lace Tips]]> Sat, 26 Dec 2015 09:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40694/8-top-lace-tips http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40694/8-top-lace-tips 8 Top Lace Tips Posted by SewStylishMagazine
Discover eight fabulous tips for sewing and designing with fine lace. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Sewing Q&A: See what our Readers have to say]]> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:48:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45916/a-sewing-qa-see-what-our-readers-have-to-say http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45916/a-sewing-qa-see-what-our-readers-have-to-say A Sewing Q&A: See what our Readers have to say Posted by ThreadsMagazine
During National Sewing Month we asked our readers to weigh in on several sewing topics. Here is what you had to say. ]]>
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