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 Sat, 28 May 2016 02:42:53 -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[Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 09:12:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48109/video-how-to-sew-a-scarf-with-a-hidden-pocket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48109/video-how-to-sew-a-scarf-with-a-hidden-pocket Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket Posted by EvamarieGomez
Learn a clever technique for adding a secret pocket to a scarf. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Case of the "Sewing Solutions: Dye Disasters" Disaster]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 11:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48081/the-case-of-the-sewing-solutions-dye-disasters-disaster http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48081/the-case-of-the-sewing-solutions-dye-disasters-disaster The Case of the Posted by SLMiller
What does Threads do when an article technique doesn't pan out? We figure out why, find a replacement, and soldier on. But even techniques that we couldn’t make work might still offer solutions to other sewers. ]]>
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<![CDATA[16 Smart Sewing Tips from Professor King]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 16:43:51 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48016/16-smart-sewing-tips-from-professor-king http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48016/16-smart-sewing-tips-from-professor-king 16 Smart Sewing Tips from Professor King Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Techniques and advice to boost your sewing skills. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 14:35:00 -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[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
Discover a handy trick for evenly dividing a measured length. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 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[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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