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 Sun, 07 Feb 2016 08:13:17 -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 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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<![CDATA[Travel Smart with this Comprehensive Packing Checklist]]> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 11:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/46295/travel-smart-with-this-comprehensive-packing-checklist http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/46295/travel-smart-with-this-comprehensive-packing-checklist Travel Smart with this Comprehensive Packing Checklist Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sandra Miller helps you get--and stay--organized on your next adventure with a free downloadable guide. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Add Variety to your Projects with These Six Thread Types]]> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 07:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45906/add-variety-to-your-projects-with-these-six-thread-types http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45906/add-variety-to-your-projects-with-these-six-thread-types Add Variety to your Projects with These Six Thread Types Posted by dfinkle
Try fun options to take your sewing to the next level. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Turn Ready-made Bras into Strapless Dress Support]]> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 16:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40688/how-to-turn-ready-made-bras-into-strapless-dress-support http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40688/how-to-turn-ready-made-bras-into-strapless-dress-support How to Turn Ready-made Bras into Strapless Dress Support Posted by SewStylishMagazine
Rescue your strapless dresses and tops to get the support you need with these five techniques in this web extra from "Party Dresses" (Winter 2014). ]]>
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<![CDATA[Gift to Sew: Easy and Classic Wool Scarf]]> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45848/gift-to-sew-easy-and-classic-wool-scarf http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45848/gift-to-sew-easy-and-classic-wool-scarf Gift to Sew: Easy and Classic Wool Scarf Posted by KennethDKing
Finish the long edges and fringe the ends. Follow along to learn how easy it is to make this classic wool scarf. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Use a Camera to Help Fit]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43042/video-use-a-camera-to-help-fit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43042/video-use-a-camera-to-help-fit Video: Use a Camera to Help Fit Posted by ThreadsMagazine
During the muslin stage, a camera will allow you to observe the fit from many angles with ease. Watch this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5 to learn how. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Iron-On Topstitching Template]]> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45206/tip-iron-on-topstitching-template http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45206/tip-iron-on-topstitching-template Tip: Iron-On Topstitching Template Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get a straight line every time with this trick for better topstitching. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cures for Puckered Stitches]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45208/cures-for-puckered-stitches http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45208/cures-for-puckered-stitches Cures for Puckered Stitches Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Judith Neukam will teach you to avoid rippled seams in your work, with this expert advice. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Achieve Ideal Sewing Machine Thread Tension]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/44844/how-to-achieve-ideal-sewing-machine-thread-tension http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/44844/how-to-achieve-ideal-sewing-machine-thread-tension How to Achieve Ideal Sewing Machine Thread Tension Posted by Ruth_From_Omaha
Learn to diagnose and solve poor thread tension problems--and save yourself sewing headaches. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Upcycled "Tincushions"]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/44563/tip-upcycled-tincushions http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/44563/tip-upcycled-tincushions Tip: Upcycled Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Easily create cute pincushions from tuna cans to match your personal preferences. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Where to Place Bust-Dart Points]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/44569/qa-where-to-place-bust-dart-points http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/44569/qa-where-to-place-bust-dart-points Q&A: Where to Place Bust-Dart Points Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sarah Veblen shares a wealth of information about bust darts. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Repair a Stray Snip]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:46:40 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/44389/video-how-to-repair-a-stray-snip http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/44389/video-how-to-repair-a-stray-snip Video: How to Repair a Stray Snip Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch this quick Threads Essential Techniques video for a creative solution to accidental fabric cuts. ]]>
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<![CDATA[8 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37187/8-ways-to-make-a-custom-dress-form http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37187/8-ways-to-make-a-custom-dress-form 8 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Making your very own personalized dress form will make fitting a breeze. Try these techniques and see which one you like best. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops]]> Sun, 21 Jun 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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