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 Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:12:47 -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: 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[Change a Sleeve Pattern to Add a Quilted, Zippered Cuff]]> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35220/change-a-sleeve-pattern-to-add-a-quilted-zippered-cuff http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35220/change-a-sleeve-pattern-to-add-a-quilted-zippered-cuff Change a Sleeve Pattern to Add a Quilted, Zippered 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. ]]>
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<![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. ]]>
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<![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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<![CDATA[Q&A: Sharpen Pinking Shears]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:57:23 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66215/qa-sharpen-pinking-shears http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66215/qa-sharpen-pinking-shears Q&A: Sharpen Pinking Shears Posted by ThreadsMagazine
It can be hard to find someone who will sharpen your pinking shears. In this expert Q&A, Patricia Keay shares some thoughts about what to do in this situation. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:08:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66116/video-free-motion-sewing-with-a-stitch-regulator http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66116/video-free-motion-sewing-with-a-stitch-regulator Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch to learn how a stitch regulator can help create even free-motion stitching. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:12:56 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66070/video-create-a-slashed-opening-with-an-underlay http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66070/video-create-a-slashed-opening-with-an-underlay Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay Posted by EvamarieGomez
Watch to learn how to take a simple placket to the next level. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances]]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:02:38 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66069/video-an-alternative-to-clipping-seam-allowances http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/66069/video-an-alternative-to-clipping-seam-allowances Video: An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances Posted by ThreadsMagazine
For smooth edges along curves, skip clipping. Watch this video tutorial to see how this works. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Easy Seam Turning]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:55:56 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/65975/video-easy-seam-turning http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/65975/video-easy-seam-turning Video: Easy Seam Turning Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This seam-turning technique is easy to follow and is perfect to use when creating pillows or items with a lining. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Shortening Pants for an Asymmetrical Figure]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63542/qa-shortening-pants-for-an-asymmetrical-figure http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63542/qa-shortening-pants-for-an-asymmetrical-figure Q&A: Shortening Pants for an Asymmetrical Figure Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Fitting for an asymmetrical figure can be tough. Learn how to make pants that will fit any body shape. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Tween-Sized Patterns]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63540/qa-tween-sized-patterns http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63540/qa-tween-sized-patterns Q&A: Tween-Sized Patterns Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Find out what the best sources for tween patterns are. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: A No-Bulk Elastic Join ]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 16:31:37 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/65867/video-a-no-bulk-elastic-join http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/65867/video-a-no-bulk-elastic-join Video: A No-Bulk Elastic Join Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn a bulk-free method for joining two elastic ends. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Reader Tip: Cornstarch Paste Makes Bold Marks]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:13:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63488/reader-tip-cornstarch-paste-makes-bold-marks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63488/reader-tip-cornstarch-paste-makes-bold-marks Reader Tip: Cornstarch Paste Makes Bold Marks Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Give this method for marking fabric a try for a bold mark that is easily removed. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Catching Up With Designer Terry Fox]]> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63419/catching-up-with-designer-terry-fox http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63419/catching-up-with-designer-terry-fox Catching Up With Designer Terry Fox Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The British designer finds her next calling in sewing education. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Kenneth D. King's Print Mixing Principles]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:14:26 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63413/kenneth-d-kings-print-mixing-principles http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/63413/kenneth-d-kings-print-mixing-principles Kenneth D. King's Print Mixing Principles Posted by KennethDKing
A proven formula for stylish combinations. ]]>
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