Copyright (c) 2015 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 Mon, 25 May 2015 03:43:09 -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[The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42703/the-perfect-blouse-dvd-giveaway http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42703/the-perfect-blouse-dvd-giveaway The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway Posted by jpetersen
Two lucky Threads readers have the opportunity to win in this great giveaway! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pad a Dress Form to Your True Body Shape]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 07:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42976/pad-a-dress-form-to-your-true-body-shape http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42976/pad-a-dress-form-to-your-true-body-shape Pad a Dress Form to Your True Body Shape Posted by Ruth_From_Omaha
Dress forms have lovely, firm shapes, with perfectly lifted breasts--which is wonderful if you have a similar build. However, they are not like “real” bodies, especially if you have any extra body weight. Learn how you can customize your dress form with household objects. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Reader Tips]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 15:02:03 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40139/threads-reader-tips http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40139/threads-reader-tips Threads Reader Tips Posted by amm
These fabulous sewing tips are worth trying. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Four Prize Giveaway Winner!]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:12:08 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43092/four-prize-giveaway-winner http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43092/four-prize-giveaway-winner Four Prize Giveaway Winner! Posted by jpetersen
Congratulations to this week's giveaway winner! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Use Painter's Tape on Napped Fabric]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:16:14 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42832/tip-use-painters-tape-on-napped-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42832/tip-use-painters-tape-on-napped-fabric Tip: Use Painter's Tape on Napped Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This little tip can be a big help when you need to consider the direction of napped fabric during piecing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Removable Button Strip]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:26:37 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42870/make-a-removable-button-strip http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42870/make-a-removable-button-strip Make a Removable Button Strip Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Put your delicate closures on a removable band. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create Topstitching with Running Stitches]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:10:16 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42909/create-topstitching-with-running-stitches http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42909/create-topstitching-with-running-stitches Create Topstitching with Running Stitches Posted by EvamarieGomez
Learn how to use a simple, hand-sewn stitch to make bold topstitching. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40479/tailoring-with-felted-wool-part-3-how-to-add-facings http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40479/tailoring-with-felted-wool-part-3-how-to-add-facings Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings Posted by KennethDKing
Now that the body of the felted wool "bark" coat is together, the collar and facings need to be attached. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42153/sewing-tip-how-to-decide-whether-to-staystitch-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42153/sewing-tip-how-to-decide-whether-to-staystitch-knits Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You don't always need to staystitch when using a knit fabric. Find out when it is necessary in this sewing tip from Threads #178. ]]>
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<![CDATA[9 Ideas to Decorate your Sewing Room]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:15:28 -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[How to Attach Appliques Across Curved Seams]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42373/how-to-attach-appliques-across-curved-seams http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42373/how-to-attach-appliques-across-curved-seams How to Attach Appliques Across Curved Seams Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you're appliquéing a net garment and intend to place any of the appliqués so that they overlap the garment seams, there's a special method for attaching them. Read on to find out how. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42154/sewing-tip-how-and-why-to-sew-directionally http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42154/sewing-tip-how-and-why-to-sew-directionally Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This handy sewing tip from Threads #178 helps you get both sides of the garment to stay the same length throughout the construction process. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops]]> Thu, 12 Mar 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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<![CDATA[Tip: Color-Code Patterns for Easy Access]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:04:19 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41798/tip-color-code-patterns-for-easy-access http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41798/tip-color-code-patterns-for-easy-access Tip: Color-Code Patterns for Easy Access Posted by ThreadsMagazine
With this easy little trick, finding the pattern you're looking for will no longer be a chore. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: Gathering Mid- to Heavyweight Fabrics]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:21:51 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41807/sewing-tip-gathering-mid-to-heavyweight-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41807/sewing-tip-gathering-mid-to-heavyweight-fabrics Sewing Tip: Gathering Mid- to Heavyweight Fabrics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This simple tip will make sure you're gathering fabrics the right way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create Elegant Dyed Designs on Silk]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41789/create-elegant-dyed-designs-on-silk http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41789/create-elegant-dyed-designs-on-silk Create Elegant Dyed Designs on Silk Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use a resist to create artistic designs with dye. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing for Beginners: 23 Tips and Techniques You Should Know]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41736/sewing-for-beginners-23-tips-and-techniques-you-should-know http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41736/sewing-for-beginners-23-tips-and-techniques-you-should-know Sewing for Beginners: 23 Tips and Techniques You Should Know Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Improve your sewing skills with this collection of expert tips and techniques. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Best of Louise Cutting]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 06:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37996/best-of-louise-cutting http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37996/best-of-louise-cutting Best of Louise Cutting Posted by ThreadsMagazine
21 of Louise Cutting's most timeless articles are now together in one place. ]]>
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<![CDATA[2014 in Review: Top 21 Most Watched Sewing Videos]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:01:41 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41358/2014-in-review-top-21-most-watched-sewing-videos http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41358/2014-in-review-top-21-most-watched-sewing-videos 2014 in Review: Top 21 Most Watched Sewing Videos Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This end-of-year roundup puts 2014's most popular instructional videos in one place. Start off 2015 by adding a few techniques to your sewing arsenal. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make & Use Thread Bars and Chains]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40915/make-use-thread-bars-and-chains http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40915/make-use-thread-bars-and-chains Make & Use Thread Bars and Chains Posted by Claire_Shaeffer
Delicately detain wayward straps, linings, and more. ]]>
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