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 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:44:32 -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[Reader Tip: Fit With a Stapler]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:34:03 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48872/reader-tip-fit-with-a-stapler http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48872/reader-tip-fit-with-a-stapler Reader Tip: Fit With a Stapler Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Fitting without a partner can be tricky - unless you've got a stapler to work with. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Proper Sequence for Pattern Adjustments]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:01:28 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48851/qa-proper-sequence-for-pattern-adjustments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48851/qa-proper-sequence-for-pattern-adjustments Q&A: Proper Sequence for Pattern Adjustments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This expert advice will help you adjust patterns the proper way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Offset Stitching for Smooth Piping]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:16:23 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48463/video-offset-stitching-for-smooth-piping http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48463/video-offset-stitching-for-smooth-piping Video: Offset Stitching for Smooth Piping Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads has published lots of great advice on how to get great results for piping. Here is a tip for sewing a ripple-free piped edge. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Grade to Reduce Bulk in a Piped Seam]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:16:21 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48469/video-grade-to-reduce-bulk-in-a-piped-seam http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48469/video-grade-to-reduce-bulk-in-a-piped-seam Video: Grade to Reduce Bulk in a Piped Seam Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you're looking to add a design detail to a garment, turn to piping. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video for a great tip on grading a piped seam. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Press Shaped Edges]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:18:18 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48450/video-how-to-press-shaped-edges http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48450/video-how-to-press-shaped-edges Video: How to Press Shaped Edges Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You can make any garment special by adding shaped edges. Watch to learn how to press these curved details. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41142/how-to-draft-an-action-back-pattern-piece http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41142/how-to-draft-an-action-back-pattern-piece How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece Posted by KennethDKing
This vintage jacket has some interesting detail. The feature I like most is known as the "action back." Follow along to learn how to draft this detail. ]]>
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<![CDATA[21 Fabric Tips and Tricks You Should Know]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38595/21-fabric-tips-and-tricks-you-should-know http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38595/21-fabric-tips-and-tricks-you-should-know 21 Fabric Tips and Tricks You Should Know 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. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38595/21-fabric-tips-and-tricks-you-should-know
<![CDATA[9 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37187/9-ways-to-make-a-custom-dress-form http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37187/9-ways-to-make-a-custom-dress-form 9 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[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[9 Zipper Installation Techniques]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 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[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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