Copyright (c) 2014 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 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:07:08 -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[How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:18:51 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37730/how-to-finish-seams-on-chantilly-lace http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37730/how-to-finish-seams-on-chantilly-lace How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace Posted by SusanKhalje
There are a variety of methods for seaming lace. However, they can be challenging if working with delicate lace such as Chantilly. I'll show you a clever technique for finishing seams on tricky lace fabrics. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:35:36 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37251/video-use-elastic-to-space-buttons http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37251/video-use-elastic-to-space-buttons Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons Posted by ThreadsMagazine
See how easy it can be to space buttons and buttonholes with this quick tip from Threads. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:07:37 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37757/sewing-tip-no-more-scratchy-zipper-ends http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37757/sewing-tip-no-more-scratchy-zipper-ends Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends Posted by ThreadsMagazine
With this clever sewing tip from Threads #174, your zippers will be feeling better than ever. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Store Fabric Neatly in Less Space]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:02:27 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37751/tip-store-fabric-neatly-in-less-space http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37751/tip-store-fabric-neatly-in-less-space Tip: Store Fabric Neatly in Less Space Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn a clever way to store fabric with this tip from Threads #174 (August/September 2014). ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:46:27 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37758/qa-freezing-bug-infested-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37758/qa-freezing-bug-infested-garments Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
An costume and textiles expert answers ]]>
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<![CDATA[7 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37187/7-ways-to-make-a-custom-dress-form http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37187/7-ways-to-make-a-custom-dress-form 7 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[Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37154/complete-guide-to-seams-and-seam-finishes http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37154/complete-guide-to-seams-and-seam-finishes Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The key to any successful sewn project are its seams. This comprehensive collection of 17 techniques, tips, and videos, covers everything you need to know to sew durable and beautiful seams. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Two Great Marking Tips]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36867/video-two-great-marking-tips http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36867/video-two-great-marking-tips Video: Two Great Marking Tips Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sewers have a multitude of ways to mark their fabric. Watch this quick video to learn two handy tips for marking fabrics and patterns. ]]>
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<![CDATA[12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37183/12-buttonhole-tips-and-techniques http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37183/12-buttonhole-tips-and-techniques 12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You'll be making buttonholes on par with the pros once you check out this collection of our best buttonhole tutorials. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patterns 101]]> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37161/patterns-101 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37161/patterns-101 Patterns 101 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Before your scissors and pins are put to work, you’ll need to review your sewing pattern and its instructions. Browse this collection of 13 articles, tips, and techniques to help you get started. ]]>
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<![CDATA[14 Tips and Tricks for Better Sewing]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37185/14-tips-and-tricks-for-better-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37185/14-tips-and-tricks-for-better-sewing 14 Tips and Tricks for Better Sewing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You could learn something that will change how you sew forever. Check out this handy collection of 14 sewing tips and tricks. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: DIY Faux-Velvet Board]]> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36888/video-diy-faux-velvet-board http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36888/video-diy-faux-velvet-board Video: DIY Faux-Velvet Board Posted by ThreadsMagazine
See how easy and inexpensive it can be to create your own faux-velvet board with this quick video tip from Threads. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Winner of Threads issue no.173 is...]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36613/the-winner-of-threads-issue-no173-is http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36613/the-winner-of-threads-issue-no173-is The Winner of Threads issue no.173 is... Posted by daguguliaro
Congratulations to the winner of the current Threads issue! ]]>
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<![CDATA[There's a Better Way]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:48:51 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36380/theres-a-better-way http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36380/theres-a-better-way There's a Better Way Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In this free web-only video series, Threads executive Editor Judith Neukam shares quick tips, tricks, and techniques to help you sew smarter, better and faster. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Make Your Own Tailor's Pressing Tool]]> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36889/video-make-your-own-tailors-pressing-tool http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36889/video-make-your-own-tailors-pressing-tool Video: Make Your Own Tailor's Pressing Tool Posted by ThreadsMagazine
To get the perfect seam finish on wool fabrics, a steam iron isn't always enough. Watch this quick video tip to learn how to make your own dauber to help press seams on wool garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[6 Serger Secrets]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 07:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37150/6-serger-secrets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37150/6-serger-secrets 6 Serger Secrets Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get the most out of your serger with these secrets and techniques. ]]>
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<![CDATA[8 Zipper Installation Techniques]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 06:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37133/8-zipper-installation-techniques http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37133/8-zipper-installation-techniques 8 Zipper Installation Techniques Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take the mystery out of installing zippers with these 8 techniques. You'll learn how to install lapped zippers, exposed zippers, replace zippers and more. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: The ABCs of Fitting]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37769/sewing-tip-the-abcs-of-fitting http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37769/sewing-tip-the-abcs-of-fitting Sewing Tip: The ABCs of Fitting Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This nifty tip will help you remember an essential rule of fitting. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Mark New Seams With a Scalloped Blade]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37761/tip-mark-new-seams-with-a-scalloped-blade http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37761/tip-mark-new-seams-with-a-scalloped-blade Tip: Mark New Seams With a Scalloped Blade Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Save time when altering a pattern by using a scalloped blade. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Apply Elastics to Your Garments]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:58:07 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36099/apply-elastics-to-your-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36099/apply-elastics-to-your-garments Apply Elastics to Your Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Bind an edge and create a stay tape with these stretchy bands. ]]>
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