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How to Cut and Hem a Tulle Skirt

How to Cut and Hem a Tulle Skirt

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Professional tips for handling multiple layers of frothy, fluffy fabric.

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Before You Hem a Bias Garment, Let the Fabric Hang Out

Before You Hem a Bias Garment, Let the Fabric "Hang Out"

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In "Teach Yourself to Sew: Bias basics," Threads #172 (April/May 2014) Julianne Bramson explains what bias is, how to choose the right fabric and pattern for a bias-cut design, and tips for sewing and handling these garments. Here, we share more information about bias fundamentals including why a bias-cut garment must hang before hemming.

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Where Do You Most Frequently Shop for Fabric?

Where Do You Most Frequently Shop for Fabric?

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Brick and mortar fabric stores are dwindling. Do you have a favorite?

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How to Sew with Sequin-Covered Fabric

How to Sew with Sequin-Covered Fabric

Learn techniques for keeping you sane when working with sequin-covered fabric.

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Learn the Secret Strength of Organza

Learn the Secret Strength of Organza

Add invisible, weightless support and strength with silk organza.

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Video: Fabric 101

Video: Fabric 101

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In this episode f Teach Yourself to Sew, we take a look at the different types of fabric available.

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Fluid Fabric Challege Chiffon Tutorial

Fluid Fabric Challege Chiffon Tutorial

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Chiffon may create gorgeous garments, but it's also rather tricky to sew. Following are a few tips and tricks to tame this fluid fabric.

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Shibori Design on Silk

Shibori Design on Silk

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A simple form of Shibori using plastic, paint brush, straws, eye droppers, small cups, several colors of dye-na-flow, thread, string, 1 yard light weight silk fabric and kosher salt. Fold fabric in...

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Go Against the Grain

Go Against the Grain

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Get creative when aligning pattern pieces along the fabric's yarns.

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How to Identify Knit Fabrics

How to Identify Knit Fabrics

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Take a look at a few common types of readily available knits to understand the difference between the weft and warp.

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Bias 101

Bias 101

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Master the tricks of sewing bias-cut garments with a simple style and foolproof fabric.

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A Primer on Sewing Knits

A Primer on Sewing Knits

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A guide for easy-to-make knit garments that look like ready-to-wear.

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Video: Straightening the Grain On Fluid Fabrics

Video: Straightening the Grain On Fluid Fabrics

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Before cutting, the crossgrain and the lengthwise grain need to be ruler straight. In this video, fashion designer Sarah Veblen demonstrates the technique.

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