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Pattern-Grading Basics

Pattern-Grading Basics

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How to scale a pattern from the size you have to the size you need.

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Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

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Although one of my favorite parts of sewing is creating interesting surface design, I’m well aware that it’s the underpinning steps in the process that make a garment truly successful and wearable.

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Video: Sew Perfect Collar Points

Video: Sew Perfect Collar Points

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There are all sorts of corners: 90-degree, 45-degree, and less—or more. Watch this video to achieve well-sewn outside corners, such as collar points.

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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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Video: How to Sew and Press Tucks

Video: How to Sew and Press Tucks

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Watch this video and learn how to fold, sew, and press tucks.

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Threads Essential Techniques: How to Sew a Pickstitch

Threads Essential Techniques: How to Sew a Pickstitch

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Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video tutorial from Threads #169, and learn how to make the classic pickstitch.

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Transfer a Muslin Drape to Pattern Paper

Transfer a Muslin Drape to Pattern Paper

How to turn a muslin drape into a pattern piece

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How to Take Four Different Body Measurements

How to Take Four Different Body Measurements

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Susan Lazear shows you how to take four different body measurements using a variety of tools.

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How to Sew a French Seam

How to Sew a French Seam

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French seams work best on sheer, lightweight fabrics. The narrower you make them, the more professional they look. Learn how to sew a a French seam with this quick video tutorial.

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How to Serge Seam Allowances

How to Serge Seam Allowances

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Learn how to serge seam allowances with this quick video tutorial.

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Four Serging Techniques

Four Serging Techniques

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Pamela Leggett explains how to use your serger to create gathers, pretty lettuce edging, and how to properly serge corners and curves.

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How to Sew a Stitch and Pink Seam Finish

How to Sew a Stitch and Pink Seam Finish

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This finish works best on firmly woven, lightweight fabrics such as cotton broadcloth and silk charmeuse. Learn how to sew a stitch and pink seam finish with this video tutorial.

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How to Stitch Together Seam Allowances

How to Stitch Together Seam Allowances

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Learn how to sew a stitch together seam allowances with this video tutorial.

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How to Sew a Single-Fold Clean Finish Seam

How to Sew a Single-Fold Clean Finish Seam

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This method works well with lightweight fabrics that do not fray much. Learn how to sew single-fold clean finish seam with this video tutorial.

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Tips for Better Topstitching

Tips for Better Topstitching

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Topstitching is as simple as sewing a straight stitch, but with the right tips you can achieve stunning results.

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How to Pin-Tuck

How to Pin-Tuck

Depart from the straight and narrow: “pin-tuck” curves, angles, and motifs on all types of fabric.

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Simple Fixes and Mending Techniques

Simple Fixes and Mending Techniques

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Analyze and repair common garment wear and tear.

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The New ThreadsMagazine.com

The New ThreadsMagazine.com

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The entire Threads family of sewing brands is now in one place.

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Master the Hand Stitch

Master the Hand Stitch

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When sewn properly, they are as strong as machine-sewn stitches, and you can do them almost as quickly.

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How to Sew a Bound Buttonhole

How to Sew a Bound Buttonhole

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With edges wrapped in fabric, these buttonholes are bound to last.

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