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SewStylish Featured Giveaway!

SewStylish Featured Giveaway!

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You could win two awesome books that were both featured in the latest SewStylish magazine!

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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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Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches

Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches

Those who sew are always on the lookout for ways to improve their garment sewing. Here are 3 incredibly helpful tips to improve your stitches.

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10 Good Sewing Tips and Tricks

10 Good Sewing Tips and Tricks

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First seen in our special issue Teach Yourself to Sew, Winter 2013, here are ten tips and tricks for every sewing enthusiast directly from the sewing community.

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How to Sew Pin Tucks

How to Sew Pin Tucks

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These easy instructions from "Tucks Made Simple," Threads #171, explain how to sew tiny pin tucks and then how to create intersecting pin tucks. Follow the steps and you'll create elegant and dainty pin tucks in no time.

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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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Three Techniques to Reach Dart Points

Three Techniques to Reach Dart Points

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In Teach Youself to Sew, Threads #170, Sandra Miller shares some fabulous secrets for achieving great-looking darts. Here are three easy-to-follow techniques to reach the dart point for smooth results.

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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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The Sleeve-Cap Seam and the Armscye

The Sleeve-Cap Seam and the Armscye

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Understand their relationship for a precise fit.

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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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All-New Material from Teach Yourself to Sew

All-New Material from Teach Yourself to Sew

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Find out what new projects we've been busy working on for Teach Yourself to Sew.

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How to Sew Inseams

How to Sew Inseams

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Learn how to sew two off-grain fabrics into an inseam.

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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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The Winner of Couture Sewing is...

The Winner of "Couture Sewing" is...

Congratulations to the winner of "Couture Sewing" by Claire B. Shaeffer!

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How to Sew a French Seam

How to Sew a French Seam

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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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Book Giveaway The Colette Sewing Handbook

Book Giveaway "The Colette Sewing Handbook"

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You could have the chance to win "The Colette Sewing Handbook" By Sarai Mitnick.

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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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Learn how to sew a stitch and pink seam finish with this video tutorial.

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