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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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Video: How to Sew a Pickstitch

Video: 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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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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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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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 Edgestitch and Topstitch a Collar Lapel

How to Edgestitch and Topstitch a Collar Lapel

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Fine sewing vanishes from the viewers eye, but if it is a mistake, it becomes very visible.

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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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How to Make a Floating Shoulder Pad

How to Make a Floating Shoulder Pad

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Check out this designer-inspired shoulder pad that moves with your garment as you move.

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How to Create a Balanced Dart

How to Create a Balanced Dart

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In heavy or dimensional fabric a dart can look bulky when pressed to one side. This technique will balance the dart value.

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Teach Yourself to Sew: Order Season 3 Now!

Teach Yourself to Sew: Order Season 3 Now!

The 3rd season of our beginner sewing series is now available in our online store.

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How to Master the Backstitch

How to Master the Backstitch

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Learn how to control fabric and sew secure seams with this essential hand stitch.

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