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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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Making Pretty Buttonholes

Making Pretty Buttonholes

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Fine details make a good garment. Buttonholes are one of the finer details that draw attention to the finished creation.

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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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4-H Encourages Young Girls to Sew

4-H Encourages Young Girls to Sew

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Many schools no longer require sewing as part of their curriculum.

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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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How to Sew an Ironing Board Caddy

How to Sew an Ironing Board Caddy

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Make an ironing-board cover with a matching sewing-tool caddy.

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MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: The April/May 2012 issue of Threads magazine!

MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: The April/May 2012 issue of Threads magazine!

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You could win our latest issue by leaving a comment.

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How to Attach Hooks, Eyes & Snaps

How to Attach Hooks, Eyes & Snaps

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A simple locking stitch will fasten these to your garments.

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Stress-Free Pleats

Stress-Free Pleats

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Pleats are making a comeback! Learn how to add them to your garments.

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Three Ways to Attach Boning

Three Ways to Attach Boning

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Give lightweight structure to garments and accessories with this easy-to-sew method.

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Teach Yourself to Sew,  Season 2

Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 2

Learn new skills including how to insert invisible zippers, create perfectly finished seams, and build your own custom dress form.

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Is There a Right Way to Iron a Garment?

Is There a Right Way to Iron a Garment?

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When you iron a garment, do you have a plan?

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Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

Giveaway: SewStylish Spring 2012 Fashion Sewing Guide

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You could win a copy of this great issue by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page.

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How to Use Pins the Right Way

How to Use Pins the Right Way

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Sometimes it's the simple things that need to be given a little thought.

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Rayon Fabric and Interfacing Placement

Rayon Fabric and Interfacing Placement

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Interfacing is the back bone for garment construction. When placed in the wrong direction, it can make the garment look less than professional.

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Free Patterns for Three Apron Styles

Free Patterns for Three Apron Styles

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Download patterns to sew aprons for everyone!

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Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 1

Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 1

The skills found in Teach Yourself to Sew are perfect for new sewers or for those looking to brush up on the basics.

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