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How to Create an Interlocking Seam

How to Create an Interlocking Seam

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Learn how to create a creative seam designed for this past year's All About Seams ASDP challenge.

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Trimming Tricks

Trimming Tricks

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For beautifully faced edges, you need to eliminate bulk. It’s not glamorous, but a few simple steps produce amazing results.

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Needle Me: Pick the right needle and thread

Needle Me: Pick the right needle and thread

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Take a fresh look at some old sewing rules with these thread and needle tips.

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How to do a Blanket Stitch

How to do a Blanket Stitch

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This stitch is primarily used decoratively as an edge stitch.

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How to Cover Snaps for that Touch of Couture

How to Cover Snaps for that Touch of Couture

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When large snaps are called for, covering them with fabric takes your project to another level.

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How do you store your thread and other sewing notions?

How do you store your thread and other sewing notions?

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There are oodles of products out there for thread, bobbin and notions storage. What storage methods do you find most effective?

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How to Do a Slipstitch

How to Do a Slipstitch

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Here is another useful stitch to know. This stitch is great for hemming and finishing.

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Piping adds a special touch to your sewing

Piping adds a special touch to your sewing

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Piping is an embellishment you can add to just about every garment or home décor pattern to take it up a notch.

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How to do a Pickstitch

How to do a Pickstitch

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This strong, decorative stitch can be used to install zippers in difficult fabrics or understitch seam allowance on facings.

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More on A Moveable Waist from Threads Issue #144

More on A Moveable Waist from Threads Issue #144

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Author David Page Coffin expands on creating an adjustable waistband

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SmartFlix--the NetFlix for All Crafters

SmartFlix--the NetFlix for All Crafters

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Perfect your sewing skills with the help of SmartFlix

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How to do a Fell Stitch

How to do a Fell Stitch

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The fell stitch is used to appliqué one layer of fabric to another.

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How to Sew a Catch Stitch

How to Sew a Catch Stitch

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Kenneth King shows you two versions of this handy stitch.

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Perfect Machine Tension Every Time

Perfect Machine Tension Every Time

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Use this easy tip to find the right sewing machine tension for every fabric and every project.

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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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Cutting Out

Cutting Out

Accurate cutting is important for a well-sewn garment, but this step doesn't have to be difficult if you keep in mind a few simple things.

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Samplings of Weft Knit and Warp Knit Fabrics

Samplings of Weft Knit and Warp Knit Fabrics

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More examples of weft knit and warp knit fabrics:Take a look at a few common types of readily available knits.

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Know Your Knits

Know Your Knits

Learn how to select and use a knit with confidence;this guide to the confusing world of knit fabrics will help you.

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