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Keep These Seam Finishes in Your Bag of Tricks

Keep These Seam Finishes in Your Bag of Tricks

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Here are a couple of simple and efficient ways to beautifully finish seams.

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Button Placement

Button Placement

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Find the perfect button placement to prevent a gap at the front of a garment.

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Classic Bound Buttonhole

Classic Bound Buttonhole

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Learn how to create Anne Kendall's classic, corded buttonhole.

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Tell-tale signs of an accomplished sewer

Tell-tale signs of an accomplished sewer

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Tips for how to take your finishes from beginner to professional

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Teach Yourself to Sew - the magazine

Teach Yourself to Sew - the magazine

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Introducing the magazine for sewers who are just starting out

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Teach Yourself to Sew: How to Install a Zipper

Teach Yourself to Sew: How to Install a Zipper

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Learn how to sew a zipper into a garment in the latest episode of our beginner sewing series.

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Teach Yourself to Sew: Zippers 101

Teach Yourself to Sew: Zippers 101

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Consider their teeth and learn the anatomy of a zipper in this episode of our beginner sewing series.

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Teach Yourself to Sew: Bias Binding

Teach Yourself to Sew: Bias Binding

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Learn to finish your garments by binding your edges with bias strips in our latest episode.

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Pleat School

Pleat School

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What could be easier than pleats? As it turns out, these little devils aren’t as straightforward as we thought.

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Advice for those thinking about a career in sewing or design

Advice for those thinking about a career in sewing or design

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Our contributing editors shared their advice. What would you add to their suggestions?

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Teach Yourself to Sew: How to Hem

Teach Yourself to Sew: How to Hem

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Learn how to master the hem with three easy techniques.

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Teach Yourself to Sew: Faced Edges

Teach Yourself to Sew: Faced Edges

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Learn about how to finish your edges by sewing a facing, including choosing a fusible interfacing.

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How to Create a Lapped and Embellished Seam

How to Create a Lapped and Embellished Seam

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Learn how to create this lapped and embellished seam featured on our latest Threads cover.

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Teach Yourself to Sew: How to Sew a Dart

Teach Yourself to Sew: How to Sew a Dart

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Learn how to sew different types of darts in this new episode of our beginner sewing series.

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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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