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Quick to Make: Strapless Jumpsuit

Quick to Make: Strapless Jumpsuit

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Extend pants into a wear-anywhere garment.

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Start to Finish, an Embroidered Fortuny Frock Coat

Start to Finish, an Embroidered Fortuny Frock Coat

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Kenneth D. King channels the 18th century and the 1960s in a Fortuny jeans jacket.

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Mixing Patterns

Mixing Patterns

Whip up a new design from two styles.

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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 4: The Felted Bark Coat is Finished

Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 4: The Felted "Bark" Coat is Finished

After installing the sleeves, lining, and closures, we have a spiffy coat. Read more to find out how I completed my tailored felted wool coat.

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Comfortable Sleek Pants

Comfortable Sleek Pants

Upgrade your favorite pull-on style with darts and a zipper.

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11 Couture Techniques to Try

11 Couture Techniques to Try

Propel your sewing to the next level with these 11 couture techniques from the experts.

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Upcoming Sewing Contests: Challenge Yourself to Sew!

Upcoming Sewing Contests: Challenge Yourself to Sew!

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These sewing contests are fun, inspiring, and guaranteed to improve your skills.

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How to Sew Lace Seams

How to Sew Lace Seams

Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn two ways of sewing nearly invisible seams in sheer lace fabric.

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Easy-to-Make Pajamas

Easy-to-Make Pajamas

Quick and simple, it’ll be a breeze to sew a pair of these pajama pants for every member of the family.

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Cotton Twill Origami Top

Cotton Twill Origami Top

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The 2015 Threads design challenge for its contributing editors, featured in "The Cotton Call," #179 (June/July 2015), was a lot of fun. In this tutorial, I'll take you through my process making an origami top using cotton twill tape.

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Notions: Fusible and Sew-In Foam

Notions: Fusible and Sew-In Foam

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These useful foam pads are soft, yet supportive. Great for bags, totes, and tablet cases.

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Notions: Speed Up Pattern Tracing with the Double Tracing Wheel

Notions: Speed Up Pattern Tracing with the Double Tracing Wheel

This clever gadget lets you mark your seam allowances at the same time that you trace a garment.

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Tips for a Successful Zipper Insertion

Tips for a Successful Zipper Insertion

Say goodbye to puckers, bumps, and misaligned seams.

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Make a Removable Button Strip

Make a Removable Button Strip

Put your delicate closures on a removable band.

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Foolproof Skirt Fitting

Foolproof Skirt Fitting

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A grid takes away the guesswork.

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Adapt the Removable Button-Strip Technique

Adapt the Removable Button-Strip Technique

Learn how to adapt Bill Voetberg's removable button-strip technique for a standard button-front shirt with a separate placket and facings.

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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Now that the body of the felted wool "bark" coat is together, the collar and facings need to be attached.

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Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits

Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits

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You don't always need to staystitch when using a knit fabric. Find out when it is necessary in this sewing tip from Threads #178.

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Historical Fashion Gets Turned Inside Out at Kent State University Museum

Historical Fashion Gets Turned Inside Out at Kent State University Museum

A new exhibition, "Inside Out," open now, reveals the hidden construction details of garments from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

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Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally

Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally

This handy sewing tip from Threads #178 helps you get both sides of the garment to stay the same length throughout the construction process.

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