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Underlining with Fusible Interfacing

Underlining with Fusible Interfacing

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Excellent fusible products make underlining a breeze and give your fabric and garments a boost.

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Use Couched Elastic to Create a Ruched Effect

Use Couched Elastic to Create a Ruched Effect

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Learn how to insert elastic into a garment to create a gathered effect.

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Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

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Although one of my favorite parts of sewing is creating interesting surface design, I’m well aware that it’s the underpinning steps in the process that make a garment truly successful and wearable.

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SewStylish Featured Giveaway!

SewStylish Featured Giveaway!

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You could win two awesome books that were both featured in the latest SewStylish magazine!

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Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches

Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches

Those who sew are always on the lookout for ways to improve their garment sewing. Here are 3 incredibly helpful tips to improve your stitches.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Patterns for Three Apron Styles

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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Book Giveaway: Threads Sewing Guide

Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

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You could win this must-have sewing encyclopedia by simply leaving a comment.

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Book Giveaway: Draping Basics by Sally M. Di Marco

Book Giveaway: "Draping Basics" by Sally M. Di Marco

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This book is a must if you'd like to learn draping techniques.

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