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Video: Fine Tune the Shape with Darts

Video: Fine Tune the Shape with Darts

Darts are a powerful asset that will allow you to create the exact shape you want in a garment. Learn more in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5.

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Video: How to Modify Sleeves for Better Arm Mobility

Video: How to Modify Sleeves for Better Arm Mobility

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Pattern designer Andrea Schewe demonstrates three ways to modify sleeves for better mobility. She walks you through the pattern work and shows you exactly how to achieve your desired results.

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Make Your Own Shapewear

Make Your Own Shapewear

Smoothing undergarments are a cinch to sew.

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Why Pant Hems Go Up When You Sit Down

Why Pant Hems Go Up When You Sit Down

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Kenneth D. King explains the mechanism behind this pant-leg phenomenon, and how best to deal with it.

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Video: How to Fit Sleeves the Hip-Hop Way

Video: How to Fit Sleeves the Hip-Hop Way

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Kenneth D. King demonstrates how fitting pants is like fitting a sleeve. Watch the video to learn about his intriguing philosophy.

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Video: Add a Bound Seam and Hong Kong Finish to an Unlined Jacket

Video: Add a Bound Seam and Hong Kong Finish to an Unlined Jacket

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Watch this video tutorial to learn how to bind a seam in an unlined jacket for a beautiful finish.

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The Ease Effect

The Ease Effect

Put space where you need — and want — it most.

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13 Techniques to Sew a Better Sleeve

13 Techniques to Sew a Better Sleeve

These great articles will teach you to make well-fitting sleeves.

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Gift to Sew: Easy and Classic Wool Scarf

Gift to Sew: Easy and Classic Wool Scarf

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Finish the long edges and fringe the ends. Follow along to learn how easy it is to make this classic wool scarf.

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How to Make a Fortuny Gladstone Bag, Part 1

How to Make a Fortuny Gladstone Bag, Part 1

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This is the first in a three-part blog series documenting how I made a Gladstone bag out of Fortuny fabric, from a vintage model.

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Make It With Wool 2015 Winner Compilation

Make It With Wool 2015 Winner Compilation

Threads #182 showcased several of the winning designs from Make it With Wool(MIWW) 2015, a national challenge that recognizes excellence in wool garment design and construction. You can see the nine selected winners here.

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Make It With Wool 2015: Outstanding Needlework Award Winner

Make It With Wool 2015: Outstanding Needlework Award Winner

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Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2015, Kimberly Westenberg.

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Make It With Wool 2015: Senior Creative Embroidery Winner

Make It With Wool 2015: Senior Creative Embroidery Winner

Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2015, Lauren Parks.

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Make It With Wool 2015: Use of Claire Shaeffer Pattern Winner

Make It With Wool 2015: Use of Claire Shaeffer Pattern Winner

Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2015, Kelsey Clear.

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Make It With Wool 2015: Junior Creative Embroidery Winner

Make It With Wool 2015: Junior Creative Embroidery Winner

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Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2015, Jenna Legred.

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Faux Fur Collar and Cuffs

Faux Fur Collar and Cuffs

Direct the nap with darts for polished results.

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Make It With Wool 2015 Senior Exemplary Construction Winner

Make It With Wool 2015 Senior Exemplary Construction Winner

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Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2015, Gabrielle Augustine.

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Make It With Wool 2015: Fashion/Apparel Design Winner

Make It With Wool 2015: Fashion/Apparel Design Winner

Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2015, Kristen Morris.

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Make It With Wool 2015: National Adult Winner

Make It With Wool 2015: National Adult Winner

Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2015, Dianne Galloway.

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Make It With Wool 2015: Junior Winner and Junior Exemplary Construction Winner

Make It With Wool 2015: Junior Winner and Junior Exemplary Construction Winner

Get inspired by one of the national winners of Make It With Wool 2015, Kris Puckrin.

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