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How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

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There are a variety of methods for seaming lace. However, they can be challenging if working with delicate lace such as Chantilly. I'll show you a clever technique for finishing seams on tricky lace fabrics.

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Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes

Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes

The key to any successful sewn project are its seams. This comprehensive collection of 17 techniques, tips, and videos, covers everything you need to know to sew durable and beautiful seams.

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14 Tips and Tricks for Better Sewing

14 Tips and Tricks for Better Sewing

You could learn something that will change how you sew forever. Check out this handy collection of 14 sewing tips and tricks.

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The Winner of Threads issue no.173 is...

The Winner of Threads issue no.173 is...

Congratulations to the winner of the current Threads issue!

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8 Zipper Installation Techniques

8 Zipper Installation Techniques

Take the mystery out of installing zippers with these 8 techniques. You'll learn how to install lapped zippers, exposed zippers, replace zippers and more.

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Apply Elastics to Your Garments

Apply Elastics to Your Garments

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Bind an edge and create a stay tape with these stretchy bands.

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How to Support a Dramatic Sleeve Cap

How to Support a Dramatic Sleeve Cap

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When it comes to adding support to sleeve caps, you have a variety of options: standard, shaped, extended shoulder pads, and all manner of sleeve heads. In this case, we needed something different; we needed a little internal support.

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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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Kenneth D. Kings Kilim Carpet Coat: The Big Finish

Kenneth D. King's Kilim Carpet Coat: The Big Finish

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We're at the end of our journey with the kilim coat.

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The Kilim Carpet Coat: Installing Shoulder Pads and Facings

The Kilim Carpet Coat: Installing Shoulder Pads and Facings

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We press ahead with the carpet coat, which is starting to look like a garment!

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How to Interface a Hem

How to Interface a Hem

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Interface the hem to support a flimsy hemline or 'beef' up pant legs that wrap around your ankles as you walk.

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Cut Longer Facings for Better-Looking Garments

Cut Longer Facings for Better-Looking Garments

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Use this clever facing technique for achieving better looking garments.

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Add a Quick and Easy Elastic Waist to a Skirt

Add a Quick and Easy Elastic Waist to a Skirt

Don't want to put in a zipper? No sweat, here's a fast, stretchy, alternative

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Customize Shoulder Pads with Lining Fabric Covers

Customize Shoulder Pads with Lining Fabric Covers

Learn a fast way to cover shoulder pads with lining fabric

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Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

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YOU could win! Submit your best ironing tip to win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron with iTouch Technology.

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Ties to Bind: Turn Neckties into Bias Binding

Ties to Bind: Turn Neckties into Bias Binding

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Here's how to use thrift-store ties as an elegant finish.

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How to Pretest Pattern Changes with Minipats

How to Pretest Pattern Changes with "Minipats"

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Audition pattern design changes in miniature to speed the process and save your pattern and fabric.

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Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

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You could win the book "Dressmaking: 200 Q&A" by Mary McCarthy!

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Create Boning with Heavy-Duty Zip Ties

Create Boning with Heavy-Duty Zip Ties

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I wanted to make myself a new gym bag for spring and found another use for zip ties!

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How to Add Mock Cuffs on Short Sleeves

How to Add Mock Cuffs on Short Sleeves

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This little detail gives a sporty look to a short sleeve.

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