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How to Line a Top to the Edge

How to Line a Top to the Edge

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For a neat finish, line a pullover top from edge to edge.

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Custom Shoulder Pad Pattern

Custom Shoulder Pad Pattern

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Download a pattern for a versatile covered shoulder pad.

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Sew on a Chunky Knit Collar

Sew on a Chunky Knit Collar

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Add a cozy sweater collar to a jacket even if you don’t possess knitting skills.

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Vintage Dress Copy

Vintage Dress Copy

This dress is a copy of a dress the model’s mother wore in the 1950s. Read Threads #193 for a step-by-step method to disassemble and re-create favorite garments.

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Intriguing Details for Pieced Garments

Intriguing Details for Pieced Garments

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Take your art-to-wear garments to the next level with these special techniques.

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Book Review: Books About Sewing For Men

Book Review: Books About Sewing For Men

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These new and evergreen publications will inspire you to sew high-quality, stylish menswear.

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Vintage Sewing Tools: The Singer Bound Buttonhole Maker

Vintage Sewing Tools: The Singer Bound Buttonhole Maker

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If you've seen this tool but never knew what it was for, here's the answer.

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The Summer of Basics Make-Along

The Summer of Basics Make-Along

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Three months x three garments = lots of fun and endless options

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Inside a Well-Made Jacket

Inside a Well-Made Jacket

Take an interactive 360-degree view of this well-made jacket from the August/September 2017 issue of Threads.

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And the Winner is . . .

And the Winner is . . .

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A winner has been selected in the 2017 Spring SewStylish Fashion Challenge.

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Machine Embroidery on Knits

Machine Embroidery on Knits

A professional’s tips for superior results.

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Jeans to Jacket

Jeans to Jacket

Reinterpret the beauty of well-worn denim.

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Chic Knit Jacket

Chic Knit Jacket

Make a designer classic with this easy process.

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Get Graphic with Bias Tape

Get Graphic with Bias Tape

Define seams and edges with contrasting trim.

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Zip Through the Waistband

Zip Through the Waistband

Extend the closure all the way up for a clean finish.

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The Quilted Garment Challenge

The Quilted Garment Challenge

Refreshing takes on a traditional technique.

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Sharpen Your Pencil Skirt

Sharpen Your Pencil Skirt

Pointers for a figure-enhancing garment.

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The Pickstitched Lapped Zipper

The Pickstitched Lapped Zipper

Sew a couture closure that is always discreet.

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Insert a Zipper into a Side Seam

Insert a Zipper into a Side Seam

Smooth your silhouette by moving the center-back zipper to the side seam.

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Video: Make an Asymmetrical Design

Video: Make an Asymmetrical Design

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Angela Wolf demonstrates how to turn a basic jacket pattern into an asymmetrical zipped style.

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