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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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A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

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Claire Shaeffer looked to two Dior garments for inspiration when coming up with a method for inserting a standard zipper without visible topstitching. Here’s a closer look at that stitching and other exquisite hand sewing and details on these couture garments.

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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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A Visit With a Savile Row Tailor

A Visit With a Savile Row Tailor

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When I was in London recently, I visited tailor Richard Anderson. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at his workroom and a walk through his method for matching plaids.

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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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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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Angela Wolfs May Wardrobe Challenge

Angela Wolf's May Wardrobe Challenge

Don't miss this chance to show off your sewing skills and win fabulous prizes! This month's theme is "Dress the Part."

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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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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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Fashion Exhibition at the Western Reserve Historical Society

Fashion Exhibition at the Western Reserve Historical Society

Hurry to the fabulous fashion exhibition, "Dior & More," closing May 24.

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Construct a Flawless Collar Band

Construct a Flawless Collar Band

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Louise Cutting shares her technique for sewing a professional-looking collar band without any hand sewing.

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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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Under the Gunn, Episode 13: Finale

Under the Gunn, Episode 13: "Finale"

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Find out who won the first season!

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How to Trim a Neckline Like Yves Saint Laurent

How to Trim a Neckline Like Yves Saint Laurent

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In this excerpt from "Homage to Yves Saint Laurent," Designer Techniques Vol. 1, Claire Shaeffer shows you how to trim a neckline using a technique from the world-renowned designer.

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Parsons and Palmer/Pletsch create My First Jacket

Parsons and Palmer/Pletsch create "My First Jacket"

Parsons students share their experiences in creating a jacket.

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Designer Insider: Anthony Ryan Auld

Designer Insider: Anthony Ryan Auld

Hear what Anthony Ryan Auld has to say about his career since Project Runway.

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Under the Gunn, Episode 12: Superhero Fashion

Under the Gunn, Episode 12: "Superhero Fashion"

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See which designers made it to the finale.

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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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