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Draft a Sleeve Block

Draft a Sleeve Block

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Learn how to draft a custom sleeve pattern so you can design an garment style you like. This easy process yields a personalized fit.

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Guided Photo Tour: The Red Alpaca Loden Coat

Guided Photo Tour: The Red Alpaca Loden Coat

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I have always had a fondness for Tyrolean clothes, especially loden coats. Here's one I saw recently in a thrift shop.

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Video: Best Thread Practices

Video: Best Thread Practices

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Make sure you're threading a needle the right way, and learn how to keep the thread straight.

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Replace a Coat Lining

Replace a Coat Lining

Spruce up your outerwear with designer details.

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Industry Insider Techniques, Vol. 7

Industry Insider Techniques, Vol. 7

Louise Cutting shares a behind-the-scenes look at how professionals construct fine clothing worthy of designer labels.

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How to Sew a Velvet Frock Coat

How to Sew a Velvet Frock Coat

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My Fortuny frock coat now has a little brother. Read along to find out how I constructed a modified frock coat using a vintage velvet bedspread.

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Catching Up With Designer Terry Fox

Catching Up With Designer Terry Fox

The British designer finds her next calling in sewing education.

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Video: Sew a Single-Welt Pocket

Video: Sew a Single-Welt Pocket

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A single-welt pocket can be added to almost any garment or accessory.

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Creative Garments Made With Wool

Creative Garments Made With Wool

Skillful design and construction win the day.

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Make It With Wool 2016 Winner Compilation

Make It With Wool 2016 Winner Compilation

The national Make It With Wool competition (MIWW) promotes wool's beauty and versatility and recognizes excellence and creativity in garment sewing and knitting. Here, Threads highlights seven individuals who won awards in the January 2016 national judging round.

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Video: Making a Pleat Hem Lie Flat

Video: Making a Pleat Hem Lie Flat

Bulk-free hems are easy to achieve with this expert technique.

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Chanel Jacket Comparison

Chanel Jacket Comparison

The fascinating differences between haute couture and ready-to-wear.

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Q&A: Proper Sequence for Pattern Adjustments

Q&A: Proper Sequence for Pattern Adjustments

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This expert advice will help you adjust patterns the proper way.

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Tame Fabrics With Tissue Paper

Tame Fabrics With Tissue Paper

Sew with a tear-away layer

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Drape a Knit Bodice Block

Drape a Knit Bodice Block

A personal pattern helps you design a variety of knit tops.

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Couture Zipper Fly

Couture Zipper Fly

A precise designer method.

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The Complete Guide to Linen

The Complete Guide to Linen

Strength and beauty in this ancient fabric.

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Video: How to Sew Piping to a Curve

Video: How to Sew Piping to a Curve

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Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn two great tips for sewing a better piped edge.

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Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

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If you've ever needed to insert a zipper into a garment at a seamless spot, this simple technique is the solution.

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How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece

How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece

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This vintage jacket has some interesting detail. The feature I like most is known as the "action back." Follow along to learn how to draft this detail.

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