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Foolproof Skirt Fitting

Foolproof Skirt Fitting

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A grid takes away the guesswork.

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Adapt the Removable Button-Strip Technique

Adapt the Removable Button-Strip Technique

Learn how to adapt Bill Voetberg's removable button-strip technique for a standard button-front shirt with a separate placket and facings.

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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Now that the body of the felted wool "bark" coat is together, the collar and facings need to be attached.

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Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits

Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits

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You don't always need to staystitch when using a knit fabric. Find out when it is necessary in this sewing tip from Threads #178.

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Historical Fashion Gets Turned Inside Out at Kent State University Museum

Historical Fashion Gets Turned Inside Out at Kent State University Museum

A new exhibition, "Inside Out," open now, reveals the hidden construction details of garments from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

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Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally

Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally

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This handy sewing tip from Threads #178 helps you get both sides of the garment to stay the same length throughout the construction process.

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The Winners of The Couture Skirt Book & DVD Set are...

The Winners of The Couture Skirt Book & DVD Set are...

Find out which four lucky winners are going to receive Claire Shaeffer's newest book set!

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Embellish Panties with Shadow Applique

Embellish Panties with Shadow Applique

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Learn to apply this pretty lace detail in three easy steps.

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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 Hand-Hemstitch

How to Hand-Hemstitch

Add openwork details without cutting fabric.

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Apply Hemstitching to a Garment

Apply Hemstitching to a Garment

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Applying a hemstitched design to a garment takes a little forethought and planning, but it's not difficult.

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Make Custom Panties that Fit Perfectly

Make Custom Panties that Fit Perfectly

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Make great-fitting underwear in pretty styles and fabrics.

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How to Prepare Patterns for Fit

How to Prepare Patterns for Fit

Alterations to make before cutting the fabric.

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 13: Four Seasons in One Finale

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 13: "Four Seasons in One Finale"

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The All Stars Season 4 winner is announced after a four-day challenge.

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Video: How to Sew and Install a Sleeve Head

Video: How to Sew and Install a Sleeve Head

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Check out this simple and quick way of sewing and adding a sleeve head to any jacket. Watch the video now.

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Video: How to Sew a Welt Opening

Video: How to Sew a Welt Opening

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Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video tutorial to learn how sew a welt opening on a patch pocket.

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Winning Entries from ASDP Design Challenge: The New Power Suit

Winning Entries from ASDP Design Challenge: The New Power Suit

The ASDP Design Challenge brings fresh ideas for commanding ensembles.

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 12: Some Like It Hot Dog

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 12: "Some Like It Hot Dog"

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Find out who will present their collections in next week's finale!

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 11: Always the Bridesmaid

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 11: "Always the Bridesmaid"

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It's the day before the wedding, and the bridesmaids need dresses.

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 10: Versatile Tops and Bottoms

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 10: "Versatile Tops and Bottoms"

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Designers compete to sell their winning outfit on QVC.

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