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Design a Rolled Collar

Design a Rolled Collar

Make a basic pattern, then revise it for new styles.

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Pleat to Measure

Pleat to Measure

Ingenious ways to calculate yardage and folds.

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Screening of Men of the Cloth: a Film About Master Tailors

Screening of "Men of the Cloth": a Film About Master Tailors

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This incredible film showcases the artistry of three master tailors. Don't miss this exclusive screening with the filmmaker, followed by a panel discussion.

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Three Ways to Match Prints

Three Ways to Match Prints

Align fabric across seams with one of these expert methods.

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Inside Out: Revealing Clothings Hidden Secrets - An Exhibition

Inside Out: Revealing Clothing's Hidden Secrets - An Exhibition

An exhibition turns historic garments inside out to reveal construction details.

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The Loden Coat Sleeve, Part 2

The Loden Coat Sleeve, Part 2

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Now that we have the pattern pieces for the loden coat sleeve, it's time to construct it.

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How to Sew a One-Seam Poncho

How to Sew a One-Seam Poncho

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For instant style, fold a fabric rectangle in half, then sew a shoulder seam.

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How to Make a Cowl Scarf

How to Make a Cowl Scarf

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This easy-to-sew, bias-cut scarf always drapes beautifully.

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Hem a Pleated Skirt

Hem a Pleated Skirt

Release the creases for a crisp finish.

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Q&A: Where to Place Bust-Dart Points

Q&A: Where to Place Bust-Dart Points

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Sarah Veblen shares a wealth of information about bust darts.

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Video: How to Fit Your Shoulders

Video: How to Fit Your Shoulders

Your shoulders are one of the most important areas to consider when fitting a top. Learn more in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5.

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The Loden Coat Sleeve, Part 1

The Loden Coat Sleeve, Part 1

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This shoulder detail on the loden coat has always intrigued me, so I decided to figure out how to create it.

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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 4: The Felted Bark Coat is Finished

Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 4: The Felted "Bark" Coat is Finished

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After installing the sleeves, lining, and closures, we have a spiffy coat. Read more to find out how I completed my tailored felted wool coat.

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Quick to Make: Strapless Jumpsuit

Quick to Make: Strapless Jumpsuit

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Extend pants into a wear-anywhere garment.

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Start to Finish, an Embroidered Fortuny Frock Coat

Start to Finish, an Embroidered Fortuny Frock Coat

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Kenneth D. King channels the 18th century and the 1960s in a Fortuny jeans jacket.

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Mixing Patterns

Mixing Patterns

Whip up a new design from two styles.

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Comfortable Sleek Pants

Comfortable Sleek Pants

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Upgrade your favorite pull-on style with darts and a zipper.

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11 Couture Techniques to Try

11 Couture Techniques to Try

Propel your sewing to the next level with these 11 couture techniques from the experts.

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Upcoming Sewing Contests: Challenge Yourself to Sew!

Upcoming Sewing Contests: Challenge Yourself to Sew!

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These sewing contests are fun, inspiring, and guaranteed to improve your skills.

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Video: How to Sew Lace Seams

Video: How to Sew Lace Seams

Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn two ways of sewing nearly invisible seams in sheer lace fabric.

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