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No-Bulk Elastic Joint

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Make a smooth elastic joint with the help of a thin piece of fabric

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Color-Code Pleat-Marking Lines

Use different thread colors to differentiate between marked foldlines and placement lines

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Binding with Fusible Thread

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Use fusible thread in your bobbin for flawless binding aplications.

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Prethread Serger Needles

Thread serger needles before putting them into the machine

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Build in No-Slide Shoulder Straps

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Use elastic cording to create no-slide shoulder straps

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Neat Seams without Backstitching

A method for producing smoother, neater seams

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Pin-Tuck Timesaver

To save time, sew tucks on the fabric before cutting

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Add Support to Fabrics with Old Flannel Sheets

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Used flannel sheets can provied the right backing for a variety of sewing projects

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Put a Bead Behind That Button

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Sewing a bead behind a button is an elegant trick that works with a variety of garments

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The Most Important Button Position Is the One on the Bust Point Line

Determine your correct bust point

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Stitch Buttons by Machine

Stitch buttons by machine for a more secure attachment in less time

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Hand-Sew without Snags

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Use lightweight fabric to prevent your thread from snagging

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Sew a Buttonhole from the Ground Up

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To improve your buttonhole sewing, sew the least noticed buttonhole first and work towards the most noticed buttonhole.

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Making a Jacket: Part III

Making a Jacket: Part III

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Now that you have created the perfect jacket, complete your look with the perfect trim. (Part 3 of a 3-part series.)

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Making a Jacket: Part II

Making a Jacket: Part II

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Learn how to create the shell for a jacket.(Part 2 of a 3-part series.)

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Making a Jacket:  Part I

Making a Jacket: Part I

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In this three-part series, learn how to create a stylish jacket from scratch.

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Tip: One-Person Hem-Marking Device

Tip: One-Person Hem-Marking Device

This clever tip from Threads #121 makes marking hems a breeze.

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Pucker up? Not when it comes to sewing!

Pucker up? Not when it comes to sewing!

Learn how to create a smooth, unpuckered armscye seam.

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Video: Dont be Daunted by Darts

Video: Don't be Daunted by Darts

Learn how to sew a smooth, flat dart, as shown in this video from the Sew Stylish Red Carpet Ready issue.

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Full Bust Fix

Full Bust Fix

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Here's the inside line on how to alter a pattern for a large bust.

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