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An Inside Look at Mary Rays Sewing Studio

An Inside Look at Mary Ray's Sewing Studio

See how one of our contributing editors organizes her space.

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Try These Color Combinations for Ice Dyeing

Try These Color Combinations for Ice Dyeing

In Threads #174 (August/September 2014), authors Nick Coman and Chase Wong explain a fascinating way to create random, unique patterns on fabric with ice dyeing. They share a few of their favorite color combinations for ice dyeing in this Web extra.

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More New York Garment District Fabric Shops

More New York Garment District Fabric Shops

If you will visit New York City's Garment District, be sure to check out these fabric shops listed in this web extra from Threads #174 (August/September 2014).

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Ignite your Handbag Creativity

Ignite your Handbag Creativity

Try these fun products to inspire your purse designs.

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How to Use Border Prints

How to Use Border Prints

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Find out how you can take printed fabrics into new territory.

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Create a Garment Using Tyvek

Create a Garment Using Tyvek

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Play with this unexpected material for stylish results.

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How to Use Ombre Fabric

How to Use Ombre Fabric

Dramatic or subtle, ombré fabrics create distinctive garments.

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Sew an Easy Tyvek Tote (Includes Free Pattern)!

Sew an Easy Tyvek Tote (Includes Free Pattern)!

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Make a fun and fully recyclable handbag with a geometric print in this web extra from Threads #173 (June/July 2014).

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Chat with Mary Ray on All Things Fabric

Chat with Mary Ray on All Things Fabric

Visit Threads on Facebook from 3 to 4 p.m. ET on March 19 for a Q&A on fabric selection and advice.

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Before You Hem a Bias Garment, Let the Fabric Hang Out

Before You Hem a Bias Garment, Let the Fabric "Hang Out"

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In "Teach Yourself to Sew: Bias basics," Threads #172 (April/May 2014) Julianne Bramson explains what bias is, how to choose the right fabric and pattern for a bias-cut design, and tips for sewing and handling these garments. Here, we share more information about bias fundamentals including why a bias-cut garment must hang before hemming.

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Video: How to Bind a Sheer Edge

Video: How to Bind a Sheer Edge

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Binding the edges of sheer fabrics is easier than you think with our fast technique.

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How to Sew Sheer Fabrics

How to Sew Sheer Fabrics

The essential tools and techniques you need for sewing see-through fabrics.

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Vote for the Winner of the 2013 Fancy Fabrics Challenge

Vote for the Winner of the 2013 Fancy Fabrics Challenge

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The 5 finalists have been chosen, and now its time for you to vote!

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Enter the 2013 Fancy Fabrics Challenge

Enter the 2013 Fancy Fabrics Challenge

We want to see your fanciest garments made from the fanciest fabrics. Enter for your chance to win great prizes from Madeira and Britex Fabrics.

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How to Select Fabrics

How to Select Fabrics

These textile fundamentals are key to successful garments.

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How to Marble Fabric Using Shaving Cream

How to Marble Fabric Using Shaving Cream

Watch and learn a simplified method for creating marbled fabric.

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Vintage Sewing Supplies Sources from Gretchen Hirsch

Vintage Sewing Supplies Sources from Gretchen Hirsch

Find out where Gretchen shops for patterns, fabric, and notions.

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How to Identify Fabrics with a Burn Test

How to Identify Fabrics with a Burn Test

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Learn how to burn and read the ashes for 10 fiber types.

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How to Engineer a Striped Garment

How to Engineer a Striped Garment

Four different ways to construct a striped garment.

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Make Free Flowing Garments Using Simple Shapes

Make Free Flowing Garments Using Simple Shapes

Whether free flowing or fitted, Madame Grès’s innovative garments takes notice.

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