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How to Add Smocked Sections to a Pattern

How to Add Smocked Sections to a Pattern

Learn how to easily incorporate this trendy embellishment.

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The Winner of Sew Fun and Sewing School 2 is...

The Winner of "Sew Fun" and "Sewing School 2" is...

Congratulations to the winner of these two great books!

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July 2014 Expert Chat Schedule is Available

July 2014 Expert Chat Schedule is Available

Find out when Threads contributing editors will be available to take your sewing questions.

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A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

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Claire Shaeffer looked to two Dior garments for inspiration when coming up with a method for inserting a standard zipper without visible topstitching. Here’s a closer look at that stitching and other exquisite hand sewing and details on these couture garments.

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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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Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons

Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons

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See how easy it can be to space buttons and buttonholes with this quick tip from Threads.

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Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends

Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends

With this clever sewing tip from Threads #174, your zippers will be feeling better than ever.

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Tip: Store Fabric Neatly in Less Space

Tip: Store Fabric Neatly in Less Space

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Learn a clever way to store fabric with this tip from Threads #174 (August/September 2014).

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Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments

Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments

An costume and textiles expert answers

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Create a Foam-Cup Bra

Create a Foam-Cup Bra

It's easy to achieve a comfortable, custom shape for your bra.

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Sew an Unexposed Zipper

Sew an Unexposed Zipper

This couture technique makes a regular zipper appear stitchless.

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How to Salvage Your Selvages

How to Salvage Your Selvages

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A good selvage is like a bonus with your fabric purchase. Learn nine clever and creative ways to use fabric edges.

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Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway

Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway

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Learn to make a market bag, boho frock, and a pair of skirts with these patterns by Cheryl Kuczek. Leave a comment for a chance to win.

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Louise Cutting Answers Your Questions

Louise Cutting Answers Your Questions

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Find answers to your sewing questions by reading through our latest Expert Chat with Louise Cutting.

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Pattern-Grading Basics

Pattern-Grading Basics

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How to scale a pattern from the size you have to the size you need.

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A Visit With a Savile Row Tailor

A Visit With a Savile Row Tailor

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When I was in London recently, I visited tailor Richard Anderson. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at his workroom and a walk through his method for matching plaids.

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Pattern Review: Style Arc - Angie Dress

Pattern Review: Style Arc - Angie Dress

Threads reviews Style Arc's "Angie Dress" pattern. This feminine summer dress has an empire waist, a ruched midriff panel, and a flowing knee-length skirt.

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Pattern Review: Vogue 1310 - Misses Top and Skirt

Pattern Review: Vogue 1310 - Misses' Top and Skirt

Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 1310. This bias-cut outfit drapes gently over the body.

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Pattern Review: Center for Pattern Design - Bias Tier Coat

Pattern Review: Center for Pattern Design - Bias Tier Coat

Threads reviews the Center for Pattern Design's Bias Tier Coat Pattern. This striking design is chic and easy to wear.

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The Winners of Threads Sew Smarter, Better, and Faster are...

The Winners of "Threads Sew Smarter, Better, and Faster" are...

Did you enter in this awesome giveaway? Find out if you're a winner.

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