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Video: How to Sew a Couching Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Couching Stitch

The couching stitch is useful for applying heavy or decorative threads that are too thick or textured to pass through a fabric's weave. Watch to learn how to create this basic hand embroidery stitch.

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Video: How to Sew a Blanket Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Blanket Stitch

Hand embroidery can elevate the style of any garment. Watch now to learn how to create one of five basic embroidery stitches: the blanket stitch.

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Video: How to Sew a Fly Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Fly Stitch

The fly stitch is a basic embroidery stitch. Watch to learn how to create this stitch.

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Video: How to Sew a Chainstitch

Video: How to Sew a Chainstitch

Hand embroidery is a traditional embellishment technique that is within the reach of any sewer. Watch to learn how to create one of the five basic embroidery stitches: the chainstitch.

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Book Review: The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim

Book Review: The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim

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Threads contributing editor Judith Neukam weighs in on a methodology for studying antique and vintage garments.

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Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket

Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket

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Learn a clever technique for adding a secret pocket to a scarf.

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[ENDED] Enter to Win a Spiegel 60609 Sewing Machine

[ENDED] Enter to Win a Spiegel 60609 Sewing Machine

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Learn how you can win the all-new Spiegel 60609 sewing machine. This machine is even equipped with video and WIFI integration. [Ended]

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Behind-the-Scenes at DittoForm

Behind-the-Scenes at DittoForm

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We promised you a look at more photos from the Threads editor visit to Bits of Thread in Washington, D.C., to learn about the DittoForm's custom dress form process.

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Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

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It's easy to install a hand-stitched lapped zipper in garments. Here's how to do so with a facing.

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Serger Darts for Knits

Serger Darts for Knits

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Serger expert and instructor Pamela Leggett shares her technique for achieving great-looking darts in knits using a serger.

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Get Inspired by Art: Design Challenge Winners Revealed

Get Inspired by Art: Design Challenge Winners Revealed

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View the original artworks that inspired the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals' latest fashion challenge.

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Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

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This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way.

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Video: How to Serge Seam Allowances

Video: How to Serge Seam Allowances

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Learn how to serge seam allowances with this quick video tutorial.

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Create a Couched Embroidery Design

Create a Couched Embroidery Design

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Take a simple sketch of ancient architecture that inspires you to your computer and digitize it to create a couched embroidery version for a summer satchel.

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Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing

Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing

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Ruth Ciemnoczolowski shows you a simple way of adding stability to your hand-sewing thread.

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How to Scale an Embroidery Design Up or Down

How to Scale an Embroidery Design Up or Down

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Learn how easy it can be to scale an embroidery design with this web extra from Threads #179 (June/July 2015).

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More Fabulous Art-Wear by Cassie Stephens

More Fabulous Art-Wear by Cassie Stephens

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Cassie Stephens' colorful outfits are inspired by famous works of art.

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Video: How to Straighten Fabric Grain

Video: How to Straighten Fabric Grain

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This first step in fabric preparation ensures garments that look better and feel more comfortable.

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How to Make an Embroidered Clutch

How to Make an Embroidered Clutch

Transform a wool sweater that's seen better days into your new favorite clutch.

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How to Embroider Garments Like Penn & Fletcher

How to Embroider Garments Like Penn & Fletcher

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Masterpiece embroidery has many facets. See more examples of the exquisite embroidery and learn more about the Penn & Fletcher Studio.

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