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Mary Ray Answers Your Questions on Facebook

Mary Ray Answers Your Questions on Facebook

Visit the THREADS Facebook page from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 for an hour-long chat with sewing expert Mary Ray.

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How to Trim a Neckline Like Yves Saint Laurent

How to Trim a Neckline Like Yves Saint Laurent

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In this excerpt from "Homage to Yves Saint Laurent," Designer Techniques Vol. 1 DVD, Claire Shaeffer shows you how to trim a neckline using a technique from the world-renowned designer.

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The Winner of The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction is...

The Winner of The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction is...

Congratulations to the winner of "The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction"!

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The Winner of Threads Issue no.172 is...

The Winner of Threads Issue no.172 is...

Congratulations to the Threads issue no.172 winner!

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Designer Insider: Anthony Ryan Auld

Designer Insider: Anthony Ryan Auld

Hear what Anthony Ryan Auld has to say about his career since Project Runway.

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Chat with Couture Expert Susan Khalje

Chat with Couture Expert Susan Khalje

Log on to Threads' Facebook page from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Monday, April 14, for a Q&A with couture expert Susan Khalje.

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Enter the 2014 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge

Enter the 2014 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge

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Share your spring-inspired garments for a chance to win a Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz 25 embroidery and sewing machine and $100 gift card to Gorgeous Fabrics!

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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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How to Make Fortuny-Style Beaded Edges

How to Make Fortuny-Style Beaded Edges

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Make a creative finished edge with this embellishment technique. It beautifully adorns your garment, and it will provide weight to the hem. This method pays homage to Mariano Fortuny's signature style.

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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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Sew a Hidden Lapel

Sew a Hidden Lapel

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New seams and folds create the illusion of a lapel on this intriguing jacket front.

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Abstract Piecework Coat

Abstract Piecework Coat

Take a look at an interactive 360-degree view of the abstract piecework coat from Threads #172.

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Create Abstract and Engaging Forms

Create Abstract and Engaging Forms

Insert graphic shapes to give a garment wow power.

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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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Make a Collage Minibag

Make a Collage Minibag

This pouch packs style - and your phone.

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Quick Tips: Waistband Adjustment for Ready-to-Wear Pants

Quick Tips: Waistband Adjustment for Ready-to-Wear Pants

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Sewing expert Angela Wolf and Threads Executive Editor Judith Neukam share two quick tips on making adjustments to ready-to-wear pants for a custom fit.

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How to Draft a Square Sleeve Cap

How to Draft a Square Sleeve Cap

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The strong shoulder is a silhouette that seems to be here to stay for a while. Kenneth D. King shows you step-by-step how easy it is to draft this stylish sleeve style.

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Combine Topstitching and Binding for an Elegant Seam Finish

Combine Topstitching and Binding for an Elegant Seam Finish

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Sometimes seams need to be bound. Other times they need to be topstitched. Here, I'll show you how the two elements have been combined to produce an elegant seam finish.

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The Winner of the 2013 Fancy Fabric Challenge is...

The Winner of the 2013 Fancy Fabric Challenge is...

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The votes are in. Find out whose elaborate garment won this years Fancy Fabrics Challenge.

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