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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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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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Add High-End Elements to Your Garments

Add High-End Elements to Your Garments

Enrich your wardrobe with a designer-inspired slot seam or cargo pocket.

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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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Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

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Although one of my favorite parts of sewing is creating interesting surface design, I’m well aware that it’s the underpinning steps in the process that make a garment truly successful and wearable.

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Video: How to Sew a Figure-eight Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Figure-eight Stitch

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Watch this video demonstration of how to sew a figure-eight stitch using techniques by Claire Shaeffer.

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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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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, Claire Shaeffer shows you how to trim a neckline using a technique from the world-renowned designer.

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Chat with Couture Expert Susan Khalje

Chat with Couture Expert Susan Khalje

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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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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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Dont Miss Your Chance to Enter the 2014 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge

Don't Miss Your Chance to Enter the 2014 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge

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Share your spring-inspired garments by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 18 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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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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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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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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How to Replace a Sleeve Lining

How to Replace a Sleeve Lining

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I hit the jackpot recently at the local thrift, with this venerable morning coat. I needed to reline the sleeves and thought you might enjoy seeing it!

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