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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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Video: Two Great Marking Tips

Video: Two Great Marking Tips

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Sewers have a multitude of ways to mark their fabric. Watch this quick video to learn two handy tips for marking fabrics and patterns.

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Video: DIY Faux-Velvet Board

Video: DIY Faux-Velvet Board

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See how easy and inexpensive it can be to create your own faux-velvet board with this quick video tip from Threads.

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Video: Make Your Own Tailors Pressing Tool

Video: Make Your Own Tailor's Pressing Tool

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To get the perfect seam finish on wool fabrics, a steam iron isn't always enough. Watch this quick video tip to learn how to make your own dauber to help press seams on wool garments.

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Sewing Tip: The ABCs of Fitting

Sewing Tip: The ABCs of Fitting

This nifty tip will help you remember an essential rule of fitting.

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Tip: Mark New Seams With a Scalloped Blade

Tip: Mark New Seams With a Scalloped Blade

Save time when altering a pattern by using a scalloped blade.

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Video: Sew Perfect Collar Points

Video: Sew Perfect Collar Points

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There are all sorts of corners: 90-degree, 45-degree, and less—or more. Watch this video to achieve well-sewn outside corners, such as collar points.

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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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Sewing Tip: Sewing With Plaid

Sewing Tip: Sewing With Plaid

Plaid can be a tricky design to master. Here are some tips on how to get it right.

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Tip: Make Your Own Silicone Tape

Tip: Make Your Own Silicone Tape

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A simple technique to keep up a strapless dress.

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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 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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Quick Tip: How to Sew with Faux Leather

Quick Tip: How to Sew with Faux Leather

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Angela Wolf shares three quick tips for sewing with faux leather fabrics.

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Kenneth D. Kings Kilim Carpet Coat: The Big Finish

Kenneth D. King's Kilim Carpet Coat: The Big Finish

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We're at the end of our journey with the kilim coat.

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Quick Tips for Adjusting Shoulders

Quick Tips for Adjusting Shoulders

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Designer Angela Wolf shares a few tips on how to adjust shoulders to achieve a better-fitting sleeve.

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Watch Threads Essential Techniques

Watch Threads Essential Techniques

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Browse through our ever-growing collection of essential sewing technique videos based on articles published in our magazine!

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Bust Darts: Where and why?

Bust Darts: Where and why?

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Sewing expert Angela Wolf shares some tips for adding bust darts.

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