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Bias-Cut Ombré Dress

Bias-Cut Ombré Dress

Take a look at an interactive 360-degree view of the abstract piecework coat from Threads #173.

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How to Create 3d-Bubble Trim

How to Create 3d-Bubble Trim

Add dimension to your next garment with this vintage technique.

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Construct a Flawless Collar Band

Construct a Flawless Collar Band

Louise Cutting shares her technique for sewing a professional-looking collar band without any hand sewing.

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Create a Garment Using Tyvek

Create a Garment Using Tyvek

Play with this unexpected material for stylish results.

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How to Find Your Waist and Other Measurements

How to Find Your Waist and Other Measurements

This—and other mysteries of fit—resolved.

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How to Sculpt With Pleats

How to Sculpt With Pleats

Fold fabric like Madame Grès and create works of art.

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How to Use Ombre Fabric

How to Use Ombre Fabric

Dramatic or subtle, ombré fabrics create distinctive garments.

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Video: How to Sew a Figure-eight Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Figure-eight Stitch

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 Bag (Includes Free Pattern)!

Sew an Easy Tyvek Bag (Includes Free Pattern)!

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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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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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, 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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