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An Easy Way to Accurately Pleat Ribbon for Trims

An Easy Way to Accurately Pleat Ribbon for Trims

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I've figured out an easy way to pleat ribbons or strips of fabric. Read more to find out how to create the template I use to make pleated ribbon trim.

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Christine Haynes Pattern and Book Giveaway

Christine Haynes Pattern and Book Giveaway

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Submit a comment below for a chance to win three Christine Haynes' patterns and a signed copy of her book "The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction."

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Project Runway Season 13, Episode 1: The Judges Decide

Project Runway Season 13, Episode 1: "The Judges Decide"

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Project Runway is back with an all-new season, dubbed “Lucky season thirteen” by Tim Gunn. Read our recap now to learn about the designers, challenge, and see the runway looks.

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SewStylish Fall 2014 is Here!

SewStylish Fall 2014 is Here!

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See what's inside this exciting new issue.

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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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The Winner of Sew Fun and Sewing School 2 is...

The Winner of "Sew Fun" and "Sewing School 2" is...

Congratulations to the winner of these two great books!

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July 2014 Expert Chat Schedule is Available

July 2014 Expert Chat Schedule is Available

Find out when Threads contributing editors will be available to take your sewing questions.

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A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments

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Claire Shaeffer looked to two Dior garments for inspiration when coming up with a method for inserting a standard zipper without visible topstitching. Here’s a closer look at that stitching and other exquisite hand sewing and details on these couture garments.

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Try These Color Combinations for Ice Dyeing

Try These Color Combinations for Ice Dyeing

In Threads #174 (August/September 2014), authors Nick Coman and Chase Wong explain a fascinating way to create random, unique patterns on fabric with ice dyeing. They share a few of their favorite color combinations for ice dyeing in this Web extra.

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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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Create a Foam-Cup Bra

Create a Foam-Cup Bra

It's easy to achieve a comfortable, custom shape for your bra.

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Sew an Unexposed Zipper

Sew an Unexposed Zipper

This couture technique makes a regular zipper appear stitchless.

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How to Salvage Your Selvages

How to Salvage Your Selvages

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A good selvage is like a bonus with your fabric purchase. Learn nine clever and creative ways to use fabric edges.

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Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway

Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway

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Learn to make a market bag, boho frock, and a pair of skirts with these patterns by Cheryl Kuczek. Leave a comment for a chance to win.

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Louise Cutting Answers Your Questions

Louise Cutting Answers Your Questions

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Find answers to your sewing questions by reading through our latest Expert Chat with Louise Cutting.

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Pattern-Grading Basics

Pattern-Grading Basics

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How to scale a pattern from the size you have to the size you need.

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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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