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Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

If you've ever needed to insert a zipper into a garment at a seamless spot, this simple technique is the solution.

Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way.

8 Top Lace Tips

Discover eight fabulous tips for sewing and designing with fine lace.

How to Turn Ready-made Bras into Strapless Dress Support

Rescue your strapless dresses and tops to get the support you need with these five techniques in this web extra from "Party Dresses" (Winter 2014).

Ordinary Objects with Unexpected Sewing Uses

Here are eight of our favorite common utensils that double as unorthodox sewing tools.

Official Rules - 2015 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge

The official rules for the 2015 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge.

SewStylish Spring 2015 is Here!

See what's inside this exciting new issue.

SewStylish's Party Dresses Issue is Here!

See what's inside this exciting new issue.

SewStylish Fall Fashion Challenge 2014 - Official Rules

The official rules for the 2014 SewStylish Fall Fashion Challenge.

Preview SewStylish Fall 2014

SewStylish Fall 2014

SewStylish Fall 2014 is Here!

See what's inside this exciting new issue.

How to Add Smocked Sections to a Pattern

Learn how to easily incorporate this trendy embellishment.

Parsons and Palmer/Pletsch create "My First Jacket"

Parsons students share their experiences in creating a jacket.

Designer Insider: Anthony Ryan Auld

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

Quick Stuff to Sew - Winter 2012

Threads Insiders now have full access to our special issue Quick Stuff to Sew Winter 2012.

SewStylish - Fall - 2012

Threads Insiders now have full access to our special issue SewStylish Fall Fashion 2012.

SewStylish - Summer - 2012

Threads Insiders now have full access to our special issue SewStylish Summer Fashion 2012.

SewStylish - Spring - 2013

Threads Insiders now have full access to our special issue SewStylish Spring Fashion 2013.

SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge 2014 - Official Rules

The official rules for the 2014 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge.

SewStylish Spring 2014 is Here!

See what's inside this exciting new issue.

Free, Downloadable Templates for your Sweet Spiked Tote

In this Web Extra from SewStylish Spring 2014, we share even more fun spike placement templates, pointers on how to make your designs, and instructions for attaching studs to garments and accessories.

Print Your Free Dragonfly Stencil Template

As seen in the article "Printed Denim" from SewStylish Spring 2014, you too can embellish your jeans with the same dragonfly template featured in the story. This free template is easy to print and can be used to make your own stencil.

Preview SewStylish Spring 2014

SewStylish Spring 2014

Preview SewStylish Fall 2013

Here's a sneak peek at the SewStylish Fall 2013 issue.

SewStylish Fall Fashion Challenge 2013 - Official Rules

The official rules for the 2013 SewStylish Fall Fashion Challenge.

See What's Inside SewStylish Fall 2013!

Don't miss this great new issue of SewStylish.

More Gorgeous Trims to Know and Sew With: Rococo, Bullion, and Chain

Discover rococo, bullion, and chain and how to use each in projects.

Transfer a Muslin Drape to Pattern Paper

How to turn a muslin drape into a pattern piece

Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

YOU could win! Submit your best ironing tip to win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron with iTouch Technology.

Ties to Bind: Turn Neckties into Bias Binding

Here's how to use thrift-store ties as an elegant finish.

How to Make a Fabric Rosette

Easy flower embellishments are perfect for adorning garments, accessories, and more!

SewStylish Summer Fashion Challenge 2013 Official Rules

The official rules for the SewStylish Summer Fashion Challenge 2013.

Video: How to Make a Personal Croquis

Follow along as fashion illustrator and SewStylish author Yelen Ayé shows you how to create a personal croquis.

SewStylish Spring 2013 is Here!

Don't miss this great new issue of SewStylish.

Video: More Fashion Illustration Basics from Yelen Aye

Bring your fashion designs to life with this video tutorial.

Sew Curved Seams in Silk Charmeuse

Stitch, clip, trim, and fold for a beautiful-and narrow-finished seam that wraps around curves with this extra from SewStylish Fall 2012

Make an Embellished, Denim Fold-Over Bag

Try this bonus version of the bag featured in SewStylish Fall 2012

SewStylish Fall 2012 is Here!

Don't miss this great new issue of SewStylish

Enter for Your Chance to Win a SUEDEsays Pattern!

You could win one of three great SUEDEsays patterns.

Video: Learn the Basics of Fashion Illustration from Yelen Aye

Bring your fashion designs to life with this video tutorial.

Tips for Styling Jeans from Angela Wolf

From coloring to style, there is a jean style for every day. Learn great tips for sewing jeans from designer Angela Wolf.

SewStylish Summer Fashion Challenge 2012 Official Rules

The official rules for the SewStylish Summer Fashion Challenge 2012.

SewStylish Summer 2012 is here!

Don't miss this great new issue of SewStylish

How to Make Painted Lace

Apply dye with a brush to create multicolored effects on lace.

Make Lace Earrings

Don’t let beautiful lace go to waste! Follow this tutorial to make a pair of gorgeous lace earrings.

Add a Slotted Pocket for Credit Cards to Any Bag

Create a slotted pocket for credit cards to add to any bag you are making.

How to Enlarge a Pattern

Download these easy instructions on how to enlarge any pattern, from small templates to your own halfscale designs.

How to Install Bathing Suit Bra Cups

Construct a bra before assembling your bathing suit for great fit.

Turn An Old Dress Into A New Favorite

From vintage has-been to modern party dress.

Copy Your Favorite Tee

Reproduce the style and fit you love with this tutorial.

How to Sew a Notched Jacket Lapel

Accomplish a cleanly notched lapel with simple sewing, trimming, and pressing techniques.

Capelet Collar Pattern

In the Fall 2010 issue of SewStylish, we featured a capelet project by Christine Haynes. Here is the collar pattern for you to use to complete the look on page 43.

How to Easily Hem Sheer Fabrics

Finish transparent edges with this simple-to-sew couture technique.

How to Sew Cuffed Shorts

Make a pair of super-cute cropped and cuffed shorts perfect for summer.

One-Hour Wide Belt

Got an hour? Make a stunning and stylish wide sash with our pdf project plans.

On Newsstands: Sew Stylish Spring 2008

Our latest issue teaches you to design like the pros!

An Inside Look at the Craft & Hobby Show

Handcrafted fashion and Vanna White ruled the runway at Anaheim, California's Craft & Hobby Association Winter Show.

Top 10 Fabrics - Source List

Where do you go when you absolutely gotta have a truly amazing fabric? To the World Wide Web, of course. So go ahead and ready your mouse! Here are more than one hundred retailers, each with a to-drool-over selection of fabrics.

Oh-So-Common Terms

Here’s our debut “Sewing as a Second Language” course, which can also be found in Sew Stylish Volume 1.

The First-ever Sew Stylish Photo Shoot!

There are many stories left on the cutting room floor when we publish an issue of the magazine. Enjoy this free download from our magazine exploring a behind the scenes view of our very first photoshoot.

Bending the Rules to Fit Your Sewing Styles

Author Amy Karol's book about how to make sewing work for you.

Loop Your Creativity

Three fashion-forward FIT professors teach you to make stylish and inexpensive belts in their new book.

Spring Sewing Lingo

A dictionary of sewing terms straight from the pages of our "Quick Stuff to Sew" edition.

Cool Tips for Conquering Leather

Leather is a tricky fabric to find under the foot of your sewing machine. Here's some tips to make the tough fabric easier.

Pink Loves Brown

A website that sells cute cards and notebooks features designs sure to appeal to seamstresses.

Project Runway in Connecticut

Upcoming fashion folks from designers to students to models converged on Connecticut.

Subversive Seamster

Subversive Seamster is a guide on how to transform seemingly unwearable thrift-store finds into unique clothes and accessories.

Where We Shopped

Our Embellishments issue had us sourcing gorgeous crafting supplies near and far. Here's what we bought and where.

Prairie Girl Quiz

What kind of prairie girl are you? Take this quiz to find out if you rule the fashion frontier.

American Fashion Review

American Fashion is visually stimulating and establishes thought-provoking connections to great movements in history that are not customarily associated with fashion. The timeline is extended over the past eighty years and delves into: cultural, political, economic, and social elements that have influenced fashion.

The Latest Sewing Lingo

A dictionary of sewing terms straight from the pages of Sew Stylish Embellishments.

Sew a Back-Friendly Pillow

Every sit against a hard chair and stand up with an aching back? Us too. In this project, we show you how to make a cute pillow that solves the problem.

Video: Knit a Furry Scarf

In this video, Tina Hilton shows you how to knit this gorgeous scarf.

Tie On a Button Bracelet

Here's an opportunity to create a fanciful, stylish bracelet out of buttons.

Video: Straighten Your Grain

Sarah Veblen will show you how to find and straighten the lengthwise and crosswise grains on your trickiest fabrics.

Strike a Pose, There's Nothing to It Vogue

A well-edited volume by top-quality purveyors, Rizzoli, condenses the best of Vogue magazine into coffee-table format.

Hot Stuff Bonus: Purse

Here's extra details on how to make the bonus clutch bag from SewStylish.

Make Your Very Own Fitting Assistant

This tutorial teaches you to create a custom fitting form on the cheap.

Video: Get Your Paint On!

See Laura Murray demonstrate the tricks of the Paintstiks trade.

Sun Savvy Fabric

New high-tech fabrics can add an extra layer of sun protection.

Video: Tips for Sewing with Silks

TV host Sandra Betzina shows us some easy tips for working with silk.

Vionnet: The Greatest Dressmaker

A book about Madeleine Vionnet, often referred to as the greatest dressmaker in the world.

Video: Don't be Daunted by Darts

Learn how to sew a smooth, flat dart, as shown in this video from the Sew Stylish Red Carpet Ready issue.

Ballistic for Balenciaga

This book is a must-read for fans of classic, beautiful fashion.

Video: Test Drive Your Pattern

Follow along with longtime sewer and author Sarah Veblen to see how to make a test garment out of unbleached cotton muslin.

Lucky You! More Red-Carpet Ready Tips

Here are some great sewing tips from the brilliant members of PACC, which we just couldn't fit into our latest issue.

Backless Bra Dilemma: Solved!

Create an instant backless bra to wear with your new backless dress by using a waist stay.

G'day Godet

Learn how to prepare a pattern in order to sew a godet in your skirt.

Lowdown on the Lingo

Here is our new and improved dictionary of common terms from Sew Stylish Red Carpet Ready.

Sheer Advice

Here are some great tips for sewing with sheer fabric.

Video: Visit a fabric store with Sew Stylish Magazine

Take a virtual tour of one of our favorite fabric stores with Lisa Summerell.

A Measurement Chart of Your Very Own

Download our personal measurement chart to keep your measurements handy next time you go to the fabric store.

Video: Using Your Iron Really Does Pay Off

You can sew the straightest seam EVER, but if you don’t press it perfectly, it will look an all-out mess! In this video Ann Steeves will demonstrate how to perfectly press a garment.

Video: Tie a Wide Belt Like a Pro

A wide belt is a hot commodity in fashion circles these days. Watch a video showing how to wrap and tie one with panache

All You Ever Need to Know to Define Your Own Style

A new book about style from Nina Garcia, a judge on Project Runway, tells you all you need to know to develop your personal look.