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SewStylish Featured Giveaway!

SewStylish Featured Giveaway!

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You could win two awesome books that were both featured in the latest SewStylish magazine!

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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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Where Do You Most Frequently Shop for Fabric?

Where Do You Most Frequently Shop for Fabric?

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Brick and mortar fabric stores are dwindling. Do you have a favorite?

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Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches

Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches

Those who sew are always on the lookout for ways to improve their garment sewing. Here are 3 incredibly helpful tips to improve your stitches.

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10 Good Sewing Tips and Tricks

10 Good Sewing Tips and Tricks

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First seen in our special issue Teach Yourself to Sew, Winter 2013, here are ten tips and tricks for every sewing enthusiast directly from the sewing community.

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How to Sew Pin Tucks

How to Sew Pin Tucks

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These easy instructions from "Tucks Made Simple," Threads #171, explain how to sew tiny pin tucks and then how to create intersecting pin tucks. Follow the steps and you'll create elegant and dainty pin tucks in no time.

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Video: How to Sew and Press Tucks

Video: How to Sew and Press Tucks

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Watch this video and learn how to fold, sew, and press tucks.

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Three Techniques to Reach Dart Points

Three Techniques to Reach Dart Points

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In Teach Youself to Sew, Threads #170, Sandra Miller shares some fabulous secrets for achieving great-looking darts. Here are three easy-to-follow techniques to reach the dart point for smooth results.

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Threads Essential Techniques: How to Sew a Pickstitch

Threads Essential Techniques: How to Sew a Pickstitch

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Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video tutorial from Threads #169, and learn how to make the classic pickstitch.

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All-New Material from Teach Yourself to Sew

All-New Material from Teach Yourself to Sew

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Find out what new projects we've been busy working on for Teach Yourself to Sew.

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How to Sew Inseams

How to Sew Inseams

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Learn how to sew two off-grain fabrics into an inseam.

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The Winner of Couture Sewing is...

The Winner of "Couture Sewing" is...

Congratulations to the winner of "Couture Sewing" by Claire B. Shaeffer!

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How to Sew a French Seam

How to Sew a French Seam

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Learn how to sew a a French seam with this quick video tutorial.

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How to Serge Seam Allowances

How to Serge Seam Allowances

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Learn how to serge seam allowances with this quick video tutorial.

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How to Sew a Stitch and Pink Seam Finish

How to Sew a Stitch and Pink Seam Finish

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Learn how to sew a stitch and pink seam finish with this video tutorial.

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How to Stitch Together Seam Allowances

How to Stitch Together Seam Allowances

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Learn how to sew a stitch together seam allowances with this video tutorial.

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How to Edgestitch and Topstitch a Collar Lapel

How to Edgestitch and Topstitch a Collar Lapel

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Fine sewing vanishes from the viewers eye, but if it is a mistake, it becomes very visible.

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How to Sew a Single-Fold Clean Finish Seam

How to Sew a Single-Fold Clean Finish Seam

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Learn how to sew single-fold clean finish seam with this video tutorial.

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How to Make a Floating Shoulder Pad

How to Make a Floating Shoulder Pad

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Check out this designer-inspired shoulder pad that moves with your garment as you move.

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How to Create a Balanced Dart

How to Create a Balanced Dart

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In heavy or dimensional fabric a dart can look bulky when pressed to one side. This technique will balance the dart value.

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