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Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing

Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing

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Discover two methods for installing a facing that finishes the neckline and armhole.

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Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

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In Threads #185 (June/July 2016), Daryl Lancaster teaches the essentials of drafting and installing facings. Learn the best ways to finish those facing edges.

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Video: How to Serge Seam Allowances

Video: 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 Cut and Hem a Tulle Skirt

How to Cut and Hem a Tulle Skirt

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Professional tips for handling multiple layers of frothy, fluffy fabric.

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Video: An Expert Tip for Working with Multiple Threads

Video: An Expert Tip for Working with Multiple Threads

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THREADS author Ruth Ciemnoczolowski demonstrates a handy technique for working with multiple threads when hand sewing. This tip is especially helpful if you are sewing on buttons.

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Video: Fine Tune the Shape with Darts

Video: Fine Tune the Shape with Darts

Darts are a powerful asset that will allow you to create the exact shape you want in a garment. Learn more in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5.

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Video: Sew a Hand-Rolled Hem

Video: Sew a Hand-Rolled Hem

This easy-to-sew, narrow hem is perfect for fine and delicate fabrics. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn how.

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How to Sew a Bound Buttonhole

How to Sew a Bound Buttonhole

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With edges wrapped in fabric, these buttonholes are bound to last.

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Video: Sewing Machine Anatomy - How a Stitch is Made

Video: Sewing Machine Anatomy - How a Stitch is Made

Watch this animation to learn how a sewing machine lockstitch is made.

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Teach Yourself to Sew: Order Season 5 Now!

Teach Yourself to Sew: Order Season 5 Now!

The 5th season of our beginner sewing series is now available in our online store.

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Video: How to Make Thread Bars and Chains

Video: How to Make Thread Bars and Chains

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Watch to learn how to make thread bars and chains. These delicacies detain wayaward straps, linings and more.

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Underlining with Fusible Interfacing

Underlining with Fusible Interfacing

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Excellent fusible products make underlining a breeze and give your fabric and garments a boost.

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Use Couched Elastic to Create a Ruched Effect

Use Couched Elastic to Create a Ruched Effect

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Learn how to insert elastic into a garment to create a gathered effect.

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Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals

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Although one of my favorite parts of sewing is creating interesting surface design, I’m well aware that it’s the underpinning steps in the process that make a garment truly successful and wearable.

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6 Serger Secrets

6 Serger Secrets

Get the most out of your serger with these secrets and techniques.

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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

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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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