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The Pickstitched Lapped Zipper

The Pickstitched Lapped Zipper

Sew a couture closure that is always discreet.

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Insert a Zipper into a Side Seam

Insert a Zipper into a Side Seam

Smooth your silhouette by moving the center-back zipper to the side seam.

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9 Zipper Installation Techniques

9 Zipper Installation Techniques

Take the mystery out of installing zippers with these 9 techniques. You'll learn how to install lapped zippers, exposed zippers, replace zippers and more.

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Make Flowing Tiers and Layers

Make Flowing Tiers and Layers

Learn to make flowing, draped garments that flatter the body.

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Pro Methods for Sewing Activewear

Pro Methods for Sewing Activewear

Sew gear that really works out.

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Sewing With Saris

Sewing With Saris

Creative recycling techniques for these alluring textiles.

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Fit With Your Sloper

Fit With Your Sloper

It’s a custom template for adjusting patterns.

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Clever Collar Construction

Clever Collar Construction

Add a pretty contrasting trim to a collar and reduce bulk in one process.

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The Lost Art of Piecing: Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Fabric

The Lost Art of Piecing: Three Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Fabric

Creative solutions for making patterns work with less fabric.

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Two Easy Methods for Adding Flare to a Skirt

Two Easy Methods for Adding Flare to a Skirt

Full, fuller, fullest—draft custom skirts with these two easy-to-follow techniques.

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Two Ways to Update a Shirts Front-Button Opening

Two Ways to Update a Shirt's Front-Button Opening

Learn two elegant adaptations for blouses with a front opening at the neckline.

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Draft a Sleeve Block

Draft a Sleeve Block

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Learn how to draft a custom sleeve pattern so you can design an garment style you like. This easy process yields a personalized fit.

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Guided Photo Tour: The Red Alpaca Loden Coat

Guided Photo Tour: The Red Alpaca Loden Coat

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I have always had a fondness for Tyrolean clothes, especially loden coats. Here's one I saw recently in a thrift shop.

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Video: Best Thread Practices

Video: Best Thread Practices

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Make sure you're threading a needle the right way, and learn how to keep the thread straight.

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Replace a Coat Lining

Replace a Coat Lining

Spruce up your outerwear with designer details.

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Industry Insider Techniques, Vol. 7

Industry Insider Techniques, Vol. 7

Louise Cutting shares a behind-the-scenes look at how professionals construct fine clothing worthy of designer labels.

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How to Sew a Velvet Frock Coat

How to Sew a Velvet Frock Coat

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My Fortuny frock coat now has a little brother. Read along to find out how I constructed a modified frock coat using a vintage velvet bedspread.

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Catching Up With Designer Terry Fox

Catching Up With Designer Terry Fox

The British designer finds her next calling in sewing education.

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Video: Sew a Single-Welt Pocket

Video: Sew a Single-Welt Pocket

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A single-welt pocket can be added to almost any garment or accessory.

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Creative Garments Made With Wool

Creative Garments Made With Wool

Skillful design and construction win the day.

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