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Pattern Roundup: Fall 2016 Ponchos, Wraps, and Capes

Pattern Roundup: Fall 2016 Ponchos, Wraps, and Capes

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Jump-start your fall sewing with the latest patterns from Vogue and Simplicity. The season's focus is on ponchos, wraps, and capes.

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Tame Fabrics With Tissue Wrapping Paper

Tame Fabrics With Tissue Wrapping Paper

Sew with a tear-away laye

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Drape a Knit Bodice Block

Drape a Knit Bodice Block

A personal pattern helps you design a variety of knit tops.

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Couture Zipper Fly

Couture Zipper Fly

A precise designer method.

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Amazing, Adaptable Linen

Amazing, Adaptable Linen

Strength and beauty in this ancient fabric.

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Notions: Free-Motion Feet

Notions: Free-Motion Feet

These sewing machine feet make free-motion stitching a breeze.

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Threads #186: Check Out Our Latest Issue

Threads #186: Check Out Our Latest Issue

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Here's what you can expect to find in the September 2016 issue of THREADS.

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Book Review: Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History, by Rhonda K. Garelick

Book Review: Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History, by Rhonda K. Garelick

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Find out how Chanel became Chanel

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Heirloom Details Add Subtle Sophistication

Heirloom Details Add Subtle Sophistication

Discover sophistication in youthful embellishments with these to heirloom sewing techniques.

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Cowboy Pockets

Cowboy Pockets

A Western-inspired detail adds a “smile” to any garment.

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Pattern Review: Marfy 3786 Dress

Pattern Review: Marfy 3786 Dress

Combine fabulous fabrics and trim in this slim-fitting, knee-length dress. It has a three-piece front bodice, an angled waist seam, and loose tucks on the skirt front.

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Pattern Review: New Look 6394 Blouse

Pattern Review: New Look 6394 Blouse

The mix-and-match details on this versatile blouse pattern are fun to contemplate. The five views offer two lengths and have bust darts, curved hemlines, and a pleated or darted back.

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Pattern Review: Ralph Pink Ariani Dress

Pattern Review: Ralph Pink Ariani Dress

This bias-cut, sleeveless dress has a band collar, self-lined flounces edging the neckline and the front armscyes, and a center-back zipper.

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Pattern Review: Butterick 6286 Retro Suit

Pattern Review: Butterick 6286 Retro Suit

This 1944 design, updated from the Butterick archives, has extended, padded shoulders. The slim cut, however, reveals an hourglass shape.

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Video: How to Sew Piping to a Curve

Video: How to Sew Piping to a Curve

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Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn two great tips for sewing a better piped edge.

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Video: Offset Stitching for Smooth Piping

Video: Offset Stitching for Smooth Piping

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Threads has published lots of great advice on how to get great results for piping. Here is a tip for sewing a ripple-free piped edge.

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Video: Grade to Reduce Bulk in a Piped Seam

Video: Grade to Reduce Bulk in a Piped Seam

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If you're looking to add a design detail to a garment, turn to piping. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video for a great tip on grading a piped seam.

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Video: How to Press Shaped Edges

Video: How to Press Shaped Edges

You can make any garment special by adding shaped edges. Watch to learn how to press these curved details.

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Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

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

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Video: How to Sew a Web Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Web Stitch

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The web, or spider-web stitch, is a needle-woven stitch that makes a beautiful center for an embroidered medallion. Watch to learn how to create this basic hand embroidery stitch.

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