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Pattern Review: SBCC Reviver Skirt

Pattern Review: SBCC Reviver Skirt

This stretch skirt with a front drape and raw-edged hem is intended for the petite or petite-plus figure. It is a pull-on style with a hidden elastic waistband.

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Pattern Review: Cake Patterns Endeavor Trousers and Shorts

Pattern Review: Cake Patterns Endeavor Trousers and Shorts

These wide-legged pants or shorts have a straight waistband with the bottom edge at the natural waist, angled pockets, two-piece leg fronts, a back yoke, and back patch pockets.

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Pattern Review: Vogue 1515 Ensemble

Pattern Review: Vogue 1515 Ensemble

Sandra Betzina is known for designing artistic silhouettes. This ensemble is no exception. It consists of a sleeveless, loose-fitting cropped top with a curved back hemline paired with a yoked A-line skirt with a diagonal piped seam across the front and back that attaches an asymmetrical bottom section.

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Pattern Review: Simplicity Sewstylish 8328

Pattern Review: Simplicity Sewstylish 8328

Enjoy the versatility of special-occasion separates with this ensemble. It features four tops and three skirt variations to create formal looks. The tops have separating zippers at center back.

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Notions: Heat Activated Button Thread

Notions: Heat Activated Button Thread

Never fear that your buttons will fall off with this thread.

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Notions: Chrome Professional Grade Needles

Notions: Chrome Professional Grade Needles

A good needle goes a long way.

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Video: Texturizing Fabrics - Squares on a Grid

Video: Texturizing Fabrics - Squares on a Grid

Learn how to create a texturized effect on any T-shirt by adding bias-cut velvet fabric squares.

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Enter the 2017 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge

Enter the 2017 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge

Share your spring-inspired garments by 11:59 p.m. EST, May 31, for a chance to win a prize package worth more than $700!

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Video: Quick Tip for Labeling Your Serger

Video: Quick Tip for Labeling Your Serger

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If you own a serger whose dials are not labeled or are faded, use this tip instead of being at the mercy of your manual.

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Video - Fitting: Key Pattern Adjustments

Video - Fitting: Key Pattern Adjustments

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In this video, Threads contributing editor Judith Neukam walks you through two important pattern alterations that can simplify the fitting process.

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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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Video: Reinforce Underarm Seams

Video: Reinforce Underarm Seams

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Garments with dropped shoulders may experience stress at some points. For this reason, you may benefit from reinforcing them.

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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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Video: Finish a Back Neckline Opening

Video: Finish a Back Neckline Opening

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This video will teach you one method for finishing a back neckline opening.

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Video: Make Perfect Miters

Video: Make Perfect Miters

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Learn how to draft and sew a mitered corner for professional-looking hems.

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Video: Sheer Trims - Suspended Feathers

Video: Sheer Trims - Suspended Feathers

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Feathers are a wonderful adornment for special-occasion garments. Make them even more lovely by encasing them in sheer fabrics. Watch to learn how to create this embellishment.

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Video: Using a Bias Tape Maker

Video: Using a Bias Tape Maker

Learn how easy it is to make custom bias tape with this handy tool.

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