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Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

It's easy to install a hand-stitched lapped zipper in garments. Here's how to do so with a facing.

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Serger Darts for Knits

Serger Darts for Knits

Serger expert and instructor Pamela Leggett shares her technique for achieving great-looking darts in knits using a serger.

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Tip: Divide Measurements Easily

Tip: Divide Measurements Easily

Discover a handy trick for evenly dividing a measured length.

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Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

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: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper

Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper

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This zipper technique is useful in bag and garment applications. We also demonstrate something unique about nylon-coil zipper teeth: They work in either direction.

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Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing

Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing

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Ruth Ciemnoczolowski shows you a simple way of adding stability to your hand-sewing thread.

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The Hybrid Lapel Facing

The Hybrid Lapel Facing

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This Yves Saint Laurent jacket is deceptively simple, but it was constructed with a sophisticated trick.

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How to Make a Fortuny Gladstone Bag, The Finale

How to Make a Fortuny Gladstone Bag, The Finale

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This third post in the Fortuny Gladstone Bag series explains how to insert the lining into the vintage accessory.

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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: How to Thread a Twin Needle

Video: How to Thread a Twin Needle

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Learn how to set up your sewing machine to use a twin needle.

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Add Variety to your Projects with These Six Thread Types

Add Variety to your Projects with These Six Thread Types

Try fun options to take your sewing to the next level.

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Gift to Sew: Easy and Classic Wool Scarf

Gift to Sew: Easy and Classic Wool Scarf

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Finish the long edges and fringe the ends. Follow along to learn how easy it is to make this classic wool scarf.

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Video: Use a Camera to Help Fit

Video: Use a Camera to Help Fit

During the muslin stage, a camera will allow you to observe the fit from many angles with ease. Watch this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5 to learn how.

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Tip: Iron-On Topstitching Template

Tip: Iron-On Topstitching Template

Get a straight line every time with this trick for better topstitching.

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Cures for Puckered Stitches

Cures for Puckered Stitches

Judith Neukam will teach you to avoid rippled seams in your work, with this expert advice.

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How to Achieve Ideal Sewing Machine Thread Tension

How to Achieve Ideal Sewing Machine Thread Tension

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Learn to diagnose and solve poor thread tension problems--and save yourself sewing headaches.

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The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway

The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway

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Two lucky Threads readers have the opportunity to win in this great giveaway!

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Threads Reader Tips

Threads Reader Tips

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These fabulous sewing tips are worth trying.

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Four Prize Giveaway Winner!

Four Prize Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to this week's giveaway winner!

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Video: Create Topstitching with Running Stitches

Video: Create Topstitching with Running Stitches

Learn how to use a simple, hand-sewn stitch to make bold topstitching.

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