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How to Pin

How to Pin

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Let's talk pins. We're referring to those essential little notions that hold fabric pieces together as you sew and may stick you on occasion.

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Improve Your Sewing with 4 Specialized Measuring Tools

Improve Your Sewing with 4 Specialized Measuring Tools

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Break away from the straight and narrow and learn about some unique and helpful measuring tools.

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Quick Tips for Sewing Under the Gun

Quick Tips for Sewing Under the Gun

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The steps I take to set up for speedy sewing

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Preorder Sandra Betzinas All New Fabric Savvy book

Preorder Sandra Betzina's "All New Fabric Savvy" book

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Check out Sandra Betzina's updated "Fabric Savvy" book.

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Vintage Sewing Tools: The Singer Bound Buttonhole Maker

Vintage Sewing Tools: The Singer Bound Buttonhole Maker

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If you've seen this tool but never knew what it was for, here's the answer.

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Video: Expert Tips for Faced Edges

Video: Expert Tips for Faced Edges

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Use these expert tips to create professional-looking faced edges.

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Video: Shape Bias Tape with an Iron

Video: Shape Bias Tape with an Iron

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Bias tape may be best known for its flexibility. This versatile material can easily follow any curve, and that's why it's so useful for finishing armholes, necklines, and other shaped edges.

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How to Make a Mitered Pocket Welt

How to Make a Mitered Pocket Welt

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This free pattern produces a smooth welt with bulk-free ends.

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Video - Essential Tools: Measuring Tapes

Video - Essential Tools: Measuring Tapes

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Threads Contributing Editor Judith Neukam shares essential information about measuring tapes and offers clever tips for taking two measurements.

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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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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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Cinch a Dress with an Elastic Waist

Cinch a Dress with an Elastic Waist

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Breathe new life into an ill-fitting garment by taking in the waist.

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Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator

Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator

Watch to learn how a stitch regulator can help create even free-motion stitching.

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Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay

Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay

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Watch to learn how to take a simple placket to the next level.

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Video: An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances

Video: An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances

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For smooth edges along curves, skip clipping. Watch this video tutorial to see how this works.

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Video: Easy Seam Turning

Video: Easy Seam Turning

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This seam-turning technique is easy to follow and is perfect to use when creating pillows or items with a lining.

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Video: A No-Bulk Elastic Join

Video: A No-Bulk Elastic Join

Learn a bulk-free method for joining two elastic ends.

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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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Kenneth D. Kings Print Mixing Principles

Kenneth D. King's Print Mixing Principles

A proven formula for stylish combinations.

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