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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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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Now that the body of the felted wool "bark" coat is together, the collar and facings need to be attached.

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Sewing Tip: Gathering Mid- to Heavyweight Fabrics

Sewing Tip: Gathering Mid- to Heavyweight Fabrics

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This simple tip will make sure you're gathering fabrics the right way.

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Make & Use Thread Bars and Chains

Make & Use Thread Bars and Chains

Delicately detain wayward straps, linings, and more.

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Create Innovative Garments from Ordinary Shirts

Create Innovative Garments from Ordinary Shirts

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Upcycle yesterday’s fashions into original garments.

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Tip: Close an Opening Easily

Tip: Close an Opening Easily

No longer will you struggle when sewing an opening closed on a project that you turn right side out.

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How to Match Plaid Across a Seam

How to Match Plaid Across a Seam

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No-fail techniques for precise matching.

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Q&A: Stitch a Shirt Hem That Wont Roll Up

Q&A: Stitch a Shirt Hem That Won't Roll Up

Your garment hems will be better than ever.

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Take a Tour Inside a Chic Couture Skirt

Take a Tour Inside a Chic Couture Skirt

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A skirt found in a Parisian flea market consignment shop was full of charming touches. Here, I'll give you a tour inside this tweed skirt taking a close look at its construction details found in an unexpected places.

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12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques

12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques

You'll be making buttonholes on par with the pros once you check out this collection of our best buttonhole tutorials.

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