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An Easy Way to Accurately Pleat Ribbon for Trims

An Easy Way to Accurately Pleat Ribbon for Trims

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I've figured out an easy way to pleat ribbons or strips of fabric. Read more to find out how to create the template I use to make pleated ribbon trim.

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Project Runway Season 13, Episode 1: The Judges Decide

Project Runway Season 13, Episode 1: "The Judges Decide"

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Project Runway is back with an all-new season, dubbed “Lucky season thirteen” by Tim Gunn. Read our recap now to learn about the designers, challenge, and see the runway looks.

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SewStylish Fall 2014 is Here!

SewStylish Fall 2014 is Here!

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See what's inside this exciting new issue.

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How to Add Smocked Sections to a Pattern

How to Add Smocked Sections to a Pattern

Learn how to easily incorporate this trendy embellishment.

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How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

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There are a variety of methods for seaming lace. However, they can be challenging if working with delicate lace such as Chantilly. I'll show you a clever technique for finishing seams on tricky lace fabrics.

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Threads Visits NYC

Threads Visits NYC

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Threads' staff recently had two exciting excursions into NYC: one for fabric shopping at Mood, where we met Tim Gunn of Project Runway; and one to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Charles James exhibit.

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Meet the Project Runway Season 13 Cast

Meet the Project Runway Season 13 Cast

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Learn all about the new designers just in time for the premiere.

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Book Review: The Lost Art of Dress

Book Review: The Lost Art of Dress

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If you're interested in the history of fashion in America, or have just always wondered why Americans don't dress well anymore--and what that really means--you should really read this book.

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Sewing References in Music

Sewing References in Music

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A list of songs that incorporate our favorite hobby!

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Underlining with Fusible Interfacing

Underlining with Fusible Interfacing

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Excellent fusible products make underlining a breeze and give your fabric and garments a boost.

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A Visit With a Savile Row Tailor

A Visit With a Savile Row Tailor

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When I was in London recently, I visited tailor Richard Anderson. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at his workroom and a walk through his method for matching plaids.

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Enter the American Sewing Expos Passion for Fashion Sewing Challenge

Enter the American Sewing Expo's Passion for Fashion Sewing Challenge

Find out how you can get involved in this year's Passion for Fashion Sewing Challenge, hosted by the American Sewing Expo.

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All-New: Fashion Serge with Pamela Leggett

All-New: "Fashion Serge with Pamela Leggett"

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Serger expert Pamela Leggett is back with an all-new exciting video to help unlock the creative potential of the serger. This specialized sewing machine can do much more than clean up raw edges.

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All-New: Industry Insider Techniques with Louise Cutting Volumes 6 & 7

All-New: Industry Insider Techniques with Louise Cutting Volumes 6 & 7

Louise Cutting is back with two all-new sewing videos, which offer pro-level techniques, secrets, and solutions to help improve your skills.

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TWO Book Giveaway: Sew Fun and Sewing School 2

TWO Book Giveaway: "Sew Fun" and "Sewing School 2"

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Enter for your chance to win these great books with fun projects for the whole family!

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Add High-End Elements to Your Garments

Add High-End Elements to Your Garments

Enrich your wardrobe with a designer-inspired slot seam or cargo pocket.

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10 Ways to Sew with Knits

10 Ways to Sew with Knits

Discover some tips and techniques for sewing with knits.

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Downton Abbey Costumes at Winterthur and Biltmore

Downton Abbey Costumes at Winterthur and Biltmore

Costumes from the award-winning TV series Downton Abbey will be on display at Winterthur Museum in Delaware until January 2015, and then at Biltmore in North Carolina starting February 2015.

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Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes

Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes

The key to any successful sewn project are its seams. This comprehensive collection of 17 techniques, tips, and videos, covers everything you need to know to sew durable and beautiful seams.

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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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