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Video: Disappearing Flat Piping

Video: Disappearing Flat Piping

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Learn how to taper a piping's end for an attractive, bulk-free finish.

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[CLOSED] Enter the 2016 Threads Halloween Costume Contest

[CLOSED] Enter the 2016 Threads Halloween Costume Contest

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Share images of your handmade Halloween costumes for a chance to win a prize package worth more than $350!

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Pattern Roundup: Skirt Styles for Winter

Pattern Roundup: Skirt Styles for Winter

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Here are some skirt styles that can be worn when the weather turns colder: Just pair any of these designs with your favorite pair of boots or tights, and you'll be stylish and warm!

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Video: Stabilize Lightweight Fabrics With Interfacing

Video: Stabilize Lightweight Fabrics With Interfacing

Learn how to add stability to lightweight fabrics with three interfacing techniques.

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Video: Self-Fabric Interfacing

Video: Self-Fabric Interfacing

Interfacing stabilizes lightweight fabrics, but sometimes it shows through the fabric. Self-fabric interfacing can prevent this problem.

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Video: Perfect Vertical Buttonhole Placement

Video: Perfect Vertical Buttonhole Placement

When adding a vertical buttonhole, be sure to consider the fabric’s print and buttonhole position in relation to a hem or neckline. Find out how to achieve the perfect placement for vertical buttonholes.

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Video: Create Piping From Bias Strips

Video: Create Piping From Bias Strips

Louise Cutting demonstrates how to make piping from strips of bias binding. She also shows you how to add it to the neckline to help give it more stability.

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Video: How to Shrink Packaged Bias Tape and Piping

Video: How to Shrink Packaged Bias Tape and Piping

Store-bought bias tape and piping are 100-percent cotton, and they need to be preshrunk before use. Discover how easy it can be to preshrink these notions with a few household items.

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Video: Making a Pleat Hem Lie Flat

Video: Making a Pleat Hem Lie Flat

Bulk-free hems are easy to achieve with this expert technique.

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Video: How to Clip Curves Accurately

Video: How to Clip Curves Accurately

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Watch to learn an alternative method for clipping seam allowance curves accurately.

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Video: How to Thread Woolly Nylon

Video: How to Thread Woolly Nylon

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Watch video to learn an easy way to thread your serger with this slightly fuzzy, stretchy thread.

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Video: Get Right With Ease

Video: Get Right With Ease

Louise Cutting discusses three important concepts for achieving the fit you like: wearing ease, design ease, and personal preference. She also shares her method for getting your desired amount of ease.

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Video: Sew Elegant, Professional-Looking Darts

Video: Sew Elegant, Professional-Looking Darts

Sew bulk-free darts with Louise’s expert method.

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Video: Taper a Sleeve for a Narrower Silhouette

Video: Taper a Sleeve for a Narrower Silhouette

Learn how to reduce the circumference of long and short sleeves.

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Video: How to Keep Sleeves Pushed Up

Video: How to Keep Sleeves Pushed Up

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If you prefer to wear sleeves higher on your forearm, find out how elastic can help secure them.

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Threads Sewing Tips

Threads Sewing Tips

In this video series, we share clever reader-submitted tips to help improve your sewing.

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Video: Color-Code Pleat Marking Lines

Video: Color-Code Pleat Marking Lines

Threads Sewing Tips: Easy Pleat-Marking Technique When you're making a garment with many sets of parallel pleats, it can be difficult to differentiate between marked pleat lines and foldlines.

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Video: DIY Wide Seam Allowance Guide

Video: DIY Wide Seam Allowance Guide

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Find out how to make a seam guide using a roll of tape or sticky notepad. This clever tip is especially helpful when sewing items with wide seam allowances.

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Sewing For--and With--Children

Sewing For--and With--Children

These books and kits make it fun and easy for kids of all ages to create adorable clothes, toys, and accessories.

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Video: How to Drape Parallel Darts

Video: How to Drape Parallel Darts

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Watch to learn Sarah Veblen's technique for draping custom parallel darts.

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