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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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Disguise a Zipper

Disguise a Zipper

A blind-hem stitch replaces traditional topstitching.

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18 Uses for Petersham Ribbon

18 Uses for Petersham Ribbon

Learn 18 ways to use this couture mainstay in your sewing.

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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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Winter & Spring 2016 Sewing Events

Winter & Spring 2016 Sewing Events

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A heads-up on the sewing retreats, tours, classes, and expos for this winter and spring.

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Sewing Vinyl Fabrics

Sewing Vinyl Fabrics

Tools, techniques, and seams for great results.

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Sewing Inspiration: Susan Khalje Shares Couture Work by Her Students

Sewing Inspiration: Susan Khalje Shares Couture Work by Her Students

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I'm often asked where I get my inspiration. Much of the time, it's from my students. I hope you'll be similarly inspired.

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Video: How to Straighten Fabric Grain

Video: How to Straighten Fabric Grain

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This first step in fabric preparation ensures garments that look better and feel more comfortable.

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Threads #184: Check out our latest issue

Threads #184: Check out our latest issue

Here's what you can expect to find in the May 2016 issue of THREADS.

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Video: How to True Seams

Video: How to True Seams

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When you're making pattern changes, you will need to true seams to ensure that all the pieces fit together perfectly. We've got some tips on how to do that from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5.

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Video: How to Sew an Elastic Waistband Without a Casing

Video: How to Sew an Elastic Waistband Without a Casing

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Threads author Nick Coman demonstrates an easy-to-sew technique for inserting an elastic waistband without a casing. This method helps the waistband lie smoothly against the body, and it produces bulk-free results.

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How to Cut and Hem a Tulle Skirt

How to Cut and Hem a Tulle Skirt

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Professional tips for handling multiple layers of frothy, fluffy fabric.

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Video: How to Make Pleated Trim from Petersham

Video: How to Make Pleated Trim from Petersham

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Watch to learn how to create a beautiful pleated trim from petersham ribbon.

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Make a Flowing Tulle Skirt

Make a Flowing Tulle Skirt

A pro’s guide to creating full and floaty looks.

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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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Free Tutorial: Make a Sewing Machine Cover

Free Tutorial: Make a Sewing Machine Cover

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Protect your machine from dust and debris with this sewing room essential.

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15 Ways to Sew Knit Fabrics

15 Ways to Sew Knit Fabrics

Learn some expert tips and techniques for sewing with knits.

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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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Video: Fine Tune the Shape with Darts

Video: Fine Tune the Shape with Darts

Darts are a powerful asset that will allow you to create the exact shape you want in a garment. Learn more in this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5.

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Video: How to Modify Sleeves for Better Arm Mobility

Video: How to Modify Sleeves for Better Arm Mobility

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Pattern designer Andrea Schewe demonstrates three ways to modify sleeves for better mobility. She walks you through the pattern work and shows you exactly how to achieve your desired results.

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