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Video: How to Sew a Couching Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Couching Stitch

The couching stitch is useful for applying heavy or decorative threads that are too thick or textured to pass through a fabric's weave. Watch to learn how to create this basic hand embroidery stitch.

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Video: How to Sew a Blanket Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Blanket Stitch

Hand embroidery can elevate the style of any garment. Watch now to learn how to create one of five basic embroidery stitches: the blanket stitch.

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Video: How to Sew a Fly Stitch

Video: How to Sew a Fly Stitch

The fly stitch is a basic embroidery stitch. Watch to learn how to create this stitch.

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Create Complex Designs with Simple Embroidery Stitches

Create Complex Designs with Simple Embroidery Stitches

Explore the elaborate motifs of Yemenite Jewish embroidery.

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Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses

Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses

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The maxi dress has become a staple of the summer wardrobe. This easy-to-wear garment can be designed in virtually any style, making it hugely popular. To help inspire your summer sewing adventures, here's a selection of new maxi dress patterns.

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How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece

How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece

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This vintage jacket has some interesting detail. The feature I like most is known as the "action back." Follow along to learn how to draft this detail.

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An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

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Couture expert Claire Shaeffer offers an exclusive look at the Manus x Machina exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute.

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11 Couture Techniques to Try

11 Couture Techniques to Try

Propel your sewing to the next level with these 11 couture techniques from the experts.

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Make a Fortuny Envelope Jewelry Bag

Make a Fortuny Envelope Jewelry Bag

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I was called upon to create some jewelry bags from Fortuny fabric, and here are the results. The patternwork outlined will help you to design any size bag you need.

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DIY Simple Summer Skirt

DIY Simple Summer Skirt

A patternless design fits all sizes.

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2016 Sewing Events and Conferences

2016 Sewing Events and Conferences

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

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18 Free Sewing Patterns

18 Free Sewing Patterns

If you’re looking for inspiration or need new project ideas, here are 11 free patterns to help jump start your sewing.

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Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket

Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket

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Learn a clever technique for adding a secret pocket to a scarf.

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Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - Finale: New York State of Mind

Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - "Finale: New York State of Mind"

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Find out who was named top designer after a grueling, four-day challenge.

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Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing

Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing

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Discover two methods for installing a facing that finishes the neckline and armhole.

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Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

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In Threads #185 (June/July 2016), Daryl Lancaster teaches the essentials of drafting and installing facings. Learn the best ways to finish those facing edges.

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Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

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It's easy to install a hand-stitched lapped zipper in garments. Here's how to do so with a facing.

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Serger Darts for Knits

Serger Darts for Knits

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Serger expert and instructor Pamela Leggett shares her technique for achieving great-looking darts in knits using a serger.

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Pattern Review: Indygo Junction Sophia Swing Coat

Pattern Review: Indygo Junction Sophia Swing Coat

A roomy A-line coat from the Crossroads by Amy Barickman collection is a fresh take on a light topper.

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Pattern Review: Vogue 1456 Tunics

Pattern Review: Vogue 1456 Tunics

Try a contemporary tunic designed by Sandra Betzina for her Today’s Fit line for Vogue Patterns.

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