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Thread needles with a floss threader

Thread needles with a floss threader

Look to the dental aisle at the drugstore for threaders that help make threading needles a cinch.

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Needle Me: Pick the right needle and thread

Needle Me: Pick the right needle and thread

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Take a fresh look at some old sewing rules with these thread and needle tips.

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Recycle plastic trays from the supermarket

Recycle plastic trays from the supermarket

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Empty plastic foam trays from the supermarket make great sewing notion storage for your workspace.

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Inspiration Bound

Inspiration Bound

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What books and magazines do you look to for your sewing inspiration?

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New Use for Tailors Chalk

New Use for Tailor's Chalk

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Place one triangular piece of tailor's chalk in a box with your silver jewelry to keep it tarnish-free.

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The cast of 2007s Surfs Up - Cody Maverick, Big Z, and Chicken Joe

The cast of 2007's Surf's Up - Cody Maverick, Big Z, and Chicken Joe

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I had to make everything by hand. My materials were fleece, felt, craft foam (masks, wings, tails, and and tattoo like marking appliques on character's chests), two boas (black for big z hair, yellow...

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MAD Hatter

MAD Hatter

I made this Mad hatter costume for a friend of mine, Brian Brady(in the pictures). I made the entire costume from my own pattern I made.  I made the long, coat out of cordoroy. The cuffs are...

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Mystery Foot Revealed

Mystery Foot Revealed

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We asked for your help in determining the purpose of an unusual sewing foot. The mystery has been solved.

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And the Winners of the Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machines are...

And the Winners of the Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machines are...

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Find out if you were one of the lucky winners in our Simplicity Rotary Cutting Machine giveaway.

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How do you store your thread and other sewing notions?

How do you store your thread and other sewing notions?

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There are oodles of products out there for thread, bobbin and notions storage. What storage methods do you find most effective?

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And the Winners of the Simplicity Bias Tape Makers are...

And the Winners of the Simplicity Bias Tape Makers are...

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Find out if you were the lucky winner of a Simplicity Bias Tape Maker.

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Mystery Sewing Machine Foot

Mystery Sewing Machine Foot

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I've searched online and in books, but can't find out what this sewing machine foot is for. Can you help?

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Use a Proportional Scale as a Design Tool

Use a Proportional Scale as a Design Tool

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The key to reproducing a garment that inspires you is keeping the proportions right.

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Whats Your Favorite Non-standard Sewing Machine Foot?

What's Your Favorite Non-standard Sewing Machine Foot?

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Some feet are must-haves, some are fun and frivolous, and some are just not worth the time and effort. Share which feet you can't live without.

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Sew Deadly -- Summer Reading Every Sewer Will Enjoy!

"Sew Deadly" -- Summer Reading Every Sewer Will Enjoy!

A murder adds tension, doubt, and questioning to the members of a small-town sewing circle. Learn more about this new series in this interview with author Elizabeth Lynn Casey.

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Make a Light Box in a Jiffy

Make a Light Box in a Jiffy

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Here's a way to make a light box without spending a penny!

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Snappy thinking

Snappy thinking

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Never let a good idea go to waste, share it with somebody.

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A Visit to Waechters Fine Fabrics in Asheville, NC

A Visit to Waechter's Fine Fabrics in Asheville, NC

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Waechters is not only a great resource for fabrics, buttons, patterns, and more – it’s fabulous eye candy and a wonderful place to go for inspiration and education.

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Vintage Wedding gown

Vintage Wedding gown

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I had the inspiration to design this dress from my grandmother wedding gown

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Editors On the Road -- North Carolina

Editors On the Road -- North Carolina

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Join us as we visit the offices of Coats and Clark to investigate how thread is made.

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