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A Hand-Picked Zipper is Worth the Effort

A Hand-Picked Zipper is Worth the Effort

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Show off your stitches with this easy-to-learn technique.

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Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part One

Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part One

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This pesky presser foot easily delivers precise narrow hems, once you teach it who's boss. Learn how to get the most from it in this three-part series.

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Cutting Out

Cutting Out

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Accurate cutting is important for a well-sewn garment, but this step doesn't have to be difficult if you keep in mind a few simple things.

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Rotary Cutters and Mats

Rotary Cutters and Mats

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Choose the right ones, and your scissors may just spend a lot of time in the drawer.

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A Handy Chart of Fusible and Sew-in  Interfacings

A Handy Chart of Fusible and Sew-in Interfacings

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Before you cut and apply an iron-on or sew-in stabilizer, you need to choose the right type.

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Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part Three

Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part Three

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Carol Laflin Ahles explains basic hemming techniques: how to start and end at a corner, cross a seam, include a facing in the hem, and blend into the starting point. You'll also learn how to achieve special hemming effects with your narrow hemmer foot.

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Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part Two

Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part Two

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Carol Laflin Ahles explains how to sew a narrow hem, how to guide the fabric, and how to overcome common left-handed feeding problems.

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A Pin for Every Purpose

A Pin for Every Purpose

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A pin is not just a pin. Consider its five parts: head, point, length, thickness, and metal content.

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Fabric Printing with a Brayer

Fabric Printing with a Brayer

This easy-to-find graphic-arts tool makes textural design on fabric as simple as using a paint roller.

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Sewing-Machine Needles: An Overview

Sewing-Machine Needles: An Overview

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Learn to recognize the many types of standard, decorative, and special-purpose machine needles. Discover what each is best for, and how to troubleshoot problems.

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Machine-Needle Know-How

Machine-Needle Know-How

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There are lots of needles to choose from. Ensure a project's success by selecting the right one.

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How to Shop for Elastic

How to Shop for Elastic

Sewing educator and author Connie Long explains how to get the right type and the right amount of elastic for a flexible waistline.

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Making Sense of Stabilizers

Making Sense of Stabilizers

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Fabric stabilizers are rewriting the book on decorative sewing techniques, and new ones appear daily. Here's how to sort through the maze.

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Five Must-Have Sewing Tools

Five Must-Have Sewing Tools

These simple, inexpensive items make sewing easier and more enjoyable.

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Quilting Supplies by Mail

Quilting Supplies by Mail

Quilters in search of quilting thread, batting, quilting betweens, and open-ended thimbles will find what they're looking for at the companies listed here.

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How to Cut Thread on an Airplane

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A substitute for scissors that you can take with you on an airplane.

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Cool Tool: Gravity Feed Iron

Cool Tool: Gravity Feed Iron

Busy seamsters may want to consider investing in a pricey but stronger gravity feed iron.

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Little Shop, Little Shop of Notions

You can get unique and hard-to-find notions on the cheap at your local thrift store.

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On a Roll with Trim

On a Roll with Trim

A clever way to organize by-the-yard notions such as trims, ribbons and elastics.

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Threads on Edge

Threads on Edge

An ingenious way to store errant spools of thread.

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