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piping

  • Video: Disappearing Flat Piping

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

  • 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.

  • Video: How to Sew Piping to a Curve

    Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn two great tips for sewing a better piped edge.

  • Video: Offset Stitching for Smooth Piping

    Threads has published lots of great advice on how to get great results for piping. Here is a tip for sewing a ripple-free piped edge.

  • Video: Grade to Reduce Bulk in a Piped Seam

    If you're looking to add a design detail to a garment, turn to piping. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video for a great tip on grading a piped seam.

  • Elizabethan Fairy

        Elizabethan Fairy The Story My youngest stepdaughter, Sarah, wanted to be a fairy for Halloween. On a trip to one of our local fabric stores, she was excited…

  • Tailored Coat

     I made up this coat using my own drafted pattern. The coat has been underlined with silk which gives it a luxurious weight and feel to it. I used a…

  • Wool Hallettsville Shirtwaist Dress

    This dress is made out of a plaid wool suiting, from a pattern I drafted myself. I've been experimenting with plaid matching and trying to perfect my skills, and I…

  • Brocade dress

    I made this dress because of an article and picture in threads magazine.  I found the pattern and then found a beautiful teal brocade.  The teal changes to burgandy in…

  • The Life of a Garment, in Honor of Buck Hill

    In 2011, my partner Michael and I were visiting with his sister Sue and her husband Buck, and the topic of conversation was Buck's old jacket that he kept wearing…