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Q&A: How a Walking Foot Works

Q&A: How a Walking Foot Works

Learn all about the walking foot, its main uses, and whether you should have one.

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Q&A: Sharpen Pinking Shears

Q&A: Sharpen Pinking Shears

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It can be hard to find someone who will sharpen your pinking shears. In this expert Q&A, Patricia Keay shares some thoughts about what to do in this situation.

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Q&A: Shortening Pants for an Asymmetrical Figure

Q&A: Shortening Pants for an Asymmetrical Figure

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Fitting for an asymmetrical figure can be tough. Learn how to make pants that will fit any body shape.

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Q&A: Tween-Sized Patterns

Q&A: Tween-Sized Patterns

Find out what the best sources for tween patterns are.

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Q&A: How to Sew a Welt Pocket Over a Dart

Q&A: How to Sew a Welt Pocket Over a Dart

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A tailoring expert shares his advice for sewing a double-welt pocket over a dart.

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Q&A: Couture Pressing Guidelines

Q&A: Couture Pressing Guidelines

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Susan Khalje shares pressing tips for formal garments.

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Q&A: Proper Sequence for Pattern Adjustments

Q&A: Proper Sequence for Pattern Adjustments

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This expert advice will help you adjust patterns the proper way.

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Q&A: Requiem for Frostline Kits

Q&A: Requiem for Frostline Kits

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Learn about the disappearance of Frostline Kits.

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Mercerizing Makes Cotton Extrasmooth

Mercerizing Makes Cotton Extrasmooth

Learn more about the process of mercerizing and what effect it has on a fabric.

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Investigating a Mystery Luxury Fabric

Investigating a Mystery Luxury Fabric

Many luxury garments claim they are made out of a fabric called "cady." But fabric suppliers in the U.S. don't stock anything by that name. Join us as we get to the bottom of this mystery.

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Equipment for Sewing Leather Bags

Equipment for Sewing Leather Bags

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If you're interested in sewing leather bags, you'll benefit from knowing what the pros recommend you use.

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Why Pant Hems Go Up When You Sit Down

Why Pant Hems Go Up When You Sit Down

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Kenneth D. King explains the mechanism behind this pant-leg phenomenon, and how best to deal with it.

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Corsets for Historical Costuming

Corsets for Historical Costuming

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Expert Stephani L. Miller shares a wealth of information about historical corset styles.

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A Sewing Q&A: See what our Readers have to say

A Sewing Q&A: See what our Readers have to say

During National Sewing Month we asked our readers to weigh in on several sewing topics. Here is what you had to say.

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Cures for Puckered Stitches

Cures for Puckered Stitches

Judith Neukam will teach you to avoid rippled seams in your work, with this expert advice.

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Q&A: Where to Place Bust-Dart Points

Q&A: Where to Place Bust-Dart Points

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Sarah Veblen shares a wealth of information about bust darts.

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Q&A: Sewing Machine Prices Then and Now

Q&A: Sewing Machine Prices Then and Now

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Sometimes it seems as if modern sewing machines can be very expensive. How expensive were they, comparatively, when they first became household items?

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Q&A: Is Fabric Pilling Avoidable?

Q&A: Is Fabric Pilling Avoidable?

What is the cause of fabric pilling and how can it be prevented? An expert explains.

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National Serger Month Expert Chat with Pamela Leggett

National Serger Month Expert Chat with Pamela Leggett

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Log on to Threads Facebook page from 4 to 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 30 to get your serging questions answered.

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Q&A: How to Fit Without a Helper

Q&A: How to Fit Without a Helper

Fitting yourself seems daunting without a partner - but this expert Q&A will show you how.

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