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Take a Tour Inside a Chic Couture Skirt

Take a Tour Inside a Chic Couture Skirt

A skirt found in a Parisian flea market consignment shop was full of charming touches. Here, I'll give you a tour inside this tweed skirt taking a close look at its construction details found in an unexpected places.

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Book Giveaway:  Bead Embroidery: Stitch Samples

Book Giveaway: "Bead Embroidery: Stitch Samples"

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One lucky online member will be gifted CRK Designs and Yasuko Endo's bead embroidery guidebook, "Bead Embroidery: Stitch Samples."

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October 2014 Expert Chat: Mary Ray

October 2014 Expert Chat: Mary Ray

Don't miss your chance to have your sewing questions answered by the experts.

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12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques

12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques

You'll be making buttonholes on par with the pros once you check out this collection of our best buttonhole tutorials.

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Secure a Coat Lining

Secure a Coat Lining

Sew sturdy tabs to keep a coat's layers in line.

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Video: Prevent Disappearing Ink From Vanishing Too Soon

Video: Prevent Disappearing Ink From Vanishing Too Soon

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Watch this quick video to discover a clever trick that will help keep your marks from disappearing.

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Tip: Record Bolt-End Information

Tip: Record Bolt-End Information

Create fabric collection reference files with ease.

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Tip: Play with Fabric Colors Before Cutting

Tip: Play with Fabric Colors Before Cutting

Believe it or not, a kaleidoscope can be a handy tool for color evaluation.

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Tip: Roll Trim on Your Wrist

Tip: Roll Trim on Your Wrist

Learn how to stop trim from becoming caught or tangled.

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Tip: Remove Fabric From Stash With Ease

Tip: Remove Fabric From Stash With Ease

This trick will make it easy to slide fabric out from a tall stack without disturbing it.

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Tip: Roll Lint Away

Tip: Roll Lint Away

Loose threads and lint can be a hassle to clear away, but not anymore.

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Tip: Always Have a Backup With Photocopied Fabric

Tip: Always Have a Backup With Photocopied Fabric

Don't let yourself be caught off-guard when you run out of a fabric type.

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Tip: Leave Notes On Painters Tape

Tip: Leave Notes On Painter's Tape

If you want to leave yourself handy notes, painter's tape is the way to go.

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Introducing Quick Stuff to Quilt

Introducing "Quick Stuff to Quilt"

See what's inside this quilting special issue.

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Top 10 Pinterest Pins: Threads Most Popular Techniques

Top 10 Pinterest Pins: Threads Most Popular Techniques

Check out ten of our most pinned techniques on Pinterest.

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19 Essential Fabric Tips and Tricks You Should Know

19 Essential Fabric Tips and Tricks You Should Know

There's no end to what you can learn about fabric. This collection of articles and videos helps demystify sewing with silks and knits, demonstrates how to identify fabric with a burn test, and even shows you how to dye fabric.

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Video: Make a Thimble Liner From a Rubber Fingertip

Video: Make a Thimble Liner From a Rubber Fingertip

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Keep your thimble from slipping off your fingertip with this quick video tip.

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7 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form

7 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form

Making your very own personalized dress form will make fitting a breeze. Try these techniques and see which one you like best.

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Stay the Fly and Anchor the Pockets

Stay the Fly and Anchor the Pockets

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I needed to figure out how to make this pocket for one of my clients, so I'm bringing you along on the journey.

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21 Sewing Myths Debunked

21 Sewing Myths Debunked

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Sewing expert Claire Shaeffer debunks 21 of her favorite sewing myths. Read now to see if you're familiar with any of them.

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