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Sewing Tip: Block-Fuse Interfacing to Facings

Sewing Tip: Block-Fuse Interfacing to Facings

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An easier way of dealing with fusible interfacing.

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Tip: Close an Opening Easily

Tip: Close an Opening Easily

No longer will you struggle when sewing an opening closed on a project that you turn right side out.

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Notions: Organization Solutions

Notions: Organization Solutions

This collection of modular furniture is the ultimate way to stay organized as a sewer.

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Notions: Magnetic Wristband

Notions: Magnetic Wristband

This solution to lost pins is clever and convenient. You can store needles, safety pins, and paper clips, too.

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How to Match Plaid Across a Seam

How to Match Plaid Across a Seam

No-fail techniques for precise matching.

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Ideas for Attaching Fagoted Rouleau

Ideas for Attaching Fagoted Rouleau

Bias tubes and fagoting create beautiful trims and medallions.

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Video: Double Your Tape Measure

Video: Double Your Tape Measure

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Get the most out of your measuring tape with this There's a Better Way quick tip from Threads.

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8 Top Lace Tips

8 Top Lace Tips

Discover eight fabulous tips for sewing and designing with fine lace.

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How to Turn Ready-made Bras into Strapless Dress Support

How to Turn Ready-made Bras into Strapless Dress Support

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Rescue your strapless dresses and tops to get the support you need with these five techniques in this web extra from "Party Dresses" (Winter 2014).

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Video: Quiet Serge

Video: Quiet Serge

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Watch this quick video tip to learn how to keep your serger from moving during use.

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19 Inventive Embellishment Ideas

19 Inventive Embellishment Ideas

Explore some of our favorite embellishment ideas, techniques, and tips.

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November 2014 Expert Chat: Kenneth D. King

November 2014 Expert Chat: Kenneth D. King

Couturier and Threads contributing editor Kenneth D. King answers your sewing questions.

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Video: How to Sew Knits

Video: How to Sew Knits

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Discover the joy of sewing knits with these easy-to-follow tips and techniques.

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How to Align Stripes Across a Seam

How to Align Stripes Across a Seam

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Strategies to match lines across seams.

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Preserve Your Precious Fabrics

Preserve Your Precious Fabrics

Useful tips to manage and maintain your stash.

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Fix Shoulder Width and Sleeve Length in One Alteration

Fix Shoulder Width and Sleeve Length in One Alteration

Correct the shoulder width and the sleeve length in one smooth operation.

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Video: How to Stabilize a Thread Spool

Video: How to Stabilize a Thread Spool

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This great tip will help keep your thread spool from rolling away from you while handsewing.

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Q&A: Stitch a Shirt Hem That Wont Roll Up

Q&A: Stitch a Shirt Hem That Won't Roll Up

Your garment hems will be better than ever.

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Tip: Make a Beading Frame

Tip: Make a Beading Frame

This simple trick will keep your beads where they ought to be and make beading a breeze.

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Sewing Tip: Turn Corners Right-Side-Out

Sewing Tip: Turn Corners Right-Side-Out

A nice, crisp corner can turn a garment from good to great.

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