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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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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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Style Tip: Textured And Embellished Garments

Style Tip: Textured And Embellished Garments

Here are a few tips on how to incorporate this season's hottest styles into your own garments.

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The Winner of Threads Issue 168 is...

The Winner of Threads Issue 168 is...

Congratulations to the winner of Threads issue no. 168!

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Re-Create Pleated Edging

Re-Create Pleated Edging

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I found this pillow cover at the flea market recently. The trim along the edge is what caught my fancy, and I determined to figure out how to re-create it.

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How to Make Bubble Fabric Trim

How to Make Bubble Fabric Trim

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I found a vintage jacket at the thrift shop recently with this great trim, and decided that I wanted to figure out how to do it.

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Color Correction

Color Correction

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Fashion designer Angela Wolf offers tips for transforming your garments and fabrics with dyes.

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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Couture Sewing Techniques by Claire B. Shaeffer

BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Couture Sewing Techniques" by Claire B. Shaeffer

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Claire Shaeffer's latest book is a must-have for any dedicated sewer

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Creating Perfect Bias Fabric Loops

Creating Perfect Bias Fabric Loops

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It's all in the details (well, not all of it), but an otherwise nicely-made garment can be spoiled by less-than-perfect finishing touches. Here's a guide to creating perfect fabric loops.

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How to Make Loops in Soutache Braid

How to Make Loops in Soutache Braid

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Learn how to make small loops in soutache braid lie perfectly flat for elegant embellishment details.

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Snappy thinking

Snappy thinking

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Never let a good idea go to waste, share it with somebody.

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An Easy Way to Turn Bias Cording Right Side Out

An Easy Way to Turn Bias Cording Right Side Out

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Bias covered cording has many sewing uses once you know the secrets to making it.

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Put a Bead Behind That Button

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Sewing a bead behind a button is an elegant trick that works with a variety of garments

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Stitch Buttons by Machine

Stitch buttons by machine for a more secure attachment in less time

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Organize Your Button Stash

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A strategy for keeping your button stash organized

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Hand-Sew without Snags

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Use lightweight fabric to prevent your thread from snagging

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Trims, Trims, and More Trims

Trims, Trims, and More Trims

Trim can make or break an outfit. Check out these online resources which can help you add something special to your next project.

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