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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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8 Top Lace Tips

8 Top Lace Tips

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

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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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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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How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

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There are a variety of methods for seaming lace. However, they can be challenging if working with delicate lace such as Chantilly. I'll show you a clever technique for finishing seams on tricky lace fabrics.

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Tip: Store Fabric Neatly in Less Space

Tip: Store Fabric Neatly in Less Space

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Learn a clever way to store fabric with this tip from Threads #174 (August/September 2014).

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Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments

Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments

An costume and textiles expert answers

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How to Select Fabrics

How to Select Fabrics

These textile fundamentals are key to successful garments.

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Re-create Couture Pleated Silk Organza Panels

Re-create Couture Pleated Silk Organza Panels

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There's a little more to these pleated silk organza panels than meets the eye. Here's how to make them look absolutely beautiful!

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A Trick for Working with Raw Silk

A Trick for Working with Raw Silk

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I got some nifty raw silk from Mood recently for a spring jacket. Working with this fabric presents some challenges!

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How to Dye Silk Organza

How to Dye Silk Organza

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It can be difficult to find exactly the right shade of silk organza; especially if it's to be used under lace and meant to match one's skin tone. Here, I'll show you how I do it.

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Save Your Fabric from Pulls and Snags

Save Your Fabric from Pulls and Snags

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Here's a sewing room solution for a tricky fabric problem.

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Firming Up Fabrics with Gelatine

Firming Up Fabrics with Gelatine

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Stabilizing fabrics is nothing new - and it can be a big help.

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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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Sew Curved Seams in Silk Charmeuse

Sew Curved Seams in Silk Charmeuse

Stitch, clip, trim, and fold for a beautiful-and narrow-finished seam that wraps around curves with this extra from SewStylish Fall 2012

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The Winner of Power Sewing Toolbox 1 and 2 by Sandra Betzina is...

The Winner of "Power Sewing Toolbox 1 and 2" by Sandra Betzina is...

See if you are the winner of these two books SIGNED by the author!

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Book Giveaway: Power Sewing Toolbox 1 and 2 by Sandra Betzina

Book Giveaway: "Power Sewing Toolbox 1 and 2" by Sandra Betzina

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Find out how you can enter to win this pair of signed books.

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Roll Hemming a Curve Made Easy

Roll Hemming a Curve Made Easy

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Working with lame is easier than you think.

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