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Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

In Threads #185 (June/July 2016), Daryl Lancaster teaches the essentials of drafting and installing facings. Learn the best ways to finish those facing edges.

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Video: How to Shape Petersham Ribbon to a Curve

Video: How to Shape Petersham Ribbon to a Curve

Learn how easy it is to make petersham follow a curve. It is a great way to stabilize curved necklines, hems, and waistlines.

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Video: An Expert Tip for Working with Multiple Threads

Video: An Expert Tip for Working with Multiple Threads

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THREADS author Ruth Ciemnoczolowski demonstrates a handy technique for working with multiple threads when hand sewing. This tip is especially helpful if you are sewing on buttons.

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Sewing for Beginners: 23 Tips and Techniques You Should Know

Sewing for Beginners: 23 Tips and Techniques You Should Know

Improve your sewing skills with this collection of expert tips and techniques.

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6 Serger Secrets

6 Serger Secrets

Get the most out of your serger with these secrets and techniques.

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Video: Sew Perfect Collar Points

Video: Sew Perfect Collar Points

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There are all sorts of corners: 90-degree, 45-degree, and less—or more. Watch this video to achieve well-sewn outside corners, such as collar points.

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Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches

Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches

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Those who sew are always on the lookout for ways to improve their garment sewing. Here are 3 incredibly helpful tips to improve your stitches.

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10 Good Sewing Tips and Tricks

10 Good Sewing Tips and Tricks

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First seen in our special issue Teach Yourself to Sew, Winter 2013, here are ten tips and tricks for every sewing enthusiast directly from the sewing community.

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How to Sew Inseams

How to Sew Inseams

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Learn how to sew two off-grain fabrics into an inseam.

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Video: How to Take Four Different Body Measurements

Video: How to Take Four Different Body Measurements

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Susan Lazear shows you how to take four different body measurements using a variety of tools.

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Four Serging Techniques

Four Serging Techniques

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Pamela Leggett explains how to use your serger to create gathers, pretty lettuce edging, and how to properly serge corners and curves.

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How to Edgestitch and Topstitch a Collar Lapel

How to Edgestitch and Topstitch a Collar Lapel

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Fine sewing vanishes from the viewers eye, but if it is a mistake, it becomes very visible.

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Simple Fixes and Mending Techniques

Simple Fixes and Mending Techniques

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Analyze and repair common garment wear and tear.

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Making Pretty Buttonholes

Making Pretty Buttonholes

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Fine details make a good garment. Buttonholes are one of the finer details that draw attention to the finished creation.

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Video: How to Attach Hooks, Eyes & Snaps

Video: How to Attach Hooks, Eyes & Snaps

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A simple locking stitch will fasten these to your garments.

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Teach Yourself to Sew,  Season 2

Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 2

Learn new skills including how to insert invisible zippers, create perfectly finished seams, and build your own custom dress form.

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Rayon Fabric and Interfacing Placement

Rayon Fabric and Interfacing Placement

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Interfacing is the back bone for garment construction. When placed in the wrong direction, it can make the garment look less than professional.

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Video: How to Sew a Thread Chain

Video: How to Sew a Thread Chain

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Susan Khalje demonstrates this couture technique.

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Video: How to Sew a Thread Bar

Video: How to Sew a Thread Bar

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Susan Khalje demonstrates this couture technique for securing a closure.

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Sewing Without Pins

Sewing Without Pins

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There are many advantages to sewing without pins in the way.

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