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How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece

How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece

This vintage jacket has some interesting detail. The feature I like most is known as the "action back." Follow along to learn how to draft this detail.

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Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

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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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Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

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This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way.

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9 Zipper Installation Techniques

9 Zipper Installation Techniques

Take the mystery out of installing zippers with these 9 techniques. You'll learn how to install lapped zippers, exposed zippers, replace zippers and more.

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Combine Knits and Wovens for Comfort and Fit

Combine Knits and Wovens for Comfort and Fit

Knit panels enhance the fit and feel of woven garments.

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The Hybrid Lapel Facing

The Hybrid Lapel Facing

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This Yves Saint Laurent jacket is deceptively simple, but it was constructed with a sophisticated trick.

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Tip: Learn By Deconstruction

Tip: Learn By Deconstruction

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Cheap garments from thrift stores can help you when a detail seems out of your grasp.

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Video: How to Fit Sleeves the Hip-Hop Way

Video: How to Fit Sleeves the Hip-Hop Way

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Kenneth D. King demonstrates how fitting pants is like fitting a sleeve. Watch the video to learn about his intriguing philosophy.

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Gift to Sew: Easy and Classic Wool Scarf

Gift to Sew: Easy and Classic Wool Scarf

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Finish the long edges and fringe the ends. Follow along to learn how easy it is to make this classic wool scarf.

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Q&A: Where to Place Bust-Dart Points

Q&A: Where to Place Bust-Dart Points

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Sarah Veblen shares a wealth of information about bust darts.

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Make a Removable Button Strip

Make a Removable Button Strip

Put your delicate closures on a removable band.

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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Now that the body of the felted wool "bark" coat is together, the collar and facings need to be attached.

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Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits

Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits

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You don't always need to staystitch when using a knit fabric. Find out when it is necessary in this sewing tip from Threads #178.

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Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally

Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally

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This handy sewing tip from Threads #178 helps you get both sides of the garment to stay the same length throughout the construction process.

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Make & Use Thread Bars and Chains

Make & Use Thread Bars and Chains

Delicately detain wayward straps, linings, and more.

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Create Innovative Garments from Ordinary Shirts

Create Innovative Garments from Ordinary Shirts

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Upcycle yesterday’s fashions into original garments.

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How to Match Plaid Across a Seam

How to Match Plaid Across a Seam

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No-fail techniques for precise matching.

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Ideas for Attaching Fagoted Rouleau

Ideas for Attaching Fagoted Rouleau

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Bias tubes and fagoting create beautiful trims and medallions.

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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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Take a Tour Inside a Chic Couture Skirt

Take a Tour Inside a Chic Couture Skirt

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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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