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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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October 2014 Expert Chat: Mary Ray

October 2014 Expert Chat: Mary Ray

Don't miss your chance to have your sewing questions answered by the experts.

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Secure a Coat Lining

Secure a Coat Lining

Sew sturdy tabs to keep a coat's layers in line.

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Video: Prevent Disappearing Ink From Vanishing Too Soon

Video: Prevent Disappearing Ink From Vanishing Too Soon

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Watch this quick video to discover a clever trick that will help keep your marks from disappearing.

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Introducing Quick Stuff to Quilt

Introducing "Quick Stuff to Quilt"

See what's inside this quilting special issue.

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Video: Make a Thimble Liner From a Rubber Fingertip

Video: Make a Thimble Liner From a Rubber Fingertip

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Keep your thimble from slipping off your fingertip with this quick video tip.

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Video: Create a Folding Design Board

Video: Create a Folding Design Board

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A folding screen can double as a design board for sewing projects. Follow along as Threads Executive Editor Judith Neukam shows you how to make your own.

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Two Understitching Techniques

Two Understitching Techniques

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Discover two more understitching methods in this Web extra from SewStylish Fall 2014.

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Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons

Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons

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See how easy it can be to space buttons and buttonholes with this quick tip from Threads.

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Video: Two Great Marking Tips

Video: Two Great Marking Tips

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Sewers have a multitude of ways to mark their fabric. Watch this quick video to learn two handy tips for marking fabrics and patterns.

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Video: DIY Faux-Velvet Board

Video: DIY Faux-Velvet Board

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See how easy and inexpensive it can be to create your own faux-velvet board with this quick video tip from Threads.

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Video: Make Your Own Tailors Pressing Tool

Video: Make Your Own Tailor's Pressing Tool

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To get the perfect seam finish on wool fabrics, a steam iron isn't always enough. Watch this quick video tip to learn how to make your own dauber to help press seams on wool garments.

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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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Chat with Couture Expert Susan Khalje

Chat with Couture Expert Susan Khalje

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Log on to Threads' Facebook page from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Monday, April 14, for a Q&A with couture expert Susan Khalje.

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Quick Tips: Waistband Adjustment for Ready-to-Wear Pants

Quick Tips: Waistband Adjustment for Ready-to-Wear Pants

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Sewing expert Angela Wolf and Threads Executive Editor Judith Neukam share two quick tips on making adjustments to ready-to-wear pants for a custom fit.

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How to Replace a Sleeve Lining

How to Replace a Sleeve Lining

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I hit the jackpot recently at the local thrift, with this venerable morning coat. I needed to reline the sleeves and thought you might enjoy seeing it!

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Quick Tip: How to Sew with Faux Leather

Quick Tip: How to Sew with Faux Leather

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Angela Wolf shares three quick tips for sewing with faux leather fabrics.

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Kenneth D. Kings Kilim Carpet Coat: The Big Finish

Kenneth D. King's Kilim Carpet Coat: The Big Finish

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We're at the end of our journey with the kilim coat.

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How to Alter Home-Sewn Garments

How to Alter Home-Sewn Garments

The garments you make are worth refitting!

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Quick Tips for Adjusting Shoulders

Quick Tips for Adjusting Shoulders

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Designer Angela Wolf shares a few tips on how to adjust shoulders to achieve a better-fitting sleeve.

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