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Chat with Couture Expert Susan Khalje

Chat with Couture Expert Susan Khalje

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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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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Watch Threads Essential Techniques

Watch Threads Essential Techniques

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Browse through our ever-growing collection of essential sewing technique videos based on articles published in our magazine!

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Bust Darts: Where and why?

Bust Darts: Where and why?

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Sewing expert Angela Wolf shares some tips for adding bust darts.

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Quick Tip: Create a Flattering Pencil Skirt

Quick Tip: Create a Flattering Pencil Skirt

Watch as fashion sewing blogger Sunni Standing shares a quick tip.

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How to Properly Store Your Garments

How to Properly Store Your Garments

Set up a healthy environment for your garments and accessories.

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 Lingerie and Swimwear: How Much Elastic is Needed?

Lingerie and Swimwear: How Much Elastic is Needed?

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Sewing expert Angela Wolf answers your questions on adding elastic to swimwear and lingerie items.

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Sewing Expert Angela Wolf Answers Your Questions

Sewing Expert Angela Wolf Answers Your Questions

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Threads author and pattern designer Angela Wolf responds to your sewing questions.

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The Winner of the SewStylish Oliso Iron Giveaway is...

The Winner of the SewStylish Oliso Iron Giveaway is...

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Find out who the winner of the Oliso Pro Smart Iron giveway is!

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How to Select Fabrics

How to Select Fabrics

These textile fundamentals are key to successful garments.

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How to Make the Perfect Wrap Dress

How to Make the Perfect Wrap Dress

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Learn how to make it fit and flatter your figure.

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A New Way to Fit Trousers

A New Way to Fit Trousers

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Sew a sample pair to determine accurate adjustments.

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Add a Quick and Easy Elastic Waist to a Skirt

Add a Quick and Easy Elastic Waist to a Skirt

Don't want to put in a zipper? No sweat, here's a fast, stretchy, alternative

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Customize Shoulder Pads with Lining Fabric Covers

Customize Shoulder Pads with Lining Fabric Covers

Learn a fast way to cover shoulder pads with lining fabric

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Hot Tips for Better Pressing

Hot Tips for Better Pressing

How do you get great results when pressing your sewing projects?

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Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

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YOU could win! Submit your best ironing tip to win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron with iTouch Technology.

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