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Four Prize Giveaway Winner!

Four Prize Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to this week's giveaway winner!

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Tip: Use Painters Tape on Napped Fabric

Tip: Use Painter's Tape on Napped Fabric

This little tip can be a big help when you need to consider the direction of napped fabric during piecing.

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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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Create Topstitching with Running Stitches

Create Topstitching with Running Stitches

Learn how to use a simple, hand-sewn stitch to make bold topstitching.

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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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9 Ideas to Decorate your Sewing Room

9 Ideas to Decorate your Sewing Room

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See how our authors adorn their spaces.

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How to Attach Appliques Across Curved Seams

How to Attach Appliques Across Curved Seams

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If you're appliquéing a net garment and intend to place any of the appliqués so that they overlap the garment seams, there's a special method for attaching them. Read on to find out how.

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Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally

Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally

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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Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

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

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Tip: Color-Code Patterns for Easy Access

Tip: Color-Code Patterns for Easy Access

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With this easy little trick, finding the pattern you're looking for will no longer be a chore.

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Sewing Tip: Gathering Mid- to Heavyweight Fabrics

Sewing Tip: Gathering Mid- to Heavyweight Fabrics

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This simple tip will make sure you're gathering fabrics the right way.

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Create Elegant Dyed Designs on Silk

Create Elegant Dyed Designs on Silk

Use a resist to create artistic designs with dye.

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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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Best of Louise Cutting

Best of Louise Cutting

21 of Louise Cutting's most timeless articles are now together in one place.

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2014 in Review: Top 21 Most Watched Sewing Videos

2014 in Review: Top 21 Most Watched Sewing Videos

This end-of-year roundup puts 2014's most popular instructional videos in one place. Start off 2015 by adding a few techniques to your sewing arsenal.

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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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Sewing Tip: Block-Fuse Interfacing to Facings

Sewing Tip: Block-Fuse Interfacing to Facings

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An easier way of dealing with fusible interfacing.

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Tip: Close an Opening Easily

Tip: Close an Opening Easily

No longer will you struggle when sewing an opening closed on a project that you turn right side out.

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