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Apply Elastics to Your Garments

Apply Elastics to Your Garments

Bind an edge and create a stay tape with these stretchy bands.

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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

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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How to Create Echo Stitching

How to Create Echo Stitching

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Lately, I have been finding echo stitching on numerous designer garments. I've seen it on collars, cuffs, and on front plackets. Learn how to add this stitching for a designer look.

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How to Support a Dramatic Sleeve Cap

How to Support a Dramatic Sleeve Cap

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When it comes to adding support to sleeve caps, you have a variety of options: standard, shaped, extended shoulder pads, and all manner of sleeve heads. In this case, we needed something different; we needed a little internal support.

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Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 2

Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 2

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We're now ready to finish this colorful carpetbag! I'll show you how to add the lining, frame, and handles.

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Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 1

Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 1

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This is a two-part blog series on how I created an old-fashioned carpetbag using the scraps from my kilim carpet coat. Even Mary Poppins would envy this bag!

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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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Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches

Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches

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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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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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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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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Congratulations to the Winner of Sew Red

Congratulations to the Winner of "Sew Red"

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Check to see if you are the winner!

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The Big Quilters Giveaway!

The Big Quilter's Giveaway!

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You could win all of these fabulous items!

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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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Book Giveaway: Sew Red

Book Giveaway: "Sew Red"

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You could win "Sew Red: Sewing & Quilting for Women's Heart Health" by Laura Zander.

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