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Video: Expert Tips for Faced Edges

Video: Expert Tips for Faced Edges

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Use these expert tips to create professional-looking faced edges.

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Video: Shape Bias Tape with an Iron

Video: Shape Bias Tape with an Iron

Bias tape may be best known for its flexibility. This versatile material can easily follow any curve, and that's why it's so useful for finishing armholes, necklines, and other shaped edges.

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How to Make a Mitered Pocket Welt

How to Make a Mitered Pocket Welt

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This free pattern produces a smooth welt with bulk-free ends.

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Video - Essential Tools: Measuring Tapes

Video - Essential Tools: Measuring Tapes

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Threads Contributing Editor Judith Neukam shares essential information about measuring tapes and offers clever tips for taking two measurements.

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Video: Quick Tip for Labeling Your Serger

Video: Quick Tip for Labeling Your Serger

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If you own a serger whose dials are not labeled or are faded, use this tip instead of being at the mercy of your manual.

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Video - Fitting: Key Pattern Adjustments

Video - Fitting: Key Pattern Adjustments

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In this video, Threads contributing editor Judith Neukam walks you through two important pattern alterations that can simplify the fitting process.

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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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Cinch a Dress with an Elastic Waist

Cinch a Dress with an Elastic Waist

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Breathe new life into an ill-fitting garment by taking in the waist.

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Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator

Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator

Watch to learn how a stitch regulator can help create even free-motion stitching.

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Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay

Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay

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Watch to learn how to take a simple placket to the next level.

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Video: An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances

Video: An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances

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For smooth edges along curves, skip clipping. Watch this video tutorial to see how this works.

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Video: Easy Seam Turning

Video: Easy Seam Turning

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This seam-turning technique is easy to follow and is perfect to use when creating pillows or items with a lining.

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Video: A No-Bulk Elastic Join

Video: A No-Bulk Elastic Join

Learn a bulk-free method for joining two elastic ends.

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Catching Up With Designer Terry Fox

Catching Up With Designer Terry Fox

The British designer finds her next calling in sewing education.

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Kenneth D. Kings Print Mixing Principles

Kenneth D. King's Print Mixing Principles

A proven formula for stylish combinations.

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Video: How to Clip Curves Accurately

Video: How to Clip Curves Accurately

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Watch to learn an alternative method for clipping seam allowance curves accurately.

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Video: How to Thread Woolly Nylon

Video: How to Thread Woolly Nylon

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Watch video to learn an easy way to thread your serger with this slightly fuzzy, stretchy thread.

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Threads Sewing Tips

Threads Sewing Tips

In this video series, we share clever reader-submitted tips to help improve your sewing.

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Video: Color-Code Pleat Marking Lines

Video: Color-Code Pleat Marking Lines

Threads Sewing Tips: Easy Pleat-Marking Technique When you're making a garment with many sets of parallel pleats, it can be difficult to differentiate between marked pleat lines and foldlines.

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Video: DIY Wide Seam Allowance Guide

Video: DIY Wide Seam Allowance Guide

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Find out how to make a seam guide using a roll of tape or sticky notepad. This clever tip is especially helpful when sewing items with wide seam allowances.

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