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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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How to Match Plaid Across a Seam

How to Match Plaid Across a Seam

No-fail techniques for precise matching.

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Q&A: Stitch a Shirt Hem That Wont Roll Up

Q&A: Stitch a Shirt Hem That Won't Roll Up

Your garment hems will be better than ever.

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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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12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques

12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques

You'll be making buttonholes on par with the pros once you check out this collection of our best buttonhole tutorials.

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Stay the Fly and Anchor the Pockets

Stay the Fly and Anchor the Pockets

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I needed to figure out how to make this pocket for one of my clients, so I'm bringing you along on the journey.

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Tip: Light Up Your Fabric While Machine Sewing

Tip: Light Up Your Fabric While Machine Sewing

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Sew through any lighting conditions with this tip from Threads #175 (October/November 2014).

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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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How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

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There are a variety of methods for seaming lace. However, they can be challenging if working with delicate lace such as Chantilly. I'll show you a clever technique for finishing seams on tricky lace fabrics.

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Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes

Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes

The key to any successful sewn project are its seams. This comprehensive collection of 17 techniques, tips, and videos, covers everything you need to know to sew durable and beautiful seams.

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14 Tips and Tricks for Better Sewing

14 Tips and Tricks for Better Sewing

You could learn something that will change how you sew forever. Check out this handy collection of 14 sewing tips and tricks.

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The Winner of Threads issue no.173 is...

The Winner of Threads issue no.173 is...

Congratulations to the winner of the current Threads issue!

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6 Serger Secrets

6 Serger Secrets

Get the most out of your serger with these secrets and techniques.

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8 Zipper Installation Techniques

8 Zipper Installation Techniques

Take the mystery out of installing zippers with these 8 techniques. You'll learn how to install lapped zippers, exposed zippers, replace zippers and more.

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Sewing Tip: The ABCs of Fitting

Sewing Tip: The ABCs of Fitting

This nifty tip will help you remember an essential rule of fitting.

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Apply Elastics to Your Garments

Apply Elastics to Your Garments

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

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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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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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