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Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper

Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper

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This zipper technique is useful in bag and garment applications. We also demonstrate something unique about nylon-coil zipper teeth: They work in either direction.

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Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing

Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing

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Ruth Ciemnoczolowski shows you a simple way of adding stability to your hand-sewing thread.

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Video: How to Thread a Twin Needle

Video: How to Thread a Twin Needle

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Learn how to set up your sewing machine to use a twin needle.

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Tip: Custom Repair Kits

Tip: Custom Repair Kits

Create a unique repair kit for each new garment for quick, no-compromise fixes.

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Video: How to Use a Tailors Board

Video: How to Use a Tailor's Board

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Many professionals use a tailor's board to achieve crisp, well-pressed garments. Learn the various ways to use this specialized tool for better pressing.

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Add Variety to your Projects with These Six Thread Types

Add Variety to your Projects with These Six Thread Types

Try fun options to take your sewing to the next level.

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Tip: Upcycled Tincushions

Tip: Upcycled "Tincushions"

Easily create cute pincushions from tuna cans to match your personal preferences.

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Tip: Portable Sewing Supply Station

Tip: Portable Sewing Supply Station

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For those of us without a dedicated sewing room, a toolbox on wheels is a great way to bring notions from room to room safely and conveniently.

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Q&A: Sewing Machine Prices Then and Now

Q&A: Sewing Machine Prices Then and Now

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Sometimes it seems as if modern sewing machines can be very expensive. How expensive were they, comparatively, when they first became household items?

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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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Notions: Organization Solutions

Notions: Organization Solutions

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This collection of modular furniture is the ultimate way to stay organized as a sewer.

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Notions: Magnetic Wristband

Notions: Magnetic Wristband

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This solution to lost pins is clever and convenient. You can store needles, safety pins, and paper clips, too.

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Video: Double Your Tape Measure

Video: Double Your Tape Measure

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Get the most out of your measuring tape with this There's a Better Way quick tip from Threads.

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Video: How to Stabilize a Thread Spool

Video: How to Stabilize a Thread Spool

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This great tip will help keep your thread spool from rolling away from you while handsewing.

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Video: Make a Thimble Liner From a Rubber Fingertip

Video: Make a Thimble Liner From a Rubber Fingertip

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Keep your thimble from slipping off your fingertip with this quick video tip.

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Video: Make Your Own Tailors Pressing Tool

Video: Make Your Own Tailor's Pressing Tool

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To get the perfect seam finish on wool fabrics, a steam iron isn't always enough. Watch this quick video tip to learn how to make your own dauber to help press seams on wool garments.

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Tip: Make Your Own Silicone Tape

Tip: Make Your Own Silicone Tape

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A simple technique to keep up a strapless dress.

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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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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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Easy-to-Alter Space: Connie Crawfords Studio

Easy-to-Alter Space: Connie Crawford's Studio

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Connie Crawford found her ideal studio and outfitted it with custom sewing furniture.

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