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The Felted Wool Sweater--Updated

The Felted Wool Sweater--Updated

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See the image of the finished camp sweater so many of your requested.

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Holiday Tips: Bake, Sew and Wrap Ideas from Threads Readers

Holiday Tips: Bake, Sew and Wrap Ideas from Threads Readers

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Some holiday-type hints, drawn from Threads readers' tips

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Keep These Seam Finishes in Your Bag of Tricks

Keep These Seam Finishes in Your Bag of Tricks

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Here are a couple of simple and efficient ways to beautifully finish seams.

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Sewing findings on securely

Sewing findings on securely

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It's disappointing to look inside an otherwise nicely-sewn garment and see snaps or hooks and eyes that are poorly sewn on. Happily, couture comes to the rescue with a technique that elegantly combines form and function.

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Take a Free Trial of PatternPal, an App for Sewing Supplies

Take a Free Trial of PatternPal, an App for Sewing Supplies

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Comment on this post to get one of six free-trial codes for PatternPal, a sewing app for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad

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Tell-tale signs of an accomplished sewer

Tell-tale signs of an accomplished sewer

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Tips for how to take your finishes from beginner to professional

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Video: How to Sew a Three-Thread Rolled Serged Edge

Video: How to Sew a Three-Thread Rolled Serged Edge

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Watch Kayla Kennington's online video tutorials to master a neat hemming or seaming technique.

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Double Bias Length Extension

Double Bias Length Extension

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Extend your sleeves with bias fabric insets. This technique could also be used to extend the hem of a pair of pants or add interest to a straight skirt.

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Prevent Stray Bobbin Threads

Prevent Stray Bobbin Threads

Use hair elastics to help keep thread on your bobbins.

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Sewing Books Crop Up for the Kindle

Sewing Books Crop Up for the Kindle

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Yes, there are sewing guides to read on the Kindle, and they're getting better

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Spike Your Hand-Sewing Thread

Spike Your Hand-Sewing Thread

When hand-sewing, I use a bill spike to hold my spool of thread. They are available in stationery-supply catalogs. It helps keep my spool of thread readily accessible without rolling away but gives...

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Sheath a tracing-wheel blade

Sheath a tracing-wheel blade

Use a toothbrush holder as a handy storage place for tracing wheels.

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The Fortuny Shirt

The Fortuny Shirt

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I came into a large piece of Fortuny printed cotton recently. I chose to make a shirt, which presented a challenge when finishing the armhole.

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Perfect Narrow Mitered Corners

Perfect Narrow Mitered Corners

Use this method for easy-to-sew, professional-looking corners.

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Fabric U Puts a World of Fabric at Your Fingertips

Fabric U Puts a World of Fabric at Your Fingertips

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App for iPhones and iPads offers is an on-the-go guide to fabric

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Silicone Hem Guides

Silicone Hem Guides

Create iron-friendly pressing guides using recycled potholders.

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Thread Bars

Thread Bars

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There are lots of options for closures, and thread bars are often overlooked. Best of all, they're nice and sturdy, and fun to make, too.

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Hair elastics for closures

Hair elastics for closures

Hair elastics make excellent button loops, and they’re perfect for many other embellishments as well. I use a simple circle elastic joined with crimped metal, glue, or stitching. The elastics...

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Looped button closure

Looped button closure

To make an interesting button closure, I start with a small standard buttonhole (about 3⁄8 inch long), one for each closure. I tie a 3- to 5-inch piece of decorative ribbon, rope, or thin...

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Add style and flair with pleats

Add style and flair with pleats

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In a recent 'snoop' shopping trip I was noticing a series of pleats at the waist areas in blouses, shirts, and lightweight jackets.

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