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Add Gradual Width

Add Gradual Width

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Adjust your pattern for the perfect fit.

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Favorite Sewing Blogs and Websites

Favorite Sewing Blogs and Websites

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If I can learn something from another sewer's experiences (be they mishaps or triumphs or simple tutorials), it's a good day. That's why I peruse so many online sewing blogs, from personal sewers' blogs to those of bigger organizations.

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Creating Perfect Bias Fabric Loops

Creating Perfect Bias Fabric Loops

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It's all in the details (well, not all of it), but an otherwise nicely-made garment can be spoiled by less-than-perfect finishing touches. Here's a guide to creating perfect fabric loops.

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A New Improved Seam Roll

A New Improved Seam Roll

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I love pressing over a seam roll. Here's how to make a new and improved version!

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Online Shopping and Resource Guide

Online Shopping and Resource Guide

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Check out this newly updated list of great online fabric and craft supply resources.

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Installing a Pocket Bag into a Slit Pocket

Installing a Pocket Bag into a Slit Pocket

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Learn how to finish a pocket in part 3 of Kenneth's Fantasy Fur Jacket.

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Fantasy fur, installment 2:  Creating a slit pocket in the fur

Fantasy fur, installment 2: Creating a slit pocket in the fur

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Continuing with the process of making this showy fantasy fur jacket, I'll show you how I engineered a slit pocket into the fur.

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Video: How to Sew a Thread Chain

Video: How to Sew a Thread Chain

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Susan Khalje demonstrates this couture technique.

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Video: How to Sew a Thread Bar

Video: How to Sew a Thread Bar

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Susan Khalje demonstrates this couture technique for securing a closure.

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Inside a Silk Charmeuse Jacket

Inside a Silk Charmeuse Jacket

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I had a chance to re-visit a jacket I'd made some time back for a client - I thought you might like to see the inside story!

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Sewing Without Pins

Sewing Without Pins

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There are many advantages to sewing without pins in the way.

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Press Cloths Take Center Stage

Press Cloths Take Center Stage

Your press cloth collection is as useful as the most exotic iron or ironing board.

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How to find the correct sleeve length

How to find the correct sleeve length

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Find the correct sleeve length with a drop or extended shoulder in a blouse or jacket, with or without a cuff.

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And the Winner of 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips is...

And the Winner of 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips is...

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Find out if you are the lucky winner of this great new book.

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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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