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Trimming Tricks

Trimming Tricks

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For beautifully faced edges, you need to eliminate bulk. It’s not glamorous, but a few simple steps produce amazing results.

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Fire-hose technique for managing long fabric strips

Fire-hose technique for managing long fabric strips

I was recently making yards and yards of corded welting for a slipcovering project, and I just about lost my mind trying to keep the very lengthy fabric strip I had made from twisting and tangling...

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Crayola isnt just for kids

Crayola isn't just for kids

A new way to use Crayola Erasables

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Zipper finishing made easy

Zipper finishing made easy

A great way to sew a perfect zipper

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Protect Your Handbag Investment

Protect Your Handbag Investment

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If you appreciate fine handbags, here's a quick project: Make a cotton cover to safeguard an expensive accessory.

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Bakery containers for storage

Bakery containers for storage

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The clear plastic containers that come from most supermarket bakery departments make wonderful see-through storage for my gathered laces and other trims. After I roll them, they look like floating...

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Measuring with Whats at Hand

Measuring with What's at Hand

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Threads readers are ingenious when it comes to discovering measuring tools in everyday objects and body parts.

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Color-coordinated bonding

Color-coordinated bonding

Make flexible boning for handbags

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Sew a Circle Easily

Sew a Circle Easily

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Sewing a perfect circle is tricky, but this method simplifies the process

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Shed light on serger threading and cleaning

Shed light on serger threading and cleaning

Wear a backpacker's headlamp for extra light inside a machine

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Your ruler can determine grainline

Your ruler can determine grainline

Use your ruler and a bit of tape to help you position your pieces on grain.

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No Ruler, No Problem

No Ruler, No Problem

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An old toy saved the day when I tried to alter a pattern without my sewing tools.

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Mini buttons for doll clothes

Mini buttons for doll clothes

Use common recyclable household items to make small buttons for doll clothing

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More Tips for Working with Boiled Wool

More Tips for Working with Boiled Wool

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I was inspired by Mary Ray's blog and the current issue of Threads to work with the boiled wool I had been saving for several years. Here are some tips I developed in the process.

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Use a Machine Stitch as a Perfect Guide for Hand Sewing

Use a Machine Stitch as a Perfect Guide for Hand Sewing

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Baste a straight stitch using your machine and use the perfectly spaced stitches as a guide for evenly spaced hand stitches.

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Thread needles with a floss threader

Thread needles with a floss threader

Look to the dental aisle at the drugstore for threaders that help make threading needles a cinch.

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A Minimalist Finish for No-Fray Fabrics

A Minimalist Finish for No-Fray Fabrics

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Sometimes it’s best to let the fabric do the talking and with just a little help it can turn into a stunning oration.

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Use Lint Roller Scraps From Your Sewing Room To Make Unique Cards

Use Lint Roller Scraps From Your Sewing Room To Make Unique Cards

When I finish a sewing project, I clean my sewing-room floor with an adhesive lint roller. When my lint roller’s outer layer becomes full of threads and lint, I affix it to folded card stock, creating a unique note card.

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Needle Me: Pick the right needle and thread

Needle Me: Pick the right needle and thread

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Take a fresh look at some old sewing rules with these thread and needle tips.

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Installing a Decorative Zipper

Installing a Decorative Zipper

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This installation is a little different - the zipper is placed into a partially-sewn seam.

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