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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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 Lingerie and Swimwear: How Much Elastic is Needed?

Lingerie and Swimwear: How Much Elastic is Needed?

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Sewing expert Angela Wolf answers your questions on adding elastic to swimwear and lingerie items.

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The Kilim Carpet Coat: Installing Shoulder Pads and Facings

The Kilim Carpet Coat: Installing Shoulder Pads and Facings

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We press ahead with the carpet coat, which is starting to look like a garment!

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Sewing Expert Angela Wolf Answers Your Questions

Sewing Expert Angela Wolf Answers Your Questions

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Threads author and pattern designer Angela Wolf responds to your sewing questions.

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How to Interface a Hem

How to Interface a Hem

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Interface the hem to support a flimsy hemline or 'beef' up pant legs that wrap around your ankles as you walk.

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How to Make a Hidden Button Placket

How to Make a Hidden Button Placket

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This placket is subtle, simple, and easy to make.

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The Winner of the SewStylish Oliso Iron Giveaway is...

The Winner of the SewStylish Oliso Iron Giveaway is...

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Find out who the winner of the Oliso Pro Smart Iron giveway is!

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How to Select Fabrics

How to Select Fabrics

These textile fundamentals are key to successful garments.

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How to Make the Perfect Wrap Dress

How to Make the Perfect Wrap Dress

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Learn how to make it fit and flatter your figure.

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A New Way to Fit Trousers

A New Way to Fit Trousers

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Sew a sample pair to determine accurate adjustments.

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Cut Longer Facings for Better-Looking Garments

Cut Longer Facings for Better-Looking Garments

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Use this clever facing technique for achieving better looking garments.

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The Winner of Threads Issue 168 is...

The Winner of Threads Issue 168 is...

Congratulations to the winner of Threads issue no. 168!

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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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Add a Quick and Easy Elastic Waist to a Skirt

Add a Quick and Easy Elastic Waist to a Skirt

Don't want to put in a zipper? No sweat, here's a fast, stretchy, alternative

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Customize Shoulder Pads with Lining Fabric Covers

Customize Shoulder Pads with Lining Fabric Covers

Learn a fast way to cover shoulder pads with lining fabric

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Hot Tips for Better Pressing

Hot Tips for Better Pressing

How do you get great results when pressing your sewing projects?

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Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

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YOU could win! Submit your best ironing tip to win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron with iTouch Technology.

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Ties to Bind: Turn Neckties into Bias Binding

Ties to Bind: Turn Neckties into Bias Binding

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Here's how to use thrift-store ties as an elegant finish.

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How to Pretest Pattern Changes with Minipats

How to Pretest Pattern Changes with "Minipats"

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Audition pattern design changes in miniature to speed the process and save your pattern and fabric.

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Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

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You could win the book "Dressmaking: 200 Q&A" by Mary McCarthy!

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