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The Hybrid Lapel Facing

The Hybrid Lapel Facing

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This Yves Saint Laurent jacket is deceptively simple, but it was constructed with a sophisticated trick.

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How to Make a Fortuny Gladstone Bag, The Finale

How to Make a Fortuny Gladstone Bag, The Finale

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This third post in the Fortuny Gladstone Bag series explains how to insert the lining into the vintage accessory.

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Tip: Learn By Deconstruction

Tip: Learn By Deconstruction

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Cheap garments from thrift stores can help you when a detail seems out of your grasp.

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Video: How to Shape Petersham Ribbon to a Curve

Video: How to Shape Petersham Ribbon to a Curve

Learn how easy it is to make petersham follow a curve. It is a great way to stabilize curved necklines, hems, and waistlines.

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Equipment for Sewing Leather Bags

Equipment for Sewing Leather Bags

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If you're interested in sewing leather bags, you'll benefit from knowing what the pros recommend you use.

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Video: An Expert Tip for Working with Multiple Threads

Video: An Expert Tip for Working with Multiple Threads

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THREADS author Ruth Ciemnoczolowski demonstrates a handy technique for working with multiple threads when hand sewing. This tip is especially helpful if you are sewing on buttons.

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12 Hand and Machine Stitches to Improve Your Sewing

12 Hand and Machine Stitches to Improve Your Sewing

There's nothing more important than a solid knowledge of stitches to help you build your sewing skills. These 12 articles can help propel your sewing to the next level.

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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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Video: How to Fit Sleeves the Hip-Hop Way

Video: How to Fit Sleeves the Hip-Hop Way

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Kenneth D. King demonstrates how fitting pants is like fitting a sleeve. Watch the video to learn about his intriguing philosophy.

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9 Ideas to Decorate your Sewing Room

9 Ideas to Decorate your Sewing Room

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See how our authors adorn their spaces.

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8 Top Lace Tips

8 Top Lace Tips

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Discover eight fabulous tips for sewing and designing with fine lace.

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A Sewing Q&A: See what our Readers have to say

A Sewing Q&A: See what our Readers have to say

During National Sewing Month we asked our readers to weigh in on several sewing topics. Here is what you had to say.

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Travel Smart with this Comprehensive Packing Checklist

Travel Smart with this Comprehensive Packing Checklist

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Sandra Miller helps you get--and stay--organized on your next adventure with a free downloadable guide.

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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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How to Turn Ready-made Bras into Strapless Dress Support

How to Turn Ready-made Bras into Strapless Dress Support

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Rescue your strapless dresses and tops to get the support you need with these five techniques in this web extra from "Party Dresses" (Winter 2014).

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Gift to Sew: Easy and Classic Wool Scarf

Gift to Sew: Easy and Classic Wool Scarf

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Finish the long edges and fringe the ends. Follow along to learn how easy it is to make this classic wool scarf.

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Video: Use a Camera to Help Fit

Video: Use a Camera to Help Fit

During the muslin stage, a camera will allow you to observe the fit from many angles with ease. Watch this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5 to learn how.

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Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: Thoughts on competing, judging, winning and losing sewing contests

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: Thoughts on competing, judging, winning and losing sewing contests

Threads author and sewing instructor Ruth Ciemnoczolowski’s personal account.

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