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Video: Create a Folding Design Board

Video: Create a Folding Design Board

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A folding screen can double as a design board for sewing projects. Follow along as Threads Executive Editor Judith Neukam shows you how to make your own.

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Tip: Light Up Your Fabric While Machine Sewing

Tip: Light Up Your Fabric While Machine Sewing

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Sew through any lighting conditions with this tip from Threads #175 (October/November 2014).

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Style Tip: Textured And Embellished Garments

Style Tip: Textured And Embellished Garments

Here are a few tips on how to incorporate this season's hottest styles into your own garments.

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Two Understitching Techniques

Two Understitching Techniques

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Discover two more understitching methods in this Web extra from SewStylish Fall 2014.

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How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace

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There are a variety of methods for seaming lace. However, they can be challenging if working with delicate lace such as Chantilly. I'll show you a clever technique for finishing seams on tricky lace fabrics.

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Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons

Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons

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See how easy it can be to space buttons and buttonholes with this quick tip from Threads.

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Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends

Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends

With this clever sewing tip from Threads #174, your zippers will be feeling better than ever.

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Tip: Store Fabric Neatly in Less Space

Tip: Store Fabric Neatly in Less Space

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Learn a clever way to store fabric with this tip from Threads #174 (August/September 2014).

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Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments

Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments

An costume and textiles expert answers

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Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes

Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes

The key to any successful sewn project are its seams. This comprehensive collection of 17 techniques, tips, and videos, covers everything you need to know to sew durable and beautiful seams.

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Video: Two Great Marking Tips

Video: Two Great Marking Tips

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Sewers have a multitude of ways to mark their fabric. Watch this quick video to learn two handy tips for marking fabrics and patterns.

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Patterns 101

Patterns 101

Before your scissors and pins are put to work, you’ll need to review your sewing pattern and its instructions. Browse this collection of 13 articles, tips, and techniques to help you get started.

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14 Tips and Tricks for Better Sewing

14 Tips and Tricks for Better Sewing

You could learn something that will change how you sew forever. Check out this handy collection of 14 sewing tips and tricks.

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Video: DIY Faux-Velvet Board

Video: DIY Faux-Velvet Board

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See how easy and inexpensive it can be to create your own faux-velvet board with this quick video tip from Threads.

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The Winner of Threads issue no.173 is...

The Winner of Threads issue no.173 is...

Congratulations to the winner of the current Threads issue!

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Theres a Better Way

There's a Better Way

In this free web-only video series, Threads executive Editor Judith Neukam shares quick tips, tricks, and techniques to help you sew smarter, better and faster.

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Video: Make Your Own Tailors Pressing Tool

Video: Make Your Own Tailor's Pressing Tool

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To get the perfect seam finish on wool fabrics, a steam iron isn't always enough. Watch this quick video tip to learn how to make your own dauber to help press seams on wool garments.

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6 Serger Secrets

6 Serger Secrets

Get the most out of your serger with these secrets and techniques.

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8 Zipper Installation Techniques

8 Zipper Installation Techniques

Take the mystery out of installing zippers with these 8 techniques. You'll learn how to install lapped zippers, exposed zippers, replace zippers and more.

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Q&A: Vintage Pattern Preservation

Q&A: Vintage Pattern Preservation

Find out the best way to ensure your vintage patterns are kept safe.

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