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Video: Double Your Tape Measure

Video: Double Your Tape Measure

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Get the most out of your measuring tape with this There's a Better Way quick tip from Threads.

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8 Top Lace Tips

8 Top Lace Tips

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

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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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Video: Quiet Serge

Video: Quiet Serge

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Watch this quick video tip to learn how to keep your serger from moving during use.

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19 Inventive Embellishment Ideas

19 Inventive Embellishment Ideas

Explore some of our favorite embellishment ideas, techniques, and tips.

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November 2014 Expert Chat: Kenneth D. King

November 2014 Expert Chat: Kenneth D. King

Couturier and Threads contributing editor Kenneth D. King answers your sewing questions.

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Video: How to Sew Knits

Video: How to Sew Knits

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Discover the joy of sewing knits with these easy-to-follow tips and techniques.

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How to Align Stripes Across a Seam

How to Align Stripes Across a Seam

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Strategies to match lines across seams.

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Preserve Your Precious Fabrics

Preserve Your Precious Fabrics

Useful tips to manage and maintain your stash.

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Fix Shoulder Width and Sleeve Length in One Alteration

Fix Shoulder Width and Sleeve Length in One Alteration

Correct the shoulder width and the sleeve length in one smooth operation.

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Video: How to Stabilize a Thread Spool

Video: How to Stabilize a Thread Spool

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This great tip will help keep your thread spool from rolling away from you while handsewing.

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Q&A: Stitch a Shirt Hem That Wont Roll Up

Q&A: Stitch a Shirt Hem That Won't Roll Up

Your garment hems will be better than ever.

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Tip: Make a Beading Frame

Tip: Make a Beading Frame

This simple trick will keep your beads where they ought to be and make beading a breeze.

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Sewing Tip: Turn Corners Right-Side-Out

Sewing Tip: Turn Corners Right-Side-Out

A nice, crisp corner can turn a garment from good to great.

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Take a Tour Inside a Chic Couture Skirt

Take a Tour Inside a Chic Couture Skirt

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A skirt found in a Parisian flea market consignment shop was full of charming touches. Here, I'll give you a tour inside this tweed skirt taking a close look at its construction details found in an unexpected places.

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12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques

12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques

You'll be making buttonholes on par with the pros once you check out this collection of our best buttonhole tutorials.

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Secure a Coat Lining

Secure a Coat Lining

Sew sturdy tabs to keep a coat's layers in line.

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Video: Prevent Disappearing Ink From Vanishing Too Soon

Video: Prevent Disappearing Ink From Vanishing Too Soon

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Watch this quick video to discover a clever trick that will help keep your marks from disappearing.

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Tip: Record Bolt-End Information

Tip: Record Bolt-End Information

Create fabric collection reference files with ease.

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Tip: Play with Fabric Colors Before Cutting

Tip: Play with Fabric Colors Before Cutting

Believe it or not, a kaleidoscope can be a handy tool for color evaluation.

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