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Threads on Edge

Threads on Edge

An ingenious way to store errant spools of thread.

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Tips and Tricks for Sewing with Knits

Tips and Tricks for Sewing with Knits

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Knits are comfy to wear but can be challenging to sew. Take these tips from seamster supreme Ann Steeves.

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Traveling Companion

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An ingenious traveling solution for taking your sewing on a flight but leaving contraband scissors at home.

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Spice Up Your Notions

Spice Up Your Notions

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A spicy-smart way to store buttons, baubles and more in your sewing or crafting area.

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Have You Seen My Glasses?

Have You Seen My Glasses?

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A great new use for an old eyeglasses case.

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Garment Construction Tip: Sequined Fabric Deserves Topnotch Seaming

Garment Construction Tip: Sequined Fabric Deserves Topnotch Seaming

This tip was originally featured in Threads #104 (December 2002/January 2003). To keep seamlines in sequined fabric smooth, it's best to remove all the sequins that fall along each seamline–if you...

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Sew a Back-Friendly Pillow

Sew a Back-Friendly Pillow

Every sit against a hard chair and stand up with an aching back? Us too. In this project, we show you how to make a cute pillow that solves the problem.

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Save a Thread, Thread a Needle

Save a Thread, Thread a Needle

Save yourself time and thread with this crafty solution for errant lengths of string.

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Dental Floss is Good for Gathers

Dental Floss is Good for Gathers

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Dental floss provides the strength and slide you need to gather fabric.

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Light the Way to Perfect Pattern Tracing

A clever crafter's homegrown solution to expensive lighting tables.

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Snaggle Tooth, No Thank You!

Try this better way to snip thread than the tried-and-true method many seamsters use.

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Love those labels!

Create custom labels with ribbon and a metallic ink pen.

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What Do Film Canisters and Sand Have in Common?

What Do Film Canisters and Sand Have in Common?

Patterns are typically flimsy affairs that have a way of shifting around at precisely the wrong moment. Here's how to keep them in place.

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Serving Up Sewing

A great tip for keeping small notions close to your sewing machine.

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On Pins and Needles

On Pins and Needles

Keep notoriously easy-to-lose notions under control.

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Trims, Trims, and More Trims

Trims, Trims, and More Trims

Trim can make or break an outfit. Check out these online resources which can help you add something special to your next project.

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Hairspray: Not Just for Prom

Hairspray: Not Just for Prom

An intriguing new use for hairspray at the crafting or sewing table.

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Soups Up!

Soup's Up!

An ironing technique for getting into tiny spots that you can eat with a spoon.

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Lipstick? Nah, its a Pin-Stick

Lipstick? Nah, it's a Pin-Stick

Passers-by might wonder why you need to primp in your sewing room but you'll know a craftier use for that empty lipstick tube.

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Fit to be Tied

Fit to be Tied

Self-belts can be slippery little guys - here's how to keep your silky belts in place.

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