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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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Bye, Bye Lint

Bye, Bye Lint

Try using a dry kitchen sponge to remove lint.

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Thread Medicine

Thread Medicine

Make a thread cutter from a floss dispenser and a pill bottle.

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Iron off!

Try using a lamp to remind yourself to shut off the iron.

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Lucky You! More Red-Carpet Ready Tips

Here are some great sewing tips from the brilliant members of PACC, which we just couldn't fit into our latest issue.

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Backless Bra Dilemma: Solved!

Create an instant backless bra to wear with your new backless dress by using a waist stay.

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The Nose Knows

Learn how to use your nose to figure out the right side of your fabric.

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Dress Barbie, Dress Yourself

Dress Barbie, Dress Yourself

Sew a mini muslin to try out your pattern instructions.

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Make Your Own Tags

Use scrap pieces of interfacing to record pattern information and washing instructions on a small tag.

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Pipe Cleaners Clean More than Pipes

Pipe Cleaners Clean More than Pipes

Pipe cleaners bring you back to craft projects of your childhood, but they can also be used as helpful tools.

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Fleece Fluff All a-Flutter

Fleece Fluff All a-Flutter

Use safety pins and and fabric-softener to remove loose fluff when cutting fleece.

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