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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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Tip: Iron-On Topstitching Template

Tip: Iron-On Topstitching Template

Get a straight line every time with this trick for better topstitching.

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Cures for Puckered Stitches

Cures for Puckered Stitches

Judith Neukam will teach you to avoid rippled seams in your work, with this expert advice.

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How to Achieve Ideal Sewing Machine Thread Tension

How to Achieve Ideal Sewing Machine Thread Tension

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Learn to diagnose and solve poor thread tension problems--and save yourself sewing headaches.

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Tip: Upcycled Tincushions

Tip: Upcycled "Tincushions"

Easily create cute pincushions from tuna cans to match your personal preferences.

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Q&A: Where to Place Bust-Dart Points

Q&A: Where to Place Bust-Dart Points

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Sarah Veblen shares a wealth of information about bust darts.

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Video: How to Repair a Stray Snip

Video: How to Repair a Stray Snip

Watch this quick Threads Essential Techniques video for a creative solution to accidental fabric cuts.

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Tip: Portable Sewing Supply Station

Tip: Portable Sewing Supply Station

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For those of us without a dedicated sewing room, a toolbox on wheels is a great way to bring notions from room to room safely and conveniently.

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Q&A: Sewing Machine Prices Then and Now

Q&A: Sewing Machine Prices Then and Now

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Sometimes it seems as if modern sewing machines can be very expensive. How expensive were they, comparatively, when they first became household items?

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Q&A: Is Fabric Pilling Avoidable?

Q&A: Is Fabric Pilling Avoidable?

What is the cause of fabric pilling and how can it be prevented? An expert explains.

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The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway

The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway

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Two lucky Threads readers have the opportunity to win in this great giveaway!

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Pad a Dress Form to Your True Body Shape

Pad a Dress Form to Your True Body Shape

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Dress forms have lovely, firm shapes, with perfectly lifted breasts--which is wonderful if you have a similar build. However, they are not like “real” bodies, especially if you have any extra body weight. Learn how you can customize your dress form with household objects.

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Threads Reader Tips

Threads Reader Tips

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These fabulous sewing tips are worth trying.

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Four Prize Giveaway Winner!

Four Prize Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to this week's giveaway winner!

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Tip: Use Painters Tape on Napped Fabric

Tip: Use Painter's Tape on Napped Fabric

This little tip can be a big help when you need to consider the direction of napped fabric during piecing.

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Make a Removable Button Strip

Make a Removable Button Strip

Put your delicate closures on a removable band.

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Video: Create Topstitching with Running Stitches

Video: Create Topstitching with Running Stitches

Learn how to use a simple, hand-sewn stitch to make bold topstitching.

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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Now that the body of the felted wool "bark" coat is together, the collar and facings need to be attached.

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