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10 Good Sewing Tips and Tricks

10 Good Sewing Tips and Tricks

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First seen in our special issue Teach Yourself to Sew, Winter 2013, here are ten tips and tricks for every sewing enthusiast directly from the sewing community.

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Quick Tip: How to Sew with Faux Leather

Quick Tip: How to Sew with Faux Leather

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Angela Wolf shares three quick tips for sewing with faux leather fabrics.

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Kenneth D. Kings Kilim Carpet Coat: The Big Finish

Kenneth D. King's Kilim Carpet Coat: The Big Finish

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We're at the end of our journey with the kilim coat.

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How to Alter Home-Sewn Garments

How to Alter Home-Sewn Garments

The garments you make are worth refitting!

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Quick Tips for Adjusting Shoulders

Quick Tips for Adjusting Shoulders

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Designer Angela Wolf shares a few tips on how to adjust shoulders to achieve a better-fitting sleeve.

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Watch Threads Essential Techniques

Watch Threads Essential Techniques

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Browse through our ever-growing collection of essential sewing technique videos based on articles published in our magazine!

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Congratulations to the Winner of Sew Red

Congratulations to the Winner of "Sew Red"

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Check to see if you are the winner!

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The Big Quilters Giveaway!

The Big Quilter's Giveaway!

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You could win all of these fabulous items!

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Bust Darts: Where and why?

Bust Darts: Where and why?

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Sewing expert Angela Wolf shares some tips for adding bust darts.

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Quick Tip: Create a Flattering Pencil Skirt

Quick Tip: Create a Flattering Pencil Skirt

Watch as fashion sewing blogger Sunni Standing shares a quick tip.

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Book Giveaway: Sew Red

Book Giveaway: "Sew Red"

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You could win "Sew Red: Sewing & Quilting for Women's Heart Health" by Laura Zander.

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How to Properly Store Your Garments

How to Properly Store Your Garments

Set up a healthy environment for your garments and accessories.

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 Lingerie and Swimwear: How Much Elastic is Needed?

Lingerie and Swimwear: How Much Elastic is Needed?

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Sewing expert Angela Wolf answers your questions on adding elastic to swimwear and lingerie items.

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The Kilim Carpet Coat: Installing Shoulder Pads and Facings

The Kilim Carpet Coat: Installing Shoulder Pads and Facings

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We press ahead with the carpet coat, which is starting to look like a garment!

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Sewing Expert Angela Wolf Answers Your Questions

Sewing Expert Angela Wolf Answers Your Questions

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Threads author and pattern designer Angela Wolf responds to your sewing questions.

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How to Interface a Hem

How to Interface a Hem

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Interface the hem to support a flimsy hemline or 'beef' up pant legs that wrap around your ankles as you walk.

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How to Make a Hidden Button Placket

How to Make a Hidden Button Placket

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This placket is subtle, simple, and easy to make.

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The Winner of the SewStylish Oliso Iron Giveaway is...

The Winner of the SewStylish Oliso Iron Giveaway is...

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Find out who the winner of the Oliso Pro Smart Iron giveway is!

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How to Select Fabrics

How to Select Fabrics

These textile fundamentals are key to successful garments.

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How to Make the Perfect Wrap Dress

How to Make the Perfect Wrap Dress

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Learn how to make it fit and flatter your figure.

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