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The Case of the Sewing Solutions: Dye Disasters Disaster

The Case of the "Sewing Solutions: Dye Disasters" Disaster

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What does Threads do when an article technique doesn't pan out? We figure out why, find a replacement, and soldier on. But even techniques that we couldn’t make work might still offer solutions to other sewers.

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Behind-the-Scenes at DittoForm

Behind-the-Scenes at DittoForm

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We promised you a look at more photos from the Threads editor visit to Bits of Thread in Washington, D.C., to learn about the DittoForm's custom dress form process.

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Choose the Right Marking Tools

Choose the Right Marking Tools

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Get set to transfer symbols with the right tool for your fabric.

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From Body Scan to Custom Dress Form

From Body Scan to Custom Dress Form

3-D scanning creates an accurate copy of your figure.

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Notions: Sew Cute Summer Shoes

Notions: Sew Cute Summer Shoes

This collection of supplies makes it easier than ever to assemble your own shoes.

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Notions: Diminutive Pins

Notions: Diminutive Pins

These tiny pins are perfect for piecing and applique.

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Notions: A Fine Point for Pressing

Notions: A Fine Point for Pressing

A stiletto is a valuable tool for holding fabric in place with high precision.

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Notions: Free-Motion Guides

Notions: Free-Motion Guides

Achieve a new level of control while free-motion stitching with these lightweight guides.

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Notions: Convenient Swatch Organizers

Notions: Convenient Swatch Organizers

Here's a clever way to keep your swatches organized on the go.

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Notions: Easy Hem Measuring

Notions: Easy Hem Measuring

Having one of these around will make hemming a breeze.

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Notions: Roll to Measure

Notions: Roll to Measure

This specialized tool was designed with measuring curves in mind, and it shows. Simply roll it along a curve to get an accurate measurement.

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Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper

Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper

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This zipper technique is useful in bag and garment applications. We also demonstrate something unique about nylon-coil zipper teeth: They work in either direction.

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Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing

Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing

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Ruth Ciemnoczolowski shows you a simple way of adding stability to your hand-sewing thread.

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17  Ways of Getting the Most Out of Your Sewing Machine

17 Ways of Getting the Most Out of Your Sewing Machine

This slideshow compiles many useful pieces of advice for operating a sewing machine.

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The 9 Latest Sewing Machines On the Market

The 9 Latest Sewing Machines On the Market

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Take a look at nine of the latest sewing machine models to hit the market.

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Free Tutorial: Make a Sewing Machine Cover

Free Tutorial: Make a Sewing Machine Cover

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Protect your machine from dust and debris with this sewing room essential.

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Video: How to Thread a Twin Needle

Video: How to Thread a Twin Needle

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Learn how to set up your sewing machine to use a twin needle.

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Tip: Custom Repair Kits

Tip: Custom Repair Kits

Create a unique repair kit for each new garment for quick, no-compromise fixes.

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Video: How to Use a Tailors Board

Video: How to Use a Tailor's Board

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Many professionals use a tailor's board to achieve crisp, well-pressed garments. Learn the various ways to use this specialized tool for better pressing.

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Tools for Better Pressing

Tools for Better Pressing

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From basic to advanced, a range of tools for high-quality results.

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