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Ordinary Objects with Unexpected Sewing Uses

Ordinary Objects with Unexpected Sewing Uses

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Here are eight of our favorite common utensils that double as unorthodox sewing tools.

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How to Use a Ruffler

How to Use a Ruffler

This handy attachment has a wide repertoire.

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Notions: Fusible and Sew-In Foam

Notions: Fusible and Sew-In Foam

These useful foam pads are soft, yet supportive. Great for bags, totes, and tablet cases.

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Notions: Vintage Pattern Mementos

Notions: Vintage Pattern Mementos

These delightful notebooks and note cards are based off of vintage patterns.

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Notions: Speed Up Pattern Tracing with the Double Tracing Wheel

Notions: Speed Up Pattern Tracing with the Double Tracing Wheel

This clever gadget lets you mark your seam allowances at the same time that you trace a garment.

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Sewing Machine Features Youll Really Use

Sewing Machine Features You'll Really Use

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Find out what earns a sewing machine top marks in the eyes of the Threads staff.

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Tip: Color-Code Patterns for Easy Access

Tip: Color-Code Patterns for Easy Access

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With this easy little trick, finding the pattern you're looking for will no longer be a chore.

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Sewing Machine Anatomy: How a Stitch is Made

Sewing Machine Anatomy: How a Stitch is Made

Watch this animation to learn how a sewing machine lockstitch is made.

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A Closer Look at Denyse Schmidts Quilting Studio

A Closer Look at Denyse Schmidt's Quilting Studio

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See how Denyse deploys rolling shelves and tables for a transformative space.

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Notions: Trim to Match Any Project

Notions: Trim to Match Any Project

That perfect trim for your project is out there somewhere, and thanks to DecorativeTrimmings.com you can find it.

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Notions: Battery-Operated Seam Ripper

Notions: Battery-Operated Seam Ripper

This useful tool effortlessly deals with flawed seams, with no risk of damaging the fabric.

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Notions: Smartphone and Tablet Stands

Notions: Smartphone and Tablet Stands

With all the sewing resources available digitally today, keeping your devices close and easy to access has become a necessity.

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The Winner of our Three-Book Giveaway is...

The Winner of our Three-Book Giveaway is...

Congratulations to this lucky winner!

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Notions: Organization Solutions

Notions: Organization Solutions

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This collection of modular furniture is the ultimate way to stay organized as a sewer.

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Notions: Magnetic Wristband

Notions: Magnetic Wristband

This solution to lost pins is clever and convenient. You can store needles, safety pins, and paper clips, too.

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Video: Kenneth D. Kings Essential Sewing Tool Kit, Part 4

Video: Kenneth D. King's Essential Sewing Tool Kit, Part 4

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Follow along as Kenneth D. King shares the contents of his personal sewing tool kit in the final installment of this four-part series.

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Video: Double Your Tape Measure

Video: Double Your Tape Measure

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Get the most out of your measuring tape with this There's a Better Way quick tip from Threads.

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Essentials for a Fashion-Sketching Tool Kit

Essentials for a Fashion-Sketching Tool Kit

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Having the proper supplies is a critical part of making a good fashion sketch. In this article, Vikki Yau from Fashionary shares her favorite fashion-sketching tools.

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Video: Kenneth D. Kings Essential Sewing Tool Kit, Part 3

Video: Kenneth D. King's Essential Sewing Tool Kit, Part 3

See what Kenneth's must-have notions are, and find out how he customizes his tools.

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The Winner of the Huge Handbags Giveaway is...

The Winner of the Huge Handbags Giveaway is...

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