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Video: Make Your Own Tailors Pressing Tool

Video: Make Your Own Tailor's Pressing Tool

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To get the perfect seam finish on wool fabrics, a steam iron isn't always enough. Watch this quick video tip to learn how to make your own dauber to help press seams on wool garments.

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Tip: Make Your Own Silicone Tape

Tip: Make Your Own Silicone Tape

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A simple technique to keep up a strapless dress.

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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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Easy-to-Alter Space: Connie Crawfords Studio

Easy-to-Alter Space: Connie Crawford's Studio

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Connie Crawford found her ideal studio and outfitted it with custom sewing furniture.

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Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

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YOU could win! Submit your best ironing tip to win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron with iTouch Technology.

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Notions Giveaway: Dritz Pressing Mitt

Notions Giveaway: Dritz Pressing Mitt

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Win a free Dritz Pressing Mitt!

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Whats Your Sewing Storage Solution?

What's Your Sewing Storage Solution?

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Read tips from real sewers, and share your own!

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Sneak Peek at Its Sew Easy Season 2

Sneak Peek at "It's Sew Easy" Season 2

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The PBS sewing series resumes in December - here's what's coming up!

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Corsets from the Hardware Store!

Corsets from the Hardware Store!

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Some of my students told me of using zip ties as a substitute for whalebone in corsets, and--it works!

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A New Improved Seam Roll

A New Improved Seam Roll

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I love pressing over a seam roll. Here's how to make a new and improved version!

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Online Shopping and Resource Guide

Online Shopping and Resource Guide

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Check out this newly updated list of great online fabric and craft supply resources.

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Sewing Without Pins

Sewing Without Pins

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There are many advantages to sewing without pins in the way.

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Press Cloths Take Center Stage

Press Cloths Take Center Stage

Your press cloth collection is as useful as the most exotic iron or ironing board.

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Take a Free Trial of PatternPal, an App for Sewing Supplies

Take a Free Trial of PatternPal, an App for Sewing Supplies

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Comment on this post to get one of six free-trial codes for PatternPal, a sewing app for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad

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Sewing Books Crop Up for the Kindle

Sewing Books Crop Up for the Kindle

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Yes, there are sewing guides to read on the Kindle, and they're getting better

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Fabric U Puts a World of Fabric at Your Fingertips

Fabric U Puts a World of Fabric at Your Fingertips

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App for iPhones and iPads offers is an on-the-go guide to fabric

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iPod App Tracks Your Fabric Stash

iPod App Tracks Your Fabric Stash

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One little program offers a way to sort and search a mountain of material

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Tepee relaxes magnetic pull

Tepee relaxes magnetic pull

My magnetic pin holder secures my silk pins so tightly that it’s difficult to remove them, so I push a knitting needle or stiletto under the pins to sculpt them into a tepee shape. Then I can...

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Protect Your Handbag Investment

Protect Your Handbag Investment

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If you appreciate fine handbags, here's a quick project: Make a cotton cover to safeguard an expensive accessory.

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