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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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Add Variety to your Projects with These Six Thread Types

Add Variety to your Projects with These Six Thread Types

Try fun options to take your sewing to the next level.

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Great Gifts 2015

Great Gifts 2015

A wish list from our editors and authors.

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How to Select the Perfect Dress Form

How to Select the Perfect Dress Form

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Determine which features are most important for you.

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More Great Gifts for Sewers

More Great Gifts for Sewers

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In #182, Threads authors, editors, and staff members shared their sewing tools wish lists for this holiday season. While we were working on that issue, we had a few more ideas and thought we’d share them.

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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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Notions: Beginners Embroidery Machine

Notions: Beginner's Embroidery Machine

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This beginner-level embroidery machine is faster than any other in its price range.

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