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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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Notions: Custom Cover Service for Closures

Notions: Custom Cover Service for Closures

Order a bundle of buttons or buckles in a variety of styles and have them covered with your favorite fabric from your stash.

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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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Hong Kong Shopping Smarts

Hong Kong Shopping Smarts

This bustling city offers luscious textiles and plentiful notions. Discover some fascinating fabric shops and get tips from our expert.

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Notions: On-the-Go Sewing Case

Notions: On-the-Go Sewing Case

Make sure your notions stay where you want them with the no-residue sticky surface of this innovative sewing case.

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Notions: Safety Pins for Sewers

Notions: Safety Pins for Sewers

These clever safety pins have a few tweaks that make them a sewer's dream come true.

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