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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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Specialty feet can do amazing things!

Specialty feet can do amazing things!

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We asked our authors which specialty sewing machine foot they value the most

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How to Sew with Velvet

How to Sew with Velvet

After you get a few skills under your belt, velvet is no longer intimidating to sew.

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Quick Cuts for Applique and Quilting

Quick Cuts for Applique and Quilting

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The AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter looks like a handy way to cut multiples of fabric shapes fast.

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Elna Sewing Machine Recalled

Elna Sewing Machine Recalled

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Janome and the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission have issued a recall for the Elna eXcellence 740 sewing machine due to a fire hazard.

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What Makes a Sewing Space Great?

What Makes a Sewing Space Great?

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What would you like to learn about the sewing workspaces of authors, experts, and your fellow readers?

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How to Fit a Muslin

How to Fit a Muslin

This technique will make sure your seams and curves are positioned correctly.

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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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This IS Your Grandmothers Sewing Machine

This IS Your Grandmother's Sewing Machine

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In the exhibit "Tools of the Trade," the University of Alberta has assembled a fascinating collection of notions and more.

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Learn How Thread is Made

Learn How Thread is Made

Find out just what goes into making this essential notion (and our namesake).

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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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Enter the Bernina Simply Stylish Sweepstakes

Enter the Bernina Simply Stylish Sweepstakes

Visit CraftStylish to enter for your chance to win a Bernina 3 Series sewing machine.

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Make Yourself a Fitting Companion

Make Yourself a Fitting Companion

You can make a very serviceable dress form from inexpensive and easy-to-find materials.

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Enter Simplicitys Design Challenge for Your Chance To Win $1000

Enter Simplicity's Design Challenge for Your Chance To Win $1000

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Here's your chance to play inventor and help Simplicity design their next crafting machine.

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The Sewing and Stitchery Expo

The Sewing and Stitchery Expo

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Ever consider attending a sewing show? Here is my experience at my first ever sewing show!

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What are Your Favorite Embroidery Software Features?

What are Your Favorite Embroidery Software Features?

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New embroidery software creates precision cuts as well as stitched designs.

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A Few of Your Favorite Notions

A Few of Your Favorite Notions

Members of the Threads community posted pictures and details about these adorable sewing notions

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Australian Antique Sewing Machine Museum

Australian Antique Sewing Machine Museum

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“From hobby to obsession to business.” Wayne McKail and Judi Gillies are sharing their love of antique sewing machines with others at their one-of-a-kind museum Down Under!

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Padding a Dress Form

Padding a Dress Form

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Use fusible interfacing and cotton batting reshape a form to match your figure.

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Create Fashionable Quilted Garments

Create Fashionable Quilted Garments

Create soft, supple, lightweight, and shapely garments in which the quilting lines serve as embellishment and detail.

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