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Meet three interesting and inspiring women

Meet three interesting and inspiring women

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When I’m inspired by color, sentiment, and attitude, everything I do is better.

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Editors On the Road -- North Carolina

Editors On the Road -- North Carolina

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Join us as we visit the offices of Coats and Clark to investigate how thread is made.

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Fancy Fabrics Online

Fancy Fabrics Online

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Going to New York City for fabric shopping is only a short drive for me. But there was a time when I had to hunt for couture fabric and silks. If you have that problem check out this new online source for those special hard-to-find fabrics.

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Tour the Wolf Dress Form Factory

Tour the Wolf Dress Form Factory

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Here are some bonus photos from our tour of the Wolf Dress Form Factory that didn't fit in our article, “Peek Inside a Dress Form” from Threads Issue 141.

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Bobbin Work: When Threads Are Too Thick for the Needle

Bobbin Work: When Threads Are Too Thick for the Needle

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Use hefty threads, yarns, braids, and ribbons in the bobbin, and sew from the wrong side to create exciting stitched effects.

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Packing Tips Help You Travel in Style

Packing Tips Help You Travel in Style

Keep garments neat and organized with Marcy Tilton's system for stuffing a suitcase.

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Shopping for a Serger

Shopping for a Serger

Analyze your sewing needs, understand serger features, and prepare to test-drive.

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Lapped Zippers Rule!

Lapped Zippers Rule!

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Lapped zippers are easier to insert and look better than centered zippers in almost every situation.

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A Hand-Picked Zipper is Worth the Effort

A Hand-Picked Zipper is Worth the Effort

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Show off your stitches with this easy-to-learn technique.

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Luxe Hangers

Luxe Hangers

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Learn how to make sumptuous, padded hangers from bits and pieces of your best fabrics.

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Draft a Two-Piece Collar with a Stand

Draft a Two-Piece Collar with a Stand

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Use these step-by-step instructions to design a two-piece collar with a stand.

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Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part One

Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part One

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This pesky presser foot easily delivers precise narrow hems, once you teach it who's boss. Learn how to get the most from it in this three-part series.

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Cutting Out

Cutting Out

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Accurate cutting is important for a well-sewn garment, but this step doesn't have to be difficult if you keep in mind a few simple things.

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Rotary Cutters and Mats

Rotary Cutters and Mats

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Choose the right ones, and your scissors may just spend a lot of time in the drawer.

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A Handy Chart of Fusible and Sew-in  Interfacings

A Handy Chart of Fusible and Sew-in Interfacings

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Before you cut and apply an iron-on or sew-in stabilizer, you need to choose the right type.

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Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part Three

Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part Three

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Carol Laflin Ahles explains basic hemming techniques: how to start and end at a corner, cross a seam, include a facing in the hem, and blend into the starting point. You'll also learn how to achieve special hemming effects with your narrow hemmer foot.

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Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part Two

Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part Two

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Carol Laflin Ahles explains how to sew a narrow hem, how to guide the fabric, and how to overcome common left-handed feeding problems.

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New Sewing Machines by Pfaff

New Sewing Machines by Pfaff

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Read what Pfaff is saying about its newly released models.

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New Sewing Machines by Singer

New Sewing Machines by Singer

Read what Singer is saying about its newly released models.

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New Sewing Machines by Husqvarna Viking

New Sewing Machines by Husqvarna Viking

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Read what Husqvarna Viking is saying about its newly released models.

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