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Use a Proportional Scale as a Design Tool

Use a Proportional Scale as a Design Tool

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The key to reproducing a garment that inspires you is keeping the proportions right.

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Whats Your Favorite Non-standard Sewing Machine Foot?

What's Your Favorite Non-standard Sewing Machine Foot?

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Some feet are must-haves, some are fun and frivolous, and some are just not worth the time and effort. Share which feet you can't live without.

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Sew Deadly -- Summer Reading Every Sewer Will Enjoy!

"Sew Deadly" -- Summer Reading Every Sewer Will Enjoy!

A murder adds tension, doubt, and questioning to the members of a small-town sewing circle. Learn more about this new series in this interview with author Elizabeth Lynn Casey.

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Thread Beyond the Sewing Room

Thread Beyond the Sewing Room

Our tour of the Coats & Clark thread factory taught us that their thread shows up in some of the most unexpected everyday items.

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Make a Light Box in a Jiffy

Make a Light Box in a Jiffy

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Here's a way to make a light box without spending a penny!

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The many blogs of David Page Coffin

The many blogs of David Page Coffin

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Garment construction gets easier with David Page Coffin's sewing tutorials, PDFs, previews, and noteworthy sources.

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Got Spots?

Got Spots?

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Just call me the fabric whisperer. I’ve been handling fabric for a few more decades than I like to admit and if yours has spots, let's talk.

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Lets Get Away

Let's Get Away

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You don’t have to take a slow boat to China to get alone with your muse. Try a sewing retreat, instead.

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A Special Trip to Mary Jos Cloth Store

A Special Trip to Mary Jo's Cloth Store

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Get to know this 58 year old fabric store gem.

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*UPDATED* The Latest in Sewing Machines

*UPDATED* The Latest in Sewing Machines

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If you're in the market for a new machine, check out these models by Baby Lock, Brother, Husqvarna Viking, Janome, Singer, and Pfaff. Check back often for the latest releases. Just added: the Janome ASQ 2009.

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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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