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April 12, 2013 - Page 2 of 5

  • Better Piping: Grade to Reduce Bulk

    Piped edges add an interesting detail to any garment. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video for a great tip on how to reduce seam allowance bulk in piping.

  • Bobbinwork Stitching: How to Wind and Install a Bobbin

    Bobbinwork is a decorative technique that lets you create beautiful stitched designs on garments using thicker threads than you would use for standard sewing. Watch to learn how to wind…

  • Create a Vintage Cuff Design

    In this web extra from Threads #191 (June/July 2017), we show you the first steps in creating the S-shape cuff seen in the "How Did they Sew That" department. This…

  • Shape Bias Tape with an Iron

    One of bias tapes greatest quality is its flexibility. This versatile material can easily follow any curve and that's why it's so useful for finishing armholes, necklines, and other shaped…

  • Using a Bias Tape Maker

    Single-fold bias tape is a sewing staple. You can use it to enclose seam allowances or as a decorative element. It can be purchased at a local fabric store or…

  • Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay

    In Threads issue #189 (February/March 2017), contributing editor Louise Cutting shares two elegant adaptations for upgrading a placket on a blouse. We've brought one of her techniques to life with…

  • An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances

    To make a smooth edge seam along a curved edge such as a neckline or armhole, you need to control the seam allowances. Here is one way to keep them…

  • Disappearing Flat Piping

    Flat piping gives a crisp accent to a garment edge or seam. In this Threads video tutorial, we show you how to taper a piping's end for an attractive, bulk-free…

  • Miter Corners on Striped Trim

    Striped trim is especially effective as a design element when it's mitered at corners. Follow along as Threads contributing editor Judith Neukam shows one method for creating this look.

  • Sew a Single-Welt Pocket

    A single-welt pocket can be added to almost any garment or accessory. In this video, Threads Senior Technical Editor Carol J. Fresia demonstrates how to sew a single-welt pocket using…