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April 12, 2013 - Page 3 of 5

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Better Piping: Offset Stitching for Smooth Results

    Threads has published lots of great advice on how to get great results for piping. Here is a tip for sewing a ripple-free piped edge.

  • Better Piping: Sew Piping to a Curve

    Watch to learn a great tip for sewing a better piped edge.

  • Watch How to Sew a Chainstitch

    Hand embroidery is a traditional embellishment technique that is within the reach of any sewer. Watch this Essential Techniques video to learn how to create one of five basic embroidery…