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Upcoming Sewing Contests: Challenge Yourself to Sew!

Upcoming Sewing Contests: Challenge Yourself to Sew!

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These sewing contests are fun, inspiring, and guaranteed to improve your skills.

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How to Sew Lace Seams

How to Sew Lace Seams

Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn two ways of sewing nearly invisible seams in sheer lace fabric.

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Easy-to-Make Pajamas

Easy-to-Make Pajamas

Quick and simple, it’ll be a breeze to sew a pair of these pajama pants for every member of the family.

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Cotton Twill Origami Top

Cotton Twill Origami Top

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The 2015 Threads design challenge for its contributing editors, featured in "The Cotton Call," #179 (June/July 2015), was a lot of fun. In this tutorial, I'll take you through my process making an origami top using cotton twill tape.

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Notions: Fusible and Sew-In Foam

Notions: Fusible and Sew-In Foam

These useful foam pads are soft, yet supportive. Great for bags, totes, and tablet cases.

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Notions: Speed Up Pattern Tracing with the Double Tracing Wheel

Notions: Speed Up Pattern Tracing with the Double Tracing Wheel

This clever gadget lets you mark your seam allowances at the same time that you trace a garment.

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Tips for a Successful Zipper Insertion

Tips for a Successful Zipper Insertion

Say goodbye to puckers, bumps, and misaligned seams.

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Make a Removable Button Strip

Make a Removable Button Strip

Put your delicate closures on a removable band.

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Foolproof Skirt Fitting

Foolproof Skirt Fitting

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A grid takes away the guesswork.

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Adapt the Removable Button-Strip Technique

Adapt the Removable Button-Strip Technique

Learn how to adapt Bill Voetberg's removable button-strip technique for a standard button-front shirt with a separate placket and facings.

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Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 3: How to Add Facings

Now that the body of the felted wool "bark" coat is together, the collar and facings need to be attached.

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Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits

Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits

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You don't always need to staystitch when using a knit fabric. Find out when it is necessary in this sewing tip from Threads #178.

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Historical Fashion Gets Turned Inside Out at Kent State University Museum

Historical Fashion Gets Turned Inside Out at Kent State University Museum

A new exhibition, "Inside Out," open now, reveals the hidden construction details of garments from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

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Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally

Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally

This handy sewing tip from Threads #178 helps you get both sides of the garment to stay the same length throughout the construction process.

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The Winners of The Couture Skirt Book & DVD Set are...

The Winners of The Couture Skirt Book & DVD Set are...

Find out which four lucky winners are going to receive Claire Shaeffer's newest book set!

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Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops

This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way.

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Embellish Panties with Shadow Applique

Embellish Panties with Shadow Applique

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Learn to apply this pretty lace detail in three easy steps.

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Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion

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If you've ever needed to insert a zipper into a garment at a seamless spot, this simple technique is the solution.

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How to Hand-Hemstitch

How to Hand-Hemstitch

Add openwork details without cutting fabric.

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Apply Hemstitching to a Garment

Apply Hemstitching to a Garment

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Applying a hemstitched design to a garment takes a little forethought and planning, but it's not difficult.

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