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This clever storage method saves you time and keeps your button collection neat.
Learn how to add pattern markings, especially at darts and foldlines, to make your sewing more efficient.
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The defined shoulder is having a moment. It doesn’t have to be broad or heavily padded, though. Incorporating a design detail that calls attention to a strong shoulder line will…
I’ve always loved the beaded sweaters that were popular in the 1950s. They were luxurious, elegant, and surely reserved for the most special of occasions. I saw them from time…
If you typically find that garments are too loose over and around the bust, you may need to make a small-bust adjustment. Commercial patterns are drafted for a B-cup bust,…
A beautiful handworked buttonhole elevates a tailored coat and improves the look of simple designs. Sewing buttonholes by machine is unwieldy if the fabric is thick, and getting exact positioning…
A lining confers several advantages to a jacket or coat. It makes the garment easier to don and doff. A lining can protect your skin from scratchy fabrics while shielding…
Build in a little space to keep the pull and tab covered.
Find out what needles are available for hand sewing, and choose your favorite.
Learn about the different thread types so you choose the best for your project.
The Italian collar shirt style is different from a traditional men's shirt. Threads Digital Ambassador and vintage pattern aficionado Peter Lappin explains the difference and makes one from a vintage…
Learn about the tools and techniques needed to get sharp collar points on a linen shirt.
Invisible zippers are my preferred closure, as they provide a clean, bulk-free finish. They are usually inserted by machine sewing with a special foot designed to hold the zipper coil…
Find out which scissors are the most important.
Learn how to correct a poorly drafted pattern so you can create smooth hems on tapered pants and ops with tapered sleeves.
Couture sewing expert and instructor Kenneth D. King shows a method that produces a flat, smooth welt.
Flat-felled seams can be sewn on the inside or the outside of a garment. Threads Digital Ambassador Peter Lappin explains why and how he chooses when sewing clothing.
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