Threads Logo Threads Logo Facebook Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram Favorite Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Close Icon Video Play Icon Indicator Arrow Icon Close Icon Hamburger/Search Icon Plus Icon

Sign in or become an insider to access this story

Sign In

Working with Twin-Needles

Threads magazine - 107 – June/July 2003 Issue
Article Image
The reward of sewing comes from taking an understated fabric like linen or batiste, altering it with interesting stitched effects and a thought to design, and then sewing it into an object of beauty. Place a twin needle in your machine and a wonderful array of embellishments can be easily, and sometimes magically, created. Twin needles are often associated with heirloom sewing, and rightly so, but don’t think they are limited to that world-they can be used to finish sporty or tailored garments or to create wild and wacky effects on almost any fabric. Carol Laflin Ahles shows you how to mix three classic techniques with imagination to create a dozen-plus surface and edge embellishments. From Threads #107

You must be an insider to access this article.

Start your FREE trial today and get instant access to this article plus access to all Threads Insider content.

Start Your Free Trial

Sign up for the Threads Eletter

Get the latest from Threads delivered straight to your inbox.


Threads Insider

Get instant access to hundreds of videos, tutorials, patterns and more.

Start Your Free Trial

Already an Insider? Log in

Subscribe to Threads today

Save up to 37% and get a free gift


Log in or become a member to post a comment.

More From Threads

Threads Insider Exclusives

View All
View All


  • Sign up for the Threads Eletter

    Get the latest from Threads delivered straight to your inbox.

  • SewStylish


    Take a look inside the pages of SewStylish Spring 2017.

  • CraftStylish


    Expert craft tutorials, news, and tips for sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, paper crafts, embroidery, jewelry making, and more!