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Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, at the Metropolitan Museum, New York

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, at the Metropolitan Museum, New York

The Met has mounted a stunning exhibition contrasting handmade versus machine-made garments.

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Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing

Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing

Discover two methods for installing a facing that finishes the neckline and armhole.

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Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge

In Threads #185 (June/July 2016), Daryl Lancaster teaches the essentials of drafting and installing facings. Learn the best ways to finish those facing edges.

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Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge

It's easy to install a hand-stitched lapped zipper in garments. Here's how to do so with a facing.

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Serger Darts for Knits

Serger Darts for Knits

Serger expert and instructor Pamela Leggett shares her technique for achieving great-looking darts in knits using a serger.

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Custom Dress Form Options

Custom Dress Form Options

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There are several options for custom-manufactured or customizable dress forms for home sewers, and each has different features, different benefits, and different price points. Here's a brief overview.

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Get Inspired by Art: Design Challenge Winners Revealed

Get Inspired by Art: Design Challenge Winners Revealed

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View the original artworks that inspired the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals' latest fashion challenge.

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Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper

Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper

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This zipper technique is useful in bag and garment applications. We also demonstrate something unique about nylon-coil zipper teeth: They work in either direction.

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Quick to Make: Sew Fabric Pyramid Pouches

Quick to Make: Sew Fabric Pyramid Pouches

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These easy-to-make textile tetrahedrons can be used as perpetual gift wraps or soft boxes. Learn how to sew these four-sided gift wrappers with a free pattern and instructions.

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Video: How to Serge Seam Allowances

Video: How to Serge Seam Allowances

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Learn how to serge seam allowances with this quick video tutorial.

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