Copyright (c) 2016 en-us Threads - All featured posts Threads - All featured posts Sun, 01 May 2016 14:46:30 -0500 Threads - All featured posts Threads - All featured posts <![CDATA[Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:28:32 -0500 Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge Posted by smcfarland
It's easy to install a hand-stitched lapped zipper in garments. Here's how to do so with a facing. ]]>
<![CDATA[Serger Darts for Knits]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:45:44 -0500 Serger Darts for Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Serger expert and instructor Pamela Leggett shares her technique for achieving great-looking darts in knits using a serger. ]]>
<![CDATA[Custom Dress Form Options]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:15:00 -0500 Custom Dress Form Options Posted by SLMiller
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Indygo Junction Sophia Swing Coat]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:55:47 -0500 Pattern Review: Indygo Junction Sophia Swing Coat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A roomy A-line coat from the Crossroads by Amy Barickman collection is a fresh take on a light topper. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 1456 Tunics]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:52:34 -0500 Pattern Review: Vogue 1456 Tunics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Try a contemporary tunic designed by Sandra Betzina for her Today’s Fit line for Vogue Patterns. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tip: Divide Measurements Easily]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:52:22 -0500 Tip: Divide Measurements Easily Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Discover a handy trick for evenly dividing a measured length. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: McCall's 7254 Jackets and Vests]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:49:49 -0500 Pattern Review: McCall's 7254 Jackets and Vests Posted by ThreadsMagazine
When is a jacket as comfortable as a cardigan? When it is designed for knits only. This pattern for casual jackets and vests offers five views with length and sleeve options. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: In-House Patterns Belle Blouse]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:49:44 -0500 Pattern Review: In-House Patterns Belle Blouse Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Revisit classic femininity with this 1940s-inspired blouse. Two views offer a choice of a traditional rolled collar or a classic bias-cut, bow-style collar. ]]>
<![CDATA[Notions: Sew Cute Summer Shoes]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:45:09 -0500 Notions: Sew Cute Summer Shoes Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This collection of supplies makes it easier than ever to assemble your own shoes. ]]>
<![CDATA[Notions: Diminutive Pins]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:44:07 -0500 Notions: Diminutive Pins Posted by ThreadsMagazine
These tiny pins are perfect for piecing and applique. ]]>
<![CDATA[Notions: A Fine Point for Pressing]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:42:36 -0500 Notions: A Fine Point for Pressing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A stiletto is a valuable tool for holding fabric in place with high precision. ]]>
<![CDATA[Notions: Free-Motion Guides]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:41:30 -0500 Notions: Free-Motion Guides Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Achieve a new level of control while free-motion stitching with these lightweight guides. ]]>
<![CDATA[Notions: Convenient Swatch Organizers]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:38:31 -0500 Notions: Convenient Swatch Organizers Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here's a clever way to keep your swatches organized on the go. ]]>
<![CDATA[Notions: Easy Hem Measuring]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:38:15 -0500 Notions: Easy Hem Measuring Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Having one of these around will make hemming a breeze. ]]>
<![CDATA[Notions: Roll to Measure]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:37:12 -0500 Notions: Roll to Measure Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This specialized tool was designed with measuring curves in mind, and it shows. Simply roll it along a curve to get an accurate measurement. ]]>
<![CDATA[Mercerizing Makes Cotton Extrasmooth]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:35:18 -0500 Mercerizing Makes Cotton Extrasmooth Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn more about the process of mercerizing and what effect it has on a fabric. ]]>
<![CDATA[Investigating a Mystery Luxury Fabric]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:35:02 -0500 Investigating a Mystery Luxury Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Many luxury garments claim they are made out of a fabric called "cady." But fabric suppliers in the U.S. don't stock anything by that name. Join us as we get to the bottom of this mystery. ]]>
<![CDATA[Get Inspired by Art: Design Challenge Winners Revealed ]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:24:36 -0500 Get Inspired by Art: Design Challenge Winners Revealed Posted by CarolFresia
View the original artworks that inspired the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals' latest fashion challenge. ]]>
<![CDATA[Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:36:58 -0500 Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing Posted by CarolFresia
Discover two methods for installing a facing that finishes the neckline and armhole. ]]>
<![CDATA[Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:36:41 -0500 Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge Posted by CarolFresia
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. ]]>