Copyright (c) 2016 en-us Threads - All featured posts Threads - All featured posts Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:54:03 -0500 Threads - All featured posts Threads - All featured posts <![CDATA[Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:31:51 -0500 Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses Posted by jpetersen
The maxi dress has become a staple of the summer wardrobe. This easy-to-wear garment can be designed in virtually any style, making it hugely popular. To help inspire your summer sewing adventures, here's a selection of new maxi dress patterns. ]]>
<![CDATA[21 Fabric Tips and Tricks You Should Know]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:55:00 -0500 21 Fabric Tips and Tricks You Should Know Posted by ThreadsMagazine
There's no end to what you can learn about fabric. This collection of articles and videos helps demystify sewing with silks and knits, demonstrates how to identify fabric with a burn test, and even shows you how to dye fabric. ]]>
<![CDATA[Threads Magazine - Issue 186 - Aug/Sep 2016]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:54:43 -0500 Threads Magazine - Issue 186 - Aug/Sep 2016 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads Insiders get the very first look at the September 2016 issue of Threads magazine. Subscribers will be receiving their print copies soon, but be the first to check out what's inside this new issue. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tweed Dress with Lace Trim]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:33:30 -0500 Tweed Dress with Lace Trim Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take an interactive 360-degree view if this collage-like dress from the August/September 2016 issue of Threads. ]]>
<![CDATA[An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:19:02 -0500 An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology Posted by Claire_Shaeffer
Couture expert Claire Shaeffer offers an exclusive look at the Manus x Machina exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute. ]]>
<![CDATA[11 Couture Techniques to Try]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:40:00 -0500 11 Couture Techniques to Try Posted by EvamarieGomez
Propel your sewing to the next level with these 11 couture techniques from the experts. ]]>
<![CDATA[Book Review: The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:56:02 -0500 Book Review: The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim Posted by stitchhappy
Threads contributing editor Judith Neukam weighs in on a methodology for studying antique and vintage garments. ]]>
<![CDATA[Make a Fortuny Envelope Jewelry Bag]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0500 Make a Fortuny Envelope Jewelry Bag Posted by KennethDKing
I was called upon to create some jewelry bags from Fortuny fabric, and here are the results. The patternwork outlined will help you to design any size bag you need. ]]>
<![CDATA[DIY Simple Summer Skirt]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0500 DIY Simple Summer Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A patternless design fits all sizes. ]]>
<![CDATA[2016 Sewing Events and Conferences]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:20:00 -0500 2016 Sewing Events and Conferences Posted by SLMiller
A heads-up on the sewing retreats, tours, classes, and expos for this summer and fall. ]]>
<![CDATA[9 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0500 9 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Making your very own personalized dress form will make fitting a breeze. Try these techniques and see which one you like best. ]]>
<![CDATA[9 Ways to Write on Fabric]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 06:00:00 -0500 9 Ways to Write on Fabric Posted by dfinkle
Fun techniques for adding text to your projects! ]]>
<![CDATA[18 Free Sewing Patterns]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 -0500 18 Free Sewing Patterns Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you’re looking for inspiration or need new project ideas, here are 11 free patterns to help jump start your sewing. ]]>
<![CDATA[Sheath Dresses Inspired by Art]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 12:00:00 -0500 Sheath Dresses Inspired by Art Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Designers interpret masterpieces as sheath dresses. ]]>
<![CDATA[Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 09:12:42 -0500 Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket Posted by EvamarieGomez
Learn a clever technique for adding a secret pocket to a scarf. ]]>
<![CDATA[Fitting Plus-Size Sleeves]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 12:00:00 -0500 Fitting Plus-Size Sleeves Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Expert pattern solutions to flatter fuller arms. ]]>
<![CDATA[[ENDED] Enter to Win a Spiegel 60609 Sewing Machine]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 16:14:56 -0500 [ENDED] Enter to Win a Spiegel 60609 Sewing Machine Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how you can win the all-new Spiegel 60609 sewing machine. This machine is even equipped with video and WIFI integration. [Ended] ]]>
<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - "Finale: New York State of Mind"]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 15:48:01 -0500 Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - Posted by CarolFresia
Find out who was named top designer after a grueling, four-day challenge. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Case of the "Sewing Solutions: Dye Disasters" Disaster]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 11:20:00 -0500 The Case of the Posted by SLMiller
What does Threads do when an article technique doesn't pan out? We figure out why, find a replacement, and soldier on. But even techniques that we couldn’t make work might still offer solutions to other sewers. ]]>
<![CDATA[13 Techniques to Sew a Better Sleeve]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 05:50:00 -0500 13 Techniques to Sew a Better Sleeve Posted by ThreadsMagazine
These great articles will teach you to make well-fitting sleeves. ]]>