Copyright (c) 2016 ThreadsMagazine.com en-us Threads - "SewStylish" blog entries Threads - "SewStylish" blog entries http://www.threadsmagazine.com/blog/sewstylish Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:25:29 -0500 Threads - "SewStylish" blog entries Threads - "SewStylish" blog entries http://www.threadsmagazine.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.threadsmagazine.com/blog/sewstylish <![CDATA[Pattern Roundup: Vintage-Inspired Styles]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/64251/pattern-roundup-vintage-inspired-styles http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/64251/pattern-roundup-vintage-inspired-styles Pattern Roundup: Vintage-Inspired Styles Posted by jpetersen
Make old styles new again with these vintage patterns from Simplicity, EvaDress, and Decades of Style, among others. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sourcing Scuba Knit]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/50837/sourcing-scuba-knit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/50837/sourcing-scuba-knit Sourcing Scuba Knit Posted by SLMiller
Online fabric shops stock lots of scuba knit fabric. Here are some great options! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Roundup: Autumn Vests and Jackets]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:04:06 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/49277/pattern-roundup-autumn-vests-and-jackets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/49277/pattern-roundup-autumn-vests-and-jackets Pattern Roundup: Autumn Vests and Jackets Posted by jpetersen
Simplicity's Autumn 2016 collection features a variety of vest and jacket patterns for any age and body type. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fall 2016's strong color palette]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/49295/fall-2016s-strong-color-palette http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/49295/fall-2016s-strong-color-palette Fall 2016's strong color palette Posted by SLMiller
Autumnal colors skew towards the bold, vibrant, and playful, led by blue rather than the more typical staid brown-based earth tones. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Meet the Cast of Project Runway Season 15]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 15:16:57 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48981/meet-the-cast-of-project-runway-season-15 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48981/meet-the-cast-of-project-runway-season-15 Meet the Cast of Project Runway Season 15 Posted by jpetersen
Season 15 of Project Runway premieres at 9 p.m.(EDT)/8 p.m.(CDT) September 15, 2016. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Change a Sleeve Pattern to Add a Quilted, Zippered Cuff]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35220/change-a-sleeve-pattern-to-add-a-quilted-zippered-cuff http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35220/change-a-sleeve-pattern-to-add-a-quilted-zippered-cuff Change a Sleeve Pattern to Add a Quilted, Zippered Cuff Posted by smcfarland
See Angela Wolf's pattern change for the SewStylish 1467 jacket ]]>
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<![CDATA[Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41610/designer-secrets-off-seam-insertion http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41610/designer-secrets-off-seam-insertion Designer Secrets: Off-Seam Insertion Posted by SewStylishMagazine
If you've ever needed to insert a zipper into a garment at a seamless spot, this simple technique is the solution. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:31:51 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47912/pattern-roundup-summer-2016-maxi-dresses http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47912/pattern-roundup-summer-2016-maxi-dresses 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. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47912/pattern-roundup-summer-2016-maxi-dresses
<![CDATA[9 Ways to Write on Fabric]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48099/9-ways-to-write-on-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48099/9-ways-to-write-on-fabric 9 Ways to Write on Fabric Posted by dfinkle
Fun techniques for adding text to your projects! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - "Finale: New York State of Mind"]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 15:48:01 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48057/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-13-finale-new-york-state-of-mind http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48057/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-13-finale-new-york-state-of-mind Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - Posted by CarolFresia
Find out who was named top designer after a grueling, four-day challenge. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 12 - "Prince of Prints"]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 16:20:26 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48004/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-12-prince-of-prints http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48004/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-12-prince-of-prints Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 12 - Posted by CarolFresia
In this last challenge before the finale, the designers create custom prints. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Custom Dress Form Options]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47476/custom-dress-form-options http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47476/custom-dress-form-options 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 11 - "State of the Art"]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:29:19 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47913/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-11-state-of-the-art http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47913/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-11-state-of-the-art Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 11 - Posted by jpetersen
The five remaining contestants were asked to make wearable art, avant-garde style. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway: Junior - Now Casting for Season 2!]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:29:08 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47909/project-runway-junior-now-casting-for-season-2 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47909/project-runway-junior-now-casting-for-season-2 Project Runway: Junior - Now Casting for Season 2! Posted by jpetersen
If you or a teen you know might be interested in being a fashion designer contestant, it's time to answer a casting call! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41615/zipper-basics-sliders-and-stops http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41615/zipper-basics-sliders-and-stops Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops Posted by SewStylishMagazine
This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 10 - "Rebel with a Cause"]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 08:55:33 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47848/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-10-rebel-with-a-cause http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47848/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-10-rebel-with-a-cause Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 10 - Posted by CarolFresia
Fashion and philanthropy go hand in hand when contestants vie for the opportunity to design for contemporary brand N:Philanthropy. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47848/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-10-rebel-with-a-cause
<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 9 - "A Touch of Style"]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:21:32 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47805/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-9-a-touch-of-style http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47805/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-9-a-touch-of-style Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 9 - Posted by CarolFresia
"Athleisure" garments are the challenge. Find out who hits a home run and who strikes out. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47805/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-9-a-touch-of-style
<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 8 - "Once Upon A Runway"]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:17:59 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47721/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-8-once-upon-a-runway http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47721/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-8-once-upon-a-runway Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 8 - Posted by jpetersen
A fairy tale-inspired challenge offered unique design inspiration. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47721/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-8-once-upon-a-runway
<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 7 - "Bait and Stitch"]]> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:49:34 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47604/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-7-bait-and-stitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47604/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-7-bait-and-stitch Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 7 - Posted by jpetersen
Find out which designer came up with the best high-end evening resort wear. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47604/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-7-bait-and-stitch
<![CDATA[Transform an Old Pair of Jeans into a Cell Phone Wallet]]> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 13:33:13 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47399/transform-an-old-pair-of-jeans-into-a-cell-phone-wallet http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47399/transform-an-old-pair-of-jeans-into-a-cell-phone-wallet Transform an Old Pair of Jeans into a Cell Phone Wallet Posted by dfinkle
This quick upcycling project requires only four materials. A free pattern is included. ]]>
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