Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:45:48 -0500 Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries <![CDATA[An Easy Way to Accurately Pleat Ribbon for Trims]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:15:00 -0500 An Easy Way to Accurately Pleat Ribbon for Trims Posted by KennethDKing
I've figured out an easy way to pleat ribbons or strips of fabric. Read more to find out how to create the template I use to make pleated ribbon trim. ]]>
<![CDATA[Christine Haynes Pattern and Book Giveaway]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0500 Christine Haynes Pattern and Book Giveaway Posted by merkan
Submit a comment below for a chance to win three Christine Haynes' patterns and a signed copy of her book "The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction." ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:18:51 -0500 How to Finish Seams on Chantilly Lace Posted by SusanKhalje
There are a variety of methods for seaming lace. However, they can be challenging if working with delicate lace such as Chantilly. I'll show you a clever technique for finishing seams on tricky lace fabrics. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Winner of "Sew Fun" and "Sewing School 2" is...]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 14:05:00 -0500 The Winner of Posted by daguguliaro
Congratulations to the winner of these two great books! ]]>
<![CDATA[July 2014 Expert Chat Schedule is Available ]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:05:00 -0500 July 2014 Expert Chat Schedule is Available Posted by EvamarieGomez
Find out when Threads contributing editors will be available to take your sewing questions. ]]>
<![CDATA[Threads Visits NYC]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:30:00 -0500 Threads Visits NYC Posted by SLMiller
Threads' staff recently had two exciting excursions into NYC: one for fabric shopping at Mood, where we met Tim Gunn of Project Runway; and one to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Charles James exhibit. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:31:21 -0500 A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Claire Shaeffer looked to two Dior garments for inspiration when coming up with a method for inserting a standard zipper without visible topstitching. Here’s a closer look at that stitching and other exquisite hand sewing and details on these couture garments. ]]>
<![CDATA[Try These Color Combinations for Ice Dyeing]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:58:48 -0500 Try These Color Combinations for Ice Dyeing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In Threads #174 (August/September 2014), authors Nick Coman and Chase Wong explain a fascinating way to create random, unique patterns on fabric with ice dyeing. They share a few of their favorite color combinations for ice dyeing in this Web extra. ]]>
<![CDATA[Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:35:36 -0500 Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons Posted by ThreadsMagazine
See how easy it can be to space buttons and buttonholes with this quick tip from Threads. ]]>
<![CDATA[Simplicity Pattern 1466 Giveaway!]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:15:00 -0500 Simplicity Pattern 1466 Giveaway! Posted by EmilyBerube
Two people will win this summery Simplicity pattern! ]]>
<![CDATA[Meet the Project Runway Season 13 Cast]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:12:04 -0500 Meet the Project Runway Season 13 Cast Posted by merkan
Learn all about the new designers just in time for the premiere. ]]>
<![CDATA[Book Review: The Lost Art of Dress]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:05:00 -0500 Book Review: The Lost Art of Dress Posted by SLMiller
If you're interested in the history of fashion in America, or have just always wondered why Americans don't dress well anymore--and what that really means--you should really read this book. ]]>
<![CDATA[Sewing References in Music]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:10:30 -0500 Sewing References in Music Posted by dfinkle
A list of songs that incorporate our favorite hobby! ]]>
<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:07:37 -0500 Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends Posted by ThreadsMagazine
With this clever sewing tip from Threads #174, your zippers will be feeling better than ever. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tip: Store Fabric Neatly in Less Space]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:02:27 -0500 Tip: Store Fabric Neatly in Less Space Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn a clever way to store fabric with this tip from Threads #174 (August/September 2014). ]]>
<![CDATA[Underlining with Fusible Interfacing]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:00:00 -0500 Underlining with Fusible Interfacing Posted by MaryRay
Excellent fusible products make underlining a breeze and give your fabric and garments a boost. ]]>
<![CDATA[Notions: Sewing-Themed Flash Drive]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:00:00 -0500 Notions: Sewing-Themed Flash Drive Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get your very own handy flash drive in the shape of a sewing machine, pincushion, or spool of thread. ]]>
<![CDATA[Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:46:27 -0500 Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
An costume and textiles expert answers ]]>
<![CDATA[Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway ]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:08:13 -0500 Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn to make a market bag, boho frock, and a pair of skirts with these patterns by Cheryl Kuczek. Leave a comment for a chance to win. ]]>
<![CDATA[Louise Cutting Answers Your Questions]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:30:00 -0500 Louise Cutting Answers Your Questions Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Find answers to your sewing questions by reading through our latest Expert Chat with Louise Cutting. ]]>