Copyright (c) 2016 ThreadsMagazine.com en-us Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries http://www.threadsmagazine.com/blog/threads-daily Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:07:28 -0500 Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries http://www.threadsmagazine.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.threadsmagazine.com/blog/threads-daily <![CDATA[Video: How to Sew a Chainstitch]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:35:22 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48378/video-how-to-sew-a-chainstitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48378/video-how-to-sew-a-chainstitch Video: How to Sew a Chainstitch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Hand embroidery is a traditional embellishment technique that is within the reach of any sewer. Watch to learn how to create one of the five basic embroidery stitches: the chainstitch. ]]>
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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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[21 Fabric Tips and Tricks You Should Know]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38595/21-fabric-tips-and-tricks-you-should-know http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38595/21-fabric-tips-and-tricks-you-should-know 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:19:02 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48121/an-inside-look-at-the-exhibition-manus-x-machina-fashion-in-an-age-of-technology http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48121/an-inside-look-at-the-exhibition-manus-x-machina-fashion-in-an-age-of-technology 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[11 Couture Techniques to Try]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43810/11-couture-techniques-to-try http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43810/11-couture-techniques-to-try 11 Couture Techniques to Try Posted by EvamarieGomez
Propel your sewing to the next level with these 11 couture techniques from the experts. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Book Review: The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:56:02 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48278/book-review-the-dress-detective-by-ingrid-mida-and-alexandra-kim http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48278/book-review-the-dress-detective-by-ingrid-mida-and-alexandra-kim 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Fortuny Envelope Jewelry Bag]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48172/make-a-fortuny-envelope-jewelry-bag http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48172/make-a-fortuny-envelope-jewelry-bag 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[2016 Sewing Events and Conferences]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45769/2016-sewing-events-and-conferences http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45769/2016-sewing-events-and-conferences 2016 Sewing Events and Conferences Posted by SLMiller
A heads-up on the sewing retreats, tours, classes, and expos for this summer and fall. ]]>
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<![CDATA[9 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37187/9-ways-to-make-a-custom-dress-form http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37187/9-ways-to-make-a-custom-dress-form 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. ]]>
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<![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[18 Free Sewing Patterns]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37131/18-free-sewing-patterns http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37131/18-free-sewing-patterns 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 09:12:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48109/video-how-to-sew-a-scarf-with-a-hidden-pocket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48109/video-how-to-sew-a-scarf-with-a-hidden-pocket 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[[ENDED] Enter to Win a Spiegel 60609 Sewing Machine]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 16:14:56 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48091/ended-enter-to-win-a-spiegel-60609-sewing-machine http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48091/ended-enter-to-win-a-spiegel-60609-sewing-machine [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] ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Case of the "Sewing Solutions: Dye Disasters" Disaster]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 11:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48081/the-case-of-the-sewing-solutions-dye-disasters-disaster http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48081/the-case-of-the-sewing-solutions-dye-disasters-disaster 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[13 Techniques to Sew a Better Sleeve]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 05:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45849/13-techniques-to-sew-a-better-sleeve http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45849/13-techniques-to-sew-a-better-sleeve 13 Techniques to Sew a Better Sleeve Posted by ThreadsMagazine
These great articles will teach you to make well-fitting sleeves. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Behind-the-Scenes at DittoForm]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 16:45:24 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47992/behind-the-scenes-at-dittoform http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47992/behind-the-scenes-at-dittoform Behind-the-Scenes at DittoForm Posted by ThreadsMagazine
We promised you a look at more photos from the Threads editor visit to Bits of Thread in Washington, D.C., to learn about the DittoForm's custom dress form process. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, at the Metropolitan Museum, New York]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 09:17:16 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48005/manus-x-machina-fashion-in-an-age-of-technology-at-the-metropolitan-museum-new-york http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48005/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 Posted by CarolFresia
The Met has mounted a stunning exhibition contrasting handmade versus machine-made garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 08:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47720/video-how-to-attach-an-all-in-one-facing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47720/video-how-to-attach-an-all-in-one-facing 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 14:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47718/four-smart-ways-to-finish-a-facing-edge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47718/four-smart-ways-to-finish-a-facing-edge 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. ]]>
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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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