Copyright (c) 2016 ThreadsMagazine.com en-us Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries http://www.threadsmagazine.com/blog/threads-daily Sat, 23 Jul 2016 02:08:32 -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[Reader Tip: Fit With a Stapler]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:34:03 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48872/reader-tip-fit-with-a-stapler http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48872/reader-tip-fit-with-a-stapler Reader Tip: Fit With a Stapler Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Fitting without a partner can be tricky - unless you've got a stapler to work with. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Roundup: Fall 2016 Ponchos, Wraps, and Capes]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:12:56 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48344/pattern-roundup-fall-2016-ponchos-wraps-and-capes http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48344/pattern-roundup-fall-2016-ponchos-wraps-and-capes Pattern Roundup: Fall 2016 Ponchos, Wraps, and Capes Posted by jpetersen
Jump-start your fall sewing with the latest patterns from Vogue and Simplicity. The season's focus is on ponchos, wraps, and capes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Proper Sequence for Pattern Adjustments]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:01:28 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48851/qa-proper-sequence-for-pattern-adjustments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48851/qa-proper-sequence-for-pattern-adjustments Q&A: Proper Sequence for Pattern Adjustments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This expert advice will help you adjust patterns the proper way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Requiem for Frostline Kits]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:52:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48845/qa-requiem-for-frostline-kits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48845/qa-requiem-for-frostline-kits Q&A: Requiem for Frostline Kits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn about the disappearance of Frostline Kits. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads #186: Check Out Our Latest Issue]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:08:43 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48830/threads-186-check-out-our-latest-issue http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48830/threads-186-check-out-our-latest-issue Threads #186: Check Out Our Latest Issue Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here's what you can expect to find in the September 2016 issue of THREADS. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Book Review: Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History, by Rhonda K. Garelick]]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:16:58 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48625/book-review-mademoiselle-coco-chanel-and-the-pulse-of-history-by-rhonda-k-garelick http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48625/book-review-mademoiselle-coco-chanel-and-the-pulse-of-history-by-rhonda-k-garelick Book Review: Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History, by Rhonda K. Garelick Posted by CarolFresia
Find out how Chanel became Chanel ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Sew Piping to a Curve]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:16:28 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48458/video-how-to-sew-piping-to-a-curve http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48458/video-how-to-sew-piping-to-a-curve Video: How to Sew Piping to a Curve Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn two great tips for sewing a better piped edge. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Offset Stitching for Smooth Piping]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:16:23 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48463/video-offset-stitching-for-smooth-piping http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48463/video-offset-stitching-for-smooth-piping Video: Offset Stitching for Smooth Piping Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads has published lots of great advice on how to get great results for piping. Here is a tip for sewing a ripple-free piped edge. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Grade to Reduce Bulk in a Piped Seam]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 14:16:21 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48469/video-grade-to-reduce-bulk-in-a-piped-seam http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48469/video-grade-to-reduce-bulk-in-a-piped-seam Video: Grade to Reduce Bulk in a Piped Seam Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you're looking to add a design detail to a garment, turn to piping. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video for a great tip on grading a piped seam. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Press Shaped Edges]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:18:18 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48450/video-how-to-press-shaped-edges http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48450/video-how-to-press-shaped-edges Video: How to Press Shaped Edges Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You can make any garment special by adding shaped edges. Watch to learn how to press these curved details. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Sew a Web Stitch ]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:55:15 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48403/video-how-to-sew-a-web-stitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48403/video-how-to-sew-a-web-stitch Video: How to Sew a Web Stitch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The web, or spider-web stitch, is a needle-woven stitch that makes a beautiful center for an embroidered medallion. Watch to learn how to create this basic hand embroidery stitch. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Sew a Couching Stitch ]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:55:13 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48398/video-how-to-sew-a-couching-stitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48398/video-how-to-sew-a-couching-stitch Video: How to Sew a Couching Stitch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The couching stitch is useful for applying heavy or decorative threads that are too thick or textured to pass through a fabric's weave. Watch to learn how to create this basic hand embroidery stitch. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Sew a Blanket Stitch]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:55:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48389/video-how-to-sew-a-blanket-stitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48389/video-how-to-sew-a-blanket-stitch Video: How to Sew a Blanket Stitch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Hand embroidery can elevate the style of any garment. Watch now to learn how to create one of five basic embroidery stitches: the blanket stitch. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Sew a Fly Stitch]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48383/video-how-to-sew-a-fly-stitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48383/video-how-to-sew-a-fly-stitch Video: How to Sew a Fly Stitch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The fly stitch is a basic embroidery stitch. Watch to learn how to create this stitch. ]]>
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<![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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