Copyright (c) 2016 ThreadsMagazine.com en-us Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries http://www.threadsmagazine.com/blog/threads-daily Thu, 26 May 2016 09:03:55 -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 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. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48081/the-case-of-the-sewing-solutions-dye-disasters-disaster
<![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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<![CDATA[Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:28:32 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47962/tips-for-sewing-a-pickstitched-lapped-zipper-in-a-faced-edge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47962/tips-for-sewing-a-pickstitched-lapped-zipper-in-a-faced-edge Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge Posted by smcfarland
It's easy to install a hand-stitched lapped zipper in garments. Here's how to do so with a facing. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47962/tips-for-sewing-a-pickstitched-lapped-zipper-in-a-faced-edge
<![CDATA[Serger Darts for Knits]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:45:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47886/serger-darts-for-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47886/serger-darts-for-knits Serger Darts for Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Serger expert and instructor Pamela Leggett shares her technique for achieving great-looking darts in knits using a serger. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47886/serger-darts-for-knits
<![CDATA[Get Inspired by Art: Design Challenge Winners Revealed ]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:24:36 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47944/get-inspired-by-art-design-challenge-winners-revealed http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47944/get-inspired-by-art-design-challenge-winners-revealed Get Inspired by Art: Design Challenge Winners Revealed Posted by CarolFresia
View the original artworks that inspired the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals' latest fashion challenge. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47944/get-inspired-by-art-design-challenge-winners-revealed
<![CDATA[Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:34:15 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47682/video-install-a-folded-nylon-coil-zipper http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47682/video-install-a-folded-nylon-coil-zipper Video: Install a Folded Nylon-Coil Zipper Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This zipper technique is useful in bag and garment applications. We also demonstrate something unique about nylon-coil zipper teeth: They work in either direction. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Quick to Make: Sew Fabric Pyramid Pouches]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:34:12 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47875/quick-to-make-sew-fabric-pyramid-pouches http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47875/quick-to-make-sew-fabric-pyramid-pouches Quick to Make: Sew Fabric Pyramid Pouches Posted by stitchhappy
These easy-to-make textile tetrahedrons can be used as perpetual gift wraps or soft boxes. Learn how to sew these four-sided gift wrappers with a free pattern and instructions. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Serge Seam Allowances]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29986/video-how-to-serge-seam-allowances http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29986/video-how-to-serge-seam-allowances Video: How to Serge Seam Allowances Posted by EvamarieGomez
Learn how to serge seam allowances with this quick video tutorial. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29986/video-how-to-serge-seam-allowances
<![CDATA[Imagine Sewing 1,000 Dresses: Upcoming Film Explores Charity for African Girls]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:32:07 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47755/imagine-sewing-1000-dresses-upcoming-film-explores-charity-for-african-girls http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47755/imagine-sewing-1000-dresses-upcoming-film-explores-charity-for-african-girls Imagine Sewing 1,000 Dresses: Upcoming Film Explores Charity for African Girls Posted by smcfarland
Independent filmmaker seeks crowdfunding for The Little Dress: A Journey of Hope documentary ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47755/imagine-sewing-1000-dresses-upcoming-film-explores-charity-for-african-girls
<![CDATA[Video: Sewing Machine vs. Serger [Sponsored by Baby Lock]]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 01:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47575/video-sewing-machine-vs-serger-sponsored-by-baby-lock http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47575/video-sewing-machine-vs-serger-sponsored-by-baby-lock Video: Sewing Machine vs. Serger [Sponsored by Baby Lock] Posted by Baby_Lock
Can a Baby Lock serger match up with a Baby Lock sewing machine? Watch to find out. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Enter the National Serger Month Giveaway]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47589/enter-the-national-serger-month-giveaway http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47589/enter-the-national-serger-month-giveaway Enter the National Serger Month Giveaway Posted by EvamarieGomez
Find out how you may win a copy of "Fashion Serge" and "Sewing Essentials: Serger Techniques." ]]>
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<![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. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47399/transform-an-old-pair-of-jeans-into-a-cell-phone-wallet
<![CDATA[Fairy-tale Fashion at FIT]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:34:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47557/fairy-tale-fashion-at-fit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47557/fairy-tale-fashion-at-fit Fairy-tale Fashion at FIT Posted by CarolFresia
Visit this exhibition in person or online to see how fashion can be Grimm, not grim. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47557/fairy-tale-fashion-at-fit
<![CDATA[Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing]]> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:44:04 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47547/video-how-to-strengthen-thread-for-hand-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47547/video-how-to-strengthen-thread-for-hand-sewing Video: How to Strengthen Thread for Hand Sewing Posted by EvamarieGomez
Ruth Ciemnoczolowski shows you a simple way of adding stability to your hand-sewing thread. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47547/video-how-to-strengthen-thread-for-hand-sewing