Copyright (c) 2015 ThreadsMagazine.com en-us Threads - Fundamentals category featured posts Threads - Fundamentals category featured posts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/fundamentals Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:28:33 -0500 Threads - Fundamentals category featured posts Threads - Fundamentals category featured posts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.threadsmagazine.com/fundamentals <![CDATA[Sew a Hand-Rolled Hem]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43496/sew-a-hand-rolled-hem http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43496/sew-a-hand-rolled-hem Sew a Hand-Rolled Hem Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This easy-to-sew, narrow hem is perfect for fine and delicate fabrics. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn how. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Bound Buttonhole]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23510/how-to-sew-a-bound-buttonhole http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23510/how-to-sew-a-bound-buttonhole How to Sew a Bound Buttonhole Posted by ThreadsMagazine
With edges wrapped in fabric, these buttonholes are bound to last. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Machine Anatomy: How a Stitch is Made]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:35:02 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42074/sewing-machine-anatomy-how-a-stitch-is-made http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42074/sewing-machine-anatomy-how-a-stitch-is-made Sewing Machine Anatomy: How a Stitch is Made Posted by EvamarieGomez
Watch this animation to learn how a sewing machine lockstitch is made. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing for Beginners: 23 Tips and Techniques You Should Know]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41736/sewing-for-beginners-23-tips-and-techniques-you-should-know http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41736/sewing-for-beginners-23-tips-and-techniques-you-should-know Sewing for Beginners: 23 Tips and Techniques You Should Know Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Improve your sewing skills with this collection of expert tips and techniques. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Teach Yourself to Sew: Order Season 5 Now!]]> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40962/teach-yourself-to-sew-order-season-5-now http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40962/teach-yourself-to-sew-order-season-5-now Teach Yourself to Sew: Order Season 5 Now! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The 5th season of our beginner sewing series is now available in our online store. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Make Thread Bars and Chains]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:16:41 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40949/video-how-to-make-thread-bars-and-chains http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40949/video-how-to-make-thread-bars-and-chains Video: How to Make Thread Bars and Chains Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch to learn how to make thread bars and chains. These delicacies detain wayaward straps, linings and more. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Layer Your Way to Pattern Adjustment Success]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40793/layer-your-way-to-pattern-adjustment-success http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/40793/layer-your-way-to-pattern-adjustment-success Layer Your Way to Pattern Adjustment Success Posted by Joyce_Simons_Murphy
There is more than one way to adjust a pattern; some messier than others. The Joyce Simons Murphy, JSM, way is clean, easy to learn, and precise. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Cut and Sew a Decorative Bias Facing]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:01:31 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38467/how-to-cut-and-sew-a-decorative-bias-facing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38467/how-to-cut-and-sew-a-decorative-bias-facing How to Cut and Sew a Decorative Bias Facing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This technique makes bias facings a snap. ]]>
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<![CDATA[15 Ways to Master Lining, Underlining, Facing and Interfacing ]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38023/15-ways-to-master-lining-underlining-facing-and-interfacing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38023/15-ways-to-master-lining-underlining-facing-and-interfacing 15 Ways to Master Lining, Underlining, Facing and Interfacing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Your garments can be equally beautiful on the inside and on the outside. We've curated a collection of 15 techniques, videos, and articles to help you master the inner details that give garments a complete and finished look. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Underlining with Fusible Interfacing]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37444/underlining-with-fusible-interfacing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37444/underlining-with-fusible-interfacing Underlining with Fusible Interfacing Posted by MaryRay
Excellent fusible products make underlining a breeze and give your fabric and garments a boost. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern-Grading Basics]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37396/pattern-grading-basics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37396/pattern-grading-basics Pattern-Grading Basics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
How to scale a pattern from the size you have to the size you need. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Use Couched Elastic to Create a Ruched Effect]]> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:00:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36596/use-couched-elastic-to-create-a-ruched-effect http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36596/use-couched-elastic-to-create-a-ruched-effect Use Couched Elastic to Create a Ruched Effect Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to insert elastic into a garment to create a gathered effect. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36859/sew-better-with-staystitching-fundamentals http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36859/sew-better-with-staystitching-fundamentals Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals Posted by MaryRay
Although one of my favorite parts of sewing is creating interesting surface design, I’m well aware that it’s the underpinning steps in the process that make a garment truly successful and wearable. ]]>
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<![CDATA[6 Serger Secrets]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 07:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37150/6-serger-secrets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37150/6-serger-secrets 6 Serger Secrets Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get the most out of your serger with these secrets and techniques. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Sew Perfect Collar Points]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:35:38 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36425/video-sew-perfect-collar-points http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36425/video-sew-perfect-collar-points Video: Sew Perfect Collar Points Posted by ThreadsMagazine
There are all sorts of corners: 90-degree, 45-degree, and less—or more. Watch this video to achieve well-sewn outside corners, such as collar points. ]]>
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<![CDATA[SewStylish Featured Giveaway!]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35617/sewstylish-featured-giveaway http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35617/sewstylish-featured-giveaway SewStylish Featured Giveaway! Posted by EmilyBerube
You could win two awesome books that were both featured in the latest SewStylish magazine! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Before You Hem a Bias Garment, Let the Fabric "Hang Out"]]> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 06:44:27 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35444/before-you-hem-a-bias-garment-let-the-fabric-hang-out http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35444/before-you-hem-a-bias-garment-let-the-fabric-hang-out Before You Hem a Bias Garment, Let the Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In "Teach Yourself to Sew: Bias basics," Threads #172 (April/May 2014) Julianne Bramson explains what bias is, how to choose the right fabric and pattern for a bias-cut design, and tips for sewing and handling these garments. Here, we share more information about bias fundamentals including why a bias-cut garment must hang before hemming. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Where Do You Most Frequently Shop for Fabric?]]> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35172/where-do-you-most-frequently-shop-for-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35172/where-do-you-most-frequently-shop-for-fabric Where Do You Most Frequently Shop for Fabric? Posted by amm
Brick and mortar fabric stores are dwindling. Do you have a favorite? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:49:27 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34590/quick-tips-for-improving-your-stitches http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34590/quick-tips-for-improving-your-stitches Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches Posted by amm
Those who sew are always on the lookout for ways to improve their garment sewing. Here are 3 incredibly helpful tips to improve your stitches. ]]>
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<![CDATA[10 Good Sewing Tips and Tricks]]> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33849/10-good-sewing-tips-and-tricks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33849/10-good-sewing-tips-and-tricks 10 Good Sewing Tips and Tricks Posted by ThreadsMagazine
First seen in our special issue Teach Yourself to Sew, Winter 2013, here are ten tips and tricks for every sewing enthusiast directly from the sewing community. ]]>
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