Copyright (c) 2014 en-us Threads - Fundamentals category featured posts Threads - Fundamentals category featured posts Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:59:52 -0500 Threads - Fundamentals category featured posts Threads - Fundamentals category featured posts <![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[Pattern-Grading Basics]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0500 Pattern-Grading Basics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
How to scale a pattern from the size you have to the size you need. ]]>
<![CDATA[Use Couched Elastic to Create a Ruched Effect]]> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:00:11 -0500 Use Couched Elastic to Create a Ruched Effect Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to insert elastic into a garment to create a gathered effect. ]]>
<![CDATA[Sew Better with Staystitching Fundamentals]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 08:00:00 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[6 Serger Secrets]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 07:55:00 -0500 6 Serger Secrets Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get the most out of your serger with these secrets and techniques. ]]>
<![CDATA[Video: Sew Perfect Collar Points]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:35:38 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[SewStylish Featured Giveaway!]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:00:00 -0500 SewStylish Featured Giveaway! Posted by EmilyBerube
You could win two awesome books that were both featured in the latest SewStylish magazine! ]]>
<![CDATA[Before You Hem a Bias Garment, Let the Fabric "Hang Out"]]> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 06:44:27 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Where Do You Most Frequently Shop for Fabric?]]> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:30:00 -0500 Where Do You Most Frequently Shop for Fabric? Posted by amm
Brick and mortar fabric stores are dwindling. Do you have a favorite? ]]>
<![CDATA[Quick Tips for Improving Your Stitches]]> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:49:27 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[10 Good Sewing Tips and Tricks]]> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:35:00 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Sew Pin Tucks]]> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:50:50 -0500 How to Sew Pin Tucks Posted by ThreadsMagazine
These easy instructions from "Tucks Made Simple," Threads #171, explain how to sew tiny pin tucks and then how to create intersecting pin tucks. Follow the steps and you'll create elegant and dainty pin tucks in no time. ]]>
<![CDATA[Video: How to Sew and Press Tucks]]> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 04:00:00 -0500 Video: How to Sew and Press Tucks Posted by EvamarieGomez
Watch this video and learn how to fold, sew, and press tucks. ]]>
<![CDATA[Three Techniques to Reach Dart Points]]> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:41:04 -0500 Three Techniques to Reach Dart Points Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In Teach Youself to Sew, Threads #170, Sandra Miller shares some fabulous secrets for achieving great-looking darts. Here are three easy-to-follow techniques to reach the dart point for smooth results. ]]>
<![CDATA[Threads Essential Techniques: How to Sew a Pickstitch]]> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:59:26 -0500 Threads Essential Techniques: How to Sew a Pickstitch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video tutorial from Threads #169, and learn how to make the classic pickstitch. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Sleeve-Cap Seam and the Armscye]]> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:00:00 -0500 The Sleeve-Cap Seam and the Armscye Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Understand their relationship for a precise fit. ]]>
<![CDATA[Transfer a Muslin Drape to Pattern Paper]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:15:00 -0500 Transfer a Muslin Drape to Pattern Paper Posted by SewStylishMagazine
How to turn a muslin drape into a pattern piece ]]>
<![CDATA[All-New Material from Teach Yourself to Sew]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:11:04 -0500 All-New Material from Teach Yourself to Sew Posted by EvamarieGomez
Find out what new projects we've been busy working on for Teach Yourself to Sew. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Sew Inseams]]> Tue, 07 May 2013 09:55:28 -0500 How to Sew Inseams Posted by LOUISE CUTTING
Learn how to sew two off-grain fabrics into an inseam. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Take Four Different Body Measurements]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:50:31 -0500 How to Take Four Different Body Measurements Posted by EvamarieGomez
Susan Lazear shows you how to take four different body measurements using a variety of tools. ]]>