Copyright (c) 2014 ThreadsMagazine.com en-us Threads - ThreadsMagazine's posts Threads - ThreadsMagazine's posts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/profile/ThreadsMagazine Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:44:50 -0500 Threads - ThreadsMagazine's posts Threads - ThreadsMagazine's posts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.threadsmagazine.com/profile/ThreadsMagazine <![CDATA[Pattern Review: New Look 6261 Misses' Dresses]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:30:38 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39535/pattern-review-new-look-6261-misses-dresses http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39535/pattern-review-new-look-6261-misses-dresses Pattern Review: New Look 6261 Misses' Dresses Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews New Look Pattern 6261. These simple, unlined, knee-length dresses feature a center-back invisible zipper, bust darts, and a short slit at the back hemline. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Eva Dress Patterns - 1929 Ensemble SE20-5955]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:28:38 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39541/pattern-review-eva-dress-patterns-1929-ensemble-se20-5955 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39541/pattern-review-eva-dress-patterns-1929-ensemble-se20-5955 Pattern Review: Eva Dress Patterns - 1929 Ensemble SE20-5955 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Pattern #5955 from Eva Dress Patterns. This ensemble is a reproduction of a vintage McCall’s pattern. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Dana Marie Design Company - Moto Me 1050]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:26:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39538/pattern-review-dana-marie-design-company-moto-me-1050 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39538/pattern-review-dana-marie-design-company-moto-me-1050 Pattern Review: Dana Marie Design Company - Moto Me 1050 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews the Moto Me 1050 motorcycle jacket pattern by the Dana Marie Design Company. This semifitted, unlined jacket is uncomplicated to make and can be altered easily. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Silhouette Patterns 2913 Skirt]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39544/pattern-review-silhouette-patterns-2913-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39544/pattern-review-silhouette-patterns-2913-skirt Pattern Review: Silhouette Patterns 2913 Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Nick & Zoe's Best Selling Skirt 2913 by Silhouette Patterns. This stylish, unlined, knee-length skirt flares to the hemline. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Stitch a Shirt Hem That Won't Roll Up]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:24:51 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39553/qa-stitch-a-shirt-hem-that-wont-roll-up http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39553/qa-stitch-a-shirt-hem-that-wont-roll-up Q&A: Stitch a Shirt Hem That Won't Roll Up Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Your garment hems will be better than ever. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Make a Beading Frame]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:23:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39558/tip-make-a-beading-frame http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39558/tip-make-a-beading-frame Tip: Make a Beading Frame Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This simple trick will keep your beads where they ought to be and make beading a breeze. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: Turn Corners Right-Side-Out]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:23:36 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39567/sewing-tip-turn-corners-right-side-out http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39567/sewing-tip-turn-corners-right-side-out Sewing Tip: Turn Corners Right-Side-Out Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A nice, crisp corner can turn a garment from good to great. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Book Giveaway and Free Pattern Downloads: "The Magic Pattern Book" ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38548/book-giveaway-and-free-pattern-downloads-the-magic-pattern-book http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38548/book-giveaway-and-free-pattern-downloads-the-magic-pattern-book Book Giveaway and Free Pattern Downloads: Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Amy Barickman's newest book and enter for your chance to win a free copy. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Luxe Knit Top]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:06:26 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39339/luxe-knit-top http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39339/luxe-knit-top Luxe Knit Top Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take an interactive 360-degree view of this luxe mixed knit top from Threads #176 (December 2014/January 2015). ]]>
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<![CDATA[12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37183/12-buttonhole-tips-and-techniques http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37183/12-buttonhole-tips-and-techniques 12 Buttonhole Tips and Techniques Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You'll be making buttonholes on par with the pros once you check out this collection of our best buttonhole tutorials. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads' Judith Neukam Earns ASDP Lifetime Achievement Award]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:20:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38890/threads-judith-neukam-earns-asdp-lifetime-achievement-award http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38890/threads-judith-neukam-earns-asdp-lifetime-achievement-award Threads' Judith Neukam Earns ASDP Lifetime Achievement Award Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Association of Sewing and Design Professionals honors Threads' executive editor. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Secure a Coat Lining]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:25:17 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39082/secure-a-coat-lining http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39082/secure-a-coat-lining Secure a Coat Lining Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sew sturdy tabs to keep a coat's layers in line. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Kenneth D. King's Essential Sewing Tool Kit, Part 2]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:15:48 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39028/video-kenneth-d-kings-essential-sewing-tool-kit-part-2 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39028/video-kenneth-d-kings-essential-sewing-tool-kit-part-2 Video: Kenneth D. King's Essential Sewing Tool Kit, Part 2 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Follow along as Kenneth D. King gives you a guided tour of his personal sewing tool kit. Watch this video to discover the specialized tools he uses to tailor jackets and more. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Kenneth D. King's Essential Sewing Tool Kit, Part 1]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:14:41 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38961/video-kenneth-d-kings-essential-sewing-tool-kit-part-1 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38961/video-kenneth-d-kings-essential-sewing-tool-kit-part-1 Video: Kenneth D. King's Essential Sewing Tool Kit, Part 1 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sewing expert Kenneth D. King gives you an exclusive look at his personal sewing tool kit. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: One on One with Angela Wolf, Part 1]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39060/video-one-on-one-with-angela-wolf-part-1 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39060/video-one-on-one-with-angela-wolf-part-1 Video: One on One with Angela Wolf, Part 1 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get to know Threads video personality, patternmaker, and fashion designer Angela Wolf. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Prevent Disappearing Ink From Vanishing Too Soon]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:09:21 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37249/video-prevent-disappearing-ink-from-vanishing-too-soon http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37249/video-prevent-disappearing-ink-from-vanishing-too-soon Video: Prevent Disappearing Ink From Vanishing Too Soon Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch this quick video to discover a clever trick that will help keep your marks from disappearing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Record Bolt-End Information]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:25:30 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38597/tip-record-bolt-end-information http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38597/tip-record-bolt-end-information Tip: Record Bolt-End Information Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Create fabric collection reference files with ease. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Play with Fabric Colors Before Cutting]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:24:57 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38673/tip-play-with-fabric-colors-before-cutting http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38673/tip-play-with-fabric-colors-before-cutting Tip: Play with Fabric Colors Before Cutting Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Believe it or not, a kaleidoscope can be a handy tool for color evaluation. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Roll Trim on Your Wrist]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:24:53 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38675/tip-roll-trim-on-your-wrist http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38675/tip-roll-trim-on-your-wrist Tip: Roll Trim on Your Wrist Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to stop trim from becoming caught or tangled. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Remove Fabric From Stash With Ease]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:24:49 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38677/tip-remove-fabric-from-stash-with-ease http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38677/tip-remove-fabric-from-stash-with-ease Tip: Remove Fabric From Stash With Ease Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This trick will make it easy to slide fabric out from a tall stack without disturbing it. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Roll Lint Away]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:24:22 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38680/tip-roll-lint-away http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38680/tip-roll-lint-away Tip: Roll Lint Away Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Loose threads and lint can be a hassle to clear away, but not anymore. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Always Have a Backup With Photocopied Fabric]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:24:22 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38682/tip-always-have-a-backup-with-photocopied-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38682/tip-always-have-a-backup-with-photocopied-fabric Tip: Always Have a Backup With Photocopied Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Don't let yourself be caught off-guard when you run out of a fabric type. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Leave Notes On Painter's Tape]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:24:22 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38684/tip-leave-notes-on-painters-tape http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38684/tip-leave-notes-on-painters-tape Tip: Leave Notes On Painter's Tape Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you want to leave yourself handy notes, painter's tape is the way to go. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Introducing "Quick Stuff to Quilt"]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:14:46 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38596/introducing-quick-stuff-to-quilt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38596/introducing-quick-stuff-to-quilt Introducing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
See what's inside this quilting special issue. ]]>
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<![CDATA[2014 Threads Halloween Costume Contest - Official Rules]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:01:26 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38748/2014-threads-halloween-costume-contest-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38748/2014-threads-halloween-costume-contest-official-rules 2014 Threads Halloween Costume Contest - Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Official rules for the 2014 Threads Halloween Costume Contest. ]]>
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<![CDATA[13 Essential Fitting Tips & Tricks]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:23:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38744/13-essential-fitting-tips-tricks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38744/13-essential-fitting-tips-tricks 13 Essential Fitting Tips & Tricks Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to get great-looking garments with these 13 fitting techniques and tricks. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Self-Fit Your Pants]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38141/self-fit-your-pants http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38141/self-fit-your-pants Self-Fit Your Pants Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to take the right measures on your own with these simple steps — no assistant required. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Three Quick-Sew Pet Projects]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36279/three-quick-sew-pet-projects http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36279/three-quick-sew-pet-projects Three Quick-Sew Pet Projects Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Three Quick-Sew Pet Projects ]]>
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<![CDATA[Book Giveaway: The Art of the Handbag]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36904/book-giveaway-the-art-of-the-handbag http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36904/book-giveaway-the-art-of-the-handbag Book Giveaway: The Art of the Handbag Posted by ThreadsMagazine
To mark the recent release of the Handbags special issue from Threads, we're giving away a copy of this fabulous book. Leave a comment, and it could be yours. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Mobius Scarf]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:47:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25466/how-to-sew-a-mobius-scarf http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25466/how-to-sew-a-mobius-scarf How to Sew a Mobius Scarf Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Try this super-cute, super-quick designer scarf ]]>
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<![CDATA[19 Essential Fabric Tips and Tricks You Should Know]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:53:43 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38595/19-essential-fabric-tips-and-tricks-you-should-know http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38595/19-essential-fabric-tips-and-tricks-you-should-know 19 Essential 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[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[2014 National Sewing Month Giveaway - Official Rules]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:18:39 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38410/2014-national-sewing-month-giveaway-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38410/2014-national-sewing-month-giveaway-official-rules 2014 National Sewing Month Giveaway - Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the 2014 National Sewing Month giveaway. ]]>
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<![CDATA[NY Fashion Center Fabrics Offers Online Shopping Assistance]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38399/ny-fashion-center-fabrics-offers-online-shopping-assistance http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38399/ny-fashion-center-fabrics-offers-online-shopping-assistance NY Fashion Center Fabrics Offers Online Shopping Assistance Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Online fabric retailer NY Fashion Center Fabrics stocks a wide variety of fabric and offers fashion assistance for online customers. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Make a Thimble Liner From a Rubber Fingertip]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:11:04 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37241/video-make-a-thimble-liner-from-a-rubber-fingertip http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37241/video-make-a-thimble-liner-from-a-rubber-fingertip Video: Make a Thimble Liner From a Rubber Fingertip Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Keep your thimble from slipping off your fingertip with this quick video tip. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Three Colorful Pillow Patterns to Sew in an Afternoon]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36285/three-colorful-pillow-patterns-to-sew-in-an-afternoon http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36285/three-colorful-pillow-patterns-to-sew-in-an-afternoon Three Colorful Pillow Patterns to Sew in an Afternoon Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Three Colorful Pillow Patterns to Sew in an Afternoon ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Storage Solution Giveaway Sponsored by Go-Organize.com - Official Rules]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:20:41 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38464/threads-storage-solution-giveaway-sponsored-by-go-organizecom-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38464/threads-storage-solution-giveaway-sponsored-by-go-organizecom-official-rules Threads Storage Solution Giveaway Sponsored by Go-Organize.com - Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the Threads Storage Solution Giveaway Sponsored by Go-Organize.com. ]]>
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<![CDATA[One Month Until "Artistry in Fashion"]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:28:38 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38403/one-month-until-artistry-in-fashion http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38403/one-month-until-artistry-in-fashion One Month Until Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The annual designer sale and open house at Cañada College in Redwood City, CA is coming up soon. Get the details here. ]]>
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<![CDATA[7 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37187/7-ways-to-make-a-custom-dress-form http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37187/7-ways-to-make-a-custom-dress-form 7 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[How to Weave Custom Trims]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38137/how-to-weave-custom-trims http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38137/how-to-weave-custom-trims How to Weave Custom Trims Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to design your own passementerie with a simple loom by following these steps. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Three Quick-Sew Curtain Projects]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36292/three-quick-sew-curtain-projects http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36292/three-quick-sew-curtain-projects Three Quick-Sew Curtain Projects Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Three Quick-Sew Curtain Projects ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Marfy 3039 - Trousers]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:18:09 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38280/pattern-review-marfy-3039-trousers http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38280/pattern-review-marfy-3039-trousers Pattern Review: Marfy 3039 - Trousers Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Marfy Pattern 3039. These straight-leg pants are shaped with waist darts in the front and back and enhanced with contrasting trim along the waistband's top edge, mock flap pocket, and hemline. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Magazine Issue 175 Oct/Nov 14]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:41:12 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38192/threads-magazine-issue-175-octnov-14 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38192/threads-magazine-issue-175-octnov-14 Threads Magazine Issue 175 Oct/Nov 14 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads Insiders get the very first look at the October/November 2014 issue of Threads magazine. Subscribers will be receiving their print copies soon, but be the first to check out what's inside this new issue. ]]>
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<![CDATA[More Tips and Resources for Inkle Weaving]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:45:55 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38320/more-tips-and-resources-for-inkle-weaving http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38320/more-tips-and-resources-for-inkle-weaving More Tips and Resources for Inkle Weaving Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In Threads #175, weaver and sewer Daryl Lancaster showed you how to use an inkle loom. Here, Daryl shares more tips for inkle weaving. ]]>
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<![CDATA[An Inside Look at Mary Ray's Sewing Studio]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:27:46 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38084/an-inside-look-at-mary-rays-sewing-studio http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38084/an-inside-look-at-mary-rays-sewing-studio An Inside Look at Mary Ray's Sewing Studio Posted by ThreadsMagazine
See how one of our contributing editors organizes her space. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Dual Feed Versus Walking Foot]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:28:46 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38204/qa-dual-feed-versus-walking-foot http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38204/qa-dual-feed-versus-walking-foot Q&A: Dual Feed Versus Walking Foot Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The merits of using a dual feed versus using a walking foot when topstitching velveteen are explained. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Create a Folding Design Board]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37245/video-create-a-folding-design-board http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37245/video-create-a-folding-design-board Video: Create a Folding Design Board Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A folding screen can double as a design board for sewing projects. Follow along as Threads Executive Editor Judith Neukam shows you how to make your own. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Notions: Ultimate Button Warehouse]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:07:53 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38200/notions-ultimate-button-warehouse http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38200/notions-ultimate-button-warehouse Notions: Ultimate Button Warehouse Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You can never have too many buttons, and we've found the perfect place to get them. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Light Up Your Fabric While Machine Sewing]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:07:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38198/tip-light-up-your-fabric-while-machine-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38198/tip-light-up-your-fabric-while-machine-sewing Tip: Light Up Your Fabric While Machine Sewing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sew through any lighting conditions with this tip from Threads #175 (October/November 2014). ]]>
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<![CDATA[Style Tip: Textured And Embellished Garments]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:07:19 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38202/style-tip-textured-and-embellished-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38202/style-tip-textured-and-embellished-garments Style Tip: Textured And Embellished Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here are a few tips on how to incorporate this season's hottest styles into your own garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Chopkey Embellished Dress]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:03:37 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38133/chopkey-embellished-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38133/chopkey-embellished-dress Chopkey Embellished Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take an interactive 360-degree view of this lovely Chopkey embellished dress from Threads #175 (October/November 2014). ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 1331 - Misses' Coat]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38209/pattern-review-vogue-1331-misses-coat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38209/pattern-review-vogue-1331-misses-coat Pattern Review: Vogue 1331 - Misses' Coat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 1331: an appliquéd coat. This Koos van den Akker knee-length coat is distinguished by its contrasting front panels with large oval cutouts. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: McCall's 6902 Lined Jackets]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38215/pattern-review-mccalls-6902-lined-jackets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38215/pattern-review-mccalls-6902-lined-jackets Pattern Review: McCall's 6902 Lined Jackets Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews McCall's Pattern 6902: chic trimmed jackets. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38215/pattern-review-mccalls-6902-lined-jackets
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Simplicity 1279 - Collared Shirts]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38218/pattern-review-simplicity-1279-collared-shirts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38218/pattern-review-simplicity-1279-collared-shirts Pattern Review: Simplicity 1279 - Collared Shirts Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Simplicity Pattern 1279. These classic, long-sleeve button-front shirts feature a comfortable fit with a 1-inch-wide center-front placket, front and back gathers where the bodice pieces meet the shoulder yoke, and cuffs with a continuous lap. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38218/pattern-review-simplicity-1279-collared-shirts
<![CDATA[Quick-Sew Curtains, Table Runner & Chair Covers]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36296/quick-sew-curtains-table-runner-chair-covers http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36296/quick-sew-curtains-table-runner-chair-covers Quick-Sew Curtains, Table Runner & Chair Covers Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Quick-Sew Curtains, Table Runner & Chair Covers ]]>
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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. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38023/15-ways-to-master-lining-underlining-facing-and-interfacing
<![CDATA[Enter the American Sewing Expo's Innovation Generation Contest]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36678/enter-the-american-sewing-expos-innovation-generation-contest http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36678/enter-the-american-sewing-expos-innovation-generation-contest Enter the American Sewing Expo's Innovation Generation Contest Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A chance for young sewers (ages 8 to 18) to showcase their budding talents. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36678/enter-the-american-sewing-expos-innovation-generation-contest
<![CDATA[Two Understitching Techniques]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:47:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37950/two-understitching-techniques http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37950/two-understitching-techniques Two Understitching Techniques Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Discover two more understitching methods in this Web extra from SewStylish Fall 2014. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Quick-Sew Fabric Roses and Flowers]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36294/quick-sew-fabric-roses-and-flowers http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36294/quick-sew-fabric-roses-and-flowers Quick-Sew Fabric Roses and Flowers Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Quick-Sew Fabric Roses and Flowers ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:31:21 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37816/a-close-look-at-the-stitching-inside-2-dior-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37816/a-close-look-at-the-stitching-inside-2-dior-garments A Close Look at the Stitching Inside 2 Dior Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Claire Shaeffer looked to two Dior garments for inspiration when coming up with a method for inserting a standard zipper without visible topstitching. Here’s a closer look at that stitching and other exquisite hand sewing and details on these couture garments. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37816/a-close-look-at-the-stitching-inside-2-dior-garments
<![CDATA[Try These Color Combinations for Ice Dyeing]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:58:48 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37798/try-these-color-combinations-for-ice-dyeing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37798/try-these-color-combinations-for-ice-dyeing Try These Color Combinations for Ice Dyeing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In Threads #174 (August/September 2014), authors Nick Coman and Chase Wong explain a fascinating way to create random, unique patterns on fabric with ice dyeing. They share a few of their favorite color combinations for ice dyeing in this Web extra. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37798/try-these-color-combinations-for-ice-dyeing
<![CDATA[Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:35:36 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37251/video-use-elastic-to-space-buttons http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37251/video-use-elastic-to-space-buttons Video: Use Elastic to Space Buttons Posted by ThreadsMagazine
See how easy it can be to space buttons and buttonholes with this quick tip from Threads. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:07:37 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37757/sewing-tip-no-more-scratchy-zipper-ends http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37757/sewing-tip-no-more-scratchy-zipper-ends Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends Posted by ThreadsMagazine
With this clever sewing tip from Threads #174, your zippers will be feeling better than ever. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Store Fabric Neatly in Less Space]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:02:27 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37751/tip-store-fabric-neatly-in-less-space http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37751/tip-store-fabric-neatly-in-less-space Tip: Store Fabric Neatly in Less Space Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn a clever way to store fabric with this tip from Threads #174 (August/September 2014). ]]>
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<![CDATA[Notions: Sewing-Themed Flash Drive]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37753/notions-sewing-themed-flash-drive http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37753/notions-sewing-themed-flash-drive Notions: Sewing-Themed Flash Drive Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get your very own handy flash drive in the shape of a sewing machine, pincushion, or spool of thread. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:46:27 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37758/qa-freezing-bug-infested-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37758/qa-freezing-bug-infested-garments Q&A: Freezing Bug-Infested Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
An costume and textiles expert answers ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create a Foam-Cup Bra]]> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37402/create-a-foam-cup-bra http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37402/create-a-foam-cup-bra Create a Foam-Cup Bra Posted by ThreadsMagazine
It's easy to achieve a comfortable, custom shape for your bra. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway ]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:08:13 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36822/cheryl-kuczek-pattern-giveaway http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36822/cheryl-kuczek-pattern-giveaway Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn to make a market bag, boho frock, and a pair of skirts with these patterns by Cheryl Kuczek. Leave a comment for a chance to win. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Three Quick-Sew Tote Bag Patterns]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:22:22 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36288/three-quick-sew-tote-bag-patterns http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36288/three-quick-sew-tote-bag-patterns Three Quick-Sew Tote Bag Patterns Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Three Quick-Sew Tote Bag Patterns ]]>
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<![CDATA[Louise Cutting Answers Your Questions]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37616/louise-cutting-answers-your-questions http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37616/louise-cutting-answers-your-questions Louise Cutting Answers Your Questions Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Find answers to your sewing questions by reading through our latest Expert Chat with Louise Cutting. ]]>
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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[Enter the American Sewing Expo's Passion for Fashion Sewing Challenge]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:16:16 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36675/enter-the-american-sewing-expos-passion-for-fashion-sewing-challenge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36675/enter-the-american-sewing-expos-passion-for-fashion-sewing-challenge Enter the American Sewing Expo's Passion for Fashion Sewing Challenge Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Find out how you can get involved in this year's Passion for Fashion Sewing Challenge, hosted by the American Sewing Expo. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36675/enter-the-american-sewing-expos-passion-for-fashion-sewing-challenge
<![CDATA[All-New: "Fashion Serge with Pamela Leggett"]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:07:05 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37522/all-new-fashion-serge-with-pamela-leggett http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37522/all-new-fashion-serge-with-pamela-leggett All-New: Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Serger expert Pamela Leggett is back with an all-new exciting video to help unlock the creative potential of the serger. This specialized sewing machine can do much more than clean up raw edges. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37522/all-new-fashion-serge-with-pamela-leggett
<![CDATA[Pretty Quick-Sew Gifts to Make and Share]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:32:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36277/pretty-quick-sew-gifts-to-make-and-share http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36277/pretty-quick-sew-gifts-to-make-and-share Pretty Quick-Sew Gifts to Make and Share Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Pretty Quick-Sew Gifts to Make and Share ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Style Arc - Angie Dress]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:15:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37409/pattern-review-style-arc-angie-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37409/pattern-review-style-arc-angie-dress Pattern Review: Style Arc - Angie Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Style Arc's "Angie Dress" pattern. This feminine summer dress has an empire waist, a ruched midriff panel, and a flowing knee-length skirt. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 1310 - Misses' Top and Skirt]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:03:28 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37407/pattern-review-vogue-1310-misses-top-and-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37407/pattern-review-vogue-1310-misses-top-and-skirt Pattern Review: Vogue 1310 - Misses' Top and Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 1310. This bias-cut outfit drapes gently over the body. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Center for Pattern Design - Bias Tier Coat]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:56:38 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37411/pattern-review-center-for-pattern-design-bias-tier-coat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37411/pattern-review-center-for-pattern-design-bias-tier-coat Pattern Review: Center for Pattern Design - Bias Tier Coat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews the Center for Pattern Design's Bias Tier Coat Pattern. This striking design is chic and easy to wear. ]]>
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<![CDATA[All-New: Industry Insider Techniques with Louise Cutting Volumes 6 & 7]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:47:56 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37416/all-new-industry-insider-techniques-with-louise-cutting-volumes-6-7 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37416/all-new-industry-insider-techniques-with-louise-cutting-volumes-6-7 All-New: Industry Insider Techniques with Louise Cutting Volumes 6 & 7 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Louise Cutting is back with two all-new sewing videos, which offer pro-level techniques, secrets, and solutions to help improve your skills. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37416/all-new-industry-insider-techniques-with-louise-cutting-volumes-6-7
<![CDATA[Add High-End Elements to Your Garments]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:36:53 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37398/add-high-end-elements-to-your-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37398/add-high-end-elements-to-your-garments Add High-End Elements to Your Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Enrich your wardrobe with a designer-inspired slot seam or cargo pocket. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37398/add-high-end-elements-to-your-garments
<![CDATA[More New York Garment District Fabric Shops]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:29:55 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37395/more-new-york-garment-district-fabric-shops http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37395/more-new-york-garment-district-fabric-shops More New York Garment District Fabric Shops Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you will visit New York City's Garment District, be sure to check out these fabric shops listed in this web extra from Threads #174 (August/September 2014). ]]>
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<![CDATA[10 Ways to Sew with Knits]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37197/10-ways-to-sew-with-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37197/10-ways-to-sew-with-knits 10 Ways to Sew with Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Discover some tips and techniques for sewing with knits. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37197/10-ways-to-sew-with-knits
<![CDATA[Helen Haughey's Favorite Tools and Storage Solutions]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:32:36 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37368/helen-haugheys-favorite-tools-and-storage-solutions http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37368/helen-haugheys-favorite-tools-and-storage-solutions Helen Haughey's Favorite Tools and Storage Solutions Posted by ThreadsMagazine
See how Helen organizes treasured supplies in her home studio. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Meet Silamide Thread]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:02:59 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37366/video-meet-silamide-thread http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37366/video-meet-silamide-thread Video: Meet Silamide Thread Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch this quick Threads Essential Techniques video to learn about waxed silamide thread and its uses. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37366/video-meet-silamide-thread
<![CDATA[Wool Tweed Dress]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37361/wool-tweed-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37361/wool-tweed-dress Wool Tweed Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a look at an interactive 360-degree view of this selvage-trimmed red wool dress from Threads #174. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37361/wool-tweed-dress
<![CDATA[Threads Magazine Issue 174 Aug/Sep 14]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37365/threads-magazine-issue-174-augsep-14 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37365/threads-magazine-issue-174-augsep-14 Threads Magazine Issue 174 Aug/Sep 14 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads Insiders get the very first look at the August/September 2014 issue of Threads magazine. Subscribers will be receiving their print copies soon, but be the first to check out what's inside this new issue. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37365/threads-magazine-issue-174-augsep-14
<![CDATA[Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37154/complete-guide-to-seams-and-seam-finishes http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37154/complete-guide-to-seams-and-seam-finishes Complete Guide to Seams and Seam Finishes Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The key to any successful sewn project are its seams. This comprehensive collection of 17 techniques, tips, and videos, covers everything you need to know to sew durable and beautiful seams. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37154/complete-guide-to-seams-and-seam-finishes
<![CDATA[Video: Two Great Marking Tips]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36867/video-two-great-marking-tips http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36867/video-two-great-marking-tips Video: Two Great Marking Tips Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sewers have a multitude of ways to mark their fabric. Watch this quick video to learn two handy tips for marking fabrics and patterns. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36867/video-two-great-marking-tips
<![CDATA[Patterns 101]]> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37161/patterns-101 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37161/patterns-101 Patterns 101 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Before your scissors and pins are put to work, you’ll need to review your sewing pattern and its instructions. Browse this collection of 13 articles, tips, and techniques to help you get started. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37161/patterns-101
<![CDATA[14 Tips and Tricks for Better Sewing]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37185/14-tips-and-tricks-for-better-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37185/14-tips-and-tricks-for-better-sewing 14 Tips and Tricks for Better Sewing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You could learn something that will change how you sew forever. Check out this handy collection of 14 sewing tips and tricks. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37185/14-tips-and-tricks-for-better-sewing
<![CDATA[11 Free Sewing Patterns]]> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37131/11-free-sewing-patterns http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37131/11-free-sewing-patterns 11 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. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37131/11-free-sewing-patterns
<![CDATA[Video: DIY Faux-Velvet Board]]> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36888/video-diy-faux-velvet-board http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36888/video-diy-faux-velvet-board Video: DIY Faux-Velvet Board Posted by ThreadsMagazine
See how easy and inexpensive it can be to create your own faux-velvet board with this quick video tip from Threads. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Enter to Win "Bag-E-Bottoms" Bag Liners]]> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36902/enter-to-win-bag-e-bottoms-bag-liners http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36902/enter-to-win-bag-e-bottoms-bag-liners Enter to Win Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Leave a comment to win a set of custom acrylic bases for totes by Lazy Girl Designs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[There's a Better Way]]> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:48:51 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36380/theres-a-better-way http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36380/theres-a-better-way There's a Better Way Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In this free web-only video series, Threads executive Editor Judith Neukam shares quick tips, tricks, and techniques to help you sew smarter, better and faster. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36380/theres-a-better-way
<![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. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36596/use-couched-elastic-to-create-a-ruched-effect
<![CDATA[Angela Wolf's May Wardrobe Challenge]]> Sat, 24 May 2014 10:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36898/angela-wolfs-may-wardrobe-challenge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36898/angela-wolfs-may-wardrobe-challenge Angela Wolf's May Wardrobe Challenge Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Don't miss this chance to show off your sewing skills and win fabulous prizes! This month's theme is "Dress the Part." ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Make Your Own Tailor's Pressing Tool]]> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36889/video-make-your-own-tailors-pressing-tool http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36889/video-make-your-own-tailors-pressing-tool Video: Make Your Own Tailor's Pressing Tool Posted by ThreadsMagazine
To get the perfect seam finish on wool fabrics, a steam iron isn't always enough. Watch this quick video tip to learn how to make your own dauber to help press seams on wool garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Preview Threads Handbags ]]> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:12:02 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37149/preview-threads-handbags http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37149/preview-threads-handbags Preview Threads Handbags Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads Handbags Special Issue ]]>
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<![CDATA[Four Pretty Quick-Sew Scarves]]> Thu, 22 May 2014 09:25:31 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36298/four-pretty-quick-sew-scarves http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36298/four-pretty-quick-sew-scarves Four Pretty Quick-Sew Scarves Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Four Pretty Quick-Sew Scarves ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tea Cozy, Reversible Apron & Pot Holders to Sew for Your Kitchen]]> Thu, 22 May 2014 09:23:55 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36300/tea-cozy-reversible-apron-pot-holders-to-sew-for-your-kitchen http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36300/tea-cozy-reversible-apron-pot-holders-to-sew-for-your-kitchen Tea Cozy, Reversible Apron & Pot Holders to Sew for Your Kitchen Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Tea Cozy, Reversible Apron & Pot Holders to Sew for Your Kitchen ]]>
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<![CDATA[Preview Threads Issue 173]]> Wed, 21 May 2014 09:28:41 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37136/preview-threads-issue-173 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37136/preview-threads-issue-173 Preview Threads Issue 173 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here's a sneak peek at Threads issue 173 (June/July 2014) ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Find Your Waist and Other Measurements]]> Tue, 20 May 2014 01:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36505/how-to-find-your-waist-and-other-measurements http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36505/how-to-find-your-waist-and-other-measurements How to Find Your Waist and Other Measurements Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This—and other mysteries of fit—resolved. ]]>
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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[8 Zipper Installation Techniques]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 06:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37133/8-zipper-installation-techniques http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37133/8-zipper-installation-techniques 8 Zipper Installation Techniques Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take the mystery out of installing zippers with these 8 techniques. You'll learn how to install lapped zippers, exposed zippers, replace zippers and more. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37133/8-zipper-installation-techniques
<![CDATA[Classic Garment Sewing Skills]]> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36872/classic-garment-sewing-skills http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36872/classic-garment-sewing-skills Classic Garment Sewing Skills Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Classic Garment Sewing Skills ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create a Garment Using Tyvek]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36508/create-a-garment-using-tyvek http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36508/create-a-garment-using-tyvek Create a Garment Using Tyvek Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Play with this unexpected material for stylish results. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Vintage Pattern Preservation]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37766/qa-vintage-pattern-preservation http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37766/qa-vintage-pattern-preservation Q&A: Vintage Pattern Preservation Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Find out the best way to ensure your vintage patterns are kept safe. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: The ABCs of Fitting]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37769/sewing-tip-the-abcs-of-fitting http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37769/sewing-tip-the-abcs-of-fitting Sewing Tip: The ABCs of Fitting Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This nifty tip will help you remember an essential rule of fitting. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: McCall's 4424 - Children's Daywear]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37436/pattern-review-mccalls-4424-childrens-daywear http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37436/pattern-review-mccalls-4424-childrens-daywear Pattern Review: McCall's 4424 - Children's Daywear Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews McCall's 4424 children's pattern. This delightful ensemble consists of a sundress, romper, panties, and a hat. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37436/pattern-review-mccalls-4424-childrens-daywear
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Burda Style 7024 - Maternity Jacket]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37439/pattern-review-burda-style-7024-maternity-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37439/pattern-review-burda-style-7024-maternity-jacket Pattern Review: Burda Style 7024 - Maternity Jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Burda's Style Pattern 7024. This lined jacket has a round neckline, raglan sleeves with elbow darts, an empire waist, and front princess seams that emerge from the armscye. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Mark New Seams With a Scalloped Blade]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37761/tip-mark-new-seams-with-a-scalloped-blade http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37761/tip-mark-new-seams-with-a-scalloped-blade Tip: Mark New Seams With a Scalloped Blade Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Save time when altering a pattern by using a scalloped blade. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Blue Evening Gown]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36509/blue-evening-gown http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36509/blue-evening-gown Blue Evening Gown Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a look at an interactive 360-degree view of this blue evening gown from Threads #173. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Butterick 5860 - Maternity Ensemble]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37434/pattern-review-butterick-5860-maternity-ensemble http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37434/pattern-review-butterick-5860-maternity-ensemble Pattern Review: Butterick 5860 - Maternity Ensemble Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Butterick Pattern 5860. This collection features a belted wrap top or dress with length and sleeve variations, and a straight-leg pant with a maternity panel. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37434/pattern-review-butterick-5860-maternity-ensemble
<![CDATA[How to Use Ombre Fabric]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:18:41 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36484/how-to-use-ombre-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36484/how-to-use-ombre-fabric How to Use Ombre Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Dramatic or subtle, ombré fabrics create distinctive garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Magazine - Issue 173 - June/July 14]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:16:19 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36374/threads-magazine-issue-173-junejuly-14 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36374/threads-magazine-issue-173-junejuly-14 Threads Magazine - Issue 173 - June/July 14 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads Insiders get the very first look at the June/July 2014 issue of Threads magazine. Subscribers will be receiving their print copies soon, but be the first to check out what's inside this new issue. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36374/threads-magazine-issue-173-junejuly-14
<![CDATA[Video: How to Sew a Figure-eight Stitch]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:14:28 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36215/video-how-to-sew-a-figure-eight-stitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36215/video-how-to-sew-a-figure-eight-stitch Video: How to Sew a Figure-eight Stitch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch this video demonstration of how to sew a figure-eight stitch using techniques by Claire Shaeffer. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sew an Easy Tyvek Tote (Includes Free Pattern)!]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:09:02 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36325/sew-an-easy-tyvek-tote-includes-free-pattern http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36325/sew-an-easy-tyvek-tote-includes-free-pattern Sew an Easy Tyvek Tote (Includes Free Pattern)! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make a fun and fully recyclable handbag with a geometric print in this web extra from Threads #173 (June/July 2014). ]]>
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<![CDATA[Apply Elastics to Your Garments]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:58:07 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36099/apply-elastics-to-your-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36099/apply-elastics-to-your-garments Apply Elastics to Your Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Bind an edge and create a stay tape with these stretchy bands. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Notions: Eco-Friendly Tools]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37763/notions-eco-friendly-tools http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37763/notions-eco-friendly-tools Notions: Eco-Friendly Tools Posted by ThreadsMagazine
These tools are great to have around, and environmentally friendly too. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Kwik Sew 3987 - Misses' Skirt and Hat]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37441/pattern-review-kwik-sew-3987-misses-skirt-and-hat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37441/pattern-review-kwik-sew-3987-misses-skirt-and-hat Pattern Review: Kwik Sew 3987 - Misses' Skirt and Hat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Kwik Sew Pattern 3987. Incorporate this playful skirt and hat duo into your wardrobe. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37441/pattern-review-kwik-sew-3987-misses-skirt-and-hat
<![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. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36425/video-sew-perfect-collar-points
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Marfy 3163 - Sleeveless Jumpsuit]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37491/pattern-review-marfy-3163-sleeveless-jumpsuit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37491/pattern-review-marfy-3163-sleeveless-jumpsuit Pattern Review: Marfy 3163 - Sleeveless Jumpsuit Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Marfy Pattern 3163. This sleeveless jumpsuit has a surplice, blouson bodice, symmetrical diagonal pleats at the center-front waistline, and palazzo legs. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37491/pattern-review-marfy-3163-sleeveless-jumpsuit
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 8938 - Five Easy Pieces]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37494/pattern-review-vogue-8938-five-easy-pieces http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37494/pattern-review-vogue-8938-five-easy-pieces Pattern Review: Vogue 8938 - Five Easy Pieces Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 8938. Make two tops, a knit skirt, and two pairs of pants from this ensemble pattern. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37494/pattern-review-vogue-8938-five-easy-pieces
<![CDATA[Quick-Sew Rosette Necklace, Flower Belt & Blossom Brooch]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:44:53 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36281/quick-sew-rosette-necklace-flower-belt-blossom-brooch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36281/quick-sew-rosette-necklace-flower-belt-blossom-brooch Quick-Sew Rosette Necklace, Flower Belt & Blossom Brooch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Quick-Sew Rosette Necklace, Flower Belt & Blossom Brooch ]]>
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<![CDATA[Three Patterns for Quick-Sew Belts and Wraps]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:42:43 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36290/three-patterns-for-quick-sew-belts-and-wraps http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36290/three-patterns-for-quick-sew-belts-and-wraps Three Patterns for Quick-Sew Belts and Wraps Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Three Patterns for Quick-Sew Belts and Wraps ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36290/three-patterns-for-quick-sew-belts-and-wraps
<![CDATA[Five Quick-Sew Pillow Patterns]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:40 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36283/five-quick-sew-pillow-patterns http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36283/five-quick-sew-pillow-patterns Five Quick-Sew Pillow Patterns Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Five Quick-Sew Pillow Patterns ]]>
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<![CDATA[Three Quick-Sew Lace Top Patterns]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:13 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36269/three-quick-sew-lace-top-patterns http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36269/three-quick-sew-lace-top-patterns Three Quick-Sew Lace Top Patterns Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Three Quick-Sew Lace Top Patterns ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36269/three-quick-sew-lace-top-patterns
<![CDATA[Three Quick-Sew Purse and Carryall Patterns]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:41:08 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36275/three-quick-sew-purse-and-carryall-patterns http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36275/three-quick-sew-purse-and-carryall-patterns Three Quick-Sew Purse and Carryall Patterns Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Three Quick-Sew Purse and Carryall Patterns ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36275/three-quick-sew-purse-and-carryall-patterns
<![CDATA[How to Trim a Neckline Like Yves Saint Laurent]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:07:12 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36361/how-to-trim-a-neckline-like-yves-saint-laurent http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36361/how-to-trim-a-neckline-like-yves-saint-laurent How to Trim a Neckline Like Yves Saint Laurent Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In this excerpt from "Homage to Yves Saint Laurent," Designer Techniques Vol. 1, Claire Shaeffer shows you how to trim a neckline using a technique from the world-renowned designer. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/36361/how-to-trim-a-neckline-like-yves-saint-laurent
<![CDATA[Inside the Life of Iconic Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:51:06 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34394/inside-the-life-of-iconic-fashion-designer-elsa-schiaparelli http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34394/inside-the-life-of-iconic-fashion-designer-elsa-schiaparelli Inside the Life of  Iconic Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In the 1920s and '30s, Elsa Schiaparelli blazed a new trail in fashion. She was an iconoclast, spirited and innovative. Learn all there is to know about this iconic fashion designer. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34394/inside-the-life-of-iconic-fashion-designer-elsa-schiaparelli
<![CDATA[Magazine Giveaway: "Designer Techniques Vol. 2" ]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:56:04 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35896/magazine-giveaway-designer-techniques-vol-2 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35896/magazine-giveaway-designer-techniques-vol-2 Magazine Giveaway: Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Don't miss the new special issue of "Designer Techniques", and learn how you could win a copy. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35896/magazine-giveaway-designer-techniques-vol-2
<![CDATA[Schmetz Launches Needle App]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:06:22 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35940/schmetz-launches-needle-app http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35940/schmetz-launches-needle-app Schmetz Launches Needle App Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn what Schmetz's new app and needle color-coding system has in store. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Fortuny-Style Beaded Edges]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:25:08 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35650/how-to-make-fortuny-style-beaded-edges http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35650/how-to-make-fortuny-style-beaded-edges How to Make Fortuny-Style Beaded Edges Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make a creative finished edge with this embellishment technique. It beautifully adorns your garment, and it will provide weight to the hem. This method pays homage to Mariano Fortuny's signature style. ]]>
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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[Notions: Cordless Iron]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37830/notions-cordless-iron http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37830/notions-cordless-iron Notions: Cordless Iron Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Ironing has never been easier than with this incredible Panasonic cordless iron. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: Sewing With Plaid]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37832/sewing-tip-sewing-with-plaid http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37832/sewing-tip-sewing-with-plaid Sewing Tip: Sewing With Plaid Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Plaid can be a tricky design to master. Here are some tips on how to get it right. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Q&A: Create Pant Waist Facings]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37834/qa-create-pant-waist-facings http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37834/qa-create-pant-waist-facings Q&A: Create Pant Waist Facings Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn everything you need to know to make a beautiful waist facing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Make Your Own Silicone Tape]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37780/tip-make-your-own-silicone-tape http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37780/tip-make-your-own-silicone-tape Tip: Make Your Own Silicone Tape Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A simple technique to keep up a strapless dress. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 8311 - Gloves]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37509/pattern-review-vogue-8311-gloves http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37509/pattern-review-vogue-8311-gloves Pattern Review: Vogue 8311 - Gloves Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 8311. This eight-piece glove collection with varying wrist lengths and cuff details is sure to add interest to any ensemble. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37509/pattern-review-vogue-8311-gloves
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Simplicity 1727 - Misses' DIY Collars]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37497/pattern-review-simplicity-1727-misses-diy-collars http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37497/pattern-review-simplicity-1727-misses-diy-collars Pattern Review: Simplicity 1727 - Misses' DIY Collars Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Simplicity Pattern 1727. This set of nine collar designs offers a variety of trim and closure options to instantly jazz up a neckline. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37497/pattern-review-simplicity-1727-misses-diy-collars
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Burda Style 7118 - Bolero & Stole]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37500/pattern-review-burda-style-7118-bolero-stole http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37500/pattern-review-burda-style-7118-bolero-stole Pattern Review: Burda Style 7118 - Bolero & Stole Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Burda Pattern 7118. These cover-ups are ideal for sleeveless dresses or strappy blouses. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37500/pattern-review-burda-style-7118-bolero-stole
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Pat Bravo - Monaco Bag]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37503/pattern-review-pat-bravo-monaco-bag http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37503/pattern-review-pat-bravo-monaco-bag Pattern Review: Pat Bravo - Monaco Bag Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews the Monaco Bag pattern by Pat Bravo. This bag can dress up any spring dress. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37503/pattern-review-pat-bravo-monaco-bag
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Victoria Jones Collection - Busy Diva Apron 408]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37512/pattern-review-victoria-jones-collection-busy-diva-apron-408 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37512/pattern-review-victoria-jones-collection-busy-diva-apron-408 Pattern Review: Victoria Jones Collection - Busy Diva Apron 408 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Pattern 408 from the Victoria Jones Collection. This pattern includes a pot holder and an apron, both reminiscent of a bygone era. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37512/pattern-review-victoria-jones-collection-busy-diva-apron-408
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: McCall's 6450 - Hats and Gloves]]> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37506/pattern-review-mccalls-6450-hats-and-gloves http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37506/pattern-review-mccalls-6450-hats-and-gloves Pattern Review: McCall's 6450 - Hats and Gloves Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews McCall's Pattern 6450. This selection of fashionable hats and unlined gloves offers five variations. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Magazine - Issue 172 - April/May 14]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:18:07 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35440/threads-magazine-issue-172-aprilmay-14 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35440/threads-magazine-issue-172-aprilmay-14 Threads Magazine - Issue 172 - April/May 14 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads Insiders get the very first look at the April/May 2014 issue of Threads magazine. Subscribers will be receiving their print copies soon, but be the first to check out what's inside this new issue. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Preview Threads Issue 172]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:12:20 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35442/preview-threads-issue-172 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35442/preview-threads-issue-172 Preview Threads Issue 172 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here's a sneak peek at Threads issue 172 (April/May 2014) ]]>
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<![CDATA[Abstract Piecework Coat]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35470/abstract-piecework-coat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35470/abstract-piecework-coat Abstract Piecework Coat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a look at an interactive 360-degree view of the abstract piecework coat from Threads #172. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create Abstract and Engaging Forms]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35527/create-abstract-and-engaging-forms http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35527/create-abstract-and-engaging-forms Create Abstract and Engaging Forms Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Insert graphic shapes to give a garment wow power. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew Sheer Fabrics]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35523/how-to-sew-sheer-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35523/how-to-sew-sheer-fabrics How to Sew Sheer Fabrics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The essential tools and techniques you need for sewing see-through fabrics. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Collage Minibag]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35521/make-a-collage-minibag http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35521/make-a-collage-minibag Make a Collage Minibag Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This pouch packs style - and your phone. ]]>
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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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<![CDATA[How to Sew Pin Tucks]]> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:50:50 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34676/how-to-sew-pin-tucks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34676/how-to-sew-pin-tucks 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Angela Wolf's 2014 Wardrobe Challenge]]> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:27:08 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35064/angela-wolfs-2014-wardrobe-challenge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35064/angela-wolfs-2014-wardrobe-challenge Angela Wolf's 2014 Wardrobe Challenge Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Breathtaking prizes await the winners of this yearlong series of contests with monthly installments, hosted by fashion designer Angela Wolf. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/35064/angela-wolfs-2014-wardrobe-challenge
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: McCall's 6656 - Unlined Coats]]> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37521/pattern-review-mccalls-6656-unlined-coats http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37521/pattern-review-mccalls-6656-unlined-coats Pattern Review: McCall's 6656 - Unlined Coats Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews McCall's Pattern 6656. This unlined jacket with four views and two length variations has front princess seams, lower sleeve bands, and a dramatic shawl collar exposing the fabric's wrong side. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37521/pattern-review-mccalls-6656-unlined-coats
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: By Hand London - Elisalex Dres]]> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37518/pattern-review-by-hand-london-elisalex-dres http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37518/pattern-review-by-hand-london-elisalex-dres Pattern Review: By Hand London - Elisalex Dres Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews the Elisalex Dress pattern from By Hand London. This 1950s-inspired dress has sleeve options, a lined bodice, scooped front and back necklines, princess seams, and an oversized tulip skirt with inverted box pleats. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37518/pattern-review-by-hand-london-elisalex-dres
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 8858 - Misses' Skirt]]> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37515/pattern-review-vogue-8858-misses-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37515/pattern-review-vogue-8858-misses-skirt Pattern Review: Vogue 8858 - Misses' Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 8858. These semifitted princess-seam skirts have a flounce, gores, or panels attached at midthigh ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sew a Lapped Zipper by Machine]]> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 06:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34417/sew-a-lapped-zipper-by-machine http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34417/sew-a-lapped-zipper-by-machine Sew a Lapped Zipper by Machine Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In the garment industry, zippers and linings are finished fast and entirely by machine. Get to know this quick method, and apply it at home. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Free-Form Draped Dress]]> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 06:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34533/free-form-draped-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34533/free-form-draped-dress Free-Form Draped Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a look at an interactive 360-degree view of this free-form draped dress from Threads #171. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34533/free-form-draped-dress
<![CDATA[How to Alter Home-Sewn Garments]]> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 06:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34410/how-to-alter-home-sewn-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34410/how-to-alter-home-sewn-garments How to Alter Home-Sewn Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The garments you make are worth refitting! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Learn to Free-Form Drape Like a Pro]]> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34398/learn-to-free-form-drape-like-a-pro http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34398/learn-to-free-form-drape-like-a-pro Learn to Free-Form Drape Like a Pro Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Explore a designer’s innovative method to break through creative barriers. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Magazine - Issue 171 - Feb/Mar 14]]> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34506/threads-magazine-issue-171-febmar-14 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34506/threads-magazine-issue-171-febmar-14 Threads Magazine - Issue 171 - Feb/Mar 14 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads Insiders get the very first look at the February/March 2014 issue of Threads magazine. Subscribers will be receiving their print copies soon, but be the first to check out what's inside this new issue. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34506/threads-magazine-issue-171-febmar-14
<![CDATA[Preview Threads Issue 171]]> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:17:03 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34573/preview-threads-issue-171 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34573/preview-threads-issue-171 Preview Threads Issue 171 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here's a sneak peek at Threads issue 171 (February/March 14). ]]>
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<![CDATA[Preview Threads Issue 170]]> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:14:56 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34433/preview-threads-issue-170 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34433/preview-threads-issue-170 Preview Threads Issue 170 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here's a sneak peek at Threads issue 170 (Dec 13/Jan 14). ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34433/preview-threads-issue-170
<![CDATA[Three Techniques to Reach Dart Points]]> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:41:04 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34072/three-techniques-to-reach-dart-points http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34072/three-techniques-to-reach-dart-points 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[2013 Fancy Fabrics Challenge Official Rules]]> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:07:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34235/2013-fancy-fabrics-challenge-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34235/2013-fancy-fabrics-challenge-official-rules 2013 Fancy Fabrics Challenge Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Official Rules for the Threads Fancy Fabrics Challenge. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create a Draped Cowl Neckline]]> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:43:10 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33848/how-to-create-a-draped-cowl-neckline http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33848/how-to-create-a-draped-cowl-neckline How to Create a Draped Cowl Neckline Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Draped cowl necklines are always graceful, and they flatter many figures. Learn how to add an elegant neckline to a simple T-shirt pattern with this tutorial. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Decades of Style Flapper Dress 2502]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37623/pattern-review-decades-of-style-flapper-dress-2502 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37623/pattern-review-decades-of-style-flapper-dress-2502 Pattern Review: Decades of Style Flapper Dress 2502 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Decades of Style Pattern 2502. This loose-fitting, pull-on design, originally from 1925, can be made with or without the bishop sleeves. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37623/pattern-review-decades-of-style-flapper-dress-2502
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: McCall's 6711 Suit]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37644/pattern-review-mccalls-6711-suit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37644/pattern-review-mccalls-6711-suit Pattern Review: McCall's 6711 Suit Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews McCall's Pattern 6711. This wardrobe capsule includes five coordinating pieces. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37644/pattern-review-mccalls-6711-suit
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Marfy 2916 Trench Coat]]> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37626/pattern-review-marfy-2916-trench-coat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37626/pattern-review-marfy-2916-trench-coat Pattern Review: Marfy 2916 Trench Coat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Marfy Pattern 2916. This form-fitting, wrap-style trench coat has a unique look, combining a woven body with sweater-knit sleeves. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37626/pattern-review-marfy-2916-trench-coat
<![CDATA[How to Sew a Classic Sheath Dress]]> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33435/how-to-sew-a-classic-sheath-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33435/how-to-sew-a-classic-sheath-dress How to Sew a Classic Sheath Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Create a custom version of this stylish silhouette. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33435/how-to-sew-a-classic-sheath-dress
<![CDATA[Download the 2013 Threads Annual Index]]> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:38:48 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33727/download-the-2013-threads-annual-index http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33727/download-the-2013-threads-annual-index Download the 2013 Threads Annual Index Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Download the 2013 Threads Annual Index covering issues 165-170. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Add a Princess Seam]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33437/how-to-add-a-princess-seam http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33437/how-to-add-a-princess-seam How to Add a Princess Seam Posted by ThreadsMagazine
For a great fit and endless design options, give a pattern the royal treatment. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Properly Store Your Garments]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33441/how-to-properly-store-your-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33441/how-to-properly-store-your-garments How to Properly Store Your Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Set up a healthy environment for your garments and accessories. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Great Sewing Gift Ideas for the Holidays]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32588/great-sewing-gift-ideas-for-the-holidays http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32588/great-sewing-gift-ideas-for-the-holidays Great Sewing Gift Ideas for the Holidays Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads staff shares an exclusive wish list. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Machine-Bead a Design]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33376/video-how-to-machine-bead-a-design http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33376/video-how-to-machine-bead-a-design Video: How to Machine-Bead a Design Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch and learn how easy it is to machine-bead any design. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Draped Cowl-Neck Knit Top]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33467/draped-cowl-neck-knit-top http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33467/draped-cowl-neck-knit-top Draped Cowl-Neck Knit Top Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a look at an interactive 360-degree view of this cowl-neck knit top from Threads #170. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33467/draped-cowl-neck-knit-top
<![CDATA[Threads Magazine - Issue 170 - Dec 13/Jan 14]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33667/threads-magazine-issue-170-dec-13jan-14 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33667/threads-magazine-issue-170-dec-13jan-14 Threads Magazine - Issue 170 - Dec 13/Jan 14 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads Insiders get the very first look at the December 2013/January 2014 issue of Threads magazine. Subscribers will be receiving their print copies soon, but be the first to check out what's inside this new issue. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33667/threads-magazine-issue-170-dec-13jan-14
<![CDATA[Teach Yourself to Sew Winter 2013 is Here]]> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:20:37 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33232/teach-yourself-to-sew-winter-2013-is-here http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33232/teach-yourself-to-sew-winter-2013-is-here Teach Yourself to Sew Winter 2013 is Here Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Don't miss our new issue of Teach Yourself to Sew ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 8845 Misses' Jacket]]> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37654/pattern-review-vogue-8845-misses-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37654/pattern-review-vogue-8845-misses-jacket Pattern Review: Vogue 8845 Misses' Jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 8845 by Claire Shaeffer. This jacket is cut on the bias, giving the design fluidity and drape. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Cutting Line Designs 51509 - Top and Jacket]]> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37651/pattern-review-cutting-line-designs-51509-top-and-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37651/pattern-review-cutting-line-designs-51509-top-and-jacket Pattern Review: Cutting Line Designs 51509 - Top and Jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Cutting Line Designs Pattern 51509. The hip-length top has a bias-bound neckline, sleeves with a turnback hem, and button closures at the side vents. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37651/pattern-review-cutting-line-designs-51509-top-and-jacket
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Butterick 5827 Misses' Dress]]> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37648/pattern-review-butterick-5827-misses-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37648/pattern-review-butterick-5827-misses-dress Pattern Review: Butterick 5827 Misses' Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Butterick Pattern 5827. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37648/pattern-review-butterick-5827-misses-dress
<![CDATA[2013 Threads Halloween Costume Contest - Official Rules]]> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 08:40:52 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33292/2013-threads-halloween-costume-contest-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/33292/2013-threads-halloween-costume-contest-official-rules 2013 Threads Halloween Costume Contest - Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Official rules for the 2013 Threads Halloween Costume Contest. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Christine Haynes - Derby No. 1001 Dress]]> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 13:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37660/pattern-review-christine-haynes-derby-no-1001-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37660/pattern-review-christine-haynes-derby-no-1001-dress Pattern Review: Christine Haynes - Derby No. 1001 Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Christine Haynes Pattern 1001. This youthful, above-the-knee, pull-on A-line dress has front and back princess seams. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37660/pattern-review-christine-haynes-derby-no-1001-dress
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 8836 Misses' Pants]]> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37698/pattern-review-vogue-8836-misses-pants http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37698/pattern-review-vogue-8836-misses-pants Pattern Review: Vogue 8836 Misses' Pants Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 8836. This classic design has wide legs, slant pockets, front pleats, and a mock-fly front zipper. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37698/pattern-review-vogue-8836-misses-pants
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Simplicity 1718 Misses' Sportswear Project Runway Collection]]> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37696/pattern-review-simplicity-1718-misses-sportswear-project-runway-collection http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37696/pattern-review-simplicity-1718-misses-sportswear-project-runway-collection Pattern Review: Simplicity 1718 Misses' Sportswear Project Runway Collection Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Simplicity Pattern 1718. This Project Runway pattern includes a tunic with fun neckline and sleeve variations. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37696/pattern-review-simplicity-1718-misses-sportswear-project-runway-collection
<![CDATA[Make a Quick Clutch ]]> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32420/make-a-quick-clutch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32420/make-a-quick-clutch Make a Quick Clutch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Create a fashionable clutch with a contrasting zipper across the body. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Don't Miss the October/November 2013 Issue of Threads!]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:17:19 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32803/dont-miss-the-octobernovember-2013-issue-of-threads http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32803/dont-miss-the-octobernovember-2013-issue-of-threads Don't Miss the October/November 2013 Issue of Threads! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a peek at what you can expect to find inside the pages of Threads #169. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32803/dont-miss-the-octobernovember-2013-issue-of-threads
<![CDATA[How to Make an Loop Scarf with a Twist]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30451/how-to-make-an-loop-scarf-with-a-twist http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30451/how-to-make-an-loop-scarf-with-a-twist How to Make an Loop Scarf with a Twist Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A designer’s spin on the infinity scarf. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30451/how-to-make-an-loop-scarf-with-a-twist
<![CDATA[How to Reshape a Neckline]]> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32418/how-to-reshape-a-neckline http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32418/how-to-reshape-a-neckline How to Reshape a Neckline Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Adapt a pattern for three new styles. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32418/how-to-reshape-a-neckline
<![CDATA[Embellished Sheath Dress]]> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32462/embellished-sheath-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32462/embellished-sheath-dress Embellished Sheath Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a look at an interactive 360-degree view of this embellished sheath dress from Threads #169. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32462/embellished-sheath-dress
<![CDATA[Threads Essential Techniques: How to Sew a Pickstitch]]> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:59:26 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32606/threads-essential-techniques-how-to-sew-a-pickstitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32606/threads-essential-techniques-how-to-sew-a-pickstitch 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. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32606/threads-essential-techniques-how-to-sew-a-pickstitch
<![CDATA[Get Creative with Heirloom Buttons]]> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:55:13 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32711/get-creative-with-heirloom-buttons http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32711/get-creative-with-heirloom-buttons Get Creative with Heirloom Buttons Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Try these variations to enhance your hand-made heirloom buttons. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Magazine - Issue 169 - Oct/Nov 2013]]> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32775/threads-magazine-issue-169-octnov-2013 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32775/threads-magazine-issue-169-octnov-2013 Threads Magazine - Issue 169 - Oct/Nov 2013 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads Insiders get the very first look at the October/November 2013 issue of Threads magazine. Subscribers will be receiving their print copies soon, but be the first to check out what's inside this new issue. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32775/threads-magazine-issue-169-octnov-2013
<![CDATA[How to Select Fabrics ]]> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31701/how-to-select-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31701/how-to-select-fabrics How to Select Fabrics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
These textile fundamentals are key to successful garments. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31701/how-to-select-fabrics
<![CDATA[How to Make the Perfect Wrap Dress]]> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31625/how-to-make-the-perfect-wrap-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31625/how-to-make-the-perfect-wrap-dress How to Make the Perfect Wrap Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to make it fit and flatter your figure. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Marfy 2758 Refined Dress]]> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37701/pattern-review-marfy-2758-refined-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37701/pattern-review-marfy-2758-refined-dress Pattern Review: Marfy 2758 Refined Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Marfy Pattern 2758. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37701/pattern-review-marfy-2758-refined-dress
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: McCall's 6605 Blouse]]> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37704/pattern-review-mccalls-6605-blouse http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37704/pattern-review-mccalls-6605-blouse Pattern Review: McCall's 6605 Blouse Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews McCall's Pattern 6605. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37704/pattern-review-mccalls-6605-blouse
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Sewn - Skirt Smarts]]> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37707/pattern-review-sewn-skirt-smarts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37707/pattern-review-sewn-skirt-smarts Pattern Review: Sewn - Skirt Smarts Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Sewn's Skirt Smarts pattern. These skirts stray from the ordinary. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37707/pattern-review-sewn-skirt-smarts
<![CDATA[A New Way to Fit Trousers]]> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31696/a-new-way-to-fit-trousers http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31696/a-new-way-to-fit-trousers A New Way to Fit Trousers Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sew a sample pair to determine accurate adjustments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Four Techniques for Creating Designer Garments]]> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31311/four-techniques-for-creating-designer-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31311/four-techniques-for-creating-designer-garments Four Techniques for Creating Designer Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use these four designer details for finishing and sewing high-fashion clothes. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31311/four-techniques-for-creating-designer-garments
<![CDATA[The Sleeve-Cap Seam and the Armscye]]> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31305/the-sleeve-cap-seam-and-the-armscye http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31305/the-sleeve-cap-seam-and-the-armscye The Sleeve-Cap Seam and the Armscye Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Understand their relationship for a precise fit. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew with Lightweight Knits]]> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31303/how-to-sew-with-lightweight-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31303/how-to-sew-with-lightweight-knits How to Sew with Lightweight Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn the secrets of creating feather-light garments. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31303/how-to-sew-with-lightweight-knits
<![CDATA[How to Make Bias Pants]]> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31296/how-to-make-bias-pants http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31296/how-to-make-bias-pants How to Make Bias Pants Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A unique twist gives a beautiful drape and a relaxed fit. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31296/how-to-make-bias-pants
<![CDATA[Inside Dior: Explore a 1971 Frock Made by Christian Dior]]> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31261/inside-dior-explore-a-1971-frock-made-by-christian-dior http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31261/inside-dior-explore-a-1971-frock-made-by-christian-dior Inside Dior: Explore a 1971 Frock Made by Christian Dior Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A delicate lace dress reveals its couture secrets. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31261/inside-dior-explore-a-1971-frock-made-by-christian-dior
<![CDATA[Designer Spotlight: Interview with Cynthia Rowley]]> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31256/designer-spotlight-interview-with-cynthia-rowley http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31256/designer-spotlight-interview-with-cynthia-rowley Designer Spotlight: Interview with Cynthia Rowley Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In this article from Threads #163, we caught up with Cynthia to discuss her lifelong love of sewing and design. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Canvas Coatfront: How to Structure Jackets]]> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31267/the-canvas-coatfront-how-to-structure-jackets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31267/the-canvas-coatfront-how-to-structure-jackets The Canvas Coatfront: How to Structure Jackets Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Build lasting structure into jackets with a classic tailoring method. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31267/the-canvas-coatfront-how-to-structure-jackets
<![CDATA[Oliso Pro Smart Iron Contest - Official Rules]]> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31934/oliso-pro-smart-iron-contest-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31934/oliso-pro-smart-iron-contest-official-rules Oliso Pro Smart Iron Contest - Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the Oliso Pro Smart Iron giveaway. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 8789 Misses' Vintage Petite Dress ]]> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37732/pattern-review-vogue-8789-misses-vintage-petite-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37732/pattern-review-vogue-8789-misses-vintage-petite-dress Pattern Review: Vogue 8789 Misses' Vintage Petite Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 8789. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37732/pattern-review-vogue-8789-misses-vintage-petite-dress
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Burda Style 7253 Dress & Jacket]]> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37736/pattern-review-burda-style-7253-dress-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37736/pattern-review-burda-style-7253-dress-jacket Pattern Review: Burda Style 7253 Dress & Jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Burda Style Pattern 7253. This modernized vintage pattern is a fabulous classic style. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37736/pattern-review-burda-style-7253-dress-jacket
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Butterick 5707 Misses' Dress and Belt]]> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37739/pattern-review-butterick-5707-misses-dress-and-belt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37739/pattern-review-butterick-5707-misses-dress-and-belt Pattern Review: Butterick 5707 Misses' Dress and Belt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Butterick Pattern 5707. This slender 1958 design was a precursor to the sleeker styles of the early '60s. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing with Handwoven Fabrics]]> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31254/sewing-with-handwoven-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31254/sewing-with-handwoven-fabrics Sewing with Handwoven Fabrics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Techniques to tame cloth from the loom. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Mesh Butterfly Challenge: Four Threads Editors Take on Mesh]]> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31246/the-mesh-butterfly-challenge-four-threads-editors-take-on-mesh http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31246/the-mesh-butterfly-challenge-four-threads-editors-take-on-mesh The Mesh Butterfly Challenge: Four Threads Editors Take on Mesh Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Presented with a surprise fabric, Threads’ contributing editors design four unique ensembles. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31246/the-mesh-butterfly-challenge-four-threads-editors-take-on-mesh
<![CDATA[Print-Matching Tucks: How to Align Patterns]]> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31248/print-matching-tucks-how-to-align-patterns http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31248/print-matching-tucks-how-to-align-patterns Print-Matching Tucks: How to Align Patterns Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A subtle construction detail demonstrates mastery of prints and folds. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create Tailored Trousers]]> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31244/how-to-create-tailored-trousers http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31244/how-to-create-tailored-trousers How to Create Tailored Trousers Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Add impeccable details with classic menswear techniques. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Reposition the Waist Seam on a Wrap Dress]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:12:05 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31350/how-to-reposition-the-waist-seam-on-a-wrap-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31350/how-to-reposition-the-waist-seam-on-a-wrap-dress How to Reposition the Waist Seam on a Wrap Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here's a quick tip on repositioning the waist seam on wrap dresses. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Select the Right Buttonhole for the Job]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:11:06 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31444/how-to-select-the-right-buttonhole-for-the-job http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31444/how-to-select-the-right-buttonhole-for-the-job How to Select the Right Buttonhole for the Job Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Download and print our handy buttonhole selection guide and never second-guess which to sew again. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31444/how-to-select-the-right-buttonhole-for-the-job
<![CDATA[Custom Pants Pattern Worksheets]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:10:58 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31502/custom-pants-pattern-worksheets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31502/custom-pants-pattern-worksheets Custom Pants Pattern Worksheets Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use these worksheets to record fitting adjustments and more! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31502/custom-pants-pattern-worksheets
<![CDATA[How to Identify Fabrics with a Burn Test]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:10:35 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31497/how-to-identify-fabrics-with-a-burn-test http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31497/how-to-identify-fabrics-with-a-burn-test How to Identify Fabrics with a Burn Test Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to burn and read the ashes for 10 fiber types. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31497/how-to-identify-fabrics-with-a-burn-test
<![CDATA[More on Bookbinding ]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31437/more-on-bookbinding http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31437/more-on-bookbinding More on Bookbinding Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here are some resources and tips to help you create beautiful hand-stitched books. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31437/more-on-bookbinding
<![CDATA[How to Widen a Slot-Seam Opening]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:24:30 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31380/how-to-widen-a-slot-seam-opening http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31380/how-to-widen-a-slot-seam-opening How to Widen a Slot-Seam Opening Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Contributing editor Mary Ray shares her method for widening slot-seam openings to uncover the underlay. Learn how to turn this otherwise basic construction element into a unique and unexpected embellishment. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31380/how-to-widen-a-slot-seam-opening
<![CDATA[Retro Back-Wrap Dress]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:21:15 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31511/retro-back-wrap-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31511/retro-back-wrap-dress Retro Back-Wrap Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a look at an interactive 360 degree view of this retro inspired back-wrap dress from Threads #168. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31511/retro-back-wrap-dress
<![CDATA[Make a Bias Skirt ]]> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31194/make-a-bias-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31194/make-a-bias-skirt Make a Bias Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Five fabrics come together to make a bias skirt perfect for summer. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31194/make-a-bias-skirt
<![CDATA[Make a Body Form of Yourself for a Perfect Fit ]]> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30315/make-a-body-form-of-yourself-for-a-perfect-fit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30315/make-a-body-form-of-yourself-for-a-perfect-fit Make a Body Form of Yourself for a Perfect Fit Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to make a styrofoam copy of yourself. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30315/make-a-body-form-of-yourself-for-a-perfect-fit
<![CDATA[Installing an Exposed Zipper ]]> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 12:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31234/installing-an-exposed-zipper http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31234/installing-an-exposed-zipper Installing an Exposed Zipper Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get a refined finish with this clever method. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Sleeve Placket for Any Button-Front Shirt ]]> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31231/a-sleeve-placket-for-any-button-front-shirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31231/a-sleeve-placket-for-any-button-front-shirt A Sleeve Placket for Any Button-Front Shirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The classic sleeve finish that most patterns don’t include. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Favorite Things Duffle Coat V042]]> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37742/pattern-review-favorite-things-duffle-coat-v042 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37742/pattern-review-favorite-things-duffle-coat-v042 Pattern Review: Favorite Things Duffle Coat V042 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews the Duffle Coat pattern from the Favorite Things collection. This sporty, hooded coat is perfect for outdoor fun. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37742/pattern-review-favorite-things-duffle-coat-v042
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Fashion Patterns by Coni - Spiral Wrap CS1001]]> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37745/pattern-review-fashion-patterns-by-coni-spiral-wrap-cs1001 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37745/pattern-review-fashion-patterns-by-coni-spiral-wrap-cs1001 Pattern Review: Fashion Patterns by Coni - Spiral Wrap CS1001 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Pattern CS1001 from the Fashion Patterns collection. This dramatic wrap is fit for the opera or an evening walk on the beach. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37745/pattern-review-fashion-patterns-by-coni-spiral-wrap-cs1001
<![CDATA[Pattern Review Marfy 2552 Elegant Coat]]> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37748/pattern-review-marfy-2552-elegant-coat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37748/pattern-review-marfy-2552-elegant-coat Pattern Review Marfy 2552 Elegant Coat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Marfy Pattern 2552. This Italian design has an impressive fur collar that can cover the shoulders or can be popped up to keep your neck and ears toasty. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37748/pattern-review-marfy-2552-elegant-coat
<![CDATA[ Decorate Your Fabrics with Stenciling]]> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30321/decorate-your-fabrics-with-stenciling http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30321/decorate-your-fabrics-with-stenciling  Decorate Your Fabrics with Stenciling Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here's a simple way to print on fabric and clothing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Bead on Leather]]> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30313/how-to-bead-on-leather http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30313/how-to-bead-on-leather How to Bead on Leather Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The magical effect of stitching multicolored bits of glass! ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30313/how-to-bead-on-leather
<![CDATA[How to Make a Winged Skirt]]> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30311/how-to-make-a-winged-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30311/how-to-make-a-winged-skirt How to Make a Winged Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Skirts with wrap-around extensions offer quick, easy-to-make elegance, practicality, and a surprise or two. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30311/how-to-make-a-winged-skirt
<![CDATA[A Look Inside an Armani Jacket]]> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 08:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30305/a-look-inside-an-armani-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30305/a-look-inside-an-armani-jacket A Look Inside an Armani Jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Armani is a major fashion force throughout the world, and his trademark remains unchanged: top-quality traditional men’s tailored jackets remade for a woman’s body. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30305/a-look-inside-an-armani-jacket
<![CDATA[Make Free Flowing Garments Using Simple Shapes]]> Wed, 29 May 2013 11:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30303/make-free-flowing-garments-using-simple-shapes http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30303/make-free-flowing-garments-using-simple-shapes Make Free Flowing Garments Using Simple Shapes Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Whether free flowing or fitted, Madame Grès’s innovative garments takes notice. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Embellish Garments Using Shisha]]> Wed, 29 May 2013 11:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30301/how-to-embellish-garments-using-shisha http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30301/how-to-embellish-garments-using-shisha How to Embellish Garments Using Shisha Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Caryl Rae Hancock devised a quick and clever way to attach shisha with free-machine embroidery. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30301/how-to-embellish-garments-using-shisha
<![CDATA[How to Make a Shirt Collar]]> Wed, 29 May 2013 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30219/how-to-make-a-shirt-collar http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30219/how-to-make-a-shirt-collar How to Make a Shirt Collar Posted by ThreadsMagazine
While investigating the construction of a fine-quality shirt with a stand collar, David Page Coffin developed collar-making procedures that will enable the home sewer to approach the results achieved by the elaborate machinery of the manufacturer. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30219/how-to-make-a-shirt-collar
<![CDATA[Hand-Embroidered Understitching]]> Wed, 22 May 2013 14:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28975/hand-embroidered-understitching http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28975/hand-embroidered-understitching Hand-Embroidered Understitching Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make the functional fantastic with a hidden embellishment. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Add a Sheer Kick Pleat]]> Tue, 21 May 2013 13:35:35 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30859/how-to-add-a-sheer-kick-pleat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30859/how-to-add-a-sheer-kick-pleat How to Add a Sheer Kick Pleat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In this excerpt from "Designer Details", seen in Threads #167, author Jacque Goldsmith shows you how to create a sheer pleat. ]]>
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<![CDATA[25 Ways to Save Time & Money in the Sewing Room ]]> Fri, 17 May 2013 13:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28963/25-ways-to-save-time-money-in-the-sewing-room http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28963/25-ways-to-save-time-money-in-the-sewing-room 25 Ways to Save Time & Money in the Sewing Room Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Designer and stylist Ruth Ciemnoczolowski shares her tips. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28963/25-ways-to-save-time-money-in-the-sewing-room
<![CDATA[Slow Sewing for a Better Experience ]]> Fri, 17 May 2013 11:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28957/slow-sewing-for-a-better-experience http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28957/slow-sewing-for-a-better-experience Slow Sewing for a Better Experience Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Author Patricia Keay champions slow sewing—a new, old-fashioned way to savor the creative experience. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create an Easy-to-Alter Waistline]]> Fri, 17 May 2013 11:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28955/create-an-easy-to-alter-waistline http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28955/create-an-easy-to-alter-waistline Create an Easy-to-Alter Waistline Posted by ThreadsMagazine
By changing the construction order on a skirt finished with lining to the waist, it’s a cinch to make adjustments later. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Bias Design ]]> Fri, 17 May 2013 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30432/how-to-make-a-bias-design http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30432/how-to-make-a-bias-design How to Make a Bias Design Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Revealing the magic that happens at 45 degrees. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Four Ways to Make Your Favorite Dress ]]> Fri, 03 May 2013 11:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29078/four-ways-to-make-your-favorite-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29078/four-ways-to-make-your-favorite-dress Four Ways to Make Your Favorite Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Give your favorite pattern a fresh look. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make Details and Embellishments for Simple Garments ]]> Fri, 03 May 2013 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28977/make-details-and-embellishments-for-simple-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28977/make-details-and-embellishments-for-simple-garments Make Details and Embellishments for Simple Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Three techniques for embellishing with fabric. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Work with Sheer Fabric]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30463/how-to-work-with-sheer-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30463/how-to-work-with-sheer-fabric How to Work with Sheer Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Layer see-through fabrics with abandon for brilliant combinations. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Flattering Shoulder Tips ]]> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30317/flattering-shoulder-tips http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30317/flattering-shoulder-tips Flattering Shoulder Tips Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Achieving a flattering shoulder shape regardless of the current style. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Jersey Knit Dress]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:04:12 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30414/jersey-knit-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30414/jersey-knit-dress Jersey Knit Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a look at an interactive 360-degree view of the jersey knit dress from Threads #167. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Embroider Garments Like Penn & Fletcher ]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:38:21 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30642/how-to-embroider-garments-like-penn-fletcher http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30642/how-to-embroider-garments-like-penn-fletcher How to Embroider Garments Like Penn & Fletcher Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Masterpiece embroidery has many facets. See more examples of the exquisite embroidery and learn more about the Penn & Fletcher Studio. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Spring Fashion 2013]]> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31301/spring-fashion-2013 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/31301/spring-fashion-2013 Spring Fashion 2013 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Fresh hues and relaxed silhouettes to sew this season. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Essential Techniques]]> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30088/threads-essential-techniques http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30088/threads-essential-techniques Threads Essential Techniques Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Follow along as we bring to life some of the must-know techniques, methods, and skills seen in our pages. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Add Sleeves to a Sleeveless Top ]]> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30724/how-to-add-sleeves-to-a-sleeveless-top http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30724/how-to-add-sleeves-to-a-sleeveless-top How to Add Sleeves to a Sleeveless Top Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Three pretty options give a sleeveless top extra style and coverage. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fitting Tips with Professor King]]> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 08:48:01 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30491/fitting-tips-with-professor-king http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30491/fitting-tips-with-professor-king Fitting Tips with Professor King Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Kenneth D. King shares tips and tricks for getting perfectly fitting garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create A Slimming Look with the All-In-One Pocket ]]> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30430/how-to-create-a-slimming-look-with-the-all-in-one-pocket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30430/how-to-create-a-slimming-look-with-the-all-in-one-pocket How to Create A Slimming Look with the All-In-One Pocket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make your tummy look smoother without having to give up bread! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make Endless Pieces with One Base Pattern ]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30457/make-endless-pieces-with-one-base-pattern http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30457/make-endless-pieces-with-one-base-pattern Make Endless Pieces with One Base Pattern Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A base pattern makes it easy to whip up a wardrobe of unique, well-fitting garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Bounded Buttonholes]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30455/how-to-make-bounded-buttonholes http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30455/how-to-make-bounded-buttonholes How to Make Bounded Buttonholes Posted by ThreadsMagazine
With edges wrapped in fabric, these buttonholes are bound to last. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Tailored Garment ]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30453/how-to-make-a-tailored-garment http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30453/how-to-make-a-tailored-garment How to Make a Tailored Garment Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A traditional menswear tailor talks about how to build impeccable shape into garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make Padded Seams to Prevent Seam Allowance Impressions ]]> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 03:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30353/make-padded-seams-to-prevent-seam-allowance-impressions http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/30353/make-padded-seams-to-prevent-seam-allowance-impressions Make Padded Seams to Prevent Seam Allowance Impressions Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make lightweight padded seams for your wool garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew Lap and Applique Seams]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28959/how-to-sew-lap-and-applique-seams http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28959/how-to-sew-lap-and-applique-seams How to Sew Lap and Applique Seams Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Author Claire B. Shaeffer investigates three lapped seams: the basic lapped seam and two appliqué versions. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lace Edges]]> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29081/lace-edges http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29081/lace-edges Lace Edges Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In this article, Claire Shaeffer demonstrates six ways to edge lace to perfection without depending solely on scallops, but in ways that set your lace garments above the rest. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Three-Piece Ensemble]]> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:23:59 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29971/three-piece-ensemble http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29971/three-piece-ensemble Three-Piece Ensemble Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a look at an interactive 360-degree view of the three-piece ensemble from Threads #166. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Full-Skirted Dress]]> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:11:43 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29252/full-skirted-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/29252/full-skirted-dress Full-Skirted Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a look at an interactive 360 degree view of the 1950s inspired Full-Skirted Dress from Threads #165. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make Knit Garments with Style]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28965/make-knit-garments-with-style http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28965/make-knit-garments-with-style Make Knit Garments with Style Posted by ThreadsMagazine
There are many ways to approach designing with knits. Author Katherine Tilton shows you how to create fabulous garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The 2012 Threads Annual Magazine Index]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:26:08 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28765/the-2012-threads-annual-magazine-index http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28765/the-2012-threads-annual-magazine-index The 2012 Threads Annual Magazine Index Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Download the 2012 Threads Annual Index covering issues 158-164. With this pdf download you can easily locate any subject or author in your issues from this past year. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cover Stitching 101]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28961/cover-stitching-101 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28961/cover-stitching-101 Cover Stitching 101 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn what a cover stitch is, how to select a cover-stitch machine, basic and advanced techniques, and more. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Press-Cloth Wardrobe]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28938/make-a-press-cloth-wardrobe http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28938/make-a-press-cloth-wardrobe Make a Press-Cloth Wardrobe Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Jacque Goldsmith describes how to choose, create, and care for press cloths. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Silk Thread Demystified]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28949/silk-thread-demystified http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28949/silk-thread-demystified Silk Thread Demystified Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In this article, Maggie Backman explains the difference between the two types of silk thread, spun and filament. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Achieve Waistline Definition]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28969/how-to-achieve-waistline-definition http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28969/how-to-achieve-waistline-definition How to Achieve Waistline Definition Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here are five functional and comfortable ideas for creating a waistline. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Alter Sleeves for a Better Fit]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28973/how-to-alter-sleeves-for-a-better-fit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28973/how-to-alter-sleeves-for-a-better-fit How to Alter Sleeves for a Better Fit Posted by ThreadsMagazine
These easy-to-follow techniques from author Denise Severson show the way to beautiful sleeves that fit your biceps. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Basic Kick Pleat]]> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:01:35 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28038/how-to-sew-a-basic-kick-pleat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/28038/how-to-sew-a-basic-kick-pleat How to Sew a Basic Kick Pleat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to sew a basic kick pleat with this excerpt from Threads #164 (December 2012/January 2013). ]]>
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<![CDATA[Add a Fluttery Sleeve to a Sleeveless Garment ]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:34:39 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27638/add-a-fluttery-sleeve-to-a-sleeveless-garment http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27638/add-a-fluttery-sleeve-to-a-sleeveless-garment Add a Fluttery Sleeve to a Sleeveless Garment Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to add fluttery shawl-like sleeves to sleeveless garments with this tutorial from Kathleen Cheetham. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Custom Piping]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:37:04 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27626/how-to-make-custom-piping http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27626/how-to-make-custom-piping How to Make Custom Piping Posted by ThreadsMagazine
There’s no need to buy ready-made piping when you can make your own covered piping to match or coordinate with your projects. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Halloween Costume Contest 2012 - Official Rules]]> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:09:04 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27578/halloween-costume-contest-2012-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27578/halloween-costume-contest-2012-official-rules Halloween Costume Contest 2012 - Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the Threads 2012 Halloween Costume Contest ]]>
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<![CDATA[Dior Lace Dress]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27382/dior-lace-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27382/dior-lace-dress Dior Lace Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a look at an interactive 360 degree view of this Dior Lace Dress from Threads #164 ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Master the Backstitch]]> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 09:25:58 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27447/how-to-master-the-backstitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27447/how-to-master-the-backstitch How to Master the Backstitch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to control fabric and sew secure seams with this essential hand stitch. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Care for Your Sewing Machine]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:24:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27335/how-to-care-for-your-sewing-machine http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27335/how-to-care-for-your-sewing-machine How to Care for Your Sewing Machine Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Follow these six steps and you'll keep your sewing machine running smoothly. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Read Threads on Your iPad or iPhone!]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:53:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27310/read-threads-on-your-ipad-or-iphone http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/27310/read-threads-on-your-ipad-or-iphone Read Threads on Your iPad or iPhone! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Download the our app and start reading Threads Magazine on your iPad or iPhone! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Peplum Jacket]]> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:03:28 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26613/peplum-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26613/peplum-jacket Peplum Jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a look at an interactive 360 degree view of this peplum jacket from Threads #163. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: New Look 6099 Misses' Jackets]]> Sat, 01 Sep 2012 14:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38043/pattern-review-new-look-6099-misses-jackets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38043/pattern-review-new-look-6099-misses-jackets Pattern Review: New Look 6099 Misses' Jackets Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews New Look Pattern 6099. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38043/pattern-review-new-look-6099-misses-jackets
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 1292 Misses' Skirt]]> Sat, 01 Sep 2012 14:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38040/pattern-review-vogue-1292-misses-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38040/pattern-review-vogue-1292-misses-skirt Pattern Review: Vogue 1292 Misses' Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 1292. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Sew Chic LN1106 Phantom Jacket & Capris]]> Sat, 01 Sep 2012 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38037/pattern-review-sew-chic-ln1106-phantom-jacket-capris http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38037/pattern-review-sew-chic-ln1106-phantom-jacket-capris Pattern Review: Sew Chic LN1106 Phantom Jacket & Capris Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Sew Chic Pattern LN1106: The Phantom. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create a Beautiful Lace Top]]> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 09:51:01 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26567/how-to-create-a-beautiful-lace-top http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26567/how-to-create-a-beautiful-lace-top How to Create a Beautiful Lace Top Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch as Threads former Editor Deana Tierney May demonstrates how to create a beautiful and simple lace top. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Dye Fabric after Devore]]> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 09:28:07 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26999/how-to-dye-fabric-after-devore http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26999/how-to-dye-fabric-after-devore How to Dye Fabric after Devore Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to dye fabric after burning out designs with this tutorial.   ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Beaded "Berry" Buttons]]> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:32:34 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26970/how-to-make-beaded-berry-buttons http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26970/how-to-make-beaded-berry-buttons How to Make Beaded Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to make beaded "berry" buttons with this web-extra from Threads #163. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create a Couched Embroidery Design]]> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 13:41:12 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26857/create-a-couched-embroidery-design http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26857/create-a-couched-embroidery-design Create a Couched Embroidery Design Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a simple sketch of ancient architecture that inspires you to your computer and digitize it to create a couched embroidery version for a summer satchel. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tips for Better Topstitching]]> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:27:07 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26461/tips-for-better-topstitching http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26461/tips-for-better-topstitching Tips for Better Topstitching Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Topstitching is as simple as sewing a straight stitch, but with the right tips you can achieve stunning results. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Victoria Jones Collection - Beach Wrap Dress 303]]> Sun, 01 Jul 2012 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38056/pattern-review-victoria-jones-collection-beach-wrap-dress-303 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38056/pattern-review-victoria-jones-collection-beach-wrap-dress-303 Pattern Review: Victoria Jones Collection - Beach Wrap Dress 303 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Pattern 303 from the Victoria Jones Collection. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Burda Style 7195 Wide-Leg Pants]]> Sun, 01 Jul 2012 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38065/pattern-review-burda-style-7195-wide-leg-pants http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38065/pattern-review-burda-style-7195-wide-leg-pants Pattern Review: Burda Style 7195 Wide-Leg Pants Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Burda Style Pattern 7195. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Simplicity 1945 Misses' Sportswear]]> Sun, 01 Jul 2012 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38068/pattern-review-simplicity-1945-misses-sportswear http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38068/pattern-review-simplicity-1945-misses-sportswear Pattern Review: Simplicity 1945 Misses' Sportswear Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Simplicity Pattern 1945. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lining Pants 101]]> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:11:10 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26392/lining-pants-101 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26392/lining-pants-101 Lining Pants 101 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Add durability, drape, and comfort to pants. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Look at Exposed Zippers]]> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:53:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26303/a-look-at-exposed-zippers http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26303/a-look-at-exposed-zippers A Look at Exposed Zippers Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In the August/September issue of Threads we demonstrated how to install exposed zippers. Check out extra detail photos that we couldn't fit in the magazine. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Get the Ideal Silhouette: Self-Evaluation Worksheet]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:40:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26235/get-the-ideal-silhouette-self-evaluation-worksheet http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26235/get-the-ideal-silhouette-self-evaluation-worksheet Get the Ideal Silhouette: Self-Evaluation Worksheet Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Download this article from Threads #162 including your self-evaluation worksheet. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26235/get-the-ideal-silhouette-self-evaluation-worksheet
<![CDATA[The New August/September Issue of Threads is Coming Soon!]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:42:38 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26301/the-new-augustseptember-issue-of-threads-is-coming-soon http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/26301/the-new-augustseptember-issue-of-threads-is-coming-soon The New August/September Issue of Threads is Coming Soon! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Don't miss this great new issue. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Custom Flip Flops]]> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25667/how-to-make-custom-flip-flops http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25667/how-to-make-custom-flip-flops How to Make Custom Flip Flops Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Customize a pair to coordinate with every outfit in your closet. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Tube Top]]> Sat, 09 Jun 2012 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25671/how-to-sew-a-tube-top http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25671/how-to-sew-a-tube-top How to Sew a Tube Top Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Resurrect the tube top in a soft, drapey knit. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Embroider Signature Bath Linens]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 09:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25659/how-to-embroider-signature-bath-linens http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25659/how-to-embroider-signature-bath-linens How to Embroider Signature Bath Linens Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Pump up plain-Jane towels and a shower curtain with machine embroidery. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Embellish a Gift Box]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 09:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25661/how-to-embellish-a-gift-box http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25661/how-to-embellish-a-gift-box How to Embellish a Gift Box Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Cover a ho-hum box in fabric, then "frost" the top. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Construct a Lace-Up Purse]]> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25669/how-to-construct-a-lace-up-purse http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25669/how-to-construct-a-lace-up-purse How to Construct a Lace-Up Purse Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Create a shiny and chic no-sew evening bag. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create a Quilt-Together Spread]]> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25663/how-to-create-a-quilt-together-spread http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25663/how-to-create-a-quilt-together-spread How to Create a Quilt-Together Spread Posted by ThreadsMagazine
For a pretty bedcover, use a sheet and a tablecloth. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Retro Cocktail Apron]]> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 09:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25657/how-to-make-a-retro-cocktail-apron http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25657/how-to-make-a-retro-cocktail-apron How to Make a Retro Cocktail Apron Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Turn a vintage tea towel into a striking cover-up. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Pin-Tuck]]> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 07:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22926/how-to-pin-tuck http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22926/how-to-pin-tuck How to Pin-Tuck Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Depart from the straight and narrow: “pin-tuck” curves, angles, and motifs on all types of fabric. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew Vintage PJ Bottoms]]> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 09:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25665/how-to-sew-vintage-pj-bottoms http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25665/how-to-sew-vintage-pj-bottoms How to Sew Vintage PJ Bottoms Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Lounge in style with some quilter’s calico, a simple pattern, and a spare hour. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Unique Picture Frames]]> Sun, 03 Jun 2012 09:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25655/how-to-make-unique-picture-frames http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25655/how-to-make-unique-picture-frames How to Make Unique Picture Frames Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Pad out your favorite pics with a little bit of leather and fabric. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create a Travel Wardrobe]]> Wed, 23 May 2012 15:53:34 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25834/create-a-travel-wardrobe http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25834/create-a-travel-wardrobe Create a Travel Wardrobe Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Put together a minimal, stylish, mix-and-match wardrobe for a trip around the world--or across the state. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 1030 Misses' Dress]]> Tue, 01 May 2012 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38071/pattern-review-vogue-1030-misses-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38071/pattern-review-vogue-1030-misses-dress Pattern Review: Vogue 1030 Misses' Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 1030. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Style Arc - Pippa's Dress]]> Tue, 01 May 2012 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38074/pattern-review-style-arc-pippas-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38074/pattern-review-style-arc-pippas-dress Pattern Review: Style Arc - Pippa's Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews the Pippa's Dress pattern from Style Arc. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 2979 Misses' Bridal Dress and Sash]]> Tue, 01 May 2012 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38078/pattern-review-vogue-2979-misses-bridal-dress-and-sash http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38078/pattern-review-vogue-2979-misses-bridal-dress-and-sash Pattern Review: Vogue 2979 Misses' Bridal Dress and Sash Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 2979. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew Purses with Home-Dec Fabrics]]> Sat, 28 Apr 2012 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23731/how-to-sew-purses-with-home-dec-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23731/how-to-sew-purses-with-home-dec-fabrics How to Sew Purses with Home-Dec Fabrics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Put gorgeous home-decor fabrics and trims in the spotlight ]]>
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<![CDATA[Simple Fixes and Mending Techniques]]> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:30:27 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25494/simple-fixes-and-mending-techniques http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25494/simple-fixes-and-mending-techniques Simple Fixes and Mending Techniques Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Analyze and repair common garment wear and tear. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Yo-Yo Necklace]]> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23761/how-to-make-a-yo-yo-necklace http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23761/how-to-make-a-yo-yo-necklace How to Make a Yo-Yo Necklace Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Turn fabric scraps into a whimsical fashion accessory. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Embellish a Cardigan with a Ruffle]]> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23733/embellish-a-cardigan-with-a-ruffle http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23733/embellish-a-cardigan-with-a-ruffle Embellish a Cardigan with a Ruffle Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Revamp any cardigan with a strip of gathered fabric and matching covered buttons ]]>
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<![CDATA[Official Rules for the BERNINA Like It Contest]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 07:49:09 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25301/official-rules-for-the-bernina-like-it-contest http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25301/official-rules-for-the-bernina-like-it-contest Official Rules for the BERNINA Like It Contest Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the Bernina Like it Contest - April 23, 2012. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Designer Shift]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25252/how-to-sew-a-designer-shift http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25252/how-to-sew-a-designer-shift How to Sew a Designer Shift Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A simple shape and side buttons equal easy fit and style ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Feathery Clutch]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23732/how-to-sew-a-feathery-clutch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23732/how-to-sew-a-feathery-clutch How to Sew a Feathery Clutch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Simply machine-sew parallel rows of individual or pre-strung feathers to your fabric, and fashion it into a bag. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Quilted Cuff]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25250/how-to-sew-a-quilted-cuff http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25250/how-to-sew-a-quilted-cuff How to Sew a Quilted Cuff Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Lacy, but still a little edgy, this crazy-quilted bracelet has it all. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Precision Placket]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:35:17 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25307/how-to-make-a-precision-placket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25307/how-to-make-a-precision-placket How to Make a Precision Placket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Download our pattern for a perfect placket and learn how to make this classic sleeve finish that most patterns don't include. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Upgrade a Basic Tee]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23762/how-to-upgrade-a-basic-tee http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23762/how-to-upgrade-a-basic-tee How to Upgrade a Basic Tee Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take your T-shirt from boring to bold with pretty sleeves and a brand-new neckline. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Embroider Cloth Napkins]]> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 12:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23769/how-to-embroider-cloth-napkins http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23769/how-to-embroider-cloth-napkins How to Embroider Cloth Napkins Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Treat cloth napkins to a speedy makeover with machine-embroidered edges ]]>
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<![CDATA[Official Rules for the BERNINA Like It Contest]]> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:14:29 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25219/official-rules-for-the-bernina-like-it-contest http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25219/official-rules-for-the-bernina-like-it-contest Official Rules for the BERNINA Like It Contest Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the Bernina Like it Contest - April 16, 2012. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make an Embroidered Clutch]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 02:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22672/how-to-make-an-embroidered-clutch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22672/how-to-make-an-embroidered-clutch How to Make an Embroidered Clutch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Transform a wool sweater that's seen better days into your new favorite clutch. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create a Colorful Floor Pillow from Sari Fabric]]> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 12:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25216/create-a-colorful-floor-pillow-from-sari-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25216/create-a-colorful-floor-pillow-from-sari-fabric Create a Colorful Floor Pillow from Sari Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Piece together colorful sari fabric into an eye-catching floor-pillow design. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25216/create-a-colorful-floor-pillow-from-sari-fabric
<![CDATA[Sew a Silky Dress with a Dramatic Neckline]]> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 12:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23760/sew-a-silky-dress-with-a-dramatic-neckline http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23760/sew-a-silky-dress-with-a-dramatic-neckline Sew a Silky Dress with a Dramatic Neckline Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make an easy-to-sew dress, and add a faux collar of sheer reverse applique. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Quilt Your Stash Contest - Official Rules]]> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25159/quilt-your-stash-contest-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25159/quilt-your-stash-contest-official-rules Quilt Your Stash Contest - Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the 2012 Quilt Your Stash Contest sponsored by Juki. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Choose the Right Fabrics]]> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 00:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23259/how-to-choose-the-right-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23259/how-to-choose-the-right-fabrics How to Choose the Right Fabrics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Add impact to your projects with the right mix of colors and textures. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Design with Sheer Fabrics]]> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22757/how-to-design-with-sheer-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22757/how-to-design-with-sheer-fabrics How to Design with Sheer Fabrics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Discover the wonders of sheer-fabric manipulation by layering, tucking, pleating, gathering, or ruching. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Full & Fabulous - How To Fit A Full Figure]]> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 16:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22701/full-fabulous-how-to-fit-a-full-figure http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22701/full-fabulous-how-to-fit-a-full-figure Full & Fabulous - How To Fit A Full Figure Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to correct a pattern to fit a large midsection with Kathleen Cheetam's technique. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Tote Three Ways]]> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 11:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23730/how-to-sew-a-tote-three-ways http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23730/how-to-sew-a-tote-three-ways How to Sew a Tote Three Ways Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make this versatile bag; then dress it up with fabric stripes, applique, and sequins ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew Elegant Silk Table Runners]]> Sun, 01 Apr 2012 12:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25218/how-to-sew-elegant-silk-table-runners http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25218/how-to-sew-elegant-silk-table-runners How to Sew Elegant Silk Table Runners Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Dine in style on silk table runners that double as place mats ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Slipcover]]> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25221/how-to-sew-a-slipcover http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25221/how-to-sew-a-slipcover How to Sew a Slipcover Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make an easy pattern and use basic sewing skills to liven up any side chair. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Jewelry Case]]> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 12:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25223/how-to-make-a-jewelry-case http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25223/how-to-make-a-jewelry-case How to Make a Jewelry Case Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Zip together a clever, compact jewelry tote to take along on your travels. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Construct a Cardi-Wrap]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25260/how-to-construct-a-cardi-wrap http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25260/how-to-construct-a-cardi-wrap How to Construct a Cardi-Wrap Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Be cozy and fashionable in this hybrid cardigan and shawl. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Draft Your Own Pattern for Pants that Fit]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22794/draft-your-own-pattern-for-pants-that-fit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22794/draft-your-own-pattern-for-pants-that-fit Draft Your Own Pattern for Pants that Fit Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take the guesswork out of fitting pants by custom drafting your own pattern from the start. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Copy Your Garments with Precision]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 16:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22778/copy-your-garments-with-precision http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22778/copy-your-garments-with-precision Copy Your Garments with Precision Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use an assortment of flexible rulers to quickly and easily do a precise and more professional job for all your pattern work. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Two Techniques for Edges]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:53:32 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23288/two-techniques-for-edges http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23288/two-techniques-for-edges Two Techniques for Edges Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Pam Howard shares an easy way to sew a shirt hem as well as a quick mitering method. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Versatile Sundress]]> Sun, 18 Mar 2012 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25254/how-to-sew-a-versatile-sundress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25254/how-to-sew-a-versatile-sundress How to Sew a Versatile Sundress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Welcome spring in a sunny dress that's really just a tube of fabric. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sew a Multi-Purpose Bag]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25264/sew-a-multi-purpose-bag http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25264/sew-a-multi-purpose-bag Sew a Multi-Purpose Bag Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Is it a work tote? Or a purse? It's both! ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Classic White Shirt]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22902/how-to-sew-a-classic-white-shirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22902/how-to-sew-a-classic-white-shirt How to Sew a Classic White Shirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Three talented designers and educators share their interpretations of this essential garment. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Bound Buttonhole]]> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 12:54:23 -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[How to Sew an Ironing Board Caddy]]> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 12:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25225/how-to-sew-an-ironing-board-caddy http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25225/how-to-sew-an-ironing-board-caddy How to Sew an Ironing Board Caddy Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make an ironing-board cover with a matching sewing-tool caddy. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 1255 Tunic]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 07:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38791/pattern-review-vogue-1255-tunic http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38791/pattern-review-vogue-1255-tunic Pattern Review: Vogue 1255 Tunic Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 1255. This loose-fitting tunic has many fun and feminine details. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38791/pattern-review-vogue-1255-tunic
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Brensan Studios - The Priscilla Dress]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 07:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38785/pattern-review-brensan-studios-the-priscilla-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38785/pattern-review-brensan-studios-the-priscilla-dress Pattern Review: Brensan Studios - The Priscilla Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Brensan Studios Pattern BSS157. This is a classic knee-length, shirtwaist dress reminiscent of a bygone era with vintage styling details. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Marfy 2591 and 2584, Stylish Vest and Tunic]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 07:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38788/pattern-review-marfy-2591-and-2584-stylish-vest-and-tunic http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38788/pattern-review-marfy-2591-and-2584-stylish-vest-and-tunic Pattern Review: Marfy 2591 and 2584, Stylish Vest and Tunic Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Marfy Patterns 2591 and 2584. Patterns from this company are fashion forward and always interesting. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew Invisible Seams and Edges]]> Sun, 04 Mar 2012 14:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22918/how-to-sew-invisible-seams-and-edges http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22918/how-to-sew-invisible-seams-and-edges How to Sew Invisible Seams and Edges Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Master this technique and achieve the clean lines of designer Zoran. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Couture Techniques Workshop - Basics with Claire Shaeffer]]> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23016/couture-techniques-workshop-basics-with-claire-shaeffer http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23016/couture-techniques-workshop-basics-with-claire-shaeffer Couture Techniques Workshop - Basics with Claire Shaeffer Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Claire Shaeffer shares insider tips and secrets for creating high-end couture garments. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23016/couture-techniques-workshop-basics-with-claire-shaeffer
<![CDATA[Three Ways to Attach Boning]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 22:18:17 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23187/three-ways-to-attach-boning http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23187/three-ways-to-attach-boning Three Ways to Attach Boning Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Give lightweight structure to garments and accessories with this easy-to-sew method. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Turn a Placemat into a Purse]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25456/turn-a-placemat-into-a-purse http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25456/turn-a-placemat-into-a-purse Turn a Placemat into a Purse Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Turn a simple (or fancy) placemat into a purse. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Machine Hemstitching: A Double-duty Finish]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22938/machine-hemstitching-a-double-duty-finish http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22938/machine-hemstitching-a-double-duty-finish Machine Hemstitching: A Double-duty Finish Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn an easy, yet lovely way to secure a facing or hem by machine. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Cozy Stylish Scarf]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22599/how-to-make-a-cozy-stylish-scarf http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22599/how-to-make-a-cozy-stylish-scarf How to Make a Cozy Stylish Scarf Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Erin Snethen shows you how to take your look from simple to stunning with a face-framing, knit fabric and yarn scarf that's perfect for chilly weather. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Three-Layer Scarf]]> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 15:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25649/how-to-sew-a-three-layer-scarf http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25649/how-to-sew-a-three-layer-scarf How to Sew a Three-Layer Scarf Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make a convertible scarf with three fabric layers, then turn to the color you want. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create a Graceful Funnel Collar]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22781/create-a-graceful-funnel-collar http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22781/create-a-graceful-funnel-collar Create a Graceful Funnel Collar Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A funnel neck on a jacket or blouse flatters and fits a wide variety of body types and face shapes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Fabric Basket]]> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 16:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22839/how-to-make-a-fabric-basket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22839/how-to-make-a-fabric-basket How to Make a Fabric Basket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This fabric basket only looks complex. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Explore Five Cuffs from Chanel Jackets]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22605/explore-five-cuffs-from-chanel-jackets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22605/explore-five-cuffs-from-chanel-jackets Explore Five Cuffs from Chanel Jackets Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Explore five cuffs from Chanel jackets and get an up-close look at the subtleties of various trims used. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sew a Trendsetting Bag]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25454/sew-a-trendsetting-bag http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25454/sew-a-trendsetting-bag Sew a Trendsetting Bag Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Create this coveted handbag from the movie The Devil Wears Prada. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: New Look 6045 Misses' Dresses]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 07:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38814/pattern-review-new-look-6045-misses-dresses http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38814/pattern-review-new-look-6045-misses-dresses Pattern Review: New Look 6045 Misses' Dresses Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews New Look Pattern 6045. With a simple change of accessories, these flattering dresses go elegantly from the office to an evening out. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Sewn - 1002 Upline Jacket]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38821/pattern-review-sewn-1002-upline-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38821/pattern-review-sewn-1002-upline-jacket Pattern Review: Sewn - 1002 Upline Jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Sewn Pattern 1002. This out-of-the-ordinary jacket is the perfect go-everywhere piece. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Fitting Series: Torso]]> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 13:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23022/threads-fitting-series-torso http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23022/threads-fitting-series-torso Threads Fitting Series: Torso Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Discover the timeless techniques used by designers and professionals to solve fitting problems from neck to waist. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Menswear Inspired Button-Up Shirt]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22603/how-to-sew-a-menswear-inspired-button-up-shirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22603/how-to-sew-a-menswear-inspired-button-up-shirt How to Sew a Menswear Inspired Button-Up Shirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to sew a modern menswear inspired button-up shirt. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew Ruffled Curtains]]> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22585/how-to-sew-ruffled-curtains http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22585/how-to-sew-ruffled-curtains How to Sew Ruffled Curtains Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Keep your favorite colors on display with a café curtain fashioned like a soft waterfall. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Fitting Series: Arms]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23024/threads-fitting-series-arms http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23024/threads-fitting-series-arms Threads Fitting Series: Arms Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn the secrets of fitting a sleeve. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Fitting Series: Waist & Hips]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23028/threads-fitting-series-waist-hips http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23028/threads-fitting-series-waist-hips Threads Fitting Series: Waist & Hips Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Kenneth D. King shows you how to custom-fit or alter pants and skirts like a pro. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Glamorous Felt Clutch]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 09:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22556/how-to-sew-a-glamorous-felt-clutch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22556/how-to-sew-a-glamorous-felt-clutch How to Sew a Glamorous Felt Clutch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
See how felt can go glamorous with this simple-to-sew clutch. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Which Serger Stitch When?]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25098/which-serger-stitch-when http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25098/which-serger-stitch-when Which Serger Stitch When? Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Even the most basic serger can produce several stitches. Here’s a look at the whole family of stitches and the best use for each. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Fitting Series: Bust]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23026/threads-fitting-series-bust http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/23026/threads-fitting-series-bust Threads Fitting Series: Bust Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to drape and shape for a fit that flatters every body type. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Patchwork Pouch]]> Sun, 27 Nov 2011 11:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22626/how-to-make-a-patchwork-pouch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22626/how-to-make-a-patchwork-pouch How to Make a Patchwork Pouch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Kayte Terry explains how you can keep your laptop safe in style with this colorful patchwork bag. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Gifts for Sewers - A Gift Guide to the Holidays]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 14:59:34 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/21932/gifts-for-sewers-a-gift-guide-to-the-holidays http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/21932/gifts-for-sewers-a-gift-guide-to-the-holidays Gifts for Sewers - A Gift Guide to the Holidays Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Find out what our editors are craving this holiday season. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Tea Cozy]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22657/how-to-make-a-tea-cozy http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22657/how-to-make-a-tea-cozy How to Make a Tea Cozy Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Lovely covers add cheer and warmth to teatime. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Jalie 2921 Scarf-Collar Knit Top]]> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 19:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38898/pattern-review-jalie-2921-scarf-collar-knit-top http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38898/pattern-review-jalie-2921-scarf-collar-knit-top Pattern Review: Jalie 2921 Scarf-Collar Knit Top Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Jalie Pattern 2921. This fashionable, close-fitting top features a tie neckline with a variety of style options. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew Origami Pouches]]> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 14:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22528/how-to-sew-origami-pouches http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22528/how-to-sew-origami-pouches How to Sew Origami Pouches Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Folded from fabric squares, these adorable (and reversible) pouches can be cut and sewn in less than an hour. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22528/how-to-sew-origami-pouches
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Cutting Line Designs 12110 Ensemble]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38827/pattern-review-cutting-line-designs-12110-ensemble http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38827/pattern-review-cutting-line-designs-12110-ensemble Pattern Review: Cutting Line Designs 12110 Ensemble Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Cutting Line Designs Pattern 12110. This loose-fitting, two-piece outfit is comfortable and fun to wear. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 8731 Misses' Top and Tunic]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38830/pattern-review-vogue-8731-misses-top-and-tunic http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38830/pattern-review-vogue-8731-misses-top-and-tunic Pattern Review: Vogue 8731 Misses' Top and Tunic Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 8731. This youthful-looking A-line pullover tunic is easy to make in one afternoon. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: McCall's 6321 Lined Evening Dress]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 07:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38824/pattern-review-mccalls-6321-lined-evening-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38824/pattern-review-mccalls-6321-lined-evening-dress Pattern Review: McCall's 6321 Lined Evening Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews McCall's Pattern 6321. This dress features an elegant symmetric or asymmetric drape over the skirt. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38824/pattern-review-mccalls-6321-lined-evening-dress
<![CDATA[Learn Six Ways to Dress Up Fleece Fabric]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 10:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22922/learn-six-ways-to-dress-up-fleece-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22922/learn-six-ways-to-dress-up-fleece-fabric Learn Six Ways to Dress Up Fleece Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Expand your basic skills to embellish your next fleece garment. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22922/learn-six-ways-to-dress-up-fleece-fabric
<![CDATA[The 2011 Threads Annual Magazine Index]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:49:21 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/20973/the-2011-threads-annual-magazine-index http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/20973/the-2011-threads-annual-magazine-index The 2011 Threads Annual Magazine Index Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Download the 2011 Threads Annual Index covering issues 153-158. With this pdf download you can easily locate any subject or author in your issues from this past year. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create Free-Motion Embroidery Buttons]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 10:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22928/how-to-create-free-motion-embroidery-buttons http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22928/how-to-create-free-motion-embroidery-buttons How to Create Free-Motion Embroidery Buttons Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Covered buttons offer an easy introduction to machine-embroidered embellishment. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22928/how-to-create-free-motion-embroidery-buttons
<![CDATA[How to Add Texture and Shape to Garments]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2011 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22890/how-to-add-texture-and-shape-to-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22890/how-to-add-texture-and-shape-to-garments How to Add Texture and Shape to Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Add texture and shape to the simplest garments with just a twist. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22890/how-to-add-texture-and-shape-to-garments
<![CDATA[Halloween Costume Contest 2011 - Official Rules]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 09:41:19 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/20548/halloween-costume-contest-2011-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/20548/halloween-costume-contest-2011-official-rules Halloween Costume Contest 2011 - Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the Threads 2011 Halloween Costume Contest ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/20548/halloween-costume-contest-2011-official-rules
<![CDATA[How to Make a Sweet Fabric Frame]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2011 16:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22854/how-to-make-a-sweet-fabric-frame http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22854/how-to-make-a-sweet-fabric-frame How to Make a Sweet Fabric Frame Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use up your sewing stash to showcase your favorite photos. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Easy Beaded Bags]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22598/how-to-make-easy-beaded-bags http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22598/how-to-make-easy-beaded-bags How to Make Easy Beaded Bags Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use quilting and beading techniques to make bold-patterned beaded bags. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Flattering Studded Leather Belt]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22666/how-to-sew-a-flattering-studded-leather-belt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22666/how-to-sew-a-flattering-studded-leather-belt How to Sew a Flattering Studded Leather Belt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Flatter your waistline with this quick-to-sew belt made from leather and studs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Threads Ultimate Sewing Challenge Sponsored by BERNINA - Official Rules]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 10:21:25 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/20258/threads-ultimate-sewing-challenge-sponsored-by-bernina-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/20258/threads-ultimate-sewing-challenge-sponsored-by-bernina-official-rules Threads Ultimate Sewing Challenge Sponsored by BERNINA - Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the Threads Ultimate Sewing Challenge Sponsored by BERNINA. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/20258/threads-ultimate-sewing-challenge-sponsored-by-bernina-official-rules
<![CDATA[How to Sew a One-Seam Poncho]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22763/how-to-sew-a-one-seam-poncho http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22763/how-to-sew-a-one-seam-poncho How to Sew a One-Seam Poncho Posted by ThreadsMagazine
For instant style, fold a fabric rectangle in half, then sew a shoulder seam. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Stitched Shade]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 11:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22654/how-to-make-a-stitched-shade http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22654/how-to-make-a-stitched-shade How to Make a Stitched Shade Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Give a plain lamp a lovely new look with embroidered motifs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Scarf Using Your Stash]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 16:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22554/how-to-sew-a-scarf-using-your-stash http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22554/how-to-sew-a-scarf-using-your-stash How to Sew a Scarf Using Your Stash Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use up your fabric stash to sew this fashionable fringe scarf. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Learn the Techniques of Akira Maki]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22905/learn-the-techniques-of-akira-maki http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22905/learn-the-techniques-of-akira-maki Learn the Techniques of Akira Maki Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn the patterns and techniques from the mastermind behind Halston’s eveningwear. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Learn the Four Fastest Flat-Fell Seams]]> Sun, 11 Sep 2011 14:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22820/learn-the-four-fastest-flat-fell-seams http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22820/learn-the-four-fastest-flat-fell-seams Learn the Four Fastest Flat-Fell Seams Posted by ThreadsMagazine
These fast versions will surely speed up your sewing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: New Look 6028 Jacket]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 19:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38836/pattern-review-new-look-6028-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38836/pattern-review-new-look-6028-jacket Pattern Review: New Look 6028 Jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews New Look Pattern 6028. This classic princess-seam jacket is a blank canvas for creativity. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Colette 1005 Beignet Skirt]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 19:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38839/pattern-review-colette-1005-beignet-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38839/pattern-review-colette-1005-beignet-skirt Pattern Review: Colette 1005 Beignet Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Colette Patterns' Beignet Skirt. This ladylike A-line skirt has seven panels and finishes just above the knee. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Colette 1013 Crepe Dress]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 19:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38842/pattern-review-colette-1013-crepe-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38842/pattern-review-colette-1013-crepe-dress Pattern Review: Colette 1013 Crepe Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Colette Patterns' Crepe Dress. This effortlessly elegant A-line dress with a scoop or sweetheart neckline and inseam pockets, wraps from back to front and fastens with a wide sash encircling the waist. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38842/pattern-review-colette-1013-crepe-dress
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Marfy 2314 Blouse]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 19:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38833/pattern-review-marfy-2314-blouse http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38833/pattern-review-marfy-2314-blouse Pattern Review: Marfy 2314 Blouse Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Marfy Pattern 2314. This sleek, updated blouse has a fitted silhouette with simple lines. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38833/pattern-review-marfy-2314-blouse
<![CDATA[Understand Turn of Cloth]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22786/understand-turn-of-cloth http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22786/understand-turn-of-cloth Understand Turn of Cloth Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn what you need to do when fabric takes a curve. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tailoring 101]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2011 15:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22681/tailoring-101 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22681/tailoring-101 Tailoring 101 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn tailoring techniques which build shape using malleable natural fibers with various techniques to control the fabric. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Three Ways to Use the Blind Stitch for Embellishment]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2011 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22894/three-ways-to-use-the-blind-stitch-for-embellishment http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22894/three-ways-to-use-the-blind-stitch-for-embellishment Three Ways to Use the Blind Stitch for Embellishment Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This humble stitch is used for hems, but here utility blossoms into embellishment in three unique ways. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Negative Printing Techniques]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22936/negative-printing-techniques http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22936/negative-printing-techniques Negative Printing Techniques Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Removing color from your fabric can be as dramatic as adding color. Especially when you do it with a stencil. ]]>
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<![CDATA[MakeYour Own Heirloom Buttons]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32416/makeyour-own-heirloom-buttons http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/32416/makeyour-own-heirloom-buttons MakeYour Own Heirloom Buttons Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Vintage flair for modern garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew with Velvet]]> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22900/how-to-sew-with-velvet http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22900/how-to-sew-with-velvet How to Sew with Velvet Posted by ThreadsMagazine
After you get a few skills under your belt, velvet is no longer intimidating to sew. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Artful Pillows]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22661/how-to-make-artful-pillows http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22661/how-to-make-artful-pillows How to Make Artful Pillows Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Overlap bright sheers, and add a colorful zipper for playful effects. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Use Feathers As Embellishments]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 16:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22676/how-to-use-feathers-as-embellishments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22676/how-to-use-feathers-as-embellishments How to Use Feathers As Embellishments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Susan Crane demonstrates how to apply feather embellishments to add a little extra glam to your wardrobe. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Leaf Print on Fabric]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 09:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22886/how-to-leaf-print-on-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22886/how-to-leaf-print-on-fabric How to Leaf Print on Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Dyeing fabric with photosensitive dyes, which develop in sunlight is an interesting way to embellish your garment. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Choose a Flattering Neckline]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22950/how-to-choose-a-flattering-neckline http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22950/how-to-choose-a-flattering-neckline How to Choose a Flattering Neckline Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to pick appropriate styles for your face shape and neck length. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Spruce Up Your Shirt Hem]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 08:09:35 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19457/spruce-up-your-shirt-hem http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19457/spruce-up-your-shirt-hem Spruce Up Your Shirt Hem Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Subtle hem details can change the look of an ordinary shirt, and they’re a cinch to add. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Butterick 5567 Misses' Jacket]]> Sat, 09 Jul 2011 19:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38848/pattern-review-butterick-5567-misses-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38848/pattern-review-butterick-5567-misses-jacket Pattern Review: Butterick 5567 Misses' Jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Butterick Pattern 5567. A raised neckline or buttoned mandarin collar accents the simple lines of this semifitted, Asian-inspired jacket. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38848/pattern-review-butterick-5567-misses-jacket
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 8576 Dress]]> Sat, 09 Jul 2011 19:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38851/pattern-review-vogue-8576-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38851/pattern-review-vogue-8576-dress Pattern Review: Vogue 8576 Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 8576. From the Vogue Divine Details line, this knee-length, lined dress is fitted and has distinctive neck- and seamlines. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Fashion in Harmony 801 - Chinese Lantern Skirts]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 19:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38845/pattern-review-fashion-in-harmony-801-chinese-lantern-skirts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38845/pattern-review-fashion-in-harmony-801-chinese-lantern-skirts Pattern Review: Fashion in Harmony 801 - Chinese Lantern Skirts Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Fashion in Harmony Pattern 801. These bohemian-style skirts are flattering on many body types. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Burda 7551 Skirt and Pants]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 19:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38854/pattern-review-burda-7551-skirt-and-pants http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38854/pattern-review-burda-7551-skirt-and-pants Pattern Review: Burda 7551 Skirt and Pants Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Burda Style Pattern 7551. Loose-fitting and comfortable, this skirt and capri-length pants pattern features a yoke, gathered center front, and deep side pockets that extend out and wrap around to the back. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Three Quick Dresses]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22674/how-to-make-three-quick-dresses http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22674/how-to-make-three-quick-dresses How to Make Three Quick Dresses Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Christine Haynes shows how to make three quick and easy-to-sew dresses that are anything but homespun. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew an Elegant Wide Belt]]> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 11:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22750/how-to-sew-an-elegant-wide-belt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22750/how-to-sew-an-elegant-wide-belt How to Sew an Elegant Wide Belt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
For easy, one-hour style, try a “patternless” obi-inspired wrap. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Chic Cape]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22560/how-to-sew-a-chic-cape http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22560/how-to-sew-a-chic-cape How to Sew a Chic Cape Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Whip up this fashionable look today and wear it out tonight. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create Great Garments with Stenciling]]> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 10:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22919/how-to-create-great-garments-with-stenciling http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22919/how-to-create-great-garments-with-stenciling How to Create Great Garments with Stenciling Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Simple fabric painting offers unlimited possibilities for great garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Silk-Ribbon Embroidery by Machine]]> Tue, 31 May 2011 10:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22904/silk-ribbon-embroidery-by-machine http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22904/silk-ribbon-embroidery-by-machine Silk-Ribbon Embroidery by Machine Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A fast new approach to traditional embroidery with results that look hand sewn. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Blooming Pillow]]> Fri, 27 May 2011 11:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22635/how-to-make-a-blooming-pillow http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22635/how-to-make-a-blooming-pillow How to Make a Blooming Pillow Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Soften your décor with a romantic ruffled accent. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Techniques Behind Armani Jackets]]> Mon, 23 May 2011 10:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22909/the-techniques-behind-armani-jackets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22909/the-techniques-behind-armani-jackets The Techniques Behind Armani Jackets Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Armani-inspired construction techniques can be applied to any jacket pattern you think worthy of a technical upgrade. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Fit a Muslin]]> Tue, 17 May 2011 14:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22944/how-to-fit-a-muslin http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22944/how-to-fit-a-muslin How to Fit a Muslin Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This technique will make sure your seams and curves are positioned correctly. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create Sheer Magic]]> Sun, 15 May 2011 09:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22888/how-to-create-sheer-magic http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22888/how-to-create-sheer-magic How to Create Sheer Magic Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Layering transparent fabrics over other textiles creates multiple options for new surfaces. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Simplicity 2345 Ensemble]]> Mon, 09 May 2011 19:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38857/pattern-review-simplicity-2345-ensemble http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38857/pattern-review-simplicity-2345-ensemble Pattern Review: Simplicity 2345 Ensemble Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Simplicity Pattern 2345. This wardrobe made from simple shapes consists of a dress, blouse, pant, jacket, and a bonus belt with 3-D flower embellishments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: LJ Designs Chardonnay Skirt]]> Mon, 09 May 2011 19:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38860/pattern-review-lj-designs-chardonnay-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38860/pattern-review-lj-designs-chardonnay-skirt Pattern Review: LJ Designs Chardonnay Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews the Chardonnay Skirt pattern by LJ Designs. This flattering sarong-like skirt is named after a light and versatile wine. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Silhouette Patterns 110 - Kiana's Top]]> Mon, 09 May 2011 19:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38874/pattern-review-silhouette-patterns-110-kianas-top http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38874/pattern-review-silhouette-patterns-110-kianas-top Pattern Review: Silhouette Patterns 110 - Kiana's Top Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Kiana's Top by Silhouette Patterns. This slim-fitting, short- or long-sleeve, T-shirt has separate pattern pieces for fitting B, C, and D cup bust sizes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew Fabric Bookmarks]]> Thu, 05 May 2011 10:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22589/how-to-sew-fabric-bookmarks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22589/how-to-sew-fabric-bookmarks How to Sew Fabric Bookmarks Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Keep your place with these easy-to-make fabric bookmarks. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Butterick 5522 Misses' Dress]]> Sun, 01 May 2011 19:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38878/pattern-review-butterick-5522-misses-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38878/pattern-review-butterick-5522-misses-dress Pattern Review: Butterick 5522 Misses' Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Butterick Pattern 5522. This close-fitting, A-line pullover sheath has beautiful, three-quarter, bell-shaped sleeves with interesting curved insets and a center back exposed zipper. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Color-Block]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 16:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22827/how-to-color-block http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22827/how-to-color-block How to Color-Block Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to create color-blocked garments with this technique. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Use a Digital Camera to Get a Great Fit]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 15:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22796/use-a-digital-camera-to-get-a-great-fit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22796/use-a-digital-camera-to-get-a-great-fit Use a Digital Camera to Get a Great Fit Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Keep a visual record of fittings to serve as a reference. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Variety of Wristlets ]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 09:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22624/how-to-make-a-variety-of-wristlets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22624/how-to-make-a-variety-of-wristlets How to Make a Variety of Wristlets Posted by ThreadsMagazine
With some fabric and a few notions, a wardrobe of wristlets is within your grasp. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make Brooches with Bite]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22629/how-to-make-brooches-with-bite http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22629/how-to-make-brooches-with-bite How to Make Brooches with Bite Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Pretty teeth are the focus on these zipper flowers. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Learn How Thread is Made ]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22896/learn-how-thread-is-made http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22896/learn-how-thread-is-made Learn How Thread is Made Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Find out just what goes into making this essential notion (and our namesake). ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Embellish a Blouse with Beading]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2011 10:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22898/how-to-embellish-a-blouse-with-beading http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22898/how-to-embellish-a-blouse-with-beading How to Embellish a Blouse with Beading Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you don't have time to hand sew a blouse, try embellishing a ready-to-wear creation. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Online Shopping and Resource Guide]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11224/online-shopping-and-resource-guide http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11224/online-shopping-and-resource-guide Online Shopping and Resource Guide Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Check out this newly updated list of great online fabric and craft supply resources. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pressing a Rolled Collar into a Curve]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2011 15:10:06 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18613/pressing-a-rolled-collar-into-a-curve http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18613/pressing-a-rolled-collar-into-a-curve Pressing a Rolled Collar into a Curve Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Rolled collars should be gently steamed to build in a graceful curvature. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create Balanced Garments]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 16:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22853/how-to-create-balanced-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22853/how-to-create-balanced-garments How to Create Balanced Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to create beautiful, comfortable and balanced garments with this article. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Sweater]]> Sun, 27 Mar 2011 15:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22679/how-to-sew-a-sweater http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22679/how-to-sew-a-sweater How to Sew a Sweater Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to work with sweater-knit yardage for custom cardigans, pullovers, and more. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Learn the Shortcuts to Making a Designer Jacket]]> Sun, 27 Mar 2011 11:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22772/learn-the-shortcuts-to-making-a-designer-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22772/learn-the-shortcuts-to-making-a-designer-jacket Learn the Shortcuts to Making a Designer Jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Fabulous designer details make all the difference in garment construction. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make Yourself a Fitting Companion]]> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 14:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22942/make-yourself-a-fitting-companion http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22942/make-yourself-a-fitting-companion Make Yourself a Fitting Companion Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You can make a very serviceable dress form from inexpensive and easy-to-find materials. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Padded Case for Electronic Devices]]> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22544/how-to-sew-a-padded-case-for-electronic-devices http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22544/how-to-sew-a-padded-case-for-electronic-devices How to Sew a Padded Case for Electronic Devices Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to combine your love of technology with your appreciation for style padded cases for your hi-tech toys. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Nuno-Felt]]> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22683/how-to-nuno-felt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22683/how-to-nuno-felt How to Nuno-Felt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to nuno-felt seamless garments. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Guide to Press Cloths]]> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:35:58 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18346/guide-to-press-cloths http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/18346/guide-to-press-cloths Guide to Press Cloths Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Find out why just one press cloth is not enough. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lessons for Working on the Bias]]> Sun, 13 Mar 2011 13:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22930/lessons-for-working-on-the-bias http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22930/lessons-for-working-on-the-bias Lessons for Working on the Bias Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to work with bias-cut fabric directly from the master, Charles Kleibacker. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Bias Edge]]> Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22677/how-to-sew-a-bias-edge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22677/how-to-sew-a-bias-edge How to Sew a Bias Edge Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to sew a sturdy binding even on your most delicate garments with this technique. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create a Horsehair Braid]]> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22912/how-to-create-a-horsehair-braid http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22912/how-to-create-a-horsehair-braid How to Create a Horsehair Braid Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Elevate this traditional hem stiffener to trim the right side of a garment. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Drape for a Plus-Size Garment]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22948/how-to-drape-for-a-plus-size-garment http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22948/how-to-drape-for-a-plus-size-garment How to Drape for a Plus-Size Garment Posted by ThreadsMagazine
When your measurements go off the charts, draping gives you design freedom. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Drape a Fitted Bodice]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22946/how-to-drape-a-fitted-bodice http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22946/how-to-drape-a-fitted-bodice How to Drape a Fitted Bodice Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here is a method for fitting the top half of the female body that is so simple and intuitive it is perfect for beginners. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Padding a Dress Form]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 14:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22940/padding-a-dress-form http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22940/padding-a-dress-form Padding a Dress Form Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use fusible interfacing and cotton batting reshape a form to match your figure. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create Elegant and Uncomplicated Couture Garments]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22923/create-elegant-and-uncomplicated-couture-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22923/create-elegant-and-uncomplicated-couture-garments Create Elegant and Uncomplicated Couture Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Streamlined design and innovative construction produce stylish, comfortable garments full of unexpected details and refined decoration. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew Pants Inspired by Armani]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22914/how-to-sew-pants-inspired-by-armani http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22914/how-to-sew-pants-inspired-by-armani How to Sew Pants Inspired by Armani Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Solve problems like baggy knees and sagging pockets, and add polish and perfection to fly-front zippers and waistbands. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create Heavenly Embellishments]]> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22908/how-to-create-heavenly-embellishments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22908/how-to-create-heavenly-embellishments How to Create Heavenly Embellishments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Combine lighter-than-air details for an exquisite effect that’s never fussy ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Tablecloth Curtain]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22864/how-to-make-a-tablecloth-curtain http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22864/how-to-make-a-tablecloth-curtain How to Make a Tablecloth Curtain Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Whip up an elegant window covering from vintage textiles. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Learn the Finishing Details of an Armani Jacket]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22866/learn-the-finishing-details-of-an-armani-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22866/learn-the-finishing-details-of-an-armani-jacket Learn the Finishing Details of an Armani Jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
There is no shortage of classic features found in the jackets of Armani. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Discover Hidden Gems in Your Button Collection]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22860/discover-hidden-gems-in-your-button-collection http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22860/discover-hidden-gems-in-your-button-collection Discover Hidden Gems in Your Button Collection Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You may just get hooked on collecting these irresistible little relics. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Throw-Pillow Applique]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22849/how-to-make-a-throw-pillow-applique http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22849/how-to-make-a-throw-pillow-applique How to Make a Throw-Pillow Applique Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn the art of paper piecing to create beautiful geometric designs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew Pants for a Shapely Derriere]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22846/how-to-sew-pants-for-a-shapely-derriere http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22846/how-to-sew-pants-for-a-shapely-derriere How to Sew Pants for a Shapely Derriere Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to adjust your pants pattern to fit a shapely derrière with this article. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Custom-Grade a Pattern]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22848/custom-grade-a-pattern http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22848/custom-grade-a-pattern Custom-Grade a Pattern Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use 13 key points to prepare a pants pattern. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create Fabric Jewelry]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22836/how-to-create-fabric-jewelry http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22836/how-to-create-fabric-jewelry How to Create Fabric Jewelry Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You can use to make earrings, pins, and other jewelry from fabric, to complement your clothing creations. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Custom Coat]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22828/how-to-make-a-custom-coat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22828/how-to-make-a-custom-coat How to Make a Custom Coat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
One basic design yields infinite possibilities. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Sew & Go Poncho]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22821/how-to-make-a-sew-go-poncho http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22821/how-to-make-a-sew-go-poncho How to Make a Sew & Go Poncho Posted by ThreadsMagazine
One seam is all it takes for instant style. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tambour Beading]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22823/tambour-beading http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22823/tambour-beading Tambour Beading Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to make a beading frame and stretch fabric onto it, and how to work a basic stitch-the chain. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Without Pins]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 15:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22806/sewing-without-pins http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22806/sewing-without-pins Sewing Without Pins Posted by ThreadsMagazine
There are many advantages to sewing without pins in the way. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Press Cloths Take Center Stage]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 15:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22802/press-cloths-take-center-stage http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22802/press-cloths-take-center-stage Press Cloths Take Center Stage Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Your press cloth collection is as useful as the most exotic iron or ironing board. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create Couture Lingerie]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 15:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22798/create-couture-lingerie http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22798/create-couture-lingerie Create Couture Lingerie Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Delicate fabric and lace, a simple pattern, and fine sewing add up to a couture cami. ]]>
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<![CDATA[10 Timeless Details from the Threads Archives]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 14:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22790/10-timeless-details-from-the-threads-archives http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22790/10-timeless-details-from-the-threads-archives 10 Timeless Details from the Threads Archives Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Incorporate the finer points of vintage garments into your own creations. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Construct a Cardi-wrap in an Hour]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22784/construct-a-cardi-wrap-in-an-hour http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22784/construct-a-cardi-wrap-in-an-hour Construct a Cardi-wrap in an Hour Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Tie it, belt it, wrap it, or try a unique combination of these for a look that’s all your own. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Universal Principles for Patternmaking]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 13:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22776/universal-principles-for-patternmaking http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22776/universal-principles-for-patternmaking Universal Principles for Patternmaking Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn the formulas you need to master the art of patternmaking. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Adjusting Pants from Waist to Seat]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22769/adjusting-pants-from-waist-to-seat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22769/adjusting-pants-from-waist-to-seat Adjusting Pants from Waist to Seat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here is a foolproof method for making pattern adjustments for pant fitting. ]]>
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<![CDATA[5 Steps to a Perfect Slacks Pattern]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22764/5-steps-to-a-perfect-slacks-pattern http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22764/5-steps-to-a-perfect-slacks-pattern 5 Steps to a Perfect Slacks Pattern Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Whip any basic darted slacks pattern into shape in five quick steps. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Working with Twin-Needles]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22761/working-with-twin-needles http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22761/working-with-twin-needles Working with Twin-Needles Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Twin needles can be used to finish sporty or tailored garments or to create wild and wacky effects on almost any fabric. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Fit a Bust ]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22758/how-to-fit-a-bust http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22758/how-to-fit-a-bust How to Fit a Bust Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Evening gowns, prom dresses, wedding gowns, sundresses, and halter-tops all require specialized bust support. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Simplify Sleeve Construction]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22755/simplify-sleeve-construction http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22755/simplify-sleeve-construction Simplify Sleeve Construction Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Try this method for sewing a vent seam first when constructing a jacket sleeve. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew with Sequin-Covered Fabric]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22753/how-to-sew-with-sequin-covered-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22753/how-to-sew-with-sequin-covered-fabric How to Sew with Sequin-Covered Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn techniques for keeping you sane when working with sequin-covered fabric. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Getting the Best of Gabardine]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 10:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22743/getting-the-best-of-gabardine http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22743/getting-the-best-of-gabardine Getting the Best of Gabardine Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Wool gabardine is the perfect fabric to create couture garments that don't take couture time to sew. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Learn the Secret Strength of Organza]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22627/learn-the-secret-strength-of-organza http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22627/learn-the-secret-strength-of-organza Learn the Secret Strength of Organza Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Add invisible, weightless support and strength with silk organza. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fix Your Patterns Before You Sew]]> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22740/fix-your-patterns-before-you-sew http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22740/fix-your-patterns-before-you-sew Fix Your Patterns Before You Sew Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Proofread patterns so you can catch inconsistencies in drafting, marking, and printing before they ruin your project. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Add Embellishments]]> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22704/how-to-add-embellishments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22704/how-to-add-embellishments How to Add Embellishments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to create four simple embellishments that make any garment special. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create Bias Tubing]]> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22700/how-to-create-bias-tubing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22700/how-to-create-bias-tubing How to Create Bias Tubing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to sculpt a neckline embellishment with fabric-covered cord. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Use Vintage Feet]]> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22698/how-to-use-vintage-feet http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22698/how-to-use-vintage-feet How to Use Vintage Feet Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to use vintage feet to create pin tucks and creating heirloom lace. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew Fashionable Rainwear]]> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22694/how-to-sew-fashionable-rainwear http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22694/how-to-sew-fashionable-rainwear How to Sew Fashionable Rainwear Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to create rainwear that has the right fabric, design, and closures. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Golden Rule of Proportions]]> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22695/the-golden-rule-of-proportions http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22695/the-golden-rule-of-proportions The Golden Rule of Proportions Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use the golden ratio to create garments that look great on the hanger and flatter your particular figure. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Use a Dress Form to Design Garments]]> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22690/how-to-use-a-dress-form-to-design-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22690/how-to-use-a-dress-form-to-design-garments How to Use a Dress Form to Design Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Create a wrapped blouse front you can incorporate into your favorite blouse pattern for a new look. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Use Japanese Tailoring]]> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22685/how-to-use-japanese-tailoring http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22685/how-to-use-japanese-tailoring How to Use Japanese Tailoring Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to use Japanese tailoring for a bulk-free collar and lapel. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Stand-out Handbag from a Vintage Kimono]]> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22594/make-a-stand-out-handbag-from-a-vintage-kimono http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22594/make-a-stand-out-handbag-from-a-vintage-kimono Make a Stand-out Handbag from a Vintage Kimono Posted by ThreadsMagazine
With just one seam and a few pleats and tucks, this scrapped sleeve made a gorgeous and unique carryall. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew Double-Faced Fabric]]> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22615/how-to-sew-double-faced-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22615/how-to-sew-double-faced-fabric How to Sew Double-Faced Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take on a double-faced fabric, and design a way to make it spectacular. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Attach Patch Pockets Without Topstitching]]> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22612/how-to-attach-patch-pockets-without-topstitching http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22612/how-to-attach-patch-pockets-without-topstitching How to Attach Patch Pockets Without Topstitching Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn the magic of attaching patch pockets invisibly by machine. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tips on Sewing and Fitting Knits]]> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22610/tips-on-sewing-and-fitting-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22610/tips-on-sewing-and-fitting-knits Tips on Sewing and Fitting Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
These simple techniques can be applied to any knit pattern with professional results. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Create a Coat with a Removable Layer]]> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22617/how-to-create-a-coat-with-a-removable-layer http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22617/how-to-create-a-coat-with-a-removable-layer How to Create a Coat with a Removable Layer Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to create a coat with a quilted, removable layer. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Organize with a Fabric-Covered Box]]> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22587/organize-with-a-fabric-covered-box http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22587/organize-with-a-fabric-covered-box Organize with a Fabric-Covered Box Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make a custom-size, fabric-covered box and a monogrammed fabric bag to organize your desk. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Sew a Festive Circle Skirt]]> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22571/how-to-sew-a-festive-circle-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/22571/how-to-sew-a-festive-circle-skirt How to Sew a Festive Circle Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A circle skirt is easy to create and fabulous to wear. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Butterick 5393 Jacket]]> Sun, 09 Jan 2011 19:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38887/pattern-review-butterick-5393-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38887/pattern-review-butterick-5393-jacket Pattern Review: Butterick 5393 Jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Butterick Pattern 5393. Stroll stylishly from winter into spring in this lined jacket with multiple vertical seams on the front and back. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Decades of Style 4005 - Girl Friday Blouse]]> Sun, 09 Jan 2011 19:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38881/pattern-review-decades-of-style-4005-girl-friday-blouse http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38881/pattern-review-decades-of-style-4005-girl-friday-blouse Pattern Review: Decades of Style 4005 - Girl Friday Blouse Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews the Girl Friday Blouse by Decades of Style. For those who love vintage details, this is the perfect blouse with plenty of ease through the bust area, a slim waistline, a side zipper, and a unique collar. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Burda 7654 Shorts]]> Sun, 09 Jan 2011 19:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38884/pattern-review-burda-7654-shorts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38884/pattern-review-burda-7654-shorts Pattern Review: Burda 7654 Shorts Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Burda Style Pattern 7654. These chic shorts are comfortable and easy to wear. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Weave a Celtic Knot ]]> Mon, 03 Jan 2011 14:40:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17560/weave-a-celtic-knot http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17560/weave-a-celtic-knot Weave a Celtic Knot Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use charmeuse cord to make elegant pockets, collars, or cuffs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Marfy 2464 Skirt]]> Sat, 01 Jan 2011 07:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38817/pattern-review-marfy-2464-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38817/pattern-review-marfy-2464-skirt Pattern Review: Marfy 2464 Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Marfy Pattern 2464. This formfitting, straight skirt is a simple design with a distinctive ruffled and draped mock wrap front piece. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Make a Hat Base]]> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 14:15:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17474/how-to-make-a-hat-base http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17474/how-to-make-a-hat-base How to Make a Hat Base Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Create ravishing hats without expensive tools in this tutorial by milliner, John Koch. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Stack Petals to Create a 3-D Applique Belt]]> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 13:53:21 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17154/stack-petals-to-create-a-3-d-applique-belt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/17154/stack-petals-to-create-a-3-d-applique-belt Stack Petals to Create a 3-D Applique Belt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Appliques are a creative way to turn up the volume on clothes and accessories. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Guide]]> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 16:34:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/16987/holiday-gift-guide http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/16987/holiday-gift-guide Holiday Gift Guide Posted by ThreadsMagazine
We share the gifts that made our wish lists this year. What are you hoping to receive this holiday season? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Project Sewing Workshop - Yvonne Porcella Cardigan jacket]]> Tue, 09 Nov 2010 19:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38894/pattern-review-project-sewing-workshop-yvonne-porcella-cardigan-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38894/pattern-review-project-sewing-workshop-yvonne-porcella-cardigan-jacket Pattern Review: Project Sewing Workshop - Yvonne Porcella Cardigan jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews the Yvonne Porcella Cardigan Jacket by the Project Sewing Workshop. This ample-size jacket with artistic offerings is pure fun. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Marfy 2179 Dress]]> Tue, 09 Nov 2010 19:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38891/pattern-review-marfy-2179-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/38891/pattern-review-marfy-2179-dress Pattern Review: Marfy 2179 Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Marfy Pattern 2179. This unique dress features draped, bias-cut cap sleeves with pleats that cascade into gentle folds. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Halloween Costume Contest 2010 Official Rules]]> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 13:21:04 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/16483/halloween-costume-contest-2010-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/16483/halloween-costume-contest-2010-official-rules Halloween Costume Contest 2010 Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the Threads Halloween Costume Contest 2010. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Inspired by Threads Contest - Official Rules]]> Thu, 23 Sep 2010 18:53:54 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/16005/inspired-by-threads-contest-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/16005/inspired-by-threads-contest-official-rules Inspired by Threads Contest - Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the 2010 Inspired by Threads Contest. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Prevent Stray Bobbin Threads]]> Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24941/prevent-stray-bobbin-threads http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24941/prevent-stray-bobbin-threads Prevent Stray Bobbin Threads Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use hair elastics to help keep thread on your bobbins. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Spike Your Hand-Sewing Thread]]> Mon, 13 Sep 2010 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24939/spike-your-hand-sewing-thread http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24939/spike-your-hand-sewing-thread Spike Your Hand-Sewing Thread Posted by ThreadsMagazine
When hand-sewing, I use a bill spike to hold my spool of thread. They are available in stationery-supply catalogs. It helps keep my spool of thread readily accessible without rolling away but gives... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Burda 7535 Pants]]> Thu, 09 Sep 2010 20:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39168/pattern-review-burda-7535-pants http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39168/pattern-review-burda-7535-pants Pattern Review: Burda 7535 Pants Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Burda Pattern 7535. An unusual fly front makes these Bohemian-style pants a standout. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39168/pattern-review-burda-7535-pants
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 8627 Jacket]]> Thu, 09 Sep 2010 20:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39171/pattern-review-vogue-8627-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39171/pattern-review-vogue-8627-jacket Pattern Review: Vogue 8627 Jacket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 8627. This jacket features a face-framing collar, easygoing three-quarter-length dolman sleeves, and inseam pockets. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 1155 Dress]]> Thu, 09 Sep 2010 19:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39119/pattern-review-vogue-1155-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39119/pattern-review-vogue-1155-dress Pattern Review: Vogue 1155 Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 1155. This fully interfaced and lined wrap dress is a unique take on a 1940s look. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Christine Jonson Travel Trio Three #226]]> Thu, 09 Sep 2010 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39122/pattern-review-christine-jonson-travel-trio-three-226 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39122/pattern-review-christine-jonson-travel-trio-three-226 Pattern Review: Christine Jonson Travel Trio Three #226 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Pattern #226 by Christine Jonson. This pattern features a great-looking ensemble with pieces that are easy to sew and comfortable to wear. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39122/pattern-review-christine-jonson-travel-trio-three-226
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Burda 7587 Coat]]> Thu, 09 Sep 2010 19:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39128/pattern-review-burda-7587-coat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39128/pattern-review-burda-7587-coat Pattern Review: Burda 7587 Coat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Burda Pattern 7587. This bias-cut topper is a blank canvas for creativity with a full silhouette in two lengths. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39128/pattern-review-burda-7587-coat
<![CDATA[Sheath a tracing-wheel blade]]> Mon, 06 Sep 2010 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24937/sheath-a-tracing-wheel-blade http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24937/sheath-a-tracing-wheel-blade Sheath a tracing-wheel blade Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use a toothbrush holder as a handy storage place for tracing wheels. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create an Illusion Mesh Edge]]> Mon, 06 Sep 2010 00:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15686/create-an-illusion-mesh-edge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15686/create-an-illusion-mesh-edge Create an Illusion Mesh Edge Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Avoid traditional facings with this creative technique. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15686/create-an-illusion-mesh-edge
<![CDATA[Kitchen Mats in the Sewing Room]]> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24935/kitchen-mats-in-the-sewing-room http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24935/kitchen-mats-in-the-sewing-room Kitchen Mats in the Sewing Room Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Pliable kitchen mats come in handy as a cutting mat when using a rotary cutter. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24935/kitchen-mats-in-the-sewing-room
<![CDATA[How to Make Stripe Insertions]]> Tue, 24 Aug 2010 15:38:32 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15505/how-to-make-stripe-insertions http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15505/how-to-make-stripe-insertions How to Make Stripe Insertions Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Tiny elements, sometimes hidden, can revamp a classic shirt with personality and design. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15505/how-to-make-stripe-insertions
<![CDATA[Perfect Narrow Mitered Corners]]> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24933/perfect-narrow-mitered-corners http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24933/perfect-narrow-mitered-corners Perfect Narrow Mitered Corners Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use this method for easy-to-sew, professional-looking corners. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Floral net thread cover]]> Mon, 16 Aug 2010 14:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24931/floral-net-thread-cover http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24931/floral-net-thread-cover Floral net thread cover Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use net flower covers to help keep thread on its spool. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24931/floral-net-thread-cover
<![CDATA[And the Winners of Bags in Bloom are...]]> Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:51:29 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15346/and-the-winners-of-bags-in-bloom-are http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15346/and-the-winners-of-bags-in-bloom-are And the Winners of Bags in Bloom are... Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Find out if you are a lucky winner in our book giveaway. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Silicone Hem Guides]]> Mon, 09 Aug 2010 08:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24928/silicone-hem-guides http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24928/silicone-hem-guides Silicone Hem Guides Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Create iron-friendly pressing guides using recycled potholders. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24928/silicone-hem-guides
<![CDATA[Who is your favorite Threads author?]]> Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:49:17 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15124/who-is-your-favorite-threads-author http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/15124/who-is-your-favorite-threads-author ThreadsMagazine
Which of the talented contributors to Threads magazine has inspired you most over the past 25 years? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: The Sewing Workshop Collection - Urban T-Shirt and Pants]]> Fri, 09 Jul 2010 19:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39165/pattern-review-the-sewing-workshop-collection-urban-t-shirt-and-pants http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39165/pattern-review-the-sewing-workshop-collection-urban-t-shirt-and-pants Pattern Review: The Sewing Workshop Collection - Urban T-Shirt and Pants Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews a pattern by the Sewing Workshop Collection. This pattern provides a modern update on the T-shirt with a front drape and bias-cut front pocket. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39165/pattern-review-the-sewing-workshop-collection-urban-t-shirt-and-pants
<![CDATA[Make a Front Vent with a Loop and Button]]> Fri, 09 Jul 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14624/make-a-front-vent-with-a-loop-and-button http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14624/make-a-front-vent-with-a-loop-and-button Make a Front Vent with  a Loop and Button Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This detail lends a bit of flair to a basic pant and can be made in any fabric from linen to lightweight wools. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14624/make-a-front-vent-with-a-loop-and-button
<![CDATA[Create a Detachable Flower Embellishment]]> Thu, 01 Jul 2010 13:13:40 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14823/create-a-detachable-flower-embellishment http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14823/create-a-detachable-flower-embellishment Create a Detachable Flower Embellishment Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make a fabric and ribbon flower accessory that's easy to add or remove from a garment. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14823/create-a-detachable-flower-embellishment
<![CDATA[What were you sewing in 1985?]]> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 10:53:38 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14779/what-were-you-sewing-in-1985 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14779/what-were-you-sewing-in-1985 ThreadsMagazine
We are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year, and we want to know what you were sewing when we were just getting started. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pretty piping]]> Fri, 11 Jun 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24630/pretty-piping http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24630/pretty-piping Pretty piping Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Adding piping is a great way to accent the lines of a garment, but it can have extra visual punch if you apply a decorative stitch to the bias fabric before insertion. Once I’ve selected a... ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24630/pretty-piping
<![CDATA[Hair elastics for closures]]> Fri, 04 Jun 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24627/hair-elastics-for-closures http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24627/hair-elastics-for-closures Hair elastics for closures Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Hair elastics make excellent button loops, and they’re perfect for many other embellishments as well. I use a simple circle elastic joined with crimped metal, glue, or stitching. The elastics... ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24627/hair-elastics-for-closures
<![CDATA[Looped button closure]]> Fri, 28 May 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24625/looped-button-closure http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24625/looped-button-closure Looped button closure Posted by ThreadsMagazine
To make an interesting button closure, I start with a small standard buttonhole (about 3⁄8 inch long), one for each closure. I tie a 3- to 5-inch piece of decorative ribbon, rope, or thin... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Easy seam-allowance guide]]> Fri, 21 May 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24623/easy-seam-allowance-guide http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24623/easy-seam-allowance-guide Easy seam-allowance guide Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A rubber band around the base of my sewing machine is an excellent way to temporarily mark a wider-than-usual seam allowance. It’s easy to follow and stays in place securely, but itrsquos... ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24623/easy-seam-allowance-guide
<![CDATA[Used-needle identification]]> Fri, 14 May 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24621/used-needle-identification http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24621/used-needle-identification Used-needle identification Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Some projects require that you change needles after you’ve used them briefly, e.g., switch from a lightweight needle to a heavyweight one. To know if a needle is slightly used or brand new, I... ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24621/used-needle-identification
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Simplicity 2648 Misses' Dresses]]> Sun, 09 May 2010 20:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39177/pattern-review-simplicity-2648-misses-dresses http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39177/pattern-review-simplicity-2648-misses-dresses Pattern Review: Simplicity 2648 Misses' Dresses Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Simplicity Pattern 2648. This dress pattern features a classic style with a contemporary twist on fitting. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39177/pattern-review-simplicity-2648-misses-dresses
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Burda 7591 Blouses]]> Sun, 09 May 2010 20:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39180/pattern-review-burda-7591-blouses http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39180/pattern-review-burda-7591-blouses Pattern Review: Burda 7591 Blouses Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Burda Pattern 7591. These fitted, knit-only blouses have two options for the neckline and sleeve styles. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39180/pattern-review-burda-7591-blouses
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 1184 Ensemble]]> Sun, 09 May 2010 20:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39174/pattern-review-vogue-1184-ensemble http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39174/pattern-review-vogue-1184-ensemble Pattern Review: Vogue 1184 Ensemble Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 1184. This Sandra Betzina pattern features an unlined vest with an oversize collar and a chic pair of shorts. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39174/pattern-review-vogue-1184-ensemble
<![CDATA[How to Hemstitch by Machine]]> Fri, 07 May 2010 16:29:05 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/13986/how-to-hemstitch-by-machine http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/13986/how-to-hemstitch-by-machine How to Hemstitch by Machine Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn a wing needle technique that will add a delicate embellishment while finishing and securing the facing edge. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/13986/how-to-hemstitch-by-machine
<![CDATA[Tepee relaxes magnetic pull]]> Fri, 07 May 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24619/tepee-relaxes-magnetic-pull http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24619/tepee-relaxes-magnetic-pull Tepee relaxes magnetic pull Posted by ThreadsMagazine
My magnetic pin holder secures my silk pins so tightly that it’s difficult to remove them, so I push a knitting needle or stiletto under the pins to sculpt them into a tepee shape. Then I can... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing tools from the art- and office-supply store]]> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24617/sewing-tools-from-the-art-and-office-supply-store http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24617/sewing-tools-from-the-art-and-office-supply-store Sewing tools from the art- and office-supply store Posted by ThreadsMagazine
On my latest forays to art- and office-supply stores, I found some useful marking and cleaning tools. While a lot of sewers know the virtues of drafting tape—it’s inexpensive, can be... ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24617/sewing-tools-from-the-art-and-office-supply-store
<![CDATA[Streamlined shirt collar]]> Fri, 23 Apr 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24615/streamlined-shirt-collar http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24615/streamlined-shirt-collar Streamlined shirt collar Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Whenever I cut a shirt collar that has a straight edge, I remove the seam allowance from the outer edge of the pattern piece and cut the collar on the fold. That way, there are no intersecting seams... ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24615/streamlined-shirt-collar
<![CDATA[Easy, elasticized swimsuit straps]]> Fri, 16 Apr 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24613/easy-elasticized-swimsuit-straps http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24613/easy-elasticized-swimsuit-straps Easy, elasticized swimsuit straps Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This is a trick I learned when trying to figure out how my bathing-suit straps were made: Cut elastic for the strap as long as the desired finished strap plus two seam allowances and 3 inches. Cut... ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24613/easy-elasticized-swimsuit-straps
<![CDATA["Wicked Witch" test for wool]]> Fri, 09 Apr 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24610/wicked-witch-test-for-wool http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24610/wicked-witch-test-for-wool Posted by ThreadsMagazine
To determine if fabric is 100 percent wool, soak a small swatch of it in chlorine bleach for about eight hours. If the swatch dissolves completely, is significantly smaller, or has clearly... ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24610/wicked-witch-test-for-wool
<![CDATA[Unstick hoops with shaving product]]> Fri, 02 Apr 2010 21:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24608/unstick-hoops-with-shaving-product http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24608/unstick-hoops-with-shaving-product Unstick hoops with shaving product Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you use spray adhesives to adhere fabric to hooped embroidery stabilizers, you’re likely to wind up with sticky hoops. There are plenty of products that will degunk your hoops, but... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Spring Color Contest Official Rules]]> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:54:14 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/13023/spring-color-contest-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/13023/spring-color-contest-official-rules Spring Color Contest Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the Threads Spring Color Contest. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/13023/spring-color-contest-official-rules
<![CDATA[Fire-hose technique for managing long fabric strips]]> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24606/fire-hose-technique-for-managing-long-fabric-strips http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24606/fire-hose-technique-for-managing-long-fabric-strips Fire-hose technique for managing long fabric strips Posted by ThreadsMagazine
I was recently making yards and yards of corded welting for a slipcovering project, and I just about lost my mind trying to keep the very lengthy fabric strip I had made from twisting and tangling... ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24606/fire-hose-technique-for-managing-long-fabric-strips
<![CDATA[See color combinations in new light]]> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24604/see-color-combinations-in-new-light http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24604/see-color-combinations-in-new-light See color combinations in new light Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a new look at color schemes ]]>
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<![CDATA[Creating Chemical Cutwork]]> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:46:11 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12802/creating-chemical-cutwork http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12802/creating-chemical-cutwork Creating Chemical Cutwork Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Embroider breezy fabric without fussy cutting. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12802/creating-chemical-cutwork
<![CDATA[Give new life to old buttons]]> Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24602/give-new-life-to-old-buttons http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24602/give-new-life-to-old-buttons Give new life to old buttons Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Fix up your old stained buttons with this neat tip ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24602/give-new-life-to-old-buttons
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Butterick 5387 Misses' Top]]> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 20:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39189/pattern-review-butterick-5387-misses-top http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39189/pattern-review-butterick-5387-misses-top Pattern Review: Butterick 5387 Misses' Top Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Butterick Pattern 5387. This sophisticated boat-neck knit top features a choice of sleeves, including a sleeveless look or a long bell shape with an applied flounce. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39189/pattern-review-butterick-5387-misses-top
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Petite Plus Wrap Jacket & Blouse 203]]> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 20:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39192/pattern-review-petite-plus-wrap-jacket-blouse-203 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39192/pattern-review-petite-plus-wrap-jacket-blouse-203 Pattern Review: Petite Plus Wrap Jacket & Blouse 203 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews pattern 203 by Petite Plus Patterns. This pattern line is designed with the petite, fuller figure in mind. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39192/pattern-review-petite-plus-wrap-jacket-blouse-203
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Simplicity 2476 Ensemble]]> Tue, 09 Mar 2010 20:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39186/pattern-review-simplicity-2476-ensemble http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39186/pattern-review-simplicity-2476-ensemble Pattern Review: Simplicity 2476 Ensemble Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Simplicity Pattern 2476. You can sew a versatile wardrobe from just this one pattern. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39186/pattern-review-simplicity-2476-ensemble
<![CDATA[Recall of Dritz Quick Cut Scissors]]> Mon, 08 Mar 2010 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12701/recall-of-dritz-quick-cut-scissors http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12701/recall-of-dritz-quick-cut-scissors Recall of Dritz Quick Cut Scissors Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Prym Consumer USA has announced a voluntary recall for all of the Dritz Quick Cut Scissors. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12701/recall-of-dritz-quick-cut-scissors
<![CDATA[Crayola isn't just for kids]]> Fri, 05 Mar 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24600/crayola-isnt-just-for-kids http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24600/crayola-isnt-just-for-kids Crayola isn't just for kids Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A new way to use Crayola Erasables ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24600/crayola-isnt-just-for-kids
<![CDATA[New Sewing Machines by Janome]]> Wed, 03 Mar 2010 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4173/new-sewing-machines-by-janome http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4173/new-sewing-machines-by-janome New Sewing Machines by Janome Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Read what Janome is saying about its newly released models. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4173/new-sewing-machines-by-janome
<![CDATA[What other types of fiber-arts-related crafts do you do? ]]> Mon, 01 Mar 2010 11:24:02 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12561/what-other-types-of-fiber-arts-related-crafts-do-you-do http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12561/what-other-types-of-fiber-arts-related-crafts-do-you-do ThreadsMagazine
We know you love to sew, but let us know what other fiber-arts-related crafts you enjoy. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/12561/what-other-types-of-fiber-arts-related-crafts-do-you-do
<![CDATA[Zipper finishing made easy]]> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24598/zipper-finishing-made-easy http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24598/zipper-finishing-made-easy Zipper finishing made easy Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A great way to sew a perfect zipper ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24598/zipper-finishing-made-easy
<![CDATA[Bakery containers for storage]]> Fri, 19 Feb 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24596/bakery-containers-for-storage http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24596/bakery-containers-for-storage Bakery containers for storage Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The clear plastic containers that come from most supermarket bakery departments make wonderful see-through storage for my gathered laces and other trims. After I roll them, they look like floating... ]]>
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<![CDATA[Color-coordinated bonding]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24594/color-coordinated-bonding http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24594/color-coordinated-bonding Color-coordinated bonding Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make flexible boning for handbags ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24594/color-coordinated-bonding
<![CDATA[Sew a circle easily!]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24591/sew-a-circle-easily http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24591/sew-a-circle-easily Sew a circle easily! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sewing a perfect circle is tricky, but this method simplifies the process ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24591/sew-a-circle-easily
<![CDATA[Add Style with Graphic Fabric Insertions]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2010 14:50:01 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11719/add-style-with-graphic-fabric-insertions http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11719/add-style-with-graphic-fabric-insertions Add Style with Graphic Fabric Insertions Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Check out this decorative couture piecing technique from Project Runway Season 7 Contestant, Pamela Ptak. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11719/add-style-with-graphic-fabric-insertions
<![CDATA[Shed light on serger threading and cleaning]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24589/shed-light-on-serger-threading-and-cleaning http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24589/shed-light-on-serger-threading-and-cleaning Shed light on serger threading and cleaning Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Wear a backpacker's headlamp for extra light inside a machine ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24589/shed-light-on-serger-threading-and-cleaning
<![CDATA[Create Intricate Fabric With Pin Weaving]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:09:37 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11225/create-intricate-fabric-with-pin-weaving http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11225/create-intricate-fabric-with-pin-weaving Create Intricate Fabric With Pin Weaving Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make your own colorful and artistic fabric from yarn and leftover fabric pieces with pin weaving. The technique is surprisingly easy to master and produces lovely yardage for garments, accessories, and even framed art pieces. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11225/create-intricate-fabric-with-pin-weaving
<![CDATA[Your ruler can determine grainline]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24587/your-ruler-can-determine-grainline http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24587/your-ruler-can-determine-grainline Your ruler can determine grainline Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use your ruler and a bit of tape to help you position your pieces on grain. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24587/your-ruler-can-determine-grainline
<![CDATA[Mini buttons for doll clothes]]> Fri, 15 Jan 2010 22:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24585/mini-buttons-for-doll-clothes http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24585/mini-buttons-for-doll-clothes Mini buttons for doll clothes Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use common recyclable household items to make small buttons for doll clothing ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24585/mini-buttons-for-doll-clothes
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: McCall's 5812 Peasant Skirt]]> Sat, 09 Jan 2010 20:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39196/pattern-review-mccalls-5812-peasant-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39196/pattern-review-mccalls-5812-peasant-skirt Pattern Review: McCall's 5812 Peasant Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews McCall's Pattern 5812. Feminine and youthful, this floor-length, peasant-style skirt is made contemporary with eight bias-cut tiers cut with visible overlapping raw edges. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39196/pattern-review-mccalls-5812-peasant-skirt
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 1109 Knit Top]]> Sat, 09 Jan 2010 20:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39202/pattern-review-vogue-1109-knit-top http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39202/pattern-review-vogue-1109-knit-top Pattern Review: Vogue 1109 Knit Top Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Vogue Pattern 1109. This design's seam placements beautifully flatter a number of different body types with slimming lines. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39202/pattern-review-vogue-1109-knit-top
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Simplicity 2556 Misses' Vests]]> Sat, 09 Jan 2010 20:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39199/pattern-review-simplicity-2556-misses-vests http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39199/pattern-review-simplicity-2556-misses-vests Pattern Review: Simplicity 2556 Misses' Vests Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Simplicity Pattern 2556. This vest pattern comes from the Project Runway collection by Simplicity. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39199/pattern-review-simplicity-2556-misses-vests
<![CDATA[Choose the Winner in the Fancy Fabric Contest]]> Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:02:39 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11526/choose-the-winner-in-the-fancy-fabric-contest http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11526/choose-the-winner-in-the-fancy-fabric-contest Choose the Winner in the Fancy Fabric Contest Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You decide which one of our five finalists will take home the prize. Vote for your favorite to win. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11526/choose-the-winner-in-the-fancy-fabric-contest
<![CDATA[Hands-On With Kleibacker: Lessons for Working with a Bias]]> Wed, 06 Jan 2010 10:27:14 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11421/hands-on-with-kleibacker-lessons-for-working-with-a-bias http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11421/hands-on-with-kleibacker-lessons-for-working-with-a-bias Hands-On With Kleibacker: Lessons for Working with a Bias Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn some of the techniques developed by Kleibacker throughout his career. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11421/hands-on-with-kleibacker-lessons-for-working-with-a-bias
<![CDATA[the 'Happy Valentine's Day' from Bernina V6 Contest Official Rules]]> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 14:07:47 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11185/the-happy-valentines-day-from-bernina-v6-contest-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11185/the-happy-valentines-day-from-bernina-v6-contest-official-rules the 'Happy Valentine's Day' from Bernina V6 Contest Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The Official Rules for the 'Happy Valentine's Day' from Bernina V6 Contest ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11185/the-happy-valentines-day-from-bernina-v6-contest-official-rules
<![CDATA[New Sewing Machines by Brother]]> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 10:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4197/new-sewing-machines-by-brother http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4197/new-sewing-machines-by-brother New Sewing Machines by Brother Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Read what Brother is saying about its newly released models and accessories. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4197/new-sewing-machines-by-brother
<![CDATA[Sew Buttonholes that Resist Stretching]]> Tue, 29 Dec 2009 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11174/sew-buttonholes-that-resist-stretching http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11174/sew-buttonholes-that-resist-stretching Sew Buttonholes that Resist Stretching Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Closures can be tricky on stretchy, loose knits, but with the right support, you can add professional-looking buttonholes that complement your knitwear designs. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/11174/sew-buttonholes-that-resist-stretching
<![CDATA[Use a machine stitch as a perfect guide for hand sewing]]> Fri, 25 Dec 2009 10:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24573/use-a-machine-stitch-as-a-perfect-guide-for-hand-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24573/use-a-machine-stitch-as-a-perfect-guide-for-hand-sewing Use a machine stitch as a perfect guide for hand sewing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Baste a straight stitch using your machine and use the perfectly spaced stitches as a guide for evenly spaced hand stitches. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24573/use-a-machine-stitch-as-a-perfect-guide-for-hand-sewing
<![CDATA[What's on Your Sewing Wish List?]]> Fri, 18 Dec 2009 14:59:32 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10986/whats-on-your-sewing-wish-list http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10986/whats-on-your-sewing-wish-list What's on Your Sewing Wish List? Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here is a list of the gifts on our wish lists this year. What sewing items are you hoping for? ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10986/whats-on-your-sewing-wish-list
<![CDATA[Thread needles with a floss threader]]> Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24572/thread-needles-with-a-floss-threader http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24572/thread-needles-with-a-floss-threader Thread needles with a floss threader Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Look to the dental aisle at the drugstore for threaders that help make threading needles a cinch. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24572/thread-needles-with-a-floss-threader
<![CDATA[Use Lint Roller Scraps From Your Sewing Room To Make Unique Cards]]> Fri, 11 Dec 2009 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24570/use-lint-roller-scraps-from-your-sewing-room-to-make-unique-cards http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24570/use-lint-roller-scraps-from-your-sewing-room-to-make-unique-cards Use Lint Roller Scraps From Your Sewing Room To Make Unique Cards Posted by ThreadsMagazine
When I finish a sewing project, I clean my sewing-room floor with an adhesive lint roller. When my lint roller’s outer layer becomes full of threads and lint, I affix it to folded card stock, creating a unique note card. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24570/use-lint-roller-scraps-from-your-sewing-room-to-make-unique-cards
<![CDATA[Recycle plastic trays from the supermarket]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2009 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24549/recycle-plastic-trays-from-the-supermarket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24549/recycle-plastic-trays-from-the-supermarket Recycle plastic trays from the supermarket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Empty plastic foam trays from the supermarket make great sewing notion storage for your workspace. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24549/recycle-plastic-trays-from-the-supermarket
<![CDATA[Fancy Fabrics Challenge Official Rules]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2009 14:00:28 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10474/fancy-fabrics-challenge-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10474/fancy-fabrics-challenge-official-rules Fancy Fabrics Challenge Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Official Rules for the Threads Fancy Fabrics Challenge ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10474/fancy-fabrics-challenge-official-rules
<![CDATA[New Use for Tailor's Chalk]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2009 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24547/new-use-for-tailors-chalk http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24547/new-use-for-tailors-chalk New Use for Tailor's Chalk Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Place one triangular piece of tailor's chalk in a box with your silver jewelry to keep it tarnish-free. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Recover an Umbrella]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:28:08 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10563/how-to-recover-an-umbrella http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10563/how-to-recover-an-umbrella How to Recover an Umbrella Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Give an old umbrella a bright new look with an all new cover. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10563/how-to-recover-an-umbrella
<![CDATA[How to Make Loops in Soutache Braid]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 16:54:05 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10558/how-to-make-loops-in-soutache-braid http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10558/how-to-make-loops-in-soutache-braid How to Make Loops in Soutache Braid Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to make small loops in soutache braid lie perfectly flat for elegant embellishment details. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/10558/how-to-make-loops-in-soutache-braid
<![CDATA[Easy Turning Through the Seam]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2009 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24545/easy-turning-through-the-seam http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24545/easy-turning-through-the-seam Easy Turning Through the Seam Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Whether you're making a pillow or a sash, use this tip to help you sew anything needed to be turned right-side out. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Kwik Sew 3706 Misses' Jackets]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2009 20:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39205/pattern-review-kwik-sew-3706-misses-jackets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39205/pattern-review-kwik-sew-3706-misses-jackets Pattern Review: Kwik Sew 3706 Misses' Jackets Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Kwik Sew Pattern 3706. This flattering wrap-style jacket has lots of gently curved seams that offer a perfect fit for a shapely body. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39205/pattern-review-kwik-sew-3706-misses-jackets
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Marfy 1961 Coat]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2009 20:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39208/pattern-review-marfy-1961-coat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39208/pattern-review-marfy-1961-coat Pattern Review: Marfy 1961 Coat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Marfy Pattern 1961. This unique coat features a dramatic collar that’s sure to get noticed. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39208/pattern-review-marfy-1961-coat
<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Simplicity 2586 Misses' Dresses]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2009 20:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39211/pattern-review-simplicity-2586-misses-dresses http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39211/pattern-review-simplicity-2586-misses-dresses Pattern Review: Simplicity 2586 Misses' Dresses Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads reviews Simplicity Pattern 2586 from the Cynthia Rowley Collection. This pattern is fun to wear and easy to make. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/39211/pattern-review-simplicity-2586-misses-dresses
<![CDATA[Make a Pressing Dauber]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2009 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24542/make-a-pressing-dauber http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24542/make-a-pressing-dauber Make a Pressing Dauber Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make a handy pressing tool just like the one professional tailor's use using scraps of fabric. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24542/make-a-pressing-dauber
<![CDATA[Stray threads become artistic cards]]> Fri, 30 Oct 2009 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24496/stray-threads-become-artistic-cards http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24496/stray-threads-become-artistic-cards Stray threads become artistic cards Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Recycle used lint roller papers that were used to clean up your thread mess and transform them into works of art. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24496/stray-threads-become-artistic-cards
<![CDATA[Fitting Tips from the Pros: Online Extra]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2009 10:15:43 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9746/fitting-tips-from-the-pros-online-extra http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9746/fitting-tips-from-the-pros-online-extra Fitting Tips from the Pros: Online Extra Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In the latest issue of Threads (No. 146 Dec/Jan), Louise Cutting and Linda Lee share their quick tips for fitting your problem areas. Here are a couple more tips from these talented ladies. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9746/fitting-tips-from-the-pros-online-extra
<![CDATA[Keep fabric steady while ironing with a magnet]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24494/keep-fabric-steady-while-ironing-with-a-magnet http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24494/keep-fabric-steady-while-ironing-with-a-magnet Keep fabric steady while ironing with a magnet Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Magnets can be a sewers best friend at the ironing board. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24494/keep-fabric-steady-while-ironing-with-a-magnet
<![CDATA[Spiral bobbin storage]]> Fri, 16 Oct 2009 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24492/spiral-bobbin-storage http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24492/spiral-bobbin-storage Spiral bobbin storage Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use recycled bindings from notebooks to organize bobbins. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24492/spiral-bobbin-storage
<![CDATA[Halloween Costume Contest Official Rules]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2009 13:17:03 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9427/halloween-costume-contest-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9427/halloween-costume-contest-official-rules Halloween Costume Contest Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the Threads Halloween Costume Contest. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9427/halloween-costume-contest-official-rules
<![CDATA[Recycled fabric makes great piping]]> Fri, 09 Oct 2009 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24490/recycled-fabric-makes-great-piping http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24490/recycled-fabric-makes-great-piping Recycled fabric makes great piping Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Can't get to the fabric store? Use recycled strips of fabric as cording to create your own piping. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24490/recycled-fabric-makes-great-piping
<![CDATA[Keep pins handy with an egg cup]]> Fri, 02 Oct 2009 14:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24488/keep-pins-handy-with-an-egg-cup http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24488/keep-pins-handy-with-an-egg-cup Keep pins handy with an egg cup Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Egg cups make convenient, and super-cute, pin storage. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24488/keep-pins-handy-with-an-egg-cup
<![CDATA[How to Sculpt a Row of Faux Bows]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2009 16:05:12 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9339/how-to-sculpt-a-row-of-faux-bows http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9339/how-to-sculpt-a-row-of-faux-bows How to Sculpt a Row of Faux Bows Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to manipulate a bias tube to create the illusion of bows. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9339/how-to-sculpt-a-row-of-faux-bows
<![CDATA[Mark even hems with string]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2009 14:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24486/mark-even-hems-with-string http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24486/mark-even-hems-with-string Mark even hems with string Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Getting an even hem marked without a friend can be tough. Use a string covered with chalk to help you when a buddy isn't on hand. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Competitors Make It With Wool and Win]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:43:50 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9093/competitors-make-it-with-wool-and-win http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9093/competitors-make-it-with-wool-and-win Competitors Make It With Wool and Win Posted by ThreadsMagazine
See the winners of the annual Make It With Wool competition. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9093/competitors-make-it-with-wool-and-win
<![CDATA[And the Winners of the Simplicity Bias Tape Makers are...]]> Fri, 11 Sep 2009 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9144/and-the-winners-of-the-simplicity-bias-tape-makers-are http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9144/and-the-winners-of-the-simplicity-bias-tape-makers-are And the Winners of the Simplicity Bias Tape Makers are... Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Find out if you were the lucky winner of a Simplicity Bias Tape Maker. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/9144/and-the-winners-of-the-simplicity-bias-tape-makers-are
<![CDATA[Use a lightbulb for easy pressing]]> Fri, 11 Sep 2009 09:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24484/use-a-lightbulb-for-easy-pressing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24484/use-a-lightbulb-for-easy-pressing Use a lightbulb for easy pressing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Quickly press small fabric and garment pieces with a light bulb. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24484/use-a-lightbulb-for-easy-pressing
<![CDATA[Keep bobbins and spools together]]> Fri, 04 Sep 2009 13:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24482/keep-bobbins-and-spools-together http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24482/keep-bobbins-and-spools-together Keep bobbins and spools together Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Keep bobbins and spools organized with rubber bands. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24482/keep-bobbins-and-spools-together
<![CDATA[Reuse plastic bags for smooth sewing]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24480/reuse-plastic-bags-for-smooth-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24480/reuse-plastic-bags-for-smooth-sewing Reuse plastic bags for smooth sewing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use recycled plastic bags to help tame tricky fabrics. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24480/reuse-plastic-bags-for-smooth-sewing
<![CDATA[Gallery of Gorgeous Gloves by John Koch]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:38:56 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8894/gallery-of-gorgeous-gloves-by-john-koch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8894/gallery-of-gorgeous-gloves-by-john-koch Gallery of Gorgeous Gloves by John Koch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
View some of John Koch's amazing custom-made gloves in this inspiration gallery. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8894/gallery-of-gorgeous-gloves-by-john-koch
<![CDATA[Use a Proportional Scale as a Design Tool]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:29:22 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8878/use-a-proportional-scale-as-a-design-tool http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8878/use-a-proportional-scale-as-a-design-tool Use a Proportional Scale as a Design Tool Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The key to reproducing a garment that inspires you is keeping the proportions right. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8878/use-a-proportional-scale-as-a-design-tool
<![CDATA[Stitches for Gorgeous Gloves ]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:21:32 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8893/stitches-for-gorgeous-gloves http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8893/stitches-for-gorgeous-gloves Stitches for Gorgeous Gloves Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use these stitches when sewing gloves. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Patterns for Gorgeous Gloves]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2009 17:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8892/patterns-for-gorgeous-gloves http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8892/patterns-for-gorgeous-gloves Patterns for Gorgeous Gloves Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Download the glove pattern from "Gorgeous Gloves" in Threads Issue 145. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8892/patterns-for-gorgeous-gloves
<![CDATA[Tame your bobbin tails]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2009 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24478/tame-your-bobbin-tails http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24478/tame-your-bobbin-tails Tame your bobbin tails Posted by ThreadsMagazine
With all the different colors and types of thread I use, my bobbins were really a mess. My husband came up with a great idea to correct this problem using 7⁄8-inch transparent tubing from the hardware store. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sew Scientific]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24031/sew-scientific http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24031/sew-scientific Sew Scientific Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A drool-worthy way to make threading a needle easier. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Summer Sewing Challenge: 1 Week Left to Win!]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2009 14:59:09 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8293/summer-sewing-challenge-1-week-left-to-win http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8293/summer-sewing-challenge-1-week-left-to-win Summer Sewing Challenge: 1 Week Left to Win! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
There is still time to enter your linen creation into a Summer Sewing Challenge. You could win the new Janome 1100D serger. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8293/summer-sewing-challenge-1-week-left-to-win
<![CDATA[Magnetic bars keep notions in order]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2009 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24438/magnetic-bars-keep-notions-in-order http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24438/magnetic-bars-keep-notions-in-order Magnetic bars keep notions in order Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use a magnetic bar on your sewing room wall to organize metal notions like scissors and needles. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Summer Sewing with Linen]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2009 14:09:54 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8241/summer-sewing-with-linen http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8241/summer-sewing-with-linen Summer Sewing with Linen Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Enter to win our Summer Sewing Challenge. There are just two weeks left to share your linen creations. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8241/summer-sewing-with-linen
<![CDATA[How to make a dust pan that attracts pins]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2009 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24436/how-to-make-a-dust-pan-that-attracts-pins http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24436/how-to-make-a-dust-pan-that-attracts-pins How to make a dust pan that attracts pins Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Put a sticky-back magnet in a dust pan for super-quick sewing room cleaning. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24436/how-to-make-a-dust-pan-that-attracts-pins
<![CDATA[Thread Beyond the Sewing Room]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2009 15:37:01 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8170/thread-beyond-the-sewing-room http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8170/thread-beyond-the-sewing-room Thread Beyond the Sewing Room Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Our tour of the Coats & Clark thread factory taught us that their thread shows up in some of the most unexpected everyday items. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/8170/thread-beyond-the-sewing-room
<![CDATA[Needle Felting Without Wool]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2009 09:59:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7767/needle-felting-without-wool http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7767/needle-felting-without-wool Needle Felting Without Wool Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Yes, you can needle felt with fabrics other than wool. Experiment with different fabrics to create a whole new look. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a seam-allowance guide with tape]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24434/make-a-seam-allowance-guide-with-tape http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24434/make-a-seam-allowance-guide-with-tape Make a seam-allowance guide with tape Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use tape to create a seam-allowance guide for your sewing machine. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24434/make-a-seam-allowance-guide-with-tape
<![CDATA[Organize your button stash with safety pins]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2009 13:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24432/organize-your-button-stash-with-safety-pins http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24432/organize-your-button-stash-with-safety-pins Organize your button stash with safety pins Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Always on the lookout for that one stray button? Keep them together with safety pins. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24432/organize-your-button-stash-with-safety-pins
<![CDATA[What is Your Level of Sewing Expertise?]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2009 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7563/what-is-your-level-of-sewing-expertise http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7563/what-is-your-level-of-sewing-expertise ThreadsMagazine
How do you rate your sewing skills? Are you a sewing newbie? Have you been at it for years and are continually progressing? Do you make your living by sewing? Or, are you somewhere in between. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Organize your bobbins]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2009 15:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24408/organize-your-bobbins http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24408/organize-your-bobbins Organize your bobbins Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use straightened paper clips to keep bobbins with their matching thread spools ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24408/organize-your-bobbins
<![CDATA[Join the Threads Summer Sewing Challenge and WIN!]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2009 12:12:02 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7593/join-the-threads-summer-sewing-challenge-and-win http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7593/join-the-threads-summer-sewing-challenge-and-win Join the Threads Summer Sewing Challenge and WIN! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Express yourself in linen by August 17th and enter to win the new 1100D serger from Janome. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7593/join-the-threads-summer-sewing-challenge-and-win
<![CDATA[Summer Sewing Challenge Official Rules]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2009 11:56:30 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7595/summer-sewing-challenge-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7595/summer-sewing-challenge-official-rules Summer Sewing Challenge Official Rules Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The official rules of the 2009 Summer Sewing Challenge: Express Yourself in Linen. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7595/summer-sewing-challenge-official-rules
<![CDATA[And the Winner of Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments is...]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2009 11:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7479/and-the-winner-of-ribbon-embroidery-simple-stitches-for-easy-embellishments-is http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7479/and-the-winner-of-ribbon-embroidery-simple-stitches-for-easy-embellishments-is And the Winner of Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments is... Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Find out who won a copy of Natalie Bellanger-Clement's book, Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7479/and-the-winner-of-ribbon-embroidery-simple-stitches-for-easy-embellishments-is
<![CDATA[How to Embellish Buttonholes with Embroidery]]> Tue, 19 May 2009 12:58:54 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7201/how-to-embellish-buttonholes-with-embroidery http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7201/how-to-embellish-buttonholes-with-embroidery How to Embellish Buttonholes with Embroidery Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Embellish your buttonholes with this embroidery technique from Jennifer Stern. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/7201/how-to-embellish-buttonholes-with-embroidery
<![CDATA[Shell Hem Edge ]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2009 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6935/shell-hem-edge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6935/shell-hem-edge Shell Hem Edge Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Enhance any edge with a shell hem using just a basic needle and thread. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6935/shell-hem-edge
<![CDATA[*UPDATED* The Latest in Sewing Machines]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2009 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4147/updated-the-latest-in-sewing-machines http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4147/updated-the-latest-in-sewing-machines *UPDATED* The Latest in Sewing Machines Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you're in the market for a new machine, check out these models by Baby Lock, Brother, Husqvarna Viking, Janome, Singer, and Pfaff. Check back often for the latest releases. Just added: the Janome ASQ 2009. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4147/updated-the-latest-in-sewing-machines
<![CDATA[Announcing the Winner of the Fluid Fabric Challenge!]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2009 17:14:22 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6889/announcing-the-winner-of-the-fluid-fabric-challenge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6889/announcing-the-winner-of-the-fluid-fabric-challenge Announcing the Winner of the Fluid Fabric Challenge! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Check out the winner and the runners up in the Fluid Fabric contest. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6889/announcing-the-winner-of-the-fluid-fabric-challenge
<![CDATA[Create a Custom Feather Fringe]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:20:15 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6870/create-a-custom-feather-fringe http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6870/create-a-custom-feather-fringe Create a Custom Feather Fringe Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Create a feather trim to embellish any garment. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6870/create-a-custom-feather-fringe
<![CDATA[Enter to Win a $150 Gift Card in Our Fluid Fabric Challenge!]]> Sat, 11 Apr 2009 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6294/enter-to-win-a-150-gift-card-in-our-fluid-fabric-challenge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6294/enter-to-win-a-150-gift-card-in-our-fluid-fabric-challenge Enter to Win a $150 Gift Card in Our Fluid Fabric Challenge! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Submit your own garment made from a fluid fabric and you could win a $150 gift card to Fashionista Fabrics. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6294/enter-to-win-a-150-gift-card-in-our-fluid-fabric-challenge
<![CDATA[Fluid Fabric Challenge Official Rules]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:34:55 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6296/fluid-fabric-challenge-official-rules http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6296/fluid-fabric-challenge-official-rules ThreadsMagazine
The official rules for the Fluid Fabric Challenge. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/6296/fluid-fabric-challenge-official-rules
<![CDATA[On Fitting Sleeves]]> Sat, 21 Mar 2009 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5052/on-fitting-sleeves http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5052/on-fitting-sleeves On Fitting Sleeves Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Your favorite off-the-rack fashions hold the secret to perfectly shaped sleeve caps and armholes. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5052/on-fitting-sleeves
<![CDATA[Threads Announces New Editor]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2009 13:34:43 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5906/threads-announces-new-editor http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5906/threads-announces-new-editor Threads Announces New Editor Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Meet the new editor of Threads magazine and ThreadsMagazine.com, Deana Tierney. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5906/threads-announces-new-editor
<![CDATA[Fitting DVD Series Preview]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2009 10:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4762/fitting-dvd-series-preview http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4762/fitting-dvd-series-preview Fitting DVD Series Preview Posted by ThreadsMagazine
In this video preview, you'll learn 6 fitting techniques from the Threads Fitting DVD Series. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4762/fitting-dvd-series-preview
<![CDATA[Meet Designer Brook DeLorme]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2009 15:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4997/meet-designer-brook-delorme http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4997/meet-designer-brook-delorme Meet Designer Brook DeLorme Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take a look at the way thoughtful inspiration leads a young designer to create chic, sculptural garments. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4997/meet-designer-brook-delorme
<![CDATA[Bobbin Work: When Threads Are Too Thick for the Needle]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2009 13:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5025/bobbin-work-when-threads-are-too-thick-for-the-needle http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5025/bobbin-work-when-threads-are-too-thick-for-the-needle Bobbin Work: When Threads Are Too Thick for the Needle Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use hefty threads, yarns, braids, and ribbons in the bobbin, and sew from the wrong side to create exciting stitched effects. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5025/bobbin-work-when-threads-are-too-thick-for-the-needle
<![CDATA[Adapt a Bra to Accommodate a Prosthesis]]> Sun, 25 Jan 2009 10:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5079/adapt-a-bra-to-accommodate-a-prosthesis http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5079/adapt-a-bra-to-accommodate-a-prosthesis Adapt a Bra to Accommodate a Prosthesis Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Creating a post-mastectomy bra from a purchased garment requires only basic sewing skills and a little attention to detail. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5079/adapt-a-bra-to-accommodate-a-prosthesis
<![CDATA[The Seam Method of Pattern Alteration]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 16:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5053/the-seam-method-of-pattern-alteration http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5053/the-seam-method-of-pattern-alteration The Seam Method of Pattern Alteration Posted by ThreadsMagazine
An innovative technique for pattern alteration that's simple to understand and easy to do, offering options other techniques don't. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5053/the-seam-method-of-pattern-alteration
<![CDATA[Understanding Underlining]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 13:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4999/understanding-underlining http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4999/understanding-underlining Understanding Underlining Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Underlining solves everyday fabric problems, from stabilizing loose weaves to reducing show-through. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4999/understanding-underlining
<![CDATA[A Shortcut to Great Linings]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 11:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4971/a-shortcut-to-great-linings http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4971/a-shortcut-to-great-linings A Shortcut to Great Linings Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Skip interfacing and keep facings in place with this quick-lining technique. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4971/a-shortcut-to-great-linings
<![CDATA[Armani Jackets: The Inside Story]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2009 11:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4976/armani-jackets-the-inside-story http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4976/armani-jackets-the-inside-story Armani Jackets: The Inside Story Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The state of the art in interfacings, shoulders pads, and set-in sleeves ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4976/armani-jackets-the-inside-story
<![CDATA[Understanding the Basic Shawl-Collar Pattern]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2009 16:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4970/understanding-the-basic-shawl-collar-pattern http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4970/understanding-the-basic-shawl-collar-pattern Understanding the Basic Shawl-Collar Pattern Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to make this distinctive collar type, drafted with the lapel and collar in one, for easy sewing and flattering. style ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4970/understanding-the-basic-shawl-collar-pattern
<![CDATA[Sewing White Fabric]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:43:59 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5127/sewing-white-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5127/sewing-white-fabric Sewing White Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to avoid soil, surface damage, show-through, and other pitfalls when working with white fabrics. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5127/sewing-white-fabric
<![CDATA[Symmetry for Quilters]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:14:03 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5136/symmetry-for-quilters http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5136/symmetry-for-quilters Symmetry for Quilters Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use the simplest principles of symmetry to transform a single motif into endless quilting and appliqué designs. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5136/symmetry-for-quilters
<![CDATA[Packing Tips Help You Travel in Style]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2009 09:57:53 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5091/packing-tips-help-you-travel-in-style http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5091/packing-tips-help-you-travel-in-style Packing Tips Help You Travel in Style Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Keep garments neat and organized with Marcy Tilton's system for stuffing a suitcase. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5091/packing-tips-help-you-travel-in-style
<![CDATA[Shopping for a Serger]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2009 14:00:37 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5050/shopping-for-a-serger http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5050/shopping-for-a-serger Shopping for a Serger Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Analyze your sewing needs, understand serger features, and prepare to test-drive. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5050/shopping-for-a-serger
<![CDATA[Lapped Zippers Rule!]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:42:59 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5085/lapped-zippers-rule http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5085/lapped-zippers-rule Lapped Zippers Rule! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Lapped zippers are easier to insert and look better than centered zippers in almost every situation. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5085/lapped-zippers-rule
<![CDATA[Stenciling Workshop]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 16:05:22 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5064/stenciling-workshop http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5064/stenciling-workshop Stenciling Workshop Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Simple fabric painting offers unlimited possibilities for great garments. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5064/stenciling-workshop
<![CDATA[Textures: From Photo to Fabric]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2009 15:23:38 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5059/textures-from-photo-to-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5059/textures-from-photo-to-fabric Textures: From Photo to Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The real world offers endless visual stimulation. With a little ingenuity, you can transfer the excitement onto fabric. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5059/textures-from-photo-to-fabric
<![CDATA[Sewing Lycra Blends]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 15:28:02 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4993/sewing-lycra-blends http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4993/sewing-lycra-blends Sewing Lycra Blends Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Puzzled by wovens and knits featuring a touch of this springy fiber? Learn how to get the most from Lycra blends; it's surprisingly simple. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4993/sewing-lycra-blends
<![CDATA[Crazy Patchwork by Machine]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2009 15:26:59 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4978/crazy-patchwork-by-machine http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4978/crazy-patchwork-by-machine Crazy Patchwork by Machine Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to use your sewing machine's decorative stitches to mimic the random, embellished hand-piecing of Victorian crazy quilting. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4978/crazy-patchwork-by-machine
<![CDATA[The Whimsical Creations of Saskia Wassing-Shepherd]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2009 09:32:35 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4957/the-whimsical-creations-of-saskia-wassing-shepherd http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4957/the-whimsical-creations-of-saskia-wassing-shepherd The Whimsical Creations of Saskia Wassing-Shepherd Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Bright colors, free-motion embroidery, and a sense of humor combine delightfully in the designer's soft-sculpture animals and furnishings. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4957/the-whimsical-creations-of-saskia-wassing-shepherd
<![CDATA[Find Your Best Silhouette]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2009 14:21:09 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5149/find-your-best-silhouette http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5149/find-your-best-silhouette Find Your Best Silhouette Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Most of us have struggled with proportional problems, but the solution is actually selecting clothing shapes that better complement our existing figures. Learn how to design for your body using age-old proportion rules, and print out a master grid for your designs. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5149/find-your-best-silhouette
<![CDATA[Lessons From Other Quilters]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2009 14:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5058/lessons-from-other-quilters http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5058/lessons-from-other-quilters Lessons From Other Quilters Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Close inspection of antique (and other) quilts reveals techniques and approaches you can use in your own work. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5058/lessons-from-other-quilters
<![CDATA[The Scoop on Linings]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2009 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5155/the-scoop-on-linings http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5155/the-scoop-on-linings The Scoop on Linings Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to determine the best lining weight for your garment. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5155/the-scoop-on-linings
<![CDATA[Knits & Wovens: What's the Difference?]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2009 13:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5152/knits-wovens-whats-the-difference http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5152/knits-wovens-whats-the-difference Knits & Wovens: What's the Difference? Posted by ThreadsMagazine
There are two basic categories that fabrics fall into: knits and wovens. Learn how to better understand and identify these categories in order to improve your sewing. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5152/knits-wovens-whats-the-difference
<![CDATA[Luxe Hangers]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2009 11:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5023/luxe-hangers http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5023/luxe-hangers Luxe Hangers Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to make sumptuous, padded hangers from bits and pieces of your best fabrics. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5023/luxe-hangers
<![CDATA[Fabrications: One Pattern, Three Looks]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2009 10:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5137/fabrications-one-pattern-three-looks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5137/fabrications-one-pattern-three-looks Fabrications: One Pattern, Three Looks Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Threads' newest feature is the result of a collaboration among three designers and one talented— and speedy— dressmaker. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5137/fabrications-one-pattern-three-looks
<![CDATA[Understand Turn-of-Cloth]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2009 11:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5139/understand-turn-of-cloth http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5139/understand-turn-of-cloth Understand Turn-of-Cloth Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn what you need to do when fabric takes a curve. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5139/understand-turn-of-cloth
<![CDATA[How to Sew a Sheer Placket]]> Wed, 24 Dec 2008 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5021/how-to-sew-a-sheer-placket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5021/how-to-sew-a-sheer-placket How to Sew a Sheer Placket Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to create a perfectly aligned placket for a sheer blouse using hand stitching. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5021/how-to-sew-a-sheer-placket
<![CDATA[Choosing Fabric for Plus-Sized Designs]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2008 15:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5153/choosing-fabric-for-plus-sized-designs http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5153/choosing-fabric-for-plus-sized-designs Choosing Fabric for Plus-Sized Designs Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The aesthetics, durability, and comfort of the fiber are the most important criteria to consider when choosing fabric for plus-sized designs. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5153/choosing-fabric-for-plus-sized-designs
<![CDATA[Button Bangles: Off the Cuff]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2008 13:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5147/button-bangles-off-the-cuff http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5147/button-bangles-off-the-cuff Button Bangles: Off the Cuff Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Mismatched buttons now have a home on a stylish arm. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5147/button-bangles-off-the-cuff
<![CDATA[Machine-Sewn Textures]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2008 10:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5140/machine-sewn-textures http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5140/machine-sewn-textures Machine-Sewn Textures Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to create surface effects by stitching together shrinkable and nonshrinking fabrics, then washing them. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5140/machine-sewn-textures
<![CDATA[Draft a Two-Piece Collar with a Stand]]> Sat, 06 Dec 2008 09:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4982/draft-a-two-piece-collar-with-a-stand http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4982/draft-a-two-piece-collar-with-a-stand Draft a Two-Piece Collar with a Stand Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use these step-by-step instructions to design a two-piece collar with a stand. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4982/draft-a-two-piece-collar-with-a-stand
<![CDATA[The Ease Factor in Pattern-Drafting Software]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2008 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5060/the-ease-factor-in-pattern-drafting-software http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5060/the-ease-factor-in-pattern-drafting-software The Ease Factor in Pattern-Drafting Software Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Selecting the correct amount of ease is critical in drafting a great-fitting pattern. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5060/the-ease-factor-in-pattern-drafting-software
<![CDATA[The Dowager's Hump]]> Sat, 29 Nov 2008 15:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5063/the-dowagers-hump http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5063/the-dowagers-hump The Dowager's Hump Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn the best solution for fitting a rounded upper back. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5063/the-dowagers-hump
<![CDATA[Go against the Grain]]> Sun, 23 Nov 2008 09:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5024/go-against-the-grain http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5024/go-against-the-grain Go against the Grain Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get creative when aligning pattern pieces along the fabric's yarns. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5024/go-against-the-grain
<![CDATA[Embellishing Vintage Textiles: Buttons and Buttonholes]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2008 14:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5005/embellishing-vintage-textiles-buttons-and-buttonholes http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5005/embellishing-vintage-textiles-buttons-and-buttonholes Embellishing Vintage Textiles: Buttons and Buttonholes Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to fashion these textile treasures into elegant creations for garments or home. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5005/embellishing-vintage-textiles-buttons-and-buttonholes
<![CDATA[Quick to Make: Great Pillows 1, 2, 3]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2008 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5002/quick-to-make-great-pillows-1-2-3 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5002/quick-to-make-great-pillows-1-2-3 Quick to Make: Great Pillows 1, 2, 3 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Download a project plan and create stunning pillows for your home in three contemporary designs. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5002/quick-to-make-great-pillows-1-2-3
<![CDATA[Sandra Betzina Sews for Your Home: Duvet Cover]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2008 13:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4998/sandra-betzina-sews-for-your-home-duvet-cover http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4998/sandra-betzina-sews-for-your-home-duvet-cover Sandra Betzina Sews for Your Home: Duvet Cover Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here's a home-dec project that will give your bedroom a new look and keep your comforter clean. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4998/sandra-betzina-sews-for-your-home-duvet-cover
<![CDATA[Corduroy]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2008 10:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4996/corduroy http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4996/corduroy Corduroy Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Discover techniques that yield superior results with this classic pile fabric. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4996/corduroy
<![CDATA[Create Couture Lingerie]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2008 16:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4210/create-couture-lingerie http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4210/create-couture-lingerie Create Couture Lingerie Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Delicate fabric and lace, a simple pattern, and fine sewing add up to a couture cami. Alexandra Armillas teaches you how to make one of your own. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4210/create-couture-lingerie
<![CDATA[Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part One]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3744/mastering-the-narrow-hemmer-part-one http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3744/mastering-the-narrow-hemmer-part-one Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part One Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This pesky presser foot easily delivers precise narrow hems, once you teach it who's boss. Learn how to get the most from it in this three-part series. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3744/mastering-the-narrow-hemmer-part-one
<![CDATA[More on Rejuvenating Vintage Garments]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2008 09:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5086/more-on-rejuvenating-vintage-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5086/more-on-rejuvenating-vintage-garments ThreadsMagazine
An evaluation checklist, plus cleaning and storage tips to help you revive time-worn fashions ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cutting Out]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4988/cutting-out http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4988/cutting-out Cutting Out Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Accurate cutting is important for a well-sewn garment, but this step doesn't have to be difficult if you keep in mind a few simple things. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Bold, Bright Chintz]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4987/bold-bright-chintz http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4987/bold-bright-chintz Bold, Bright Chintz Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A home décor staple that's centuries old ]]>
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<![CDATA[Hooping Tips for Successful Embroidery]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4985/hooping-tips-for-successful-embroidery http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4985/hooping-tips-for-successful-embroidery Hooping Tips for Successful Embroidery Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Discover fresh ideas for ease and accuracy when inserting your fabric in a machine embroidery hoop. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Samplings of Weft Knit and Warp Knit Fabrics]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:02:36 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4179/samplings-of-weft-knit-and-warp-knit-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4179/samplings-of-weft-knit-and-warp-knit-fabrics Samplings of Weft Knit and Warp Knit Fabrics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
More examples of weft knit and warp knit fabrics:Take a look at a few common types of readily available knits. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Scalloped Hem]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2008 11:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4984/the-scalloped-hem http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4984/the-scalloped-hem The Scalloped Hem Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make hemlines the center of attention with this delightful couture finish. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Know Your Knits]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:17:21 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4160/know-your-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4160/know-your-knits Know Your Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to select and use a knit with confidence;this guide to the confusing world of knit fabrics will help you. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4160/know-your-knits
<![CDATA[Rotary Cutters and Mats]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2008 09:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4981/rotary-cutters-and-mats http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4981/rotary-cutters-and-mats Rotary Cutters and Mats Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Choose the right ones, and your scissors may just spend a lot of time in the drawer. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Handy Chart of Fusible and Sew-in Interfacings]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4979/a-handy-chart-of-fusible-and-sew-in-interfacings http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4979/a-handy-chart-of-fusible-and-sew-in-interfacings A Handy Chart of Fusible and Sew-in  Interfacings Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Before you cut and apply an iron-on or sew-in stabilizer, you need to choose the right type. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Create a High, Scrunch Collar]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:19:32 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4144/create-a-high-scrunch-collar http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4144/create-a-high-scrunch-collar Create a High, Scrunch Collar Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to draw a new pattern to make a scrunch collar. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Lush, Embossed Velvet]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 13:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4977/lush-embossed-velvet http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4977/lush-embossed-velvet Lush, Embossed Velvet Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Design your own unique fabrics with rubber stamps and an iron ]]>
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<![CDATA[Master Class: More Great Fabric Manipulations]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 13:18:43 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4131/master-class-more-great-fabric-manipulations http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4131/master-class-more-great-fabric-manipulations Master Class: More Great Fabric Manipulations Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Raveling fabrics and cloth tubes can take your garments to a new embellishment level. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Basket-Weave Coat: the Inside Story]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 11:09:45 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4117/basket-weave-coat-the-inside-story http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4117/basket-weave-coat-the-inside-story Basket-Weave Coat: the Inside Story Posted by ThreadsMagazine
How do you transform basic basket-weaving into a jacket with a 22-panel lattice? See the pattern and the assembly technique. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4117/basket-weave-coat-the-inside-story
<![CDATA[Fitted Coat]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 08:55:39 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4072/fitted-coat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4072/fitted-coat Fitted Coat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This linear coat is inspired by the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building, which was designed by the innovative architect Daniel Libeskind. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Peacock Dress]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2008 08:48:45 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4067/peacock-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4067/peacock-dress Peacock Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Inspired by Victorian and Arts and Crafts peacock motifs, this dress has an iridescent silk dupioni bodice with a cascading skirt. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Two Takes on Felting Wool Jersey]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2008 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4969/two-takes-on-felting-wool-jersey http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4969/two-takes-on-felting-wool-jersey Two Takes on Felting Wool Jersey Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Exercise your creative options by shrinking wool jersey before, or after, embellishing with it. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Layouts]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2008 12:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4968/pattern-layouts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4968/pattern-layouts Pattern Layouts Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get tips on layout and ideas on keeping your pattern pieces in place. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4968/pattern-layouts
<![CDATA[Choose the Correct Pattern Size]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2008 16:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4964/choose-the-correct-pattern-size http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4964/choose-the-correct-pattern-size Choose the Correct Pattern Size Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You can't rely on your ready-to-wear size when selecting a pattern size. Your best bet is to record your basic body measurements and refer to them when it's time to buy your pattern. ]]>
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<![CDATA[To Judge a Pattern, Start with Its Cover]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2008 10:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4958/to-judge-a-pattern-start-with-its-cover http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4958/to-judge-a-pattern-start-with-its-cover To Judge a Pattern, Start with Its Cover Posted by ThreadsMagazine
It's critical to evaluate the fit and style of any pattern before you sew it. This crash course tells you what to look for. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Cut Up Your Patterns and Add Seams]]> Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4928/cut-up-your-patterns-and-add-seams http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4928/cut-up-your-patterns-and-add-seams Cut Up Your Patterns and Add Seams Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to get extra style mileage from your favorite patterns by creating new seams. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4928/cut-up-your-patterns-and-add-seams
<![CDATA[An Assembly of Aprons]]> Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4927/an-assembly-of-aprons http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4927/an-assembly-of-aprons An Assembly of Aprons Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Dust off grandma's aprons and reintroduce them as new fashion accessories. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Vest, Turtleneck, and Leggings Ensemble]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2008 14:40:48 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4061/vest-turtleneck-and-leggings-ensemble http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4061/vest-turtleneck-and-leggings-ensemble Vest, Turtleneck, and Leggings Ensemble Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Christo's 2005 Gates Project in Manhattan inspired this inventive design. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Draped and Pieced Dress]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2008 14:20:10 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4058/draped-and-pieced-dress http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4058/draped-and-pieced-dress Draped and Pieced Dress Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Inspired by the Marcel Duchamp's painting Nude Descending the Staircase 2, this layered dress flows in triangular pieces, though the fabrics sections are square shapes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Silk and Taffeta Jacket and Dress Ensemble]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2008 13:55:27 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4048/silk-and-taffeta-jacket-and-dress-ensemble http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4048/silk-and-taffeta-jacket-and-dress-ensemble Silk and Taffeta Jacket and Dress Ensemble Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Svetlana Shalumova's creation was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Mona Lisa del Giocondo. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4048/silk-and-taffeta-jacket-and-dress-ensemble
<![CDATA[Free Patterns: Mini-Quilt Templates in a Jiffy]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2008 15:25:37 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3840/free-patterns-mini-quilt-templates-in-a-jiffy http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3840/free-patterns-mini-quilt-templates-in-a-jiffy Free Patterns: Mini-Quilt Templates in a Jiffy Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Give miniature foundation piecing a try using our four free patterns, and preview some quilt-block software that makes it a breeze to print templates. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3840/free-patterns-mini-quilt-templates-in-a-jiffy
<![CDATA[Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part Three]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:34:46 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3948/mastering-the-narrow-hemmer-part-three http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3948/mastering-the-narrow-hemmer-part-three Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part Three Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Carol Laflin Ahles explains basic hemming techniques: how to start and end at a corner, cross a seam, include a facing in the hem, and blend into the starting point. You'll also learn how to achieve special hemming effects with your narrow hemmer foot. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part Two]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2008 10:22:01 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3947/mastering-the-narrow-hemmer-part-two http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3947/mastering-the-narrow-hemmer-part-two Mastering the Narrow Hemmer, Part Two Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Carol Laflin Ahles explains how to sew a narrow hem, how to guide the fabric, and how to overcome common left-handed feeding problems. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sources for Chic, New Eco Fabrics]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2008 11:31:13 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3867/sources-for-chic-new-eco-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3867/sources-for-chic-new-eco-fabrics Sources for Chic, New Eco Fabrics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to sew greener with these alternative fabrics. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3867/sources-for-chic-new-eco-fabrics
<![CDATA[Simplicity Pattern Collection from Threads]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2008 09:18:35 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3845/simplicity-pattern-collection-from-threads http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3845/simplicity-pattern-collection-from-threads Simplicity Pattern Collection from Threads Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Bringing sewers the look they're after, Threads and Simplicity have introduced new patterns that feature an assortment of garment styles. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Sewing Machines by Pfaff]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4155/new-sewing-machines-by-pfaff http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4155/new-sewing-machines-by-pfaff New Sewing Machines by Pfaff Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Read what Pfaff is saying about its newly released models. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Sewing Machines by Singer]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4170/new-sewing-machines-by-singer http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4170/new-sewing-machines-by-singer New Sewing Machines by Singer Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Read what Singer is saying about its newly released models. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4170/new-sewing-machines-by-singer
<![CDATA[New Sewing Machines by Husqvarna Viking]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4191/new-sewing-machines-by-husqvarna-viking http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4191/new-sewing-machines-by-husqvarna-viking New Sewing Machines by Husqvarna Viking Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Read what Husqvarna Viking is saying about its newly released models. ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Sewing Machines by Baby Lock]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4201/new-sewing-machines-by-baby-lock http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4201/new-sewing-machines-by-baby-lock New Sewing Machines by Baby Lock Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Read what Baby Lock is saying about its newly released models. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4201/new-sewing-machines-by-baby-lock
<![CDATA[New Machines by Bernina]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4208/new-machines-by-bernina http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4208/new-machines-by-bernina New Machines by Bernina Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Read what Bernina is saying about its newly released 830 Series (coming soon). ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4208/new-machines-by-bernina
<![CDATA[Machine-Embroider Allover Lace]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4872/machine-embroider-allover-lace http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4872/machine-embroider-allover-lace Machine-Embroider Allover Lace Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make elegant lace on your home-embroidery machine that rivals the quality of the finest lace you can buy. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Pin for Every Purpose]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 12:05:06 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3830/a-pin-for-every-purpose http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3830/a-pin-for-every-purpose A Pin for Every Purpose Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A pin is not just a pin. Consider its five parts: head, point, length, thickness, and metal content. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Copying Complex Garments]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 11:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4841/copying-complex-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4841/copying-complex-garments Copying Complex Garments Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Even if your garment has lots of shaping and unusual pieces, making a pattern from it is straightforward—and doesn't require taking the garment apart. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Skipped Stitches on Ultrasuede]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4840/skipped-stitches-on-ultrasuede http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4840/skipped-stitches-on-ultrasuede ThreadsMagazine
You can use this tissue paper trick to stop your machine from skipping stitches. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Interfacing Doesn't Always Have to Match]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4838/interfacing-doesnt-always-have-to-match http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4838/interfacing-doesnt-always-have-to-match ThreadsMagazine
A wool crepe can be a great substitute for itchy and bulky tweed fabrics. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Elastic Connection]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4839/elastic-connection http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4839/elastic-connection ThreadsMagazine
You can use these tips to eliminate bulk when sewing elastic waistbands. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Keep Track of Your Fabric Stash]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4837/keep-track-of-your-fabric-stash http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4837/keep-track-of-your-fabric-stash ThreadsMagazine
You can use this method to keep track fo your fabrics; it will help you know if you have enough fabric for certain projects that you may have in mind. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Keep Stripes Symmetrical]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4836/keep-stripes-symmetrical http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4836/keep-stripes-symmetrical ThreadsMagazine
Adding a seam and seam allowances allows you to keep collar-stripes symmetrical with those on the rest of your garment. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Keep Fabric Info Handy]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4835/keep-fabric-info-handy http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4835/keep-fabric-info-handy ThreadsMagazine
Saving fabric information can be helpful for future purposes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Prevent Prewash Fraying]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 09:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4834/prevent-prewash-fraying http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4834/prevent-prewash-fraying ThreadsMagazine
A wide zigzag stitch can help minimize fraying. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fabric Printing with a Brayer]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2008 14:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4779/fabric-printing-with-a-brayer http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4779/fabric-printing-with-a-brayer Fabric Printing with a Brayer Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This easy-to-find graphic-arts tool makes textural design on fabric as simple as using a paint roller. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Preventive Sewing-Machine Maintenance]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2008 10:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4731/preventive-sewing-machine-maintenance http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4731/preventive-sewing-machine-maintenance Preventive Sewing-Machine Maintenance Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Most sewing machine problems can be traced to poor general maintenance or neglect. Learn how to keep your machine in tiptop shape with only a few simple supplies and a few minutes of attention daily, weekly, or monthly— depending on how much you sew. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Figure-Flattering Tee]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2008 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4730/a-figure-flattering-tee http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4730/a-figure-flattering-tee A Figure-Flattering Tee Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to make a custom-fit surplice top that elongates the body and slims the waist. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Embellish Your Cardigan with Lace]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2008 16:37:35 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3754/embellish-your-cardigan-with-lace http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3754/embellish-your-cardigan-with-lace Embellish Your Cardigan with Lace Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Dress up a basic cardigan with Venise lace appliqué. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing-Machine Needles: An Overview]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2008 15:03:04 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3752/sewing-machine-needles-an-overview http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3752/sewing-machine-needles-an-overview Sewing-Machine Needles: An Overview Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn to recognize the many types of standard, decorative, and special-purpose machine needles. Discover what each is best for, and how to troubleshoot problems. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3752/sewing-machine-needles-an-overview
<![CDATA[Machine-Needle Know-How]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2008 13:47:03 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3751/machine-needle-know-how http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3751/machine-needle-know-how Machine-Needle Know-How Posted by ThreadsMagazine
There are lots of needles to choose from. Ensure a project's success by selecting the right one. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3751/machine-needle-know-how
<![CDATA[Make a Sofa Wrap]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2008 12:55:49 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3749/make-a-sofa-wrap http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3749/make-a-sofa-wrap Make a Sofa Wrap Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Forget reupholstering or slipcovering: Draped and tucked fabric can transform your sofa in a speedy redo. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Free Pattern: Threads Shawl Collar Blouse]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2008 09:59:04 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3746/free-pattern-threads-shawl-collar-blouse http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3746/free-pattern-threads-shawl-collar-blouse Free Pattern: Threads Shawl Collar Blouse Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Download a schematic for a wrap-front, shawl collar blouse, and add your own twin-needle embellishment. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3746/free-pattern-threads-shawl-collar-blouse
<![CDATA[Bias 101 ]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2008 09:20:26 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3745/bias-101 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3745/bias-101 Bias 101 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Master the tricks of sewing bias-cut garments with a simple style and foolproof fabric. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Easy Pleated Skirts]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2008 14:12:29 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3743/easy-pleated-skirts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3743/easy-pleated-skirts Easy Pleated Skirts Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to make wash-proof pleats from drip-dry fabrics. Best of all, no pattern is required. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Not Your Ordinary T-Shirt]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2008 13:13:27 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3742/not-your-ordinary-t-shirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3742/not-your-ordinary-t-shirt Not Your Ordinary T-Shirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Customize a regular pattern for an elegant knit basic you'll sew again and again. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Yo-yos by the Hoopful]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2008 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4693/yo-yos-by-the-hoopful http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4693/yo-yos-by-the-hoopful Yo-yos by the Hoopful Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to turn your embroidery machine into a yo-yo assembly line. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Shop for Elastic]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2008 09:53:18 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3740/how-to-shop-for-elastic http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3740/how-to-shop-for-elastic How to Shop for Elastic Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sewing educator and author Connie Long explains how to get the right type and the right amount of elastic for a flexible waistline. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3740/how-to-shop-for-elastic
<![CDATA[Make a Quick Summer Wrap]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2008 09:52:12 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3741/make-a-quick-summer-wrap http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3741/make-a-quick-summer-wrap Make a Quick Summer Wrap Posted by ThreadsMagazine
With just two yards of fabric and a couple of tassels, you can craft the perfect summer wrap in short order. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make Your Own Rucci "Worms"]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2008 16:48:36 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3739/make-your-own-rucci-worms http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3739/make-your-own-rucci-worms Make Your Own Rucci Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This bullion stitch, a favorite of designer Ralph Rucci, can be easily mastered with a little practice. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Replace a Broken Zipper]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2008 16:27:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3738/how-to-replace-a-broken-zipper http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3738/how-to-replace-a-broken-zipper How to Replace a Broken Zipper Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Replacing a broken zipper is a common mending task, and it's easier than you think, even if you have to shorten the zipper to make it work. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Identifying Treasures in Your Button Stash]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2008 15:57:37 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3737/identifying-treasures-in-your-button-stash http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3737/identifying-treasures-in-your-button-stash Identifying Treasures in Your Button Stash Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Unfortunately, there are no set and easy ways to determine how much a button or set of buttons is worth; their value is determined by many factors. Learn how to identify what's rare in your collection. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Working with Vintage Patterns]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2008 15:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4669/working-with-vintage-patterns http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4669/working-with-vintage-patterns Working with Vintage Patterns Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn what it takes to stitch up beautiful garments from the past. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4669/working-with-vintage-patterns
<![CDATA[Drape a Skirt Sloper]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2008 15:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4668/drape-a-skirt-sloper http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4668/drape-a-skirt-sloper Drape a Skirt Sloper Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to turn seams and darts into useful fitting and design tools. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: An Easy, Flat Fly-Front Zipper]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2008 14:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3831/video-an-easy-flat-fly-front-zipper http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3831/video-an-easy-flat-fly-front-zipper Video: An Easy, Flat Fly-Front Zipper Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Ignore the pattern instructions, says Sandra Betzina, and use this simplified version for "ready-to-wear" results. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fabric Shopping with a Pro]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2008 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4660/fabric-shopping-with-a-pro http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4660/fabric-shopping-with-a-pro Fabric Shopping with a Pro Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Simplify making decisions at the fabric store by systematically comparing swatches. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Making Sense of Stabilizers]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2008 16:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4631/making-sense-of-stabilizers http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4631/making-sense-of-stabilizers Making Sense of Stabilizers Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Fabric stabilizers are rewriting the book on decorative sewing techniques, and new ones appear daily. Here's how to sort through the maze. ]]>
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<![CDATA[No-Mark Quilting]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2008 16:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4625/no-mark-quilting http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4625/no-mark-quilting No-Mark Quilting Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A quilting teacher explains how to create a stitching path without marking your fabric. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Yoga Mat Carrier]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2008 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4620/make-a-yoga-mat-carrier http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4620/make-a-yoga-mat-carrier Make a Yoga Mat Carrier Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to make this simple, easy-to-sew shape; quilted layers give the bag lasting strength. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4620/make-a-yoga-mat-carrier
<![CDATA[Line and Underline in One Step]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2008 15:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4614/line-and-underline-in-one-step http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4614/line-and-underline-in-one-step Line and Underline in One Step Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Discover a speedy assembly method that puts together all garment layers at once, and conceals all the seams. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Measure Up]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2008 15:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4610/how-to-measure-up http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4610/how-to-measure-up How to Measure Up Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use our printable measurement chart and instructions to guide you through the process of taking and recording accurate body measurements ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Lingerie that Fits: Fitting and Creating Patterns]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2008 15:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4611/sewing-lingerie-that-fits-fitting-and-creating-patterns http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4611/sewing-lingerie-that-fits-fitting-and-creating-patterns Sewing Lingerie that Fits: Fitting and Creating Patterns Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Simple shapes, lingerie fabrics that stretch, and a lot of built-in roominess make fitting lingerie less of a headache than "serious" garments. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4611/sewing-lingerie-that-fits-fitting-and-creating-patterns
<![CDATA[Easy and Elegant Linen]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2008 14:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4248/easy-and-elegant-linen http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4248/easy-and-elegant-linen Easy and Elegant Linen Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Linen does wrinkle, but once you get past that, you can start assessing its many charms. In this article Susan Khalje sings the praises of linen and explains how to get the most from this ancient fabric. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Introducing Decorator Fabrics]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2008 12:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4597/introducing-decorator-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4597/introducing-decorator-fabrics Introducing Decorator Fabrics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
There's an astounding fabric source out there that most sewers don't know a thing about. Here's how to find it and shop it. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4597/introducing-decorator-fabrics
<![CDATA[To Fit Your Body, Measure Your Clothes]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2008 11:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4592/to-fit-your-body-measure-your-clothes http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4592/to-fit-your-body-measure-your-clothes To Fit Your Body, Measure Your Clothes Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Printable measurement charts for the clothes you like to wear most can tell you exactly how to fit garments you make. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Primer on Sewing Knits]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2008 10:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4584/a-primer-on-sewing-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4584/a-primer-on-sewing-knits A Primer on Sewing Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A guide for easy-to-make knit garments that look like ready-to-wear. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4584/a-primer-on-sewing-knits
<![CDATA[Understanding Thread Tension]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 16:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4302/understanding-thread-tension http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4302/understanding-thread-tension Understanding Thread Tension Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to use the tension devices on your sewing machine and how to thread for proper tension. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4302/understanding-thread-tension
<![CDATA[Choosing Machine-Embroidery Threads]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 16:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4574/choosing-machine-embroidery-threads http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4574/choosing-machine-embroidery-threads Choosing Machine-Embroidery Threads Posted by ThreadsMagazine
All the options can be confusing. Here are guidelines for selecting the right threads for your embroidery projects. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Boning- Not just for Corsets]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 16:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4339/boning-not-just-for-corsets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4339/boning-not-just-for-corsets Boning- Not just for Corsets Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to engineer stability into all sorts of fitted garments with this couture technique. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4339/boning-not-just-for-corsets
<![CDATA[Quilt it Freehand]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 15:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4286/quilt-it-freehand http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4286/quilt-it-freehand Quilt it Freehand Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Enjoy the freedom and creativity of hand quilting without marking. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Variable-Width Facing on a Decorative Edge]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 15:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4570/video-variable-width-facing-on-a-decorative-edge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4570/video-variable-width-facing-on-a-decorative-edge Video: Variable-Width Facing on a Decorative Edge Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Overlapping a brightly colored facing adds interest and style to your garment. In this video, designer Diane Ericson demystifies the technique of extending the facing around the edge of a seam. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4570/video-variable-width-facing-on-a-decorative-edge
<![CDATA[Video: Two Custom Trims for Your Garments or Home]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 15:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4566/video-two-custom-trims-for-your-garments-or-home http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4566/video-two-custom-trims-for-your-garments-or-home Video: Two Custom Trims for Your Garments or Home Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Using basic materials, simple sewing steps, and a sewing machine, it's surprisingly easy to mimic designer trims for use in your home and wardrobe. In this video, Linda Lee shows you how. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4566/video-two-custom-trims-for-your-garments-or-home
<![CDATA[Video: Straightening the Grain On Fluid Fabrics]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 15:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4557/video-straightening-the-grain-on-fluid-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4557/video-straightening-the-grain-on-fluid-fabrics Video: Straightening the Grain On Fluid Fabrics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Before cutting, the crossgrain and the lengthwise grain need to be ruler straight. In this video, fashion designer Sarah Veblen demonstrates the technique. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Pressing Tips]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 15:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4550/video-pressing-tips http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4550/video-pressing-tips Video: Pressing Tips Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The goal of pressing is to shape the fabric, not flatten it. In this video, custom sewer Ann Steeves demonstrates a few handy tools and techniques to use with your steam iron to create great-looking garments. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4550/video-pressing-tips
<![CDATA[Video: Pressing Templates for a Sharp Edge]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 15:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4546/video-pressing-templates-for-a-sharp-edge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4546/video-pressing-templates-for-a-sharp-edge Video: Pressing Templates for a Sharp Edge Posted by ThreadsMagazine
See how easy it is to create perfectly pressed hems and pockets. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4546/video-pressing-templates-for-a-sharp-edge
<![CDATA[Video: Embellishing with Paint Sticks]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 14:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4537/video-embellishing-with-paint-sticks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4537/video-embellishing-with-paint-sticks Video: Embellishing with Paint Sticks Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Stencil designer Laura Murphy uses paint sticks to transfer a surface texture to fabric. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4537/video-embellishing-with-paint-sticks
<![CDATA[Video: Do-It-Yourself Crushed Velvet]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 14:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4532/video-do-it-yourself-crushed-velvet http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4532/video-do-it-yourself-crushed-velvet Video: Do-It-Yourself Crushed Velvet Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use your iron to enhance the texture and bring out the color of this elegant fabric. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4532/video-do-it-yourself-crushed-velvet
<![CDATA[Video: Design Details with Fleece Cording]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4529/video-design-details-with-fleece-cording http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4529/video-design-details-with-fleece-cording Video: Design Details with Fleece Cording Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Cording made from fleece is especially effective for finishing irregular edges. In this video, clothing designer Rochelle Harper demonstrates the techniques. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4529/video-design-details-with-fleece-cording
<![CDATA[Video: Making and Using a Muslin]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4541/video-making-and-using-a-muslin http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4541/video-making-and-using-a-muslin Video: Making and Using a Muslin Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sarah Veblen shows you how to use a sample garment to get an exact fit from any pattern. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4541/video-making-and-using-a-muslin
<![CDATA[4 Belt Styles that are a Cinch to Make]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4542/4-belt-styles-that-are-a-cinch-to-make http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4542/4-belt-styles-that-are-a-cinch-to-make 4 Belt Styles that are a Cinch to Make Posted by ThreadsMagazine
With the variety of support and hardware options now available, creating a custom look has never been easier—or more fun. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4542/4-belt-styles-that-are-a-cinch-to-make
<![CDATA[Video: All-in-One Piping and Facing]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4526/video-all-in-one-piping-and-facing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4526/video-all-in-one-piping-and-facing Video: All-in-One Piping and Facing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn a technique that converts the piping flange to a self-finished facing, thereby eliminating the need for a separate facing or a lining. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4526/video-all-in-one-piping-and-facing
<![CDATA[Video: Cut Synthetics with a Hot Tool]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 13:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4521/video-cut-synthetics-with-a-hot-tool http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4521/video-cut-synthetics-with-a-hot-tool Video: Cut Synthetics with a Hot Tool Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The low melting point of synthetic shell fabrics makes cutting overlays with a hot tool a simple job. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Conquering Inset Corners]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4517/video-conquering-inset-corners http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4517/video-conquering-inset-corners Video: Conquering Inset Corners Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sewing teacher Shirley Smith demonstrates her technique for creating a crisp, 90-degree corner. The process works for corners of other angles, too. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4517/video-conquering-inset-corners
<![CDATA[Sew the New Box Pillow]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 13:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4322/sew-the-new-box-pillow http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4322/sew-the-new-box-pillow Sew the New Box Pillow Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to combine ample proportions, luxurious fabrics, and a few basic techniques to update this classic cushion. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Accurate Darts without Permanent Marks]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 13:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4513/video-accurate-darts-without-permanent-marks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4513/video-accurate-darts-without-permanent-marks Video: Accurate Darts without Permanent Marks Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use pins to transfer darts from pattern to fabric, and tape to mark the stitching line. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: A Visit to a Fabric Store]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 13:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4499/video-a-visit-to-a-fabric-store http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4499/video-a-visit-to-a-fabric-store Video: A Visit to a Fabric Store Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A guided tour for new sewers reveals a fabric store that has a lot more than just fabric. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4499/video-a-visit-to-a-fabric-store
<![CDATA[The Merits of a Basic Fitting Pattern]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 12:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4498/the-merits-of-a-basic-fitting-pattern http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4498/the-merits-of-a-basic-fitting-pattern The Merits of a Basic Fitting Pattern Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to use a sloper to simplify altering commercial patterns. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4498/the-merits-of-a-basic-fitting-pattern
<![CDATA[Tapering or Widening Pants]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 11:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4309/tapering-or-widening-pants http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4309/tapering-or-widening-pants Tapering or Widening Pants Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Tapering and Widening pants involves more than just adjusting the leg seams; learn how to make a custom fit. ]]>
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<![CDATA[To Get the Right Armhole, Fit the Bodice]]> Sun, 02 Nov 2008 09:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4483/to-get-the-right-armhole-fit-the-bodice http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4483/to-get-the-right-armhole-fit-the-bodice To Get the Right Armhole, Fit the Bodice Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to successfully fit an armhole by using a muslin; Adjust bust, back, and shoulder—and your armhole almost takes care of itself. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4483/to-get-the-right-armhole-fit-the-bodice
<![CDATA[Slipcover a Side Chair, Dressmaker-Style]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2008 16:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4452/slipcover-a-side-chair-dressmaker-style http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4452/slipcover-a-side-chair-dressmaker-style Slipcover a Side Chair, Dressmaker-Style Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Linda Lee explains how to make an easy pattern and use basic sewing skills to liven up a favorite chair. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4452/slipcover-a-side-chair-dressmaker-style
<![CDATA[Quick Reference for Cut-and-Spread Pattern Grading]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2008 14:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4424/quick-reference-for-cut-and-spread-pattern-grading http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4424/quick-reference-for-cut-and-spread-pattern-grading Quick Reference for Cut-and-Spread Pattern Grading Posted by ThreadsMagazine
To grade a pattern so it will fit different sizes, refer to the drawings and instructions and the two charts that follow. ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Great Elastic Waistband]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2008 14:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4274/the-great-elastic-waistband http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4274/the-great-elastic-waistband The Great Elastic Waistband Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sewing professionals and designers share their secrets for comfortable, fashionable waistbands. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Knotted Fabric Buttons and Beads]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2008 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4443/knotted-fabric-buttons-and-beads http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4443/knotted-fabric-buttons-and-beads Knotted Fabric Buttons and Beads Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Easy to make and virtually cost-free, knotted fabric beads and buttons can provide the perfect accompaniment to a unique outfit. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Making Sense of Pattern Grading]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2008 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4368/making-sense-of-pattern-grading http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4368/making-sense-of-pattern-grading Making Sense of Pattern Grading Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you want to use a too-small (or too-big) pattern, you need to know the way garments differ in proportion from one size to another. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4368/making-sense-of-pattern-grading
<![CDATA[Machine Embroidery: A Marriage of Fabric and Design]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2008 13:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4411/machine-embroidery-a-marriage-of-fabric-and-design http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4411/machine-embroidery-a-marriage-of-fabric-and-design Machine Embroidery: A Marriage of Fabric and Design Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to pair the right design and fabric for great results: Guidelines for embroidering fabrics, from sheers to corduroy. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4411/machine-embroidery-a-marriage-of-fabric-and-design
<![CDATA[Everyone Can Have Jeans that Fit]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2008 13:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4244/everyone-can-have-jeans-that-fit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4244/everyone-can-have-jeans-that-fit Everyone Can Have Jeans that Fit Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to alter the pattern of your jeans for a customized fit. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4244/everyone-can-have-jeans-that-fit
<![CDATA[Bag Your Jacket Lining]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2008 11:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4366/bag-your-jacket-lining http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4366/bag-your-jacket-lining Bag Your Jacket Lining Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This ready-to-wear method of inserting a lining gives the fastest and most professional-looking results. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4366/bag-your-jacket-lining
<![CDATA[Five Must-Have Sewing Tools]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2008 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4276/five-must-have-sewing-tools http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4276/five-must-have-sewing-tools Five Must-Have Sewing Tools Posted by ThreadsMagazine
These simple, inexpensive items make sewing easier and more enjoyable. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4276/five-must-have-sewing-tools
<![CDATA[Twist-It-Up Bandeau Top]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2008 09:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4229/twist-it-up-bandeau-top http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4229/twist-it-up-bandeau-top Twist-It-Up Bandeau Top Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Take two fabric triangles and 30 minutes to get some great looks. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4229/twist-it-up-bandeau-top
<![CDATA[Video: Manuel's Free-Motion Embroidery Technique]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 14:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3833/video-manuels-free-motion-embroidery-technique http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3833/video-manuels-free-motion-embroidery-technique Video: Manuel's Free-Motion Embroidery Technique Posted by ThreadsMagazine
An embroidered design starts with a drawing by designer Manuel and ends with the skilled hands and feet and knees of free-motion embroiderer Pancho Martinez. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3833/video-manuels-free-motion-embroidery-technique
<![CDATA[Quilting Supplies by Mail]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:33:21 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3736/quilting-supplies-by-mail http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3736/quilting-supplies-by-mail Quilting Supplies by Mail Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Quilters in search of quilting thread, batting, quilting betweens, and open-ended thimbles will find what they're looking for at the companies listed here. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3736/quilting-supplies-by-mail
<![CDATA[Choosing the Right Batting]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:15:16 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3735/choosing-the-right-batting http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3735/choosing-the-right-batting Choosing the Right Batting Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Will cotton, polyester, wool or silk batting work best for your project? Here's a handy chart that compares fiber content, prewash requirements, and more for 13 batting products. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3735/choosing-the-right-batting
<![CDATA[Perfect Your Hand-Quilting Stitch]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 11:00:24 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3734/perfect-your-hand-quilting-stitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3734/perfect-your-hand-quilting-stitch Perfect Your Hand-Quilting Stitch Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Tiny, even stitches are your reward for practice and understanding all that influences a hand-quilting stitch. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Bra-Making Sources by Mail]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:56:28 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3731/bra-making-sources-by-mail http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3731/bra-making-sources-by-mail Bra-Making Sources by Mail Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you want to make a custom bra, you'll need patterns as well as elastic, hook closures, rings, slides, and more. Here are some companies that sell what you need. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3731/bra-making-sources-by-mail
<![CDATA[The Bra Dilemma Solved]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2008 09:19:01 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3729/the-bra-dilemma-solved http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3729/the-bra-dilemma-solved The Bra Dilemma Solved Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Once you select your style and perfect the fit, you can sew your own custom bra again and again. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3729/the-bra-dilemma-solved
<![CDATA[Video: Make a Classic Leather Seam]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3835/video-make-a-classic-leather-seam http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3835/video-make-a-classic-leather-seam Video: Make a Classic Leather Seam Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Contact cement, a wallpaper roller, and a Q-tip don't sound like sewing notions, but they help to make a perfect seam in leather. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3835/video-make-a-classic-leather-seam
<![CDATA[Window Treatments 101]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:59:12 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3727/window-treatments-101 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3727/window-treatments-101 Window Treatments 101 Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A window-fashion professional shares her design strategies for creating effective window treatments for any room. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3727/window-treatments-101
<![CDATA[Silk-Ribbon Embroidery: Five More Stitches]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 11:50:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3726/silk-ribbon-embroidery-five-more-stitches http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3726/silk-ribbon-embroidery-five-more-stitches Silk-Ribbon Embroidery: Five More Stitches Posted by ThreadsMagazine
See how Karen Kieppe use these basic stitches in designs created for her Granny May Company. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3726/silk-ribbon-embroidery-five-more-stitches
<![CDATA[Beginners' Silk-Ribbon Embroidery: Five Easy Stitches]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 11:46:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3725/beginners-silk-ribbon-embroidery-five-easy-stitches http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3725/beginners-silk-ribbon-embroidery-five-easy-stitches Beginners' Silk-Ribbon Embroidery: Five Easy Stitches Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You can hand-embroider exquisite designs with just a few basic stitches: ribbon stitch, straight stitch, stem stitch, and French knots. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3725/beginners-silk-ribbon-embroidery-five-easy-stitches
<![CDATA[Couture Details Inside Ralph Rucci's Workroom]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 11:01:43 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3724/couture-details-inside-ralph-ruccis-workroom http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3724/couture-details-inside-ralph-ruccis-workroom Couture Details Inside Ralph Rucci's Workroom Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Feast your eyes on photos of couturier Ralph Rucci's remarkable garment designs. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3724/couture-details-inside-ralph-ruccis-workroom
<![CDATA[Pipe-Wrapping Technique for Dyeing Fabric]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:33:41 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3723/pipe-wrapping-technique-for-dyeing-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3723/pipe-wrapping-technique-for-dyeing-fabric Pipe-Wrapping Technique for Dyeing Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You can create exciting patterns by wrapping loose folds of fabric around a pipe and tying it with string. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3723/pipe-wrapping-technique-for-dyeing-fabric
<![CDATA[Wrap-and-Dip Technique for Dyeing Fabric]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:24:54 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3722/wrap-and-dip-technique-for-dyeing-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3722/wrap-and-dip-technique-for-dyeing-fabric Wrap-and-Dip Technique for Dyeing Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Wrapping with string protects parts of the fabric surface from contact with the bleach, creating a tie-dye effect. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3722/wrap-and-dip-technique-for-dyeing-fabric
<![CDATA[Resist-and-Spray Technique for Dyeing Fabric]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 10:06:26 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3721/resist-and-spray-technique-for-dyeing-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3721/resist-and-spray-technique-for-dyeing-fabric Resist-and-Spray Technique for Dyeing Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
For a lovely patterned effect, place flat, detailed objects on a piece of fabric, then spray on a bleach solution. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3721/resist-and-spray-technique-for-dyeing-fabric
<![CDATA[Dyeing with Bleach]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 09:44:21 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3720/dyeing-with-bleach http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3720/dyeing-with-bleach Dyeing with Bleach Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Lois Ericson shows you how to create uniquely colored and patterened fabrics with ordinary household bleach. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3720/dyeing-with-bleach
<![CDATA[Meet the Threads Croquis Family: Your Tool for Fashion Sketching]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:40:04 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3719/meet-the-threads-croquis-family-your-tool-for-fashion-sketching http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3719/meet-the-threads-croquis-family-your-tool-for-fashion-sketching Meet the Threads Croquis Family: Your Tool for Fashion Sketching Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Schematic figures are the basis of easy, accurate garment drawings. Download a set that matches common figure types to get you started on sketching unique garment designs. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3719/meet-the-threads-croquis-family-your-tool-for-fashion-sketching
<![CDATA[Fashion Sketching for Untrained Artists]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:19:49 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3718/fashion-sketching-for-untrained-artists http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3718/fashion-sketching-for-untrained-artists Fashion Sketching for Untrained Artists Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Industry shortcuts enable you to coax creative visions out of your head and onto paper. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3718/fashion-sketching-for-untrained-artists
<![CDATA[Make a Drawstring Bag]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:11:40 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3711/make-a-drawstring-bag http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3711/make-a-drawstring-bag Make a Drawstring Bag Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get patterns and instructions for a simple, quick-to-make drawstring bag. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3711/make-a-drawstring-bag
<![CDATA[Seam Finishes for Silks]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 15:48:46 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3702/seam-finishes-for-silks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3702/seam-finishes-for-silks Seam Finishes for Silks Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Tame the slinkiest of fabrics with these finishing techniques: French seam, double zigzag, turned and stitched seam, Hong Kong seam, and serged seam. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3702/seam-finishes-for-silks
<![CDATA[Discover the Indian Sari]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 15:47:35 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3717/discover-the-indian-sari http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3717/discover-the-indian-sari Discover the Indian Sari Posted by ThreadsMagazine
The Indian sari is an ancient and classic fashion. Sari fabrics range from sheers to heavy silks and wonderful handwoven cottons, so they can be adapted for many uses in modern sewing as well. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3717/discover-the-indian-sari
<![CDATA[Video: A Neckline Binding for Knits]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 15:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3839/video-a-neckline-binding-for-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3839/video-a-neckline-binding-for-knits Video: A Neckline Binding for Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
As when attaching a turtleneck, you divide the neckline and binding each into quarters, then stretch the binding to fit the neckline. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3839/video-a-neckline-binding-for-knits
<![CDATA[Make a Clutch Bag ]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 15:14:25 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3699/make-a-clutch-bag http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3699/make-a-clutch-bag Make a Clutch Bag Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get patterns and instructions for a simple, quick-to-make clutch bag. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3699/make-a-clutch-bag
<![CDATA[Make a Pleated Pouch Bag]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:59:25 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3674/make-a-pleated-pouch-bag http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3674/make-a-pleated-pouch-bag Make a Pleated Pouch Bag Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get patterns and instructions for a simple, quick-to-make pleated pouch bag. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3674/make-a-pleated-pouch-bag
<![CDATA[Ralph Rucci's Double-Cloth Seams]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:29:52 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3688/ralph-ruccis-double-cloth-seams http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3688/ralph-ruccis-double-cloth-seams Ralph Rucci's Double-Cloth Seams Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Follow these step-by-step drawings and incorporate a couturier technique in your own garments. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3688/ralph-ruccis-double-cloth-seams
<![CDATA[Grade Your Pants for a Perfect Fit]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 11:48:21 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3676/grade-your-pants-for-a-perfect-fit http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3676/grade-your-pants-for-a-perfect-fit Grade Your Pants for a Perfect Fit Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you've succeeded sizing your pattern to make a pair of pants that fit, you can record your changes on these downloadable planning sheets. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3676/grade-your-pants-for-a-perfect-fit
<![CDATA[Online Fabric Shopping: A List of Resources]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 11:45:20 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3679/online-fabric-shopping-a-list-of-resources http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3679/online-fabric-shopping-a-list-of-resources Online Fabric Shopping: A List of Resources Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Browse some of the finest fabric shops on the continent-from the comfort of your own home. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3679/online-fabric-shopping-a-list-of-resources
<![CDATA[Video: A Turtleneck Finish for Knits]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2008 15:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3838/video-a-turtleneck-finish-for-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3838/video-a-turtleneck-finish-for-knits Video: A Turtleneck Finish for Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Create a smooth, professional-looking edge that stretches. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3838/video-a-turtleneck-finish-for-knits
<![CDATA[Video: Boutis Provençal]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2008 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3836/video-boutis-provenal http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3836/video-boutis-provenal Video: Boutis Provençal Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Stitch first, stuff later—this sophisticated cousin to quilting makes a textured and completely reversible fabric. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3836/video-boutis-provenal
<![CDATA[Paper-Tape Dress Form]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2008 16:00:50 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3633/paper-tape-dress-form http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3633/paper-tape-dress-form Paper-Tape Dress Form Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A paper-tape dress form is the easiest and cheapest of all. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: Manuel's Piped Pockets]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3834/video-manuels-piped-pockets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3834/video-manuels-piped-pockets Video: Manuel's Piped Pockets Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Straight or curved, stitch the welts and form the pocket. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3834/video-manuels-piped-pockets
<![CDATA[Molded Papier-Mâché Form]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:06:47 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3665/molded-papier-mch-form http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3665/molded-papier-mch-form Molded Papier-Mâché Form Posted by ThreadsMagazine
For an exact replica of your body, make a molded papier-mâché dress form. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3665/molded-papier-mch-form
<![CDATA[Close-Fit Duct-Tape Dress Form]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:12:31 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3631/close-fit-duct-tape-dress-form http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3631/close-fit-duct-tape-dress-form Close-Fit Duct-Tape Dress Form Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This take on the duct-tape method for making a dress form is a bit more difficult than our quick and easy method but provides a closer fit. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3631/close-fit-duct-tape-dress-form
<![CDATA[Clone Yourself A Fitting Assistant]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2008 11:01:57 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3659/clone-yourself-a-fitting-assistant http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3659/clone-yourself-a-fitting-assistant Clone Yourself A Fitting Assistant Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Every sewer needs a dress form. Here are four fast, cheap (and amusing!) ways to make your own. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Quick and Easy Duct-Tape Dress Form]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2008 11:00:13 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3630/quick-and-easy-duct-tape-dress-form http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3630/quick-and-easy-duct-tape-dress-form Quick and Easy Duct-Tape Dress Form Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This quick and easy method of form making uses ordinary duct tape as both the body-casting material and the final form. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3630/quick-and-easy-duct-tape-dress-form
<![CDATA[Online Sources for Elastics]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2008 13:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5051/online-sources-for-elastics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5051/online-sources-for-elastics ThreadsMagazine
For quality elastics used in high-end ready-to-wear, turn to the World Wide Web. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5051/online-sources-for-elastics
<![CDATA[Use a Whetstone to Smooth Machine Needles]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 10:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4082/use-a-whetstone-to-smooth-machine-needles http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4082/use-a-whetstone-to-smooth-machine-needles ThreadsMagazine
Using a whetstone can help extend the life of your needles ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4082/use-a-whetstone-to-smooth-machine-needles
<![CDATA[Choose the Right Notions when Sewing White Fabric]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 10:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4087/choose-the-right-notions-when-sewing-white-fabric http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4087/choose-the-right-notions-when-sewing-white-fabric ThreadsMagazine
Tips for selecting notions for white fabric ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4087/choose-the-right-notions-when-sewing-white-fabric
<![CDATA[Sewing In a Zipper]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3728/sewing-in-a-zipper http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3728/sewing-in-a-zipper Sewing In a Zipper Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Learn now to install centered, lapped, and invisible zippers, along with some helpful tips regardless of the type of zipper or insertion method you choose. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3728/sewing-in-a-zipper
<![CDATA[20 Ways to Improve Your Sewing ]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3748/20-ways-to-improve-your-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3748/20-ways-to-improve-your-sewing 20 Ways to Improve Your Sewing Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use these sewing principles to streamline your work and greatly enhance its quality. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3748/20-ways-to-improve-your-sewing
<![CDATA[Smooth Curved Seam]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4021/smooth-curved-seam http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4021/smooth-curved-seam ThreadsMagazine
A tip for sewing a convex curved piece to a concave curved piece ]]>
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<![CDATA[Zipper Finishing Made Easy]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4022/zipper-finishing-made-easy http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4022/zipper-finishing-made-easy ThreadsMagazine
Use machine-basting and quilter's tape to sew a perfect zipper ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4022/zipper-finishing-made-easy
<![CDATA[Hemmer Foot for Piping]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4023/hemmer-foot-for-piping http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4023/hemmer-foot-for-piping ThreadsMagazine
A hemmer foot allows for easier adjustment and better stitching ]]>
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<![CDATA[Drawstrings that Stretch]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4027/drawstrings-that-stretch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4027/drawstrings-that-stretch ThreadsMagazine
Elastic drawstrings make clothing more comfortable to wear and more accomodating to minor weight changes ]]>
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<![CDATA[Mirror Image Pleats]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4033/mirror-image-pleats http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4033/mirror-image-pleats ThreadsMagazine
Notch the pleat positions on both the skirt and the waistband in order to get equally deep and evenly-spaced pleats. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4033/mirror-image-pleats
<![CDATA[Perfect Thread Tension Every Time]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4034/perfect-thread-tension-every-time http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4034/perfect-thread-tension-every-time ThreadsMagazine
Perfect your tension setting by having the top and bobbin threads break in exactly the same place ]]>
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<![CDATA[Speaking of Buttons]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4035/speaking-of-buttons http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4035/speaking-of-buttons ThreadsMagazine
A simple zigzag stitch allows you to sew lots of buttons by machine in half the time ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4035/speaking-of-buttons
<![CDATA[No-Bulk Elastic Joint]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4036/no-bulk-elastic-joint http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4036/no-bulk-elastic-joint ThreadsMagazine
Make a smooth elastic joint with the help of a thin piece of fabric ]]>
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<![CDATA[Color-Code Pleat-Marking Lines]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4037/color-code-pleat-marking-lines http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4037/color-code-pleat-marking-lines ThreadsMagazine
Use different thread colors to differentiate between marked foldlines and placement lines ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4037/color-code-pleat-marking-lines
<![CDATA[Binding with Fusible Thread]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4038/binding-with-fusible-thread http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4038/binding-with-fusible-thread ThreadsMagazine
Use fusible thread in your bobbin for flawless binding aplications. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4038/binding-with-fusible-thread
<![CDATA[Prethread Serger Needles]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4039/prethread-serger-needles http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4039/prethread-serger-needles ThreadsMagazine
Thread serger needles before putting them into the machine ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4039/prethread-serger-needles
<![CDATA[Build in No-Slide Shoulder Straps]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4040/build-in-no-slide-shoulder-straps http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4040/build-in-no-slide-shoulder-straps ThreadsMagazine
Use elastic cording to create no-slide shoulder straps ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4040/build-in-no-slide-shoulder-straps
<![CDATA[Neat Seams without Backstitching]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4043/neat-seams-without-backstitching http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4043/neat-seams-without-backstitching ThreadsMagazine
A method for producing smoother, neater seams ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pin-Tuck Timesaver]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4050/pin-tuck-timesaver http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4050/pin-tuck-timesaver ThreadsMagazine
To save time, sew tucks on the fabric before cutting ]]>
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<![CDATA[Add Support to Fabrics with Old Flannel Sheets]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4052/add-support-to-fabrics-with-old-flannel-sheets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4052/add-support-to-fabrics-with-old-flannel-sheets ThreadsMagazine
Used flannel sheets can provied the right backing for a variety of sewing projects ]]>
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<![CDATA[Put a Bead Behind That Button]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4053/put-a-bead-behind-that-button http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4053/put-a-bead-behind-that-button ThreadsMagazine
Sewing a bead behind a button is an elegant trick that works with a variety of garments ]]>
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<![CDATA[The Most Important Button Position Is the One on the Bust Point Line]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4055/the-most-important-button-position-is-the-one-on-the-bust-point-line http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4055/the-most-important-button-position-is-the-one-on-the-bust-point-line ThreadsMagazine
Determine your correct bust point ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tape Protects Ruler]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4065/tape-protects-ruler http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4065/tape-protects-ruler ThreadsMagazine
Use tape to prevent ink marks ]]>
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<![CDATA[Stitch Buttons by Machine]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4068/stitch-buttons-by-machine http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4068/stitch-buttons-by-machine ThreadsMagazine
Stitch buttons by machine for a more secure attachment in less time ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4068/stitch-buttons-by-machine
<![CDATA[Organize Your Button Stash]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4070/organize-your-button-stash http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4070/organize-your-button-stash ThreadsMagazine
A strategy for keeping your button stash organized ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4070/organize-your-button-stash
<![CDATA[Keep Track of Yardage]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4076/keep-track-of-yardage http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4076/keep-track-of-yardage ThreadsMagazine
Tips for marking fabric measurments ]]>
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<![CDATA[Easy Needle Identification]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4077/easy-needle-identification http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4077/easy-needle-identification ThreadsMagazine
Use an adhesive-backed clip to help keep track of which needle is in your sewing machine ]]>
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<![CDATA[Storing Thread Spools]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4078/storing-thread-spools http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4078/storing-thread-spools ThreadsMagazine
Use finishing nails to help with spool storage ]]>
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<![CDATA[Multiple Uses for Kitchen Cutting Mats]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4079/multiple-uses-for-kitchen-cutting-mats http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4079/multiple-uses-for-kitchen-cutting-mats ThreadsMagazine
Kitchen cutting mats help with a variety of sewing tasks ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4079/multiple-uses-for-kitchen-cutting-mats
<![CDATA[Thread Multiple Bobbins]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4080/thread-multiple-bobbins http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4080/thread-multiple-bobbins ThreadsMagazine
Wind extra bobbins for better efficiency ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tilt Your Sewing Machine]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4081/tilt-your-sewing-machine http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4081/tilt-your-sewing-machine ThreadsMagazine
A computer keyboard wrist rest can make sewing more comfortable ]]>
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<![CDATA[Keep Pinking Shears in the Pink]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4083/keep-pinking-shears-in-the-pink http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4083/keep-pinking-shears-in-the-pink ThreadsMagazine
A soft brush helps eliminate lint and keeps pinking shears working properly ]]>
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<![CDATA[Mark Thread Spools to Remember Settings]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4084/mark-thread-spools-to-remember-settings http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4084/mark-thread-spools-to-remember-settings ThreadsMagazine
Marking thread spools makes for easier readjustments ]]>
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<![CDATA[Dental Tools for Sewing]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4085/dental-tools-for-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4085/dental-tools-for-sewing ThreadsMagazine
Dental tools can assist with a variety of sewing techniques ]]>
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<![CDATA[Removing Water-Soluble Marks]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4086/removing-water-soluble-marks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4086/removing-water-soluble-marks ThreadsMagazine
Use an envelope moistner and paper towel to get rid of water-soluble marks ]]>
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<![CDATA[Hand-Sew without Snags]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4088/hand-sew-without-snags http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4088/hand-sew-without-snags ThreadsMagazine
Use lightweight fabric to prevent your thread from snagging ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sew a Buttonhole from the Ground Up]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4089/sew-a-buttonhole-from-the-ground-up http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4089/sew-a-buttonhole-from-the-ground-up ThreadsMagazine
To improve your buttonhole sewing, sew the least noticed buttonhole first and work towards the most noticed buttonhole. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tiger Tape Revisited]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4090/tiger-tape-revisited http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4090/tiger-tape-revisited ThreadsMagazine
Tiger tape can improve your stitching and help you create even depth and width. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Two Threads Are Better Than One]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4092/two-threads-are-better-than-one http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4092/two-threads-are-better-than-one ThreadsMagazine
Use separate strands of thread to prevent knots and tangles. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4092/two-threads-are-better-than-one
<![CDATA[Save a Thread -- Thread a Needle]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4093/save-a-thread-thread-a-needle http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4093/save-a-thread-thread-a-needle ThreadsMagazine
Make use of long strands of thread. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Home for Thread Ends]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4095/a-home-for-thread-ends http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4095/a-home-for-thread-ends ThreadsMagazine
Transfer extra thread to a tapestry needle to make for convenient sewing tasks and repairs in the future. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4095/a-home-for-thread-ends
<![CDATA[Twist-Free Hand Sewing]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4096/twist-free-hand-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4096/twist-free-hand-sewing ThreadsMagazine
Wind your thread onto a bobbin to prevent kinks and ensure smooth hand sewing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Press While You Sew; Iron Finished Items]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 16:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4833/press-while-you-sew-iron-finished-items http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4833/press-while-you-sew-iron-finished-items ThreadsMagazine
There are four distinct times to press your garments while you are sewing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Weatherproof Fabrics Require Special Pressing Techniques]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 16:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4832/weatherproof-fabrics-require-special-pressing-techniques http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4832/weatherproof-fabrics-require-special-pressing-techniques ThreadsMagazine
Use these tips and techniques for optimal results when pressing weatherproof fabrics. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Troubleshooting Pressing Problems]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 16:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4831/troubleshooting-pressing-problems http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4831/troubleshooting-pressing-problems ThreadsMagazine
Use these tips to get optimal pressing results. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Fitting Full, High Hips]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4829/fitting-full-high-hips http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4829/fitting-full-high-hips ThreadsMagazine
Add a second dart at the waist for a better fit. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Better 3-D You]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4828/a-better-3-d-you http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4828/a-better-3-d-you ThreadsMagazine
You can pad your dress form to mimic your own, unique shape. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Suspension Skirt]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4827/suspension-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4827/suspension-skirt ThreadsMagazine
You can use this method to prevent your skirts from riding up in front. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Loosen a Snug Underarm]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4826/loosen-a-snug-underarm http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4826/loosen-a-snug-underarm ThreadsMagazine
A fast, easy, and unconventional way to loosen a blouse in the underarm area ]]>
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<![CDATA[Remember Which Pattern You Used]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4825/remember-which-pattern-you-used http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4825/remember-which-pattern-you-used ThreadsMagazine
Use this tip to remember which patterns you've sewn from your pattern collection and whether or not they were successful. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Keep Track of Fitting Order]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4830/keep-track-of-fitting-order http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4830/keep-track-of-fitting-order ThreadsMagazine
You can use a rainbow color order to keep track of your adjustments. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4830/keep-track-of-fitting-order
<![CDATA[Equal Spacing for Buttons, Snaps, etc.]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4823/equal-spacing-for-buttons-snaps-etc http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4823/equal-spacing-for-buttons-snaps-etc ThreadsMagazine
Use this trick for positioning a series of buttons, buttonholes, snaps, or any sewing detail. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4823/equal-spacing-for-buttons-snaps-etc
<![CDATA[Marking Seamlines on Silks]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4822/marking-seamlines-on-silks http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4822/marking-seamlines-on-silks ThreadsMagazine
You can use this method to mark seamlines on hard-to-handle, slippery silks and lining fabrics. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4822/marking-seamlines-on-silks
<![CDATA[Matching Patterns on Pockets]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4821/matching-patterns-on-pockets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4821/matching-patterns-on-pockets ThreadsMagazine
Here's a simple trick for matching pocket fabric when cutting out a print shirt. ]]>
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<![CDATA[For My Finale, the Jacket]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4820/for-my-finale-the-jacket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4820/for-my-finale-the-jacket ThreadsMagazine
A tip for making an outfit with multiple matching garments ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tape Tips]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4819/tape-tips http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4819/tape-tips ThreadsMagazine
Advice on various tape solutions ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4819/tape-tips
<![CDATA[Trace Patterns Vertically]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4818/trace-patterns-vertically http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4818/trace-patterns-vertically ThreadsMagazine
Advice for tracing original patterns vertically ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4818/trace-patterns-vertically
<![CDATA[Pattern Markings Made Easier]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 13:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4817/pattern-markings-made-easier http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4817/pattern-markings-made-easier ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to speed up the process of transferring pattern markings to the fabric. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4817/pattern-markings-made-easier
<![CDATA[Mark Buttonholes on Fleece]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 13:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4816/mark-buttonholes-on-fleece http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4816/mark-buttonholes-on-fleece ThreadsMagazine
Use masking tape as a guide when marking buttonholes. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4816/mark-buttonholes-on-fleece
<![CDATA[Graph Paper for Pockets]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 13:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4815/graph-paper-for-pockets http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4815/graph-paper-for-pockets ThreadsMagazine
Graph paper can act as a sewing guide to help you sew straight seams and square corners. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4815/graph-paper-for-pockets
<![CDATA[Don't Embroider That Design, Yet!]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 13:15:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4814/dont-embroider-that-design-yet http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4814/dont-embroider-that-design-yet ThreadsMagazine
Avoid some of the most common mistakes of machine embroidery. ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Safe Way to Sew Beaded Fringe]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 13:05:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4813/a-safe-way-to-sew-beaded-fringe http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4813/a-safe-way-to-sew-beaded-fringe ThreadsMagazine
Using a glue stick while sewing beaded fringe can help you keep from breaking beads or needles. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4813/a-safe-way-to-sew-beaded-fringe
<![CDATA[Brooching Delicate Fabrics]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4812/brooching-delicate-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4812/brooching-delicate-fabrics ThreadsMagazine
This technique helps keep your delicate fabrics from tearing. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4812/brooching-delicate-fabrics
<![CDATA[Speedy Sequin Application]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4811/speedy-sequin-application http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4811/speedy-sequin-application ThreadsMagazine
Use a pencil and glue to apply cupped sequins. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4811/speedy-sequin-application
<![CDATA[Tape Guide for Topstitching]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4809/tape-guide-for-topstitching http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4809/tape-guide-for-topstitching ThreadsMagazine
Use masking tape for straight topstitching. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Design Without Drawing]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4808/design-without-drawing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4808/design-without-drawing ThreadsMagazine
A scanner can provide great help with your design elements and patterns. ]]>
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<![CDATA[No Alterations Needed]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4807/no-alterations-needed http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4807/no-alterations-needed ThreadsMagazine
Change your seam allowances so you won't have to make pattern alterations. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4807/no-alterations-needed
<![CDATA[Make a Sewing Worktable]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4806/make-a-sewing-worktable http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4806/make-a-sewing-worktable ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to make a useful and affordable table for your sewing room. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4806/make-a-sewing-worktable
<![CDATA[Button Purse Feet]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4804/button-purse-feet http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4804/button-purse-feet ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to make "button purse feet" to protect the fabric on the bottom of your purse. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Liquid Skin Thimble]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4802/liquid-skin-thimble http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4802/liquid-skin-thimble ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to create a flexible, protective thimble ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4802/liquid-skin-thimble
<![CDATA[How to Cut Thread on an Airplane]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4800/how-to-cut-thread-on-an-airplane http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4800/how-to-cut-thread-on-an-airplane ThreadsMagazine
A substitute for scissors that you can take with you on an airplane. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4800/how-to-cut-thread-on-an-airplane
<![CDATA[Sewing Inspiration from Old Movies]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4810/sewing-inspiration-from-old-movies http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4810/sewing-inspiration-from-old-movies ThreadsMagazine
Costumes of the 1930s and '40s have appealing style lines and unusual dress detailing that can give your wardrobe a custom-made look; old movies can provide sewing and design inspiration. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4810/sewing-inspiration-from-old-movies
<![CDATA[End Metallic Thread Woes]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 10:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4799/end-metallic-thread-woes http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4799/end-metallic-thread-woes ThreadsMagazine
Use dual threading to give more definition to your stitch. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Trick for Removing Buttonhole Stitching]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 10:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4798/trick-for-removing-buttonhole-stitching http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4798/trick-for-removing-buttonhole-stitching ThreadsMagazine
Use a seam ripper to help remove buttonhole stitches. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4798/trick-for-removing-buttonhole-stitching
<![CDATA[Stop Hand-Sewing Tangles]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 10:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4797/stop-hand-sewing-tangles http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4797/stop-hand-sewing-tangles ThreadsMagazine
Use this tip to avoid tangles when hand-sewing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[When Thread Is Too Short for Even One More Stitch]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 10:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4796/when-thread-is-too-short-for-even-one-more-stitch http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4796/when-thread-is-too-short-for-even-one-more-stitch ThreadsMagazine
An Easy Threading needle can help solve your stitching dilemma. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Buttonholes in Tweedy Fabrics]]> Fri, 09 May 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24015/buttonholes-in-tweedy-fabrics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24015/buttonholes-in-tweedy-fabrics Buttonholes in Tweedy Fabrics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Tweed fabrics can be difficult to match to a thread color—you don't want the stitching to stand out too much. Here's how one reader solved the problem. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Paint the Color Scheme]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24002/paint-the-color-scheme http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24002/paint-the-color-scheme Paint the Color Scheme Posted by ThreadsMagazine
How to use hardware-store paint chips in your crafting room. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24002/paint-the-color-scheme
<![CDATA[Little Shop, Little Shop of Notions]]> Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24003/little-shop-little-shop-of-notions http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24003/little-shop-little-shop-of-notions ThreadsMagazine
You can get unique and hard-to-find notions on the cheap at your local thrift store. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24003/little-shop-little-shop-of-notions
<![CDATA[On a Roll with Trim]]> Mon, 10 Mar 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24004/on-a-roll-with-trim http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24004/on-a-roll-with-trim On a Roll with Trim Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A clever way to organize by-the-yard notions such as trims, ribbons and elastics. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24004/on-a-roll-with-trim
<![CDATA[Out of the Way, Bulky Garments!]]> Fri, 29 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24007/out-of-the-way-bulky-garments http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24007/out-of-the-way-bulky-garments Out of the Way, Bulky Garments! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A smart reader shares her secret for keeping bulky items in check at the sewing machine. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24007/out-of-the-way-bulky-garments
<![CDATA[Threads Fitting DVD Series]]> Mon, 25 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24073/threads-fitting-dvd-series http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24073/threads-fitting-dvd-series Threads Fitting DVD Series Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Achieving that perfect fit is a snap with this essential DVD collection. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24073/threads-fitting-dvd-series
<![CDATA[Tie the Knot with your Thread ]]> Mon, 18 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24009/tie-the-knot-with-your-thread http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24009/tie-the-knot-with-your-thread ThreadsMagazine
Make a truly strong knot to anchor your hand-sewing. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24009/tie-the-knot-with-your-thread
<![CDATA[Double Your Buttons, Double Your Fun]]> Mon, 11 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24010/double-your-buttons-double-your-fun http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24010/double-your-buttons-double-your-fun ThreadsMagazine
Have you ever considered the "wrong" sides of your buttons? ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24010/double-your-buttons-double-your-fun
<![CDATA[Tips to Thread By]]> Mon, 04 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24011/tips-to-thread-by http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24011/tips-to-thread-by ThreadsMagazine
How to match thread strength to fabric weight and other stringy situations to keep in mind when selecting thread. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24011/tips-to-thread-by
<![CDATA[No-look Pincushion]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24012/no-look-pincushion http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24012/no-look-pincushion ThreadsMagazine
The easiest pincushion you'll ever use. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24012/no-look-pincushion
<![CDATA[Threads on Edge]]> Tue, 15 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24083/threads-on-edge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24083/threads-on-edge Threads on Edge Posted by ThreadsMagazine
An ingenious way to store errant spools of thread. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24083/threads-on-edge
<![CDATA[Traveling Companion]]> Mon, 31 Dec 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24018/traveling-companion http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24018/traveling-companion ThreadsMagazine
An ingenious traveling solution for taking your sewing on a flight but leaving contraband scissors at home. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24018/traveling-companion
<![CDATA[Spice Up Your Notions]]> Wed, 19 Dec 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24021/spice-up-your-notions http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24021/spice-up-your-notions Spice Up Your Notions Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A spicy-smart way to store buttons, baubles and more in your sewing or crafting area. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24021/spice-up-your-notions
<![CDATA[Have You Seen My Glasses?]]> Mon, 10 Dec 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24025/have-you-seen-my-glasses http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24025/have-you-seen-my-glasses Have You Seen My Glasses? Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A great new use for an old eyeglasses case. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24025/have-you-seen-my-glasses
<![CDATA[Save a Thread, Thread a Needle]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24026/save-a-thread-thread-a-needle http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24026/save-a-thread-thread-a-needle Save a Thread, Thread a Needle Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Save yourself time and thread with this crafty solution for errant lengths of string. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24026/save-a-thread-thread-a-needle
<![CDATA[Light the Way to Perfect Pattern Tracing]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24028/light-the-way-to-perfect-pattern-tracing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24028/light-the-way-to-perfect-pattern-tracing ThreadsMagazine
A clever crafter's homegrown solution to expensive lighting tables. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24028/light-the-way-to-perfect-pattern-tracing
<![CDATA[Serving Up Sewing]]> Thu, 23 Aug 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24029/serving-up-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24029/serving-up-sewing ThreadsMagazine
Keep your notions safe and close-by with this thoughtful tip. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24029/serving-up-sewing
<![CDATA[Snaggle Tooth, No Thank You!]]> Mon, 30 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24030/snaggle-tooth-no-thank-you http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24030/snaggle-tooth-no-thank-you ThreadsMagazine
Try this better way to snip thread than the tried-and-true method many seamsters use. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24030/snaggle-tooth-no-thank-you
<![CDATA[Love those labels!]]> Thu, 19 Jul 2007 14:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24174/love-those-labels http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24174/love-those-labels ThreadsMagazine
Create custom labels with ribbon and a metallic ink pen. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24174/love-those-labels
<![CDATA[What Do Film Canisters and Sand Have in Common?]]> Tue, 03 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24033/what-do-film-canisters-and-sand-have-in-common http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24033/what-do-film-canisters-and-sand-have-in-common What Do Film Canisters and Sand Have in Common? Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Patterns are typically flimsy affairs that have a way of shifting around at precisely the wrong moment. Here's how to keep them in place. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24033/what-do-film-canisters-and-sand-have-in-common
<![CDATA[Serving Up Sewing]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2007 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24223/serving-up-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24223/serving-up-sewing ThreadsMagazine
A great tip for keeping small notions close to your sewing machine. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24223/serving-up-sewing
<![CDATA[On Pins and Needles]]> Wed, 13 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24034/on-pins-and-needles http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24034/on-pins-and-needles On Pins and Needles Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Keep notoriously easy-to-lose notions under control. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24034/on-pins-and-needles
<![CDATA[Hairspray: Not Just for Prom]]> Wed, 30 May 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24035/hairspray-not-just-for-prom http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24035/hairspray-not-just-for-prom Hairspray: Not Just for Prom Posted by ThreadsMagazine
An intriguing new use for hairspray at the crafting or sewing table. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24035/hairspray-not-just-for-prom
<![CDATA[Little Black Book Gone Crafty]]> Tue, 22 May 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24036/little-black-book-gone-crafty http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24036/little-black-book-gone-crafty ThreadsMagazine
A cute and crafty way to display phone numbers and other important bits of information. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24036/little-black-book-gone-crafty
<![CDATA[Soup's Up!]]> Fri, 11 May 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24037/soups-up http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24037/soups-up Soup's Up! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
An ironing technique for getting into tiny spots that you can eat with a spoon. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24037/soups-up
<![CDATA[Lipstick? Nah, it's a Pin-Stick]]> Fri, 04 May 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24039/lipstick-nah-its-a-pin-stick http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24039/lipstick-nah-its-a-pin-stick Lipstick? Nah, it's a Pin-Stick Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Passers-by might wonder why you need to primp in your sewing room but you'll know a craftier use for that empty lipstick tube. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24039/lipstick-nah-its-a-pin-stick
<![CDATA[Fit to be Tied]]> Tue, 01 May 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24040/fit-to-be-tied http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24040/fit-to-be-tied Fit to be Tied Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Self-belts can be slippery little guys - here's how to keep your silky belts in place. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24040/fit-to-be-tied
<![CDATA[Bye, Bye Lint]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2007 14:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24199/bye-bye-lint http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24199/bye-bye-lint Bye, Bye Lint Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Try using a dry kitchen sponge to remove lint. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Thread Medicine]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2007 14:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24197/thread-medicine http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24197/thread-medicine Thread Medicine Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Make a thread cutter from a floss dispenser and a pill bottle. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24197/thread-medicine
<![CDATA[All Buckled Up]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2007 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24195/all-buckled-up http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24195/all-buckled-up All Buckled Up Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use gold leaf to turn an everyday belt buckle into gold. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24195/all-buckled-up
<![CDATA[Iron off!]]> Wed, 04 Apr 2007 11:30:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24194/iron-off http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24194/iron-off ThreadsMagazine
Try using a lamp to remind yourself to shut off the iron. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24194/iron-off
<![CDATA[The Nose Knows]]> Tue, 27 Mar 2007 13:25:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24186/the-nose-knows http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24186/the-nose-knows ThreadsMagazine
Learn how to use your nose to figure out the right side of your fabric. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24186/the-nose-knows
<![CDATA[Create a Tech-Savvy Pattern Library]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2007 16:45:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24184/create-a-tech-savvy-pattern-library http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24184/create-a-tech-savvy-pattern-library ThreadsMagazine
Use digital photos as a quick way to organize your pattern collection digitally. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24184/create-a-tech-savvy-pattern-library
<![CDATA[Dress Barbie, Dress Yourself]]> Tue, 27 Feb 2007 14:10:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24177/dress-barbie-dress-yourself http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24177/dress-barbie-dress-yourself Dress Barbie, Dress Yourself Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sew a mini muslin to try out your pattern instructions. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24177/dress-barbie-dress-yourself
<![CDATA[Make Your Own Tags]]> Thu, 08 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24166/make-your-own-tags http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24166/make-your-own-tags ThreadsMagazine
Use scrap pieces of interfacing to record pattern information and washing instructions on a small tag. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24166/make-your-own-tags
<![CDATA[Sewing in Circles]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24163/sewing-in-circles http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24163/sewing-in-circles Sewing in Circles Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use the top to a vitamin bottle or mint tin to make sewing circles easy. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24163/sewing-in-circles
<![CDATA[Mini Design Boards]]> Fri, 02 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24063/mini-design-boards http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24063/mini-design-boards Mini Design Boards Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Create design boards to test fabric combinations and easily transport them while shopping. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24063/mini-design-boards
<![CDATA[Pipe Cleaners Clean More than Pipes]]> Fri, 02 Feb 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24065/pipe-cleaners-clean-more-than-pipes http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24065/pipe-cleaners-clean-more-than-pipes Pipe Cleaners Clean More than Pipes Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Pipe cleaners bring you back to craft projects of your childhood, but they can also be used as helpful tools. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24065/pipe-cleaners-clean-more-than-pipes
<![CDATA[Fleece Fluff All a-Flutter]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24005/fleece-fluff-all-a-flutter http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24005/fleece-fluff-all-a-flutter Fleece Fluff All a-Flutter Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Use safety pins and and fabric-softener to remove loose fluff when cutting fleece. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24005/fleece-fluff-all-a-flutter
<![CDATA[Dear Diary]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24013/dear-diary http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24013/dear-diary Dear Diary Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Create a sewing diary to keep track of projects for future reference. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24013/dear-diary
<![CDATA[A Leg Up on Sewing]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24017/a-leg-up-on-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24017/a-leg-up-on-sewing ThreadsMagazine
Use a footstool to reduce back pain while at your cutting table. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24017/a-leg-up-on-sewing
<![CDATA[Get All Your Buttons in a Row]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24019/get-all-your-buttons-in-a-row http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24019/get-all-your-buttons-in-a-row Get All Your Buttons in a Row Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Transparent tape helps keep buttons in line. ]]>
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/24019/get-all-your-buttons-in-a-row