Copyright (c) 2017 en-us Threads - Annieoconnor's posts Threads - Annieoconnor's posts Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:44:23 -0500 Threads - Annieoconnor's posts Threads - Annieoconnor's posts <![CDATA[Four Serging Techniques]]> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:00:00 -0500 Four Serging Techniques Posted by annieoconnor
Pamela Leggett explains how to use your serger to create gathers, pretty lettuce edging, and how to properly serge corners and curves. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Move a Dart]]> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:22:07 -0500 How to Move a Dart Posted by annieoconnor
Learn how to move darts to give garments a new look. ]]>
<![CDATA[McCall's latest collection]]> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:00:00 -0500 McCall's latest collection Posted by annieoconnor
Multiseason patterns from McCall's fall line. ]]>
<![CDATA[New SewStylish Pattern]]> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:00:00 -0500 New SewStylish Pattern Posted by annieoconnor
Check out Simplicity Pattern Company's Early Autumn collection featuring our very own SewStylish pattern ]]>
<![CDATA[New Summer/Fall Patterns]]> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:00:00 -0500 New Summer/Fall Patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Butterick's latest collection includes fashionable dresses for a variety of people. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Designer Patterns]]> Thu, 24 May 2012 17:00:00 -0500 New Designer Patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Vogue Pattern's summer collection is filled with stylish garments from some of our favorite designers ]]>
<![CDATA[Parson Gray: A New Menswear Fabric Line]]> Mon, 14 May 2012 18:00:00 -0500 Parson Gray: A New Menswear Fabric Line Posted by annieoconnor
New cotton fabrics for fashion, quilting, and home decor from David Butler (Amy Butler's husband) ]]>
<![CDATA[Ask Threads]]> Thu, 03 May 2012 19:00:00 -0500 Ask Threads Posted by annieoconnor
Industry experts answer your sewing questions. ]]>
<![CDATA[Prom Patterns 2012]]> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:00:00 -0500 Prom Patterns 2012 Posted by annieoconnor
Are you sewing a prom dress this year? Check out these 10 special-occasion dresses from the leading pattern companies. ]]>
<![CDATA["Kwik" to Sew for Summer]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:00:00 -0500 Posted by annieoconnor
Kwik Sew's newest pattern collection features easy-to-sew garments all at a new price: $11.99 each. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Ultimate Mending Kit]]> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:00:00 -0500 The Ultimate Mending Kit Posted by annieoconnor
Here are 25 items every sewer should have on hand. What other items are necessities for your sewing? ]]>
<![CDATA[Interview with Susan Khalje]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 08:00:00 -0500 Interview with Susan Khalje Posted by annieoconnor
BurdaStyle talks couture with Threads Contributing Editor ]]>
<![CDATA[Too Cute Kids' Patterns]]> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 06:00:00 -0500 Too Cute Kids' Patterns Posted by annieoconnor
McCall's new Summer Collection features adorable children's sewing patterns. ]]>
<![CDATA[Simply Summer]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Simply Summer Posted by annieoconnor
Simplicity Pattern Company releases their Summer Collection featuring the newest SewStylish pattern. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Little Bit of Lace]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:00:00 -0500 A Little Bit of Lace Posted by annieoconnor
Lace is the leading fabric for spring. Check out the patterns from Burda's Spring/Summer collection for some great-for-lace choices. ]]>
<![CDATA[Spring Ensembles]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 11:00:00 -0500 Spring Ensembles Posted by annieoconnor
Simplicity introduces their spring collection featuring a new Threads pattern. ]]>
<![CDATA[Spring into Fashion]]> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:00:00 -0500 Spring into Fashion Posted by annieoconnor
In Threads April/May issue, Connie Crawford shares this season's leading looks. Here, we've selected several patterns to achieve these styles. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Sew a Scarf Necklace]]> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:20:00 -0500 How to Sew a Scarf Necklace Posted by annieoconnor
Create a fashionable necklace with a combination of fabric and chains. ]]>
<![CDATA[McCall's and Kwik Sew join forces]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:00:00 -0500 McCall's and Kwik Sew join forces Posted by annieoconnor
Two sewing pattern company giants merge ]]>
<![CDATA[Wrap it up!]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 19:00:00 -0500 Wrap it up! Posted by annieoconnor
Vogue's spring pattern collection features wrap and wrap-inspired dresses and tops ]]>
<![CDATA[New Look for Spring]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:00:00 -0500 New Look for Spring Posted by annieoconnor
Simplicity releases their New Look spring pattern collection. ]]>
<![CDATA[Burda and Simplicity join forces]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:00:00 -0500 Burda and Simplicity join forces Posted by annieoconnor
Burda patterns are now available at ]]>
<![CDATA[Button Art]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:00:00 -0500 Button Art Posted by annieoconnor
Artist Augusto Esquivel uses simple sewing buttons to create extraordinary works of art. ]]>
<![CDATA[McCall's patterns for your fabric stash]]> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:00:00 -0500 McCall's patterns for your fabric stash Posted by annieoconnor
Is your New Year's resolution to break into your fabric stash? Check out McCall's Spring Collection for some great ideas. ]]>
<![CDATA[Look ahead to spring]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 14:00:00 -0500 Look ahead to spring Posted by annieoconnor
Simplicity releases their 2012 Early Spring pattern collection, including new Threads and SewStylish patterns. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tangerine Tango]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 07:00:00 -0500 Tangerine Tango Posted by annieoconnor
Pantone announces 2012's color of the year. ]]>
<![CDATA["Baby, it's cold outside"]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:00:00 -0500 Posted by annieoconnor
Outerwear for the cooler months ]]>
<![CDATA[Quick Gift Patterns from Kwik Sew]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:00:00 -0500 Quick Gift Patterns from Kwik Sew Posted by annieoconnor
Kwik Sew's latest pattern collection offers great ideas for holiday gifts. ]]>
<![CDATA[1950s patterns perfect for today]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:00:00 -0500 1950s patterns perfect for today Posted by annieoconnor
Butterick releases three vintage patterns so fashionable you'd hardly know they're retro. ]]>
<![CDATA[Vogue Winter Patterns]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 15:00:00 -0500 Vogue Winter Patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Sewing for holiday parties and casual winter weekends. ]]>
<![CDATA[Patterns: Wide Leg Pants]]> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:00:00 -0500 Patterns: Wide Leg Pants Posted by annieoconnor
Tips and patterns for this popular pants style. ]]>
<![CDATA[Sleepwear patterns]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:00:00 -0500 Sleepwear patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Make comfy, cozy PJs with these new patterns. Find everything from yoga pants to camisoles in these collections. ]]>
<![CDATA[Festive dresses]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 18:00:00 -0500 Festive dresses Posted by annieoconnor
McCall's releases their Holiday 2011 pattern line ]]>
<![CDATA[Let's hear it for the boys]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 13:00:00 -0500 Let's hear it for the boys Posted by annieoconnor
Simplicity's Suede Says and introduce menswear patterns ]]>
<![CDATA[New Simplicity patterns]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2011 19:00:00 -0500 New Simplicity patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Simplicity's Winter/Holiday collection features a new Threads pattern and other great designs ]]>
<![CDATA[Inspiration from Novi]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:00:00 -0500 Inspiration from Novi Posted by annieoconnor
Highlights from Threads' trip to the American Sewing Expo. ]]>
<![CDATA[See you in Novi!]]> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:00:00 -0500 See you in Novi! Posted by annieoconnor
The American Sewing Expo is this Friday through Sunday in Novi, Michigan ]]>
<![CDATA[Sew Simple]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 17:00:00 -0500 Sew Simple Posted by annieoconnor
Simplicity introduces $1.99 single-project patterns. ]]>
<![CDATA[A "New Look" for Fall]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2011 17:10:00 -0500 A Posted by annieoconnor
New Look Patterns introduces their fall/winter 2011 collection ]]>
<![CDATA[New McCall's Patterns]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 12:00:00 -0500 New McCall's Patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Stylish patterns for the cool-weather months ]]>
<![CDATA[Singer turns 160 years old]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 09:00:00 -0500 Singer turns 160 years old Posted by annieoconnor
Share your Singer Story and help celebrate their monumental anniversary. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Simplicity Patterns]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 18:00:00 -0500 New Simplicity Patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Fresh patterns for fall to make again and again ]]>
<![CDATA[Christine Haynes Announces New Pattern Line]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:00:00 -0500 Christine Haynes Announces New Pattern Line Posted by annieoconnor
Find out about this author's potential new pattern line. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Butterick Patterns]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 23:00:00 -0500 New Butterick Patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Cozy outerwear to chic dresses this new line covers it all ]]>
<![CDATA["Kwik" patterns for kids]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:00:00 -0500 Posted by annieoconnor
Kwik Sew's newest collection features sweet patterns for children ]]>
<![CDATA[Advanced Sewing Patterns]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 17:00:00 -0500 Advanced Sewing Patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Marfy's Fall-winter collection ]]>
<![CDATA[What's in Vogue]]> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:00:00 -0500 What's in Vogue Posted by annieoconnor
Fall patterns from the designers ]]>
<![CDATA[ConKerr Cancer]]> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 14:00:00 -0500 ConKerr Cancer Posted by annieoconnor
Sew a pillowcase and give a little joy to children with cancer. ]]>
<![CDATA[Everything old is new again]]> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 18:00:00 -0500 Everything old is new again Posted by annieoconnor
Simplicity digs 1960s style ]]>
<![CDATA[Make a Gauzy Cotton Caftan]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:00:00 -0500 Make a Gauzy Cotton Caftan Posted by annieoconnor
Convert a simple T-shirt pattern into glamorous beachwear. ]]>
<![CDATA[Thinking ahead to fall]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 17:00:00 -0500 Thinking ahead to fall Posted by annieoconnor
McCall's Pattern Company introduces their new Fall 2011 Collection. ]]>
<![CDATA[What's your current fabric obsession?]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2011 13:05:00 -0500 What's your current fabric obsession? Posted by annieoconnor
Fabrics that we just HAVE to have. ]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Ensembles]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 12:00:00 -0500 Summer Ensembles Posted by annieoconnor
New patterns from Simplicity: get a complete look in one envelope. ]]>
<![CDATA[Some Fun Summer Sewing Patterns]]> Fri, 27 May 2011 09:00:00 -0500 Some Fun Summer Sewing Patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Summer accessory patterns perfect for the beach, picnics, barbeques, and more. ]]>
<![CDATA[Easy, Breezy Summer Sewing]]> Fri, 20 May 2011 12:00:00 -0500 Easy, Breezy Summer Sewing Posted by annieoconnor
Sew them tonight, wear them tomorrow. Quick patterns perfect for the warm weather. ]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Dress Patterns]]> Fri, 13 May 2011 09:00:00 -0500 Summer Dress Patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Butterick introduces new patterns sized by A/B, C & D cups ]]>
<![CDATA[Fashionably royal patterns]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 08:00:00 -0500 Fashionably royal patterns Posted by annieoconnor
The world watched as Kate Middleton, together with Sarah Burton, gave bridal fashion a new, yet tradtional, look. Here are some pattern suggestions that speak to this now iconic bridal gown. ]]>
<![CDATA[Go to Great Lengths]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 08:00:00 -0500 Go to Great Lengths Posted by annieoconnor
Barbara Emodi shows how to extend a skirt at the hem in this online extra. ]]>
<![CDATA[Florals for Spring]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 12:00:00 -0500 Florals for Spring Posted by annieoconnor
This season's best selling garment features a stunning floral print. See what floral fabrics inspire us. ]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Sewing]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2011 12:00:00 -0500 Summer Sewing Posted by annieoconnor
Vogue’s new Summer Collection is now available ]]>
<![CDATA[Cheery gifts for kids in need]]> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 09:00:00 -0500 Cheery gifts for kids in need Posted by annieoconnor
Participants at the Sewing and Stitchery Expo sewed pillowcases for children. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Marfy Patterns]]> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:00:00 -0500 New Marfy Patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Stretch your sewing skills with the newest Marfy pattern collection! ]]>
<![CDATA[The Sewing and Stitchery Expo]]> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 05:00:00 -0500 The Sewing and Stitchery Expo Posted by annieoconnor
Ever consider attending a sewing show? Here is my experience at my first ever sewing show! ]]>
<![CDATA[YOUR Sewing Machine Buying Advice]]> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 09:00:00 -0500 YOUR Sewing Machine Buying Advice Posted by annieoconnor
Read the great responses to "A Buyer's Guide to Your Dealership." ]]>
<![CDATA[McCall's Early Summer Collection]]> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:00:00 -0500 McCall's Early Summer Collection Posted by annieoconnor
Spring is almost here, so summer can’t be far behind! Check out McCall’s Early Summer sewing patterns. ]]>
<![CDATA[Sewing Camp for Kids]]> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 12:00:00 -0500 Sewing Camp for Kids Posted by annieoconnor
Babylock offers "Summer Kids' Clubhouse" ]]>
<![CDATA[A Buyer's Guide to Your Dealership]]> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 09:00:00 -0500 A Buyer's Guide to Your Dealership Posted by annieoconnor
What to ask and what to know when buying a sewing machine. ]]>
<![CDATA[Australian Antique Sewing Machine Museum ]]> Fri, 04 Feb 2011 09:00:00 -0500 Australian Antique Sewing Machine Museum Posted by annieoconnor
“From hobby to obsession to business.” Wayne McKail and Judi Gillies are sharing their love of antique sewing machines with others at their one-of-a-kind museum Down Under! ]]>
<![CDATA["Kwik" to Sew and Easy to Wear]]> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:00:00 -0500 Posted by annieoconnor
Effortless garments from Kwik Sew’s Spring 2011 collection highlight pleats, gathers, ruffles and fun details. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Sew a Reversible Apron]]> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:55:00 -0500 How to Sew a Reversible Apron Posted by annieoconnor
Make an apron that can go from sophisticated to whimsical with a simple flip. ]]>
<![CDATA[Chic Designer Patterns]]> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 09:00:00 -0500 Chic Designer Patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Elegance meets style in Vogue’s Spring 2011 collection ]]>
<![CDATA[McCall's Sees "Fresh and Fabulous" Changes for Spring 2011]]> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 12:00:00 -0500 McCall's Sees Posted by annieoconnor
Great designs and new easy to follow style symbols makes spring 2011 exciting for McCall’s pattern lovers. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Simplicity Patterns]]> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 10:00:00 -0500 New Simplicity Patterns Posted by annieoconnor
Simplicity has just released their newest pattern collection, Early Spring 2011! Check out some of our favorite choices. ]]>