Copyright (c) 2016 ThreadsMagazine.com en-us Threads - Sewing category featured posts Threads - Sewing category featured posts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/sewing Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:14:03 -0500 Threads - Sewing category featured posts Threads - Sewing category featured posts http://www.threadsmagazine.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.threadsmagazine.com/sewing <![CDATA[Simple Stitches, Complex Designs]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:10:21 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48377/simple-stitches-complex-designs http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48377/simple-stitches-complex-designs Simple Stitches, Complex Designs Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Explore the elaborate motifs of Yemenite Jewish embroidery. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:31:51 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47912/pattern-roundup-summer-2016-maxi-dresses http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47912/pattern-roundup-summer-2016-maxi-dresses Pattern Roundup: Summer 2016 Maxi Dresses Posted by jpetersen
The maxi dress has become a staple of the summer wardrobe. This easy-to-wear garment can be designed in virtually any style, making it hugely popular. To help inspire your summer sewing adventures, here's a selection of new maxi dress patterns. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:55:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41142/how-to-draft-an-action-back-pattern-piece http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41142/how-to-draft-an-action-back-pattern-piece How to Draft an Action-Back Pattern Piece Posted by KennethDKing
This vintage jacket has some interesting detail. The feature I like most is known as the "action back." Follow along to learn how to draft this detail. ]]>
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<![CDATA[An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology]]> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:19:02 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48121/an-inside-look-at-the-exhibition-manus-x-machina-fashion-in-an-age-of-technology http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48121/an-inside-look-at-the-exhibition-manus-x-machina-fashion-in-an-age-of-technology An Inside Look at the Exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology Posted by Claire_Shaeffer
Couture expert Claire Shaeffer offers an exclusive look at the Manus x Machina exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute. ]]>
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<![CDATA[11 Couture Techniques to Try]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43810/11-couture-techniques-to-try http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/43810/11-couture-techniques-to-try 11 Couture Techniques to Try Posted by EvamarieGomez
Propel your sewing to the next level with these 11 couture techniques from the experts. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Make a Fortuny Envelope Jewelry Bag]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 06:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48172/make-a-fortuny-envelope-jewelry-bag http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48172/make-a-fortuny-envelope-jewelry-bag Make a Fortuny Envelope Jewelry Bag Posted by KennethDKing
I was called upon to create some jewelry bags from Fortuny fabric, and here are the results. The patternwork outlined will help you to design any size bag you need. ]]>
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<![CDATA[DIY Simple Summer Skirt]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48029/diy-simple-summer-skirt http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48029/diy-simple-summer-skirt DIY Simple Summer Skirt Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A patternless design fits all sizes. ]]>
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<![CDATA[2016 Sewing Events and Conferences]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:20:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45769/2016-sewing-events-and-conferences http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/45769/2016-sewing-events-and-conferences 2016 Sewing Events and Conferences Posted by SLMiller
A heads-up on the sewing retreats, tours, classes, and expos for this summer and fall. ]]>
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<![CDATA[18 Free Sewing Patterns]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37131/18-free-sewing-patterns http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37131/18-free-sewing-patterns 18 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. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 09:12:42 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48109/video-how-to-sew-a-scarf-with-a-hidden-pocket http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48109/video-how-to-sew-a-scarf-with-a-hidden-pocket Video: How to Sew a Scarf with a Hidden Pocket Posted by EvamarieGomez
Learn a clever technique for adding a secret pocket to a scarf. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - "Finale: New York State of Mind"]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 15:48:01 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48057/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-13-finale-new-york-state-of-mind http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/48057/project-runway-all-stars-season-5-episode-13-finale-new-york-state-of-mind Project Runway All Stars: Season 5, Episode 13 - Posted by CarolFresia
Find out who was named top designer after a grueling, four-day challenge. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 08:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47720/video-how-to-attach-an-all-in-one-facing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47720/video-how-to-attach-an-all-in-one-facing Video: How to Attach an All-in-One Facing Posted by CarolFresia
Discover two methods for installing a facing that finishes the neckline and armhole. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 14:35:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47718/four-smart-ways-to-finish-a-facing-edge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47718/four-smart-ways-to-finish-a-facing-edge Four Smart Ways to Finish a Facing Edge Posted by CarolFresia
In Threads #185 (June/July 2016), Daryl Lancaster teaches the essentials of drafting and installing facings. Learn the best ways to finish those facing edges. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:28:32 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47962/tips-for-sewing-a-pickstitched-lapped-zipper-in-a-faced-edge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47962/tips-for-sewing-a-pickstitched-lapped-zipper-in-a-faced-edge Tips for Sewing a Pickstitched Lapped Zipper in a Faced Edge Posted by smcfarland
It's easy to install a hand-stitched lapped zipper in garments. Here's how to do so with a facing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Serger Darts for Knits]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:45:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47886/serger-darts-for-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47886/serger-darts-for-knits Serger Darts for Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Serger expert and instructor Pamela Leggett shares her technique for achieving great-looking darts in knits using a serger. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Indygo Junction Sophia Swing Coat]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:55:47 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47887/pattern-review-indygo-junction-sophia-swing-coat http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47887/pattern-review-indygo-junction-sophia-swing-coat Pattern Review: Indygo Junction Sophia Swing Coat Posted by ThreadsMagazine
A roomy A-line coat from the Crossroads by Amy Barickman collection is a fresh take on a light topper. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: Vogue 1456 Tunics]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:52:34 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47890/pattern-review-vogue-1456-tunics http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47890/pattern-review-vogue-1456-tunics Pattern Review: Vogue 1456 Tunics Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Try a contemporary tunic designed by Sandra Betzina for her Today’s Fit line for Vogue Patterns. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Tip: Divide Measurements Easily]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:52:22 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47954/tip-divide-measurements-easily http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47954/tip-divide-measurements-easily Tip: Divide Measurements Easily Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Discover a handy trick for evenly dividing a measured length. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: McCall's 7254 Jackets and Vests]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:49:49 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47923/pattern-review-mccalls-7254-jackets-and-vests http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47923/pattern-review-mccalls-7254-jackets-and-vests Pattern Review: McCall's 7254 Jackets and Vests Posted by ThreadsMagazine
When is a jacket as comfortable as a cardigan? When it is designed for knits only. This pattern for casual jackets and vests offers five views with length and sleeve options. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Pattern Review: In-House Patterns Belle Blouse]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:49:44 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47926/pattern-review-in-house-patterns-belle-blouse http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/47926/pattern-review-in-house-patterns-belle-blouse Pattern Review: In-House Patterns Belle Blouse Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Revisit classic femininity with this 1940s-inspired blouse. Two views offer a choice of a traditional rolled collar or a classic bias-cut, bow-style collar. ]]>
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