Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Threads - Tips-and-tricks category featured posts Threads - Tips-and-tricks category featured posts Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:37:11 -0500 Threads - Tips-and-tricks category featured posts Threads - Tips-and-tricks category featured posts <![CDATA[Use a Camera to Help Fit]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:35:00 -0500 Use a Camera to Help Fit Posted by ThreadsMagazine
During the muslin stage, a camera will allow you to observe the fit from many angles with ease. Watch this video from Teach Yourself to Sew Season 5 to learn how. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tip: Iron-On Topstitching Template]]> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:25:00 -0500 Tip: Iron-On Topstitching Template Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Get a straight line every time with this trick for better topstitching. ]]>
<![CDATA[Cures for Puckered Stitches]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 14:45:00 -0500 Cures for Puckered Stitches Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Judith Neukam will teach you to avoid rippled seams in your work, with this expert advice. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Achieve Ideal Sewing Machine Thread Tension]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:50:00 -0500 How to Achieve Ideal Sewing Machine Thread Tension Posted by Ruth_From_Omaha
Learn to diagnose and solve poor thread tension problems--and save yourself sewing headaches. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tip: Upcycled "Tincushions"]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:10:00 -0500 Tip: Upcycled Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Easily create cute pincushions from tuna cans to match your personal preferences. ]]>
<![CDATA[Q&A: Where to Place Bust-Dart Points]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Q&A: Where to Place Bust-Dart Points Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sarah Veblen shares a wealth of information about bust darts. ]]>
<![CDATA[How to Repair a Stray Snip]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:46:40 -0500 How to Repair a Stray Snip Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Watch this quick Threads Essential Techniques video for a creative solution to accidental fabric cuts. ]]>
<![CDATA[8 Ways to Make a Custom Dress Form]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:00:00 -0500 8 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops]]> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 16:10:00 -0500 Zipper Basics: Sliders and Stops Posted by SewStylishMagazine
This information is essential for anyone who wants to be sure they're approaching zippers the right way. ]]>
<![CDATA[9 Ideas to Decorate your Sewing Room]]> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 09:15:00 -0500 9 Ideas to Decorate your Sewing Room Posted by dfinkle
See how our authors adorn their spaces. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tip: Portable Sewing Supply Station]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Tip: Portable Sewing Supply Station Posted by ThreadsMagazine
For those of us without a dedicated sewing room, a toolbox on wheels is a great way to bring notions from room to room safely and conveniently. ]]>
<![CDATA[Q&A: Sewing Machine Prices Then and Now]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Q&A: Sewing Machine Prices Then and Now Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Sometimes it seems as if modern sewing machines can be very expensive. How expensive were they, comparatively, when they first became household items? ]]>
<![CDATA[Q&A: Is Fabric Pilling Avoidable?]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:00:00 -0500 Q&A: Is Fabric Pilling Avoidable? Posted by ThreadsMagazine
What is the cause of fabric pilling and how can it be prevented? An expert explains. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 07:00:00 -0500 The Perfect Blouse DVD Giveaway Posted by jpetersen
Two lucky Threads readers have the opportunity to win in this great giveaway! ]]>
<![CDATA[Pad a Dress Form to Your True Body Shape]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 07:10:00 -0500 Pad a Dress Form to Your True Body Shape Posted by Ruth_From_Omaha
Dress forms have lovely, firm shapes, with perfectly lifted breasts--which is wonderful if you have a similar build. However, they are not like “real” bodies, especially if you have any extra body weight. Learn how you can customize your dress form with household objects. ]]>
<![CDATA[Threads Reader Tips]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 15:02:03 -0500 Threads Reader Tips Posted by amm
These fabulous sewing tips are worth trying. ]]>
<![CDATA[Four Prize Giveaway Winner!]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 16:12:08 -0500 Four Prize Giveaway Winner! Posted by jpetersen
Congratulations to this week's giveaway winner! ]]>
<![CDATA[Tip: Use Painter's Tape on Napped Fabric]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:16:14 -0500 Tip: Use Painter's Tape on Napped Fabric Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This little tip can be a big help when you need to consider the direction of napped fabric during piecing. ]]>
<![CDATA[Make a Removable Button Strip]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:26:37 -0500 Make a Removable Button Strip Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Put your delicate closures on a removable band. ]]>
<![CDATA[Create Topstitching with Running Stitches]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:10:16 -0500 Create Topstitching with Running Stitches Posted by EvamarieGomez
Learn how to use a simple, hand-sewn stitch to make bold topstitching. ]]>