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Unconventional Color Palette for Spring 2014

Unconventional Color Palette for Spring 2014

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Spring's color palette revolves around a modern blend of pastels, soft neutrals, and bold hues.

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A Recap of SewExpo 2014

A Recap of SewExpo 2014

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We attended the 2014 Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington, and share a brief recap of some of our experiences.

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SewGreen Helps Youth Build Skills and Success

SewGreen Helps Youth Build Skills and Success

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Get to know SewGreen, a not-for-profit, largely volunteer-based reuse and community education program in Ithaca, New York.

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The Fabric Store Opens Shop in L.A.

The Fabric Store Opens Shop in L.A.

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New Zealand-based fabric retailer The Fabric Store has recently opened a U.S. flagship store in Los Angeles, California.

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How to Sew a Sweater Using Knitted Fabrics

How to Sew a Sweater Using Knitted Fabrics

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Combine a knit fabric with a knitted scarf to make a sweater using a sewing machine and hand-sewing needle.

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Great Sewing Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Great Sewing Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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Threads staff shares an exclusive wish list.

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Peplum & Ruffled Top

Peplum & Ruffled Top

I used the Simplicity 1699 as my base pattern but I altered it by lowering the neckline, making a ruffled pattern for the neckline, changing the sleeves, adding volume to the peplum (6x the volume...

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Magazine Giveaway: How does fabric influence your designs?

Magazine Giveaway: How does fabric influence your designs?

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Answer the question for a chance to win our latest issue!

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Green Clutch Bag

Green Clutch Bag

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This fabric bag has a gold chain strap that can be hidden inside to use the bag as a clutch. It is 12" wide x 7 1/2" high x 3" deep, is lined with a  brown polyester fabric and closes with a...

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Designers Create Garments for Amy Butler Trunk Show

Designers Create Garments for Amy Butler Trunk Show

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Sewing stars, including a few Threads contributors, were tapped to create a garment collection for a traveling trunk show using any of the fashion fabrics Amy Butler's new Alchemy Studio Collection.

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What to do with a Sari

What to do with a Sari

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Have you ever sewn a garment from an Indian sari? These ornate and beautiful garments can be purchased inexpensively, and they can be used to make gorgeous gifts or clothing.

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Save Your Fabric from Pulls and Snags

Save Your Fabric from Pulls and Snags

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Here's a sewing room solution for a tricky fabric problem.

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Got a Mystery Fabric?

Got a Mystery Fabric?

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If you're having trouble identifying a fabric , turn to the Vintage Fashion Guild's Fabric Resource for help.

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The Winner of A Field Guide to Fabric Design is...

The Winner of "A Field Guide to Fabric Design" is...

See if you're the winner!

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Blue Sweater Dress

Blue Sweater Dress

This style was copied from a magazine picture (unknown designer) which was shown in a white sweater with white godets. I purchased the blue sweater and used a printed voile for the godets. The longer...

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Scarecrow

Scarecrow

This costume was designed and worn by me. The costume was handmade as well. About 2 days went into designing the mask. The materials used were: burlap, rope, twine, yarn, charcoal pastels/paint, and...

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Summer Project: No Pattern Bias Skirt

Summer Project: No Pattern Bias Skirt

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Jane's skirt on the left, Ellice's skirt on the right! Wow! I couldn't resist buying the July issue of THREADS. The yellow oval on the cover "Summer Project: Bias Skirt (no pattern required)" was...

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Alexiss wedding quilt

Alexis's wedding quilt

I'm trying to use up my fabric stash, and suddenly needed to make quilts for 2 weddings, and 2 babies. This quilt (and pillow) is for my niece Alexis and her soon-to-be husband, Jason. Their wedding...

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Flying Leopard Coat

Flying Leopard Coat

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Leopard coat with dragonfly facings. Lining "Chaneled" to fashion fabric. Hand painted leather buttons and self-fringe as trim.

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Color Correction

Color Correction

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Fashion designer Angela Wolf offers tips for transforming your garments and fabrics with dyes.

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