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How to Use Border Prints

Threads magazine - 172 - April/May 2014

Judith Neukam shares a variety of clever ways to use border prints in garment design, in Threads #172.

This season, border prints make an appearance on many fashion runways. It seems everyone responds to a border print: Every time Threads uses one for a test garment, we receive letters and emails from readers asking where to find the fabric. Thus, it’s a great time to take the current trend and design a garment that takes full advantage of a border print.

First, I’ll show you how to change the direction of a border print to redesign its emphasis. Then, if you’re inspired by the possibilities and want to try something more complicated, see how to take an all-over print you love and turn it into a border for a one-of-a-kind garment.

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  1. User avater
    kneedlez | | #1

    Perfect. Just received a shipment of a lovely linen border print.

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    eatsallinsects | | #2

    Will try to remember this.
    Most of the border prints I have used have been directional so I did not have this choice.

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