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Feb 27, 2015
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Pick up your copy of Threads #178 (April/May 2015) now!


Threads #178 hits the newsstand on March 3! In this issue, you’ll discover how to design a waistband that complements your body shape, hemstitching techniques, how to make custom panties, and Executive Editor Judith Neukam demonstrates some critical alterations you should make before cutting fabric.

The April/May 2015 issue can be purchased in our store or downloaded directly to your mobile device. If you can’t wait to get your hands on Threads #178, check out some of the web extras from this issue. 


Follow these steps to for your chance to win a copy of Threads #178 (April/May 2015).

  1. Take a look at what’s inside this issue by visiting our issue preview page
  2. Then, leave a comment on this post explaning which feature article or department you’re looking forward to most.
  3. Entries must be recieved by 11:59 p.m. EST, March 6. 
  4. Three winners will be chosen at random, contacted via email, and announced the week of March 9. 

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  1. stillSTH February 27th

    Would love to read about altering before cutting.

  2. user-3521339 February 27th

    I'm looking forward to the cut work article and interested in one on making panties.

  3. Cecilhe73 February 27th

    I'm eager to see the discussion on waistbands in the upcoming issue.

  4. User avater chelosunny February 27th

    Kenneth King's article on Drawn Threads is beckoning me.

  5. User avater ShiningStar February 28th

    That's a very pretty cover.

  6. bajjmayer February 28th

    The alterations before cutting fabric looks critical--would love to read since that's where it all begins!

  7. User avater RedPointTailor February 28th

    I love the most an article 'Paint on Silk' - it is my dream to do this. I hope I will soon.
    This technique for sure would enrich couture garments I made.

  8. Melwyk February 28th

    I'm obsessed with trying to learn how to fit patterns properly lately, so I'm really looking forward to the article on altering before cutting.
    (ps - that cover is so, so pretty!)

  9. momadd February 28th

    I'm interested in preparing patterns for fit before cutting.

  10. User avater KritterStitcher March 1st

    I'm interested in the article on making panties.

  11. JeanWhitfield March 2nd

    Looking forward to seeing the easy to make Envelope Purse,
    It will be ideal for the summer months!

  12. User avater kaync March 2nd

    Looking forward to reading Prepare Patterns to Fit. Sewing for a growing granddaughter requires frequent alterations.

  13. jcanyon March 2nd

    I would love to learn more about staystitching. I never seem to really know where and when to use it.

  14. jcanyon March 2nd

    I would love to learn more about staystitching. I never seem to really know where and when to use it.

  15. User avater Harikleia March 3rd

    I look forward to pattern reviews and book reviews.

  16. BelleBeryl March 3rd

    Lovely magazine and it would be nice to sew the quick to make envelope purse with some pretty spring colors.

  17. Bobbi42ohildri March 3rd

    Looking forward to ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES Staystitching article - I use stay stitching on most garments I make but could use instruction on the proper way to achieve this step.

  18. Dawnalice March 3rd

    I would love the article on choosing a skirt style to suit me

  19. user-2492131 March 3rd

    With every new issue, I turn to the Pattern Review first! I always want to see what your sewers have made...

  20. Quiltwerme March 3rd

    How do you choose just ONE feature? I am captivated by the dress on the front cover, but I would especially like to read about adjusting patterns for a perfect fit.

  21. jeansophie March 3rd

    I want to check out the new, fresh take on power suits. The suits in my closet feel old and more than a little démodé.

  22. juditupp March 3rd

    I'd love to read the altering before cutting article and also the custom panties article!

  23. marijke1 March 3rd

    Just got my issue -- Prepare Patterns for Fit was a real eye opener! I immediately bought a foam core board, got a free "angle finder" app on my phone, and discovered that my patterns very clearly need a shoulder adjustment -- cannot wait to see the results of this adjustment!

  24. Vikichek March 3rd

    How to choose just one? I love to see what others are up to, so I'm a fan of the Readers' Tips--some really clever people out there, and their ideas have helped me many times. And a close second: Readers' Closets; again, some terrifically talented people!

  25. lesbianeurotica37 March 3rd

    I am going to make myself some proper-fitting panties! SO looking forward to reading this article!!!

  26. kalee March 3rd

    Other than all the articles? Definitely need to read "Prepare Patterns For Fit"...that would probably make a huge difference in my end result. "Skirts That Flatter" sounds right up my alley...I need to wear more skirts, it gets too hot here. "Drawn Threads" sounds interesting. I've always admired those projects.

  27. Kareemah March 3rd

    Hands down Prepare pattern for fit is going to be favorite piece. if I could even cut down on half of my fitting issues before I cut that would be fabulous. It's mighty hard to fit yourself.

  28. Dwana58 March 3rd

    Skirts that flatter- I can never get them to feel comfortable

  29. User avater Alyssiana March 3rd

    Looking forward to reading about the Convertible Jacket. =)

  30. prpr March 3rd

    I can't wait to see the 360 degree views of the jacket and other garments.

  31. yuut March 3rd

    The altering article sounds really good but it was a surprise that once more I actually wanted try some drawn work.

  32. user-2481695 March 3rd

    I am so ready for spring !!! that i am really going to enjoy your spring fashion forecast Posted 8:18 pm on march 3rd

  33. Bsewing March 3rd

    I like the article on custom panties. I can not wait to see how many different styles and types of fabric I come up with, this will be a real treasure for me.

  34. designsbyjanetp March 3rd

    Would love to see the openwork details without having to cut fabric, and also how to make really cute custom panties. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. User avater iris68 March 3rd

    I always look forward for Pattern Review section. In this issue I would be happy to learn about fitting and making pretty underwear. Thank you.

  36. seemless March 3rd

    The hemstitching. i don't wear skirts, but pants could be hemmed that way as well....

  37. User avater smfsprout March 3rd

    I've stopped wearing skirts because I can't find any that fit and look nice, so I'm really looking forward to "Skirts that Flatter". Thanks.

  38. ItzMeSandraD March 4th

    I'd probably say I'm most looking forward to all the wonderful tidbits of information in the "Tech Yourself To Sew" section. Although I've been sewing for MANY years, I still struggle with some of the basics, like properly sewing in a zipper.

  39. CheriS March 4th

    Considering I'm now a woman of "a certain age" & the changing dimensions of my body seem (no puns intended) to present new fit challenges, I should be turning to pg 44 immediately to read Judith Neukam's "Prepare Patterns for Fit," right? And I will, however, but only after lingering on pg 28 for some lovely inspiration on "Fast & Fabulous Purses!" I'm looking fwd to your new issue -- thank you!!

  40. would love the article on Skirts That Flatter. When you don't really have a true waist (or at least one that is smaller than your hips) it's hard to find something that looks right

  41. debra078 March 4th

    i think prepare patternss for fit that has always i dont want to say an issue but when i was kid sewing in middle school never had problems but the older i get 60 it seams the patterns are not designed as well or something i have taken classes in my younger days for slopers but it is hard to fit yourself if no one to hold up tuck this pin that love your magazine have every issue thanks for the chance to win

  42. alisoncat March 4th

    I love hemstitching, so definitely that article would top my list!

  43. CAS48 March 4th

    I definitely like "teach yourself to sew". I have so much to learn!

  44. LeslieD March 4th

    Well, the article on panties caught my eye. I have been thinking of trying my hand at bras and panties for a while. Very timely article for me.

  45. User avater auspi March 4th

    Great Sewing Books--I'm always interested in adding to my sewing library.

  46. SuInAZ March 4th

    Custom panties sounds like a great topic to learn from.

  47. user-3136551 March 4th

    THe article on hemstitch really caught my attention
    I love working with all these type of technique and
    my clothes

  48. webolton March 5th

    The convertible jacket article looks interesting. I love the cover!

  49. ladybug0908 March 5th

    I'm going to learn how to make my own underwear.

  50. User avater wicked_stitcher March 5th

    what person, outside the Emperor, wouldn't want to check out the NEW power suit? please may it be so, a new take is long overdue!

  51. DonnaLW March 5th

    I would love to learn how to sew "Skirts that Flatter." Learning how to adjust patterns is so important, and I need a new skirt!

  52. user-4633203 March 5th

    I am interested in Teach yourself to Sew (I ust ordered the 4 dvd series Teach Yourself to Sew.) Other topics of interest include Alterations to Make Before Cutting the Fabric, Skirts to Flatter and Essential Techniques.

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