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Threads #180: Check out our latest issue, and enter to win

Threads #180, Aug./Sept. 2015

Pick up your copy of Threads #180 (August/September 2015) now.


Threads #180 hits newsstands July 7. In this issue, you’ll learn to sew smooth curves and precise corners, vintage details for pretty blouses, and how to base a jeans pattern on your favorite pair for a perfect copy.

The August/September 2015 issue can be purchased in our store or downloaded to your mobile device. If you can’t wait to get your hands on Threads #180, check out some of the web extras from this issue. 

  • This Threads Essential Techniques video will teach you to sew a hand-rolled hem. This easy-to-sew, narrow hem is perfect for fine and delicate fabrics.
  • In this issue, Kenneth D. King retells the compelling history of Fortuny fabrics and how his fascination with the company began. In his latest web extra, he shares his Fortuny project in its entirety: an embroidered Fortuny frock coat.
  • Judith Neukam’s article from this issue features a blouse with a bias neckband joined to the garment with stitches that resemble faggoting. You can learn how it was done right now.
  • You’ll learn to create a pattern from a pair of pants in Raminta Vilkiene article, “Duplicate Your Favorite Jeans.” If you’re copying pants with darts rather than a back yoke, we’ll show you what to do in this web extra.
  • The allure of Hong Kong to a sewing enthusiast is easy to see: The city is overflowing with vendors of beautiful and well-priced textiles, if you know where to look. Linda Turner Griepentrog discusses some of her favorite spots in Threads #180, and now she’s got even more great locations to share with you.


Follow these steps for your chance to win a copy of Threads #180 (August/September 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 explaining which article or department you’re looking forward to most.
  3. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, July 24. 
  4. Three winners will be chosen at random, contacted via email, and announced the week of July 27. 

Good luck!

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  1. User avater
    chelosunny | | #1

    looking forward to the article on notions, particularly the reference to Japanese hand sewing needles. Thx

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    iris68 | | #2

    Comfortable sleek pants and article on cloning your favorite jeans! Thank you

  3. Rosieq | | #3

    I have many pairs of RTW garments that have a great fit, and would love to copy them for a pattern to make those at home. Why worry about measuring for alterations, if you have a fit and design one loves so the article I am looking forward to reading is


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    2tango | | #4

    I look forward to the beginning to last page of every Threads, but I am very intrigued by the Hong Kong shopping trip as traveling and buying fabric are 2 of my favorite things.

  5. user-2442705 | | #5

    I love sewing blouses and am always looking for new ways to make them interesting. I'm really looking forward to the vintage blouse article.

  6. SusannahRodana | | #6

    I like her advice to start with a project you will finish. I have been sewing for years, always self taught with books and DVD, I would love her book on beginning sewing.

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    Maydge | | #7

    Replicating vintage details. It goes beyond tailoring!

  8. gma37 | | #8

    I picked up the new Threads earlier this week and as always found plenty of articles to tab for use. Today I was at a St. Vincent de Paul store and was wandering around the book section and suddenly I saw a "Threads", actually there were 2. Dated Feb/Mar and Apr/May 1993, Issues 45 and 46. These issues included more wonderful articles for me to tab. The issues also had articles on Quilting, Knitting and Crochet. Today's discovery made my day.

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    StinaP | | #9

    Anything that contains the word "vintage" is a must-read for me. And I love some history, so the story about Fortuny will really capture me.

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    StinaP | | #10

    Anything that contains the word "vintage" is a must-read for me. And I love some history, so the story about Fortuny will really capture me.

  11. cmct | | #11

    I love all the articles I've read (for free) from your emails. What a talented crew you have. But Kenneth King's clothing adventures always pique my interest. They're usually really unusual!

  12. ldahome | | #12

    I really want to learn more about adjusting the bust! This would be especially helpful for me to live the jumpsuit life of my dreams.

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    tailormadeshades | | #13

    Readers Closet Gallery would be interesting and recommended Great Sewing books

  14. SewFancy | | #14

    Well, I can't decide between grafting patterns and duplicating my favorite pair of jeans - both of which I have spent much time trying to do well! Thank you.

  15. ContestKing | | #15

    The Article that caught my attention from the preview, was a challenge. I liked the Hong Kong Fabric Shopping. But we can always learn from Teach Yourself to sew. I am still learning the jingle and which way to cut material. Thanks Timothy. [email protected]

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    shreya_l | | #16

    It's hard to choose a particular article, looking forward to read Delicious blouse details and duplicate your favorite jeans!

  17. Lawana55 | | #17

    Kenneth D. King's frock coat

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    user-2612373 | | #18

    I'm looking forward to reading the Essential Techniques article and the one on duplicating a pair of jeans.

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