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Threads #184: Check out our latest issue

Threads #184, April/May 2016

NEW! Threads #184 (April/May 2016)

The April/May 2016 issue hits the newsstand March 8. This Threads issue will show you how to prep fabric, create fast and easy folded purses, get a better fit on the shoulders, neck, and back, and more.

Don’t miss these insightful extras

Threads #184 can be purchased in our store or downloaded directly to your mobile device. Check out some of the web extras and other tips from this issue now.

  • Learn how easy it is to make petersham follow a curve in this informative video. It is a great way to stabilize curved necklines, hems, and waistlines
  • In our latest Threads Essential Techniques video, you’ll learn how to straighten fabric grain. This first step in fabric preparation ensures garments that look better and feel more comfortable.
  • Cheap garments from thrift stores can help you when a detail seems out of your grasp. Find out what there is to learn by deconstructing a garment.
  • If you’re interested in sewing leather bags, you’ll benefit from knowing what the pros recommend you use. Get the answers you need in this expert Q&A.
  • Petersham ribbon, a couture mainstay, has many sewing uses and one of them is as an embellishment. It would make a beautiful trim on an garment edge, such as a neckline. Watch this Threads Essential Techniques video to learn how to create this style of pleated trim.

Have you received or picked up a copy of Threads #184? If so, what are your favorite articles or techniques from this issue?


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