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Threads #186: Check Out Our Latest Issue

Threads #186, Aug./Sept. 2016

NEW! Threads #186 (August/September 2016)

The August/September 2016 issue hits the newsstand July 12. 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 #186 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.

  • Learning the basic hand embroidery stitches is the first step to sewing elaborate Yemenite Jewish embroidery, as we learn in Threads #186. With these five great video web extras, you’ll be all ready to go.
    • The couching stitch is useful for applying heavy or decorative threads that are too thick or textured to pass through a fabric’s weave.
    • The web, or spider-web stitch, is a needle-woven stitch that makes a beautiful center for an embroidered medallion.
    • Hand embroidery can elevate the style of any garment. Watch now to learn how to create one of five basic embroidery stitches: the blanket stitch.
    • The fly stitch is a basic embroidery stitch. Watch to learn how to create this stitch.
    • Hand embroidery is a traditional embellishment technique that is within the reach of any sewer. Watch to learn how to create one of the five basic embroidery stitches: the chainstitch.
    • Contributing editor Judith Neukam shares the proper sequence for adjusting patterns.

Have you received or picked up a copy of Threads #186? If so, what are your favorite articles or techniques from this issue?


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  1. MNLynx | | #1

    Favorite article: Yemenite Jewish Embroidery. I'd love to see hand embroidery on clothing become fashionable again.

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