Check Out the Latest Issue of Threads Magazine | April/May 2018Learn how to custom-fit pants with vertical seams, and more.
The April/May 2018 issue hit newsstands February 21 and contains feature stories on three high-impact sleeve variations, how to sew a classic fly zipper on denim, pants fitting, the forecast for spring fashion, and more.
There also are sewing tips, fabric inspiration, embellishment techniques, and pattern reviews. Accompanying several stories are Web Extra articles that are only available online.
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What you’ll find in Threads #196, April/May 2018:
Precision Placket & Vent
Enhance basic tops with a tab-front or side-seam opening
by Louise Cutting
Premium Denim Details
Use quality fabric, and sew a classic fly zipper
By Jacque Goldsmith
Vertical Seams for Pants Fitting
Create opportunities to custom-fit your shape
By Judith Neukam
Flare for Peplums
From slim to full, there’s a silhouette for every figure
By Judith Neukam
Design three high-impact variations
By Andrea Schewe
Spring Into Fashion
Color and whimsy energize fabric and garment trends
By Stephani L. Miller
Tips—Use painter’s tape instead of pins, a simple way to thread machine needles, easy-access fabric storage
Notions—Adjustable clamp-on task lighting, washable lint rollers, templates for accurate folding and hemming
Fabric Lab—Enchanting eyelet
Embellishments—Weave with rickrack
How Did They Sew That?—Inset fabric bands
Essential Techniques—Set your zipper straight
Pattern Hack—Knot ordinary sleeves
Sewing Saves—Embroidery to the rescue