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Your 20 Most Loved Sewing Articles of 2022

The Threads team published hundreds of online articles, blog posts, and collections in 2022. And now, Google Analytics has spoken. Here are the 20 most popular sewing articles published on ThreadsMagazine.com in 2022.

Reminder: We will be kicking off 2023 with our Spring 2023 printed issue that will reach mailboxes early in the new year. Be sure to check out the great sewing stories, fresh  Web extras, and more inside.

Without further ado, here are your top 20 favorite sewing articles.

1. Top Down, Center Out: Practical Pants Fitting

pants fitting

Every fix has unintended consequences that affect another part of the pants. Learn a sensible approach for pants fitting in this article.

2. Top Down, Center Out Crotch Seam Adjustments

When using this innovative pants-fitting method, you may need to make crotch seam adjustments. Learn a simple way to make those changes.

3. A New Approach to Pants Fitting, with Ruth Collins | Episode 51

Ruth Collins on Sewing with Threads

If you’re having trouble getting pants that fit, Ruth Collins may help. She’s developed a simple way to fit pants using a test garment. She discusses the benefits of her Top Down, Center Out Method in this episode of the Sewing With Threads podcast.

4. Styles to Sew for Fall 2022

fall 2022 fashion trends

Fall 2022 season reflects the moment in wearable, easy-to-move-in pieces. Find colors, fabrics, and silhouettes for the season.

5. Sew the Knit Pants You’ll Want to Wear Everywhere

woman wearing teal knit pants

Embrace polished ease with the right fabric, fit, and details. Learn all about sewing knit pants that will fit perfectly.

6. Pattern Roundup: Sew with Ukraine

One way to support the Ukrainian people is to sew with Ukraine by patronizing Ukrainian-owned shops via Etsy.

7. Vintage Detail in Modern Apparel, with Laura Nash | Episode 49

Laura Nash designs contemporary patterns with vintage details. Find out how she blends a retro aesthetic with modern construction.

8. Pattern Roundup: Coastal Grandmother Aesthetic

You don’t have to be coastal or a grandmother to appreciate the coastal grandmother aesthetic. Check out these patterns for inspiration.

9. Pattern Roundup: Puffed Sleeves for Voluminous Romance

Choose a Selkie dress pattern and fully customize your romantic puffed sleeve dress. You’ll have no more worries about that perfect dress selling out.

10. Pattern Roundup: Vintage-Inspired Garment Patterns

Vintage Pattern Roundup

Here are a few of our favorite vintage-inspired garment patterns in a variety of styles for you to make and wear.

11. Pattern Roundup: Culottes

Culottes are a great bridge from the work-at-home comfort of sweats and the back-to-the-office structure of trousers.

12. Susan Khalje and Kenneth D. King on the Ethics of Wearing Vintage Couture | Episode 54

Two sewing pros discuss the handling and wearing of vintage couture and textiles, whether they are nostalgic or historically significant pieces.

13. Luxury Loungewear Challenge: Collection of Softly Tailored Knit Garments

Pamela Howard made a collection of softly tailored garments with silhouettes that could be interchangeable and comfortable.

14. How to Choose a New Sewing Machine

buying sewing machines

There are several factors to consider when seeking your ideal sewing machine match. Find a checklist for buying sewing machines in this article.

15. Couture Sewing in a Locked-Down World, with Susan Khalje | Episode 48

Couture teacher Susan Khalje talks about how she’s continued to share her expertise despite worldwide pandemic restrictions.

16. Draft a (Nearly) Zero-Waste Top Pattern

Zero-Waste Yoke Pattern_Main

Follow these step-by-step directions to draft a pattern with no scraps. Then download and print a full-size yoke pattern.

17. Luxury Loungewear Challenge: 5 Mix-and-Match Separates

Sewing influencer Hannah Hamill created luxury loungewear with five mix-and-match separates made mostly from silk crepe de Chine.

18. Pattern Roundup: Make Your Own Puffer Coat

If you are searching for the perfect puffer coat, why not consider an alternative to a ready-to-wear version? Try one of these patterns to sew your own coat, with custom-made details.

19. Riffs on a Trusted Pattern: The Challenge

Becky Fulgoni's Riffs on a Trusted Pattern series

Accomplished and creative sewist Becky Fulgoni gives herself a yearlong challenge: She must choose a single pattern to create up to 12 different garments from it. Find out which tried-and-true pattern she chose.

20. DIY Project: Earring Envelope

earring envelope

Sew a mini gift wrap from your favorite fabric scraps. Learn how to put together a simple earring envelope DIY project.


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