I get inspired by the pattern review. I love reading the suggestions and how the seamstress felt they sewed. She usually suggests who could wear it and what they added to the pattern and why. I, also like the section they have where they give certain fabrics to 3 people and they design outfits from them.
Trying out a new technique on something small is fun. I loved those pryamid boxes with the zippers in them. I made them for my daughter and husband to put Christmas goodies in for Christmas. Overall, I love Threads Magazine.