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Reduce Bulk In Waistband

jazz1 | Posted in General Discussion on

I saw an article recently about a way of reducing the bulk in a waistband at the center front.  I thought it was published in Threads Magazine, but I have looked through all my recent issues and don’t see it.  Instead of having a seam at the waistband center front, the seam was sewn on a diagonal or it was offset some way so that the waistband center front was a fold rather than a sewn seam.  Thus, reducing the bulk where either a buttonhole or hook would go.

Does anyone remember seeing that article?  If so, which magazine did you see it in?

Thanks so much.

Sheron in SoCal



  1. sewslow67 | | #1

    I remember something like that too, but don't recall the issue.  It might be helpful to check out the Threads Magazine Index, so I've included a link for you.  I hope it helps.  If not, you just might have a great time finding all sorts of "surprise delights" ...just looking through it.  Enjoy!


    1. jazz1 | | #2

      Thanks for the index.  I had previously looked through it and still could not find the article I was looking for.  Thanks again for helping.




      1. sewslow67 | | #3

        You are most welcome.  Since I'm interested in your question as well, I'll check in my back issues and see what I can find sometime this weekend.  I don't have all of mine with me here, but I think I can go back to something like issue 125 (that's a guess).  If I find it, I'll post a note to you.  In the meantime, good luck with your search.

        1. jazz1 | | #5


          In doing more research, I think it may be Threads #127, page 50.  I also think it is that issue because I don't see it in my sewing library.  That means it is around here somewhere.

          I remember randomly pulling out an old issue to read while waiting in the doctor's office and it must have been that one.  Sometimes when I read an old magazine, it's like new information to me because I can't remember anything!

          So, if you happen to have issue #127, the information might be in there.

          Thanks for your help.

          Sheron in SoCal




          1. sewslow67 | | #6

            Hi Sheron,

            Wow!  Good memory!  I couldn't sleep so got on the computer for a bit (sometimes it puts me to sleep ...chuckle, chuckle).  Anyway, it's about 4:00 am so I'll look in a few hours when I don't wake DH by rooting around. 

            I'm pretty sure that one is here though so, if I've got it, and that article is in it, I'll try to scan a copy of it for you.  If that doesn't work, you can send me a P.M. with your address and I'll just put a copy in the mail and send it to you; no problem.

          2. sewslow67 | | #7

            Bingo!  I found that issue here, and have it opened to page 50.  BTW, it's a particularly terrific issue, too.  Anyway, please send me your email via P.M. and I'll get a scan of the article to you.  I don't have my scanner here, so I'll have to use DH's, and it can be touchy.  If it doesn't work, include your mailing address in your message, and I'll send it via regular post; no problem.

  2. cafms | | #4

    Have you checked Sewing Muse http://www.sewingmuse.org/showcategories.php  This link will take you to the topics page. Look under skirts or pants and there are several articles on waistbands listed.  Sewing Muse is a great site if you are not familiar with it.


  3. sewslow67 | | #8

    Hi Sherin,  Please delete this message with your personal information on it as soon as you read my message.  I don't want to take the time to tell you all the reasons why right now, but please just trust me and don't leave personal contact info on a public space.    There are times it might not be safe.  I've written it all down, so you can just go back to it and delete it.  Thanks.  I'll get the info to you tomorrow.

    1. jazz1 | | #9

      Thanks, I'll do it right now.

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