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Threads Issue 84

cycler1729 | Posted in General Discussion on

I hope that this is permitted since the issue is out of print and no longer for sale as a back issue – is there anyone who’d be willing to copy (or scan) the article about pockets from Threads Issue 84 for me?  I’d gladly pay for copy and mailing costs.



  1. cynthia2 | | #1

    I don't have Issue 84, but I would recommend that you e-mail Amber and ask for her advice.  It may be that since the issue is out of print, Taunton Press will send you a PDF as a courtesy.  As a publisher myself, this is something that I do on occasion, although almost all of our content is available online either for free (if it's more than 12 months since initial publication) or for a small fee.  I still think it would be great if Taunton Press could digitize their back issues and put them online for purchase as PDFs, either as a full issue or on an individual article basis.  It could be a very nice source of revenue for Taunton Press and give those of us without the back issues a convenient way to get old articles (without violating copyright).  Check with Amber.  She may be able to help you.  Best, Cynthia

  2. diday | | #2

    Our local library has a Threads magazine collection and a copy machine. Do you have one near you?

    1. cycler1729 | | #3

      Unfortunately my library hasn't got any back issues of Threads although it has a huge sewing and crafts section (I'm in NYC).  But I will ask Amber as CYNTHIA10009 mentioned.

      Thanks for the idea, though.  Possibly another library somewhere has it.

    2. sewfar | | #6

      our local library has Threads but they only keep the last 3 years so I applaud the option of getting the pocket on line.  Maybe in the Tip & Tricks section of this site ? Hope so as it does seem like a unique solution

      1. AmberE | | #7


  3. Tessmart | | #4

    I'll check tonite and fax it to you tomorrow. What article are you looking for and a fax #.



    1. cycler1729 | | #5

      Thanks - it's the article about the Patch Pockets (and the patterns).  I don't own a fax, though.  Are you able to scan it?


      1. Tessmart | | #8

        Article Threads #84 patch pockets attached. ( I hope it's attached, first time trying this.) Let me know. Teri



        1. cycler1729 | | #9

          Sorry, I don't see an attachment (I've got no idea how to do that!)  I think that after you did it there'd be somethiong for me to click.


          1. Tessmart | | #10

            I'll try again. It said it attached it. Let me know.




          2. cycler1729 | | #11

            Thank you SO much!  I really appreciate it!


  4. DONNAKAYE | | #12

    cycler, after I saw the posting of the Issue 84 pocket you were referring to, NOW I understand what it is you wanted.

    I have attached a diagram of Step 1 of the way I do this.  Baste the pocket to the garment with a long, loose zig-zag, catching one thread of the outside of the pocket.  Then proceed to stitch it into place by working inside the pocket.  I know, as the article says, it seems impossible, but it does work.  It just takes a little manipulation, as you'll be working inside a little "cave."

    The advantage of using this method, at least for me, is that the pocket stays put.  This is especially critical if you're stitching a plaid pocket onto a plaid jacket, a technique which, incidentally, I just love to pull off.

    1. cycler1729 | | #13

      I wear very simple clothes (mostly black - I am in NYC, you know!) but I've been adding unusual pockets in different fabrics to my smocks - brocade and tapestry to simple fabrics - and I'm also thinking of adding embroidery. 

      I saw a mention of this article in a later issue - someone was complaining that the pockets were so big that no one was going to wear them but I thought "that's exactly what I want!"

      1. DONNAKAYE | | #14

        Good - for - you !  You GO, girl!  I'd love to see something you've done with this idea.... Can you post any pics for us?

        1. cycler1729 | | #15

          I just got the article so it will be a little while but I will definitely post pictures when they're done.

          If you want to see my smock idea I posted pictures in the posting http://forums.taunton.com/tp-gatherings/messages?msg=7170.15


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