See how members of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP) found garment inspiration from art masterpieces and famous artists like Monet and Matisse.
All you need to know about making shirts.
3-D scanning creates an accurate copy of your figure.
Techniques and advice to boost your sewing skills.
A roomy A-line coat from the Crossroads by Amy Barickman collection is a fresh take on a light topper.
Try a contemporary tunic designed by Sandra Betzina for her Today’s Fit line for Vogue Patterns.
Discover a handy trick for evenly dividing a measured length.
When is a jacket as comfortable as a cardigan? When it is designed for knits only. This pattern for casual jackets and vests offers five views with length and sleeve…
Revisit classic femininity with this 1940s-inspired blouse. Two views offer a choice of a traditional rolled collar or a classic bias-cut, bow-style collar.
This collection of supplies makes it easier than ever to assemble your own shoes.
These tiny pins are perfect for piecing and applique.
A stiletto is a valuable tool for holding fabric in place with high precision.
Achieve greater control while free-motion stitching with these lightweight guides.
Here's a clever way to keep your swatches organized on the go.
Having one of these around will make hemming a breeze.
This specialized tool was designed with measuring curves in mind, and it shows. Simply roll it along a curve to get an accurate measurement.
Learn more about the process of mercerizing and what effect it has on a fabric.
Many luxury garments claim they are made out of a fabric called "cady." But fabric suppliers in the U.S. don't stock anything by that name. Join us as we get…
View the original artworks that inspired the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals' latest fashion challenge.
A basic blouse with set-in sleeves is a classic that many women want to wear. For plus-sized women with very full arms, however, this fundamental garment is often difficult to fit,…
Learn how to draft and sew these supportive edge finishes.
In Threads #185 (June/July 2016), Daryl Lancaster teaches the essentials of drafting and installing facings. Learn the best ways to finish those facing edges.
Discover two methods for installing an all-in-one facing that finishes the neckline and armhole.
Get set to transfer symbols with the right tool for your fabric.
Expert pattern solutions to flatter fuller arms.
Sew a couture closure that is always discreet.
Most embellishments add something to a garment, but removing something can draw attention just as effectively. A row of intriguing cutouts on a garment’s sleeves reveals alluring glimpses of skin.…
The blouse shown may date from the second quarter of the 20th century, but its shaped edge embellishment can be adapted to contemporary looks. Velvet ribbons, each about 1 inch…
Every once in a while, something goes wrong with a zipper installation. Your first impulse might be to remove and reinstall the zipper, but if major disassembly is necessary, the…
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