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Threads #199, Oct./Nov. 2018

Make a Mixed-Print Jacket with a Squared Armhole

The Tabula Rasa Jacket has a natural shoulder line, relaxed fit, and vertical panel seams providing options for pattern blocking. Unique to this design is its squared armhole shape, making…


  • Sewing for Fall Looks

    Staying warm, being comfortable, and looking fabulous. Quilted jackets, long wool coats, and flowing capes steal the stage at many fall ready-to-wear shows as trends veer from severe, fitted styles…

  • Making Single Layer & Reversible Garments

    I love the concept of reversible garments, especially for traveling. Packing items that serve double duty means more outfit choices and more room in my suitcase for souvenir fabric. The…

  • Trying Out Three Digital Design Services for Patterns

    A Threads editor shares her experience with three digital design services, testing if they were a viable alternative to commercial patterns.

  • Seam allowance diagram1

    All About Sewing Industry Seam Allowances

    Learn how and why patternmakers apply varied widths to seam allowances for pattern designs.

  • Patterns for Fall Fashions | Web Extra

    Explore garment and fabric trends for fall 2018 with "Fall Looks," by Erica Redfern, in Threads #199 (Oct./Nov. 2018). This season, individuality and comfort are key. Cozy layers, eye-catching jackets and coats,…

  • Three Capsule Wardrobes

    Three Capsule Wardrobes

    From one pattern, create personalized ensembles.


  • Create Custom Adornments with Basic Hand-beading Skills

    Custom-made adornments for garments, bags, hair ornaments, or jewelry are delightfully easy to create. Basic hand-beading skills and a simple backing method produce beautiful pieces you can attach to ready-to-wear…

    How Did They Sew That

  • How to Create a Furled Cuff

    The visual effect is of a sleeve that wraps around the forearm, but the method is more straightforward: A simple change along the hem edge of a two-piece dolman sleeve…

    Essential Techniques

  • Catchstitch Review

    I have a crush on the catchstitch. It is simple to sew. I get into a groove while sewing it, and it is useful in many applications. It is employed…

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