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  • The Double-Eye Machine Needle

    Explore its decorative and utilitarian functions.

  • Get Started with Draping

    Draping was the earliest means of creating clothing. From ancient Egyptian times to the present, the technique has evolved. During the Industrial Revolution, clothing manufacturers started using flat patternmaking to…

  • Couture Skirt Refinements

    Expert techniques to add shape and reduce bulk.

  • Sew with Sequined Fabrics

    For drama, sparkle, and visual impact, sequined fabrics are without equal. They can be rich with red-carpet glamour, glow with quiet elegance, or add a hint of sparkle to a…

  • Threads/ASDP Dallas Challenge Winners

    Threads issues an annual challenge to the members of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP) to spur their creativity and test their design chops. In 2018, we asked…

    Pattern Review

  • Pattern Review: Victory Patterns Ulysses Coat

    A nontraditional, calf-length trench coat with an angled front hemline, this drapey design can be worn open or closed and fastened with a self-fabric belt. It has epaulets secured with…

  • Pattern Review: Vogue 1599 Collared Shirt

    This Koos Couture design is an updated version of a men’s collared shirt. It is shown with contrasting fabrics, has multiple vertical seams for simplified fitting, and topstitching on all…

  • Pattern Review: Charm Patterns Night and Day Dress

    With a total of 72 design combinations, this retro-style dress is a versatile addition to any wardrobe. There are two highly fitted bodices with bust and waist darts, and a…

  • Thread Theory Lazo Trousers

    Pattern Review: Thread Theory Lazo Trousers

    Featuring a silhouette that can be styled as relaxed or office-ready, these tapered-leg pants contain chic design details. They have a wide waistband, two side-front pleats on each leg, slanted…

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