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Threads #204, Aug./Sep. 2019

Sleeve Vent Tricks

Garments with beautifully sewn, classic details give you confidence every time you wear them. Sometimes, though, it’s worthwhile to streamline the construction process: Save time, reduce bulk, or simply make…

    Pattern Hack

  • Turn a Shirt Into a Dress | Pattern Hack

    Every once in a while, you come across a blouse pattern that’s pretty, flattering, and has design details and a silhouette you can’t get enough of. You fit it and,…

    Sewing Saves

  • How to Conceal a Zipper Pull | Sewing Saves

    One of the best developments in garment-making has been the invisible zipper. I was making a 1960s-inspired special-occasion dress in a wonderful raw silk and my client wanted a back…


  • Q&A: Real vs. Mock Flatlock

    Q: What is the difference between a “real” flatlock stitch, such as the stitching found on purchased activewear clothing, and the flatlock I can make on my home serger using…

    How Did They Sew That

  • Frame an In-Seam Pocket

    An in-seam pocket is typically almost invisible. Although it is subtle, it provides a convenient storage place for necessities. Inspired by the inventive pocket on the circa 1970 jacket on…

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