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Threads #206 – Dec. 2019/Jan. 2020

Make It With Wool Winners 2019

The annual Make It With Wool (MIWW) competition is dedicated to encouraging sewing and knitting enthusiasts to explore the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns. It is sponsored…

    Articles

  • Sewing Gift Ideas for the Holidays 2019

    As the holidays draw near, the time has come to think about what you or the other sewing enthusiasts in your life might like as a gift. To help you…

  • How to Copy a Pleated Skirt

    There are times when you really love a garment, and want it in another color or fabric. Or, the garment has worn out but you’re not ready to part with…

  • How to Line Knit Garments

    Knit garments are comfortable to wear and relatively quick to make. However, some sewers shy away from sewing with knits because of the clingy nature of lightweight or stretchy versions.…

  • Add a Yoke for Fit

    The relationship between fitting and garment seamlines fascinates me. Having a seam go over an area where fitting issues occur—for example, a princess seam at the bust—enables me to fine-tune…

    Fabric Lab

  • All About Sewing with Cashmere

    Cashmere is made from the fine hair combed from the undercoats of cashmere goats. It is the top luxury fabric for softness, warmth without bulk, and breathability. Because it is…

    Essential Techniques

  • Make a Stitching Template for Precision Sewing

    Precision is something we sewers strive for, but occasionally we need a little help to achieve it. There is a tool you can make at home that ensures your stitching…

    Departments

  • How to Sew Floating Taffeta Bands

    Silk tulle is extremely soft and sheer and it provides a different sewing experience from working with a woven fabric. Silk taffeta has a crisp hand, comes in a variety…

  • Add Crystals to a Sweater

    Recent couture shows featured garments with jeweled accents. I was inspired by looks from designers such as Alexander McQueen, Chanel, and Valentino, and I decided to develop my own method…

  • How to Sew Velvet Like a Pro

    It's that time of year when velvet starts making its triumphant comeback with holiday dresses for girls of all ages. Get tips from the pros who can sew it best.

  • Out-of-This-World Costumes

    WOW—the World of WearableArt—was a small show of wearable art, dance, and theater, when it was launched by Dame Suzie Moncrieff in 1987, in the outskirts of Nelson, New Zealand.…

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