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Threads #215, Fall 2021

Shortcut to a Faced Hem

Learn a shortcut to a faced hem. The facing is created from the extended hem allowance and attaches to the skirt for a neat, smooth finish.


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    A Reason for Ruffles

    A few years ago, I retired from a long and busy teaching career. My husband and I relocated to Texas. I hadn’t had time to sew in ages and, in…

    Pattern Review

  • vogue 1703

    Pattern Review: Vogue 1703

    Vogue 1703 This flowy skirt with a bohemian vibe has seams that add visual interest. It has a four-piece, bias-cut yoke that dips in a slight V at center front.…

  • The Sewing Workshop Marceau Tee

    Pattern Review: The Sewing Workshop Marceau Tee

    The Sewing Workshop: Marceau Tee Offset center seams offer a fresh take on a simple garment. This is an interesting hip-length, loose-fitting T-shirt with the right and left sides offset…

  • McCalls 8122

    Pattern Review: McCall’s 8122 Lined Vest

    McCall’s 8122 This lined vest from Melissa Watson for Palmer/Pletsch has a slight A-line shape, ends 4 inches above the knee, and is full of tailoring details. It includes a…

  • Pauline Alice Ayora Jacket

    Pauline Alice Ayora Jacket | Pattern Review

    This hip-length reversible jacket is designed to be quilted. It has a 2-1/4-inch-wide faced band that creates a stand-up collar and frames the front edges and hemline. The one-piece, set-in…

  • Simplicity 8731

    Pattern Review: Simplicity 8731

    Simplicity 8731 This is a 1950s vintage-style ensemble with a trapeze-silhouette coat and fit-and-flare dress. The unlined sleeveless dress has a square neckline in front and V-neckline in back, a…

  • DP Studio Loose Trousers with Waistband Le 3003

    Pattern Review: DP’s by DP Studio Loose Trousers with Waistband Le 3003

    DP’s by DP Studio: Loose Trousers with Waistband Le 3003 These are casual pants with a relaxed vibe. They have a partial elastic waist with a flat front section, front…

    Fabric Lab

  • Sewing Techniques for Burn-Out Fabrics

    Burn-out fabrics feature a sheer ground with opaque, often textured motifs. The name comes from the traditional technique for creating the velvet-on-silk variety, a blended textile in which the ground…

    Essential Techniques

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    25 Low-Cost Ways to Organize Your Sewing Space

    Simply store it Creative ideas for organizing sewing equipment Determining how to organize your sewing space is a challenge for every sewer. How do you keep precious tools and materials…

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