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Threads #218, Summer 2022

How to Choose a New Sewing Machine

There are several factors to consider when seeking your ideal sewing machine match. Find a checklist for buying sewing machines, here.


  • sewing inspiration

    My Resourceful Mom

    One reader tells the story of her self-taught seamstress mother, and how her resourcefulness and ingenuity was a sewing inspiration.

    Fabric Lab

  • sewing georgette fabric

    Sewing Tips for Georgette Fabric

    For drape, flow, and a hint of sheerness, georgette is a stylish and classic choice. It is a crepe fabric, woven with tightly twisted warp and weft yarns that create…

    Essential Techniques

  • Sew a Side-Seam Zipper that Conforms to Your Curves

    Side-seam zippers just make sense. They are handy, easy to access, and from a design standpoint, fairly unobtrusive. The garment’s back is left undisturbed, a better option than interrupting a…


  • Matters of weight

    A Matter of Fabric Weights

    I would very much appreciate information on fabric industry weights. Some online retailers list them, others don’t. Read on to learn more about fabric weights.

  • Layouts for Diagonal Fabric Patterns

    Why do some patterns say “Unsuitable for obvious diagonals”? Read on to get the answer from an expert on this question.

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