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Threads #226, Summer 2024

Reimagining a Couture Look by Galliano

Susan Khalje used her couture design, sewing, and fitting skills to turn a bride's dream of wearing a Galliano-inspired wedding ensemble into reality.


  • Boutis: Adding Dimension with Corded Quilting

    Learn an old French quilting technique that adds texture and dimension to fabric, which you can achieve with machine and hand sewing.

  • Sew the Ultimate T-shirt

    Learn how to sew any style T-shirt that fits just the way you like, and that lasts many seasons of wear and laundering.

  • Sew a Low-Profile Welt Pocket

    Linda Lee of The Sewing Workshop offers a different way to sew a welt pocket. This less fussy version includes topstitching around the pocket bag.

  • Threads/ASDP Artistic Outerwear Challenge

    Sewing clothing is all about turning two-dimensional fabric into three-dimensional garments. Last year, we challenged the members of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals to go one step further:…

  • You Can Grow a Dye Garden

    You can dye natural fibers like linen and silk with what you harvest from your own dye garden. Learn the basics of growing, harvesting, and extracting color from dye plants.

    Fabric Lab

  • Chiffon fabric swatches and a woman wearing a chiffon shift

    Sewing with Chiffon

    Find out the best methods for sewing with chiffon, whether the delicate fabric is made with natural or synthetic fibers.

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