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Threads Experience

Thank You for Attending our September 2019 Event


— Check back soon to see about our 2020 event! —





Sew and shop for fabric in the big city.

Join the Threads team for an exclusive two-day event
in New York City’s Garment District.

Meet authors and Threads Contributing Editors Susan Khalje and Kenneth D. King – and, just added, Louise Cutting!

Every attendee gets to take a class with each instructor.

Instructors + Classes

Kenneth D. King

Kenneth is a couture fashion designer, author, adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, and a respected sewing authority. He teaches fitting and couture sewing techniques through the Smart Fitting, Smart Sewing Order, and Smart Tailoring video series and his recent book, Smart Fitting Solutions (The Taunton Press, 2018).


In Kenneth’s session, he’ll present innovative methods from his PDF book Cool Tricks Takes Manhattan as well as Threads magazine articles.  Learn how to sew inside and outside curves, apply the couture Hong Kong finish, and create curved tucks, an embellishment also known as fluting.


Susan Khalje

Susan is a couture sewing expert, sought-after educator, and author of Bridal Couture: Fine Sewing Techniques for Wedding Gowns and Evening Wear (Krause, 1997) and Linen and Cotton: Classic Sewing Techniques (The Taunton Press, 1999). Committed to preserving couture sewing techniques, she runs a sewing school and hosts couture arts tours to London and Paris.


In Susan’s class, you’ll discover hand-sewing techniques for working with glorious lace. Examine lace garments Susan has made for her books, articles, and videos; learn to identify and select different lace types, and apply her couture methods for polished results.


Louise Cutting

Louise has been featured in instructional DVDs, including the eight-volume Industry Insider Techniques and How to Fit a Changing Figure. She is designer for Cutting Line Designs patterns, including the innovative One-Seam Pant. An internationally known speaker on sewing and design, Louise also shares her expertise through published articles.


From Louise, you’ll learn easy pattern adjustments to solve common fitting problems. Through pattern templates and garment examples, she’ll explain key elements of a good fit and how to achieve it in your sewn wardrobe.


Don’t miss a chance to learn from these renowned sewing educators.

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See the event schedule below. All participants will be divided into groups, and take part in all three classes on a rotating basis.





Hotel information:

Most of Threads Experience—including registration, classes, group sessions, and lunches—will be at the Westin New York at Times Square. We have a block of rooms set aside for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at an unbelievable rate of $259/night. Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, and steps from the Garment District and Times Square, The Westin is an upscale escape in the center of the Big Apple. See more about the hotel.


Book your group rate for Threads Experience


Event Summary:

Threads Experience

Discount valid Thursday, September 5, 2019 through Sunday, September 8, 2019

Last Day to Book: Monday, August 12, 2019

Hotel offering your special discounted rate:

The Westin New York at Times Square for an incredible $259 USD per night

Book your group rate for Threads Experience


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Sign up now to join us for the Threads Experience 2019 in New York City.

Register by clicking below

Please note, you will need to secure your hotel accommodations separately.

See above for information on the special rate for Threads Experience 2019 at the Westin New York at Time Square.

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Thank you to the sponsors of Threads Experience 2019.



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Photos from 2018


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