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May 9, 2017


June/July 2017
Issue Number 191






Current Issue of Threads magazine
On the Cover:
High-Fashion Quilting, Install a zipper through a Waistband, Embellish with Bias Binding, and Pencil Skirts: Fine-tune the Fit


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Web Extras:

Video: Create a Vintage Cuff Design
In this Web extra from Threads #191, we show you the first steps in creating the S-shaped cuff from the "How Did They Sew That" department.

Video: Shape Bias Tape with an Iron
This versatile material can easily follow any curve, and that's why it's so useful for finishing armholes, necklines, and other shaped edges.

How to Make a Mitered Pocket Welt
This free pattern produces a smooth welt with bulk-free ends.

ASDP Quilted Garment Challenge
Take a closer look at the winning designs from the Threads/ASDP Quilted Garment Challenge.





Feature Articles

Page

CHIC KNIT JACKET
by Pamela Leggett
Make a designer classic with this easy process

Online extra:
How to Make a Mitered Pocket Welt

34
THE QUILTED GARMENT CHALLENGE
by Carol J. Fresia
Refreshing takes on a traditional technique

40
SHARPEN YOUR PENCIL SKIRT
by Erica Bunker
Pointers for a figure-enhancing garment

48
MACHINE EMBROIDERY ON KNITS
by Angela Wolf
A professional�s tips for superior results

54
GET GRAPHIC WITH BIAS TAPE
by Linda Lee
Define seams and edges with contrasting trim

Online extra:
Video: Shape Bias Tape with an Iron

60
JEANS TO JACKET
by Mary Ray
Reinterpret the beauty of well-worn denim

66

Departments
Page

CONTRIBUTORS

6
LETTERS

8
TIPS
Easy ribbon pressing, staystitching alternative, pruning shears in the sewing room

12
NOTIONS
Fusible button thread, durable machine needles, pressing guides, alternative to pins, fashion designer book

14
HOW DID THEY SEW THAT?
S-curve cuff

18
EMBELLISHMENTS
Fool-the-eye design

22
FABRIC LAB
Laminated cotton

28
PATTERN REVIEW

30
ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES
Zip through the waistband

70
SEWING SAVES
Faux leather fixes

74
PROFILES IN SEWING
Jenny Rushmore

76
Q&A
The value of a sewing machine walking foot

78
CLOSURES

82
UP CLOSE (BACK COVER)
1940s Delicate and Drapey Dress




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