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March 7, 2017


April/May 2017
Issue Number 190






Current Issue of Threads magazine
On the Cover:
Custom-Fit Patterns, Sew Comfortable Activewear, Streamline Your Sewing, Figure-Flattering Layered Designs, Work with Gorgeous Sari Fabrics


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Threads 360: Shift Dress with Neck Sash
Take an interactive 360-degree view of thigh-length shift dress by Victory Patterns.

Video: Sheer Trims - Suspended Panels
Watch to learn how to embellish a garment by encasing feathers in between sheer fabrics.

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Watch to learn how to make single-fold bias tape with a bias tape maker.

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Stylish Patterns Perfect for Double Gauze





Feature Articles

Page

SEWING WITH SARIS
by Paula Smith-Danell
Creative recycling techniques for these alluring textiles

36
FIT WITH YOUR SLOPER
by Lynda Maynard
Its a custom template for adjusting patterns

42
PRO METHODS FOR ACTIVEWEAR
by Melissa Fehr
Sew gear that really works out

48
TIERS & LAYERS
by Judith Neukam
Reimagine patterns with free-floating panels

54
CLEVER COLLAR CONSTRUCTION
by Sharon Wilkinson
Add a pretty contrasting trim and reduce bulk in one process

Online extra:
Video: Using a Bias Tape Maker

60
SPRING INSPIRATION
by Patricia Keay
Bring delicious colors and bold silhouettes into your wardrobe

66

Departments
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CONTRIBUTORS

6
LETTERS

8
TIPS
Clear elastic for perfect gathers, a practice portfolio, awl alternative, DIY pressing board

12
NOTIONS
Scissors set, a ruler and bracelet, easy-grip pins

16
FABRIC LAB
Double gauze

18
HOW DID THEY SEW THAT?
Twisted trim

20
PATTERN HACK
Make it moto

22
EMBELLISHMENTS
Captivating Adornment

Online extra:
Video: Sheer trims - Suspended Panels

28
PATTERN REVIEW

32
ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES
Sew more, stress less

72
PROFILES IN SEWING
Petit Atelier

76
Q&A
How to pack a sewing machine, compare thread conditioners

80
CLOSURES

82
UP CLOSE (BACK COVER)
1950s Tailored Ensemble with entwined trim




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