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November 8, 2016


Dec. 2016/Jan. 2017
Issue Number 188






Current Issue of Threads magazine
On the Cover:
Understand Ease for Your Best Fit, A Faster Way to Miter Stripes, Mix Prints & Fbrics, Metallic Embroidery, and Replace a Coat Lining


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Web Extras:

Threads 360°: Mixed Prints Dress
Take an interactive 360-degree view if this artistic dress from the January 2017 issue of Threads.

Video: Diappearing Flat Piping
Watch to learn how to taper a piping's end for an attractive, bulk-free finish.

Video: Sew a Single-Welt Pocket
A single-welt pocket can be added to almost any garment or accessory.

Video: Miter Corners on Striped Trim
Striped trim is especially effective as a design element when it's mitered at corners.

Q&A: Where to Place Bust-Dart Points
Learn how to fine-tune the dart point position.


Feature Articles

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REPLACE A COAT LINING
by Pamela Howard
Spruce up your outerwear with designer details

Online extra:
Video: Disappearing Flat Piping

30
PRINT PRICIPLES
by Kenneth D. King
A proven formula for stylish combinations

Online extra:
Threads 360°: Mixed Prints Dress

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CATCHING UP WITH TERRY FOX
by Sandra Miller
The British designer finds her next calling in sewing education

Online extra:
Video: Sew a Single-Welt Pocket

42
CHOOSE YOUR EASE
by Joi Mahon
Learn which pattern areas need it and which don’t

48
MADE WITH WOOL
by Stephani L. Miller
Skillful design and construction win the day

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Slideshow: MIWW 2016 Winners

54
ROLLING AND FELLING FEET
by David Page Coffin
Find the potential in these two classic attachments

60
GIFT GUIDE
by the Editors of Threads
Great tools, notions, inspiration, and education for sewing enthusiasts

Online extra:
Sewing Gifts for the Holidays

66

Departments
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CONTRIBUTORS

6
LETTERS

8
TIPS
Marking stretch jersey, how to flatten knit fabric selvages, video swatching, find the grainline easily on remnants, a fabric card catalog, DIY cutting mat pad

10
EMBELLISHMENTS
Metallic thread accents

12
HOW DID THEY SEW THAT?
Stripes on the edge

16
Pattern Review

22
ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES
Interlinig options

72
SEWING SAVES
Up with upholstery thread

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Q&A
Patterns for tween sizes, how to prepare wool fabric shorten pants accurately on asymmetrical figures

10
CLOSURES

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UP CLOSE (BACK COVER)
midcentury suit