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January 10, 2017


February/March 2017
Issue Number 189






Current Issue of Threads magazine
On the Cover:
The Art of Piecing, How to Draft Knit Sleeves, Creative Button Plackets, Add Flare to Skirts, and 3 Alternatives to Clipping


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Web Extras:

Threads 360°: Stylish Sweater Dress
Take an interactive 360-degree view if this slim-fitting pullover by Paprika Patterns.

Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator
Watch to learn how a stitch regulator can help create even free-motion stitching.

Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay
Watch to learn how to take a simple placket to the next level.

Video: An Alternative to Clipping Seam Allowances
For smooth edges along curves, skip clipping. Watch this video tutorial to see how this works.




Feature Articles

Page

THE LOST ART OF PIECING
by Andrea Schewe
Creative solutions for making patterns work with less fabric

34
DRAFT A SLEEVE FOR KNITS
by Lynda Maynard
An easy process yields a personalized fit

42
FIND YOUR FLARE
by Ann Grose
Full, fuller, fullest—draft custom skirts

48
A TREASURE TROVE OF VINTAGE FASHION
by Carol J. Fresia
Explore Syracuse Unversity’s inspiring costume collection

54
THE STITCH REGULATOR
by Rae Cumbie
A specialty attachment for even free-motion stitching

Online extra:
Video: Free-Motion Sewing with a Stitch Regulator

60
ALL BUTTONED UP
by Louise Cutting
Two elegant adaptations for blouses

Online extra:
Video: Create a Slashed Opening With an Underlay

64

Departments
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CONTRIBUTORS

6
LETTERS

8
TIPS
Giant graph paper, how to grip slippery fabrics while sewing, keep the machine foot control in place

12
NOTIONS
Folding iron carrier, sewing kits for children, clamps for sewers and quilters, ergonomic rotary cutter

14
FABRIC LAB
Classic corduroy

18
EMBELLISHMENTS
Couching by machine

22
HOW DID THEY SEW THAT?
Crewelwork on net

28
PATTERN REVIEW

30
ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES
Skip Clipping

70
SEWING SAVES
Sleeve switch fix

74
Q&A
Where to sharpen pinking shears, understanding slubbed silks

80
CLOSURES

82
UP CLOSE (BACK COVER)
1940s Crewelwork Dress