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September 6, 2016


October/November 2016
Issue Number 187






Current Issue of Threads magazine
On the Cover:
Jacket Refinements, Drape for a Better Bust Fit, Embellished Buttonholes, Sewing with Scuba Knits, and Fall Fashion Forecast


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Web Extras:

Threads 360°: Stylish Jumpsuit
See this dress and many more in their entirety with our 360° garment viewer.

Video: How to Wind a Bobbin for Bobbinwork Embroidery
Watch to learn how to wind the bobbin for this embellishment technique. You'll also learn how to load the bobbin into the bobbin case and adjust its tension.

Video: Drape Parallel Bust Darts
Fitting expert Sarah Veblen demonstrates how to drape custom parallel darts.

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





Feature Articles

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FALL SEWING INSPIRATION
by Stephani L. Miller
This season’s key looks combine luxury and comfort

30
DIVE INTO SCUBA KNITS
by Ryliss Bod
Discover neoprene’s high-style alternative

36
CHANEL JACKET COMPARISON
by Claire Shaeffer
The fascinating differences between haute couture and ready-to wear

42
HOW TO DRAPE BUST DARTS
by Sarah Veblen
For a personalized fit, shape fabric on the body

Online extra:
Where to Place Bust-Dart Points

48
BOBBINWORK EMBROIDERY
by Gisela Pugni Spatz
Stitch motifs with specialty threads in the bobbin

Online extra:
Video: How to Wind and install a Bobbin for Bobbinwork Stitching

54
THE DETROIT CUFF
by Raminta Vilkiene
Adapt a classic work jacket feature to any sleeve

60

Departments
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CONTRIBUTORS

6
LETTERS

8
TIPS
A secret for sharp corners, sew skinny piping with an unexpected foot, identify needles easily

12
EMBELLISHMENTS
Artistic buttonholes

14
PATTERN REVIEW

18
NOTIONS
Repositionable smooth surface aids sewing, clear vinyl used by crafters, stitchers’ hand cream, notable books

25
HOW DID THEY SEW THAT?
Sculpt fabric with trapunto

28
ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES
A smoother jacket lining

66
SEWING SAVES
Replace a jeans waistband

70
PROFILES IN SEWING
Andrea Schewe

74
Q&A
Pressing tips for formal garments, sew a welt pocket over a dart

76
CLOSURES

82
UP CLOSE (BACK COVER)
1930s to 1940s dress featuring trapunto with metal studs