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August/September 2016
Issue Number 186






Current Issue of Threads magazine
On the Cover:
Delicate Details, Pressing Tricks for Tight Spots, An Expert's Guide to Linen, A Simple Secret for Sewing Sheers


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Feature Articles

Page

AMAZING, ADAPTABLE LINEN
by Julianne Bramson
Strength and beauty unite in this ancient fabric

34
DIMINUTIVE DETAILS
by Vaune Pierce
Discover sophistication in youthful embellishments

40
TAME FABRICS WITH TISSUE
by Abby Riba
Sew with a tear-away layer

46
DRAPE A KNIT BODICE BLOCK
by Lynda Maynard
A personal pattern helps you design a variety of knit tops

48
COUTURE ZIPPER FLY
by Claire Shaeffer
A precision designer method

56
SIMPLE STITCHES, COMPLEX DESIGNS
by India Hayford
Explore the elaborate motifs of Yemenite Jewish embroidery

60
COWBOY POCKETS
by Gilbert Muniz
A Western-inspired detail adds a “smile” to any garment

66

Departments
Page

CONTRIBUTORS

6
LETTERS

8
TIPS
Use a stapler to fine-tune fitting, round up power cords, make faux fur trimming easier, label pattern pieces quickly

14
NOTIONS
Sticky but repositionable measuring tool, wool batting, folding rulers, anti-calcium iron

18
EMBELLISHMENTS
Sleeve cutouts

22
HOW DID THEY SEW THAT?
Vintage blend

28
PATTERN REVIEW

30
ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES
Invisible zipper insights

70
SEWING SAVES
Sweater Rescue

74
PROFILES IN SEWING
Joi Mahon

76
Q&A
Proper sequence for pattern alterations, Frostline Kits disappear

82
CLOSURES

86
UP CLOSE (BACK COVER)
1930s Dress with unique collar