Sewing a garment that you'll love to wear means sewing one that really fits your body. This collection of articles from the first four years of THREADS magazine explores the exciting concepts of pattern, fit, and fabric. Learn about preparing fabric for sewing, working with plaids, customizing patterns, sewing with special materials--knits, silks, stretch fabrics--and much more.
Stitchery and Needle Lace from Threads Magazine looks at lacework from China, Japan, India, and the United States. The book discusses Battenberg lace, samplers, net darning, freestyle embroidery, drawn threadwork, texture stitches, tatting, crewel, and needle lace.
A quick reference guide provides detailed information for twenty-five basic sewing skills as culled from a range of experts, from home sewers to top designers, offering practical advice on such topics as piping, cutting and laying out a pattern, and understitching. Original.
This book consists of 21 different articles of inspirational quilting techniques taken from "Threads" magazine. The design strategies and creative ideas featured in the book will enrich any quilting project, as well as help sharpen technical skills and inspire the reader to embark on more quilting projects. There is practical advice and guidance on many aspects of quilting, including: techniques for piecing perfect points, making quilt flowers, fitting curved quilting designs in a rectangle, machine-quilting a waistcoat, piecing without templates, encouraging children to quilt, caring for quilts and much more.