27 years of instruction, tips, techniques, and tools to make you a better sewer. The Threads Magazine Archive is a tool no sewer should be without. In one amazingly easy-to-search disc, you’ll enjoy 27 years of content from America’s most trusted sewing magazine. That’s all 164 issues of Threads, starting with issue #1 and including all the issues from 2012.
You'll get the classic articles, timeless techniques, a wealth of information on the hottest topics, plus insight from our most popular contributors – all the expert advice you need to sew well-made clothes that fit and flatter. And with the 2012 Threads Magazine Archive, that information is right at your fingertips. It's a breeze to search through, and you'll know that every project, technique, and tip you find here comes from a credible source, including iconic designers, renowned instructors, and industry professionals.
A wealth of articles within easy reach
Since 1985, Threads has been delivering the best garment-sewing information available anywhere and the styles you want to make. Now in our handy one-disc Magazine Archive you can enjoy finding those articles in a snap. Want to sew a French designer jacket? You'll get the inside story in issue #121 in one of our most popular articles. With the Threads Magazine Archive, you can simply search "couture jacket " and go straight to the article, originally published in 2005. It's so easy – and before you know it, you'll be sewing a no-button look-alike with beautifully finished detailing.
Love fashion and styles that inspire? No feature of our magazine has gotten as many comments as our striking back covers which, from early on, showcase an exquisitely made classic garment. But instead of hanging on to years of old issues, you can just view all of these simply stunning fashions, even those that graced the back covers of out-of-print copies – of which there are many.
The Threads Magazine Archive delivers the finest sewing advice on every aspect of the art and craft of garment sewing, from "How to Take Measurements" that appeared in 2003 to "Terrific Finishing Tips from the Pros" in issue #117. It's all here, waiting for you – 27 years of the finest sewing advice anywhere – over 1,500 articles written by the best in the business.
An unmatched resource for techniques, guidance, and advice
Whenever you need solid guidance in sewing clothing that says "quality" – you'll find just what you're looking for in our pages. Many of our top stories deal with perfecting the fitting and finishing skills that make all the difference between homemade and handmade. "On Fitting Sleeves" in issue #107 and "How to Fit a Perfect Sleeve" in issue #118 are two examples of the timeless techniques you'll have at your fingertips. Want better fitting pants? Just take a look at "5 Steps to a Perfect Slacks Pattern" in issue #114 – it was a real hit with our readers. We've covered all the topics sewers want to know about. And you won't have to sift through endless Internet results because you can trust what Threads delivers, issue after issue.
Need help fast? In just a few clicks you can find workable solutions without taking time away from your projects. For an easy way to insert a zipper, check out "The Amazing Disappearing Zipper" in issue #119. To work with velvet without striking fear into your heart, take a look at "Sew Velvet Fearlessly" from 1998. And when you must make a flawless buttonhole – because it's front and center – be sure to consult "5 Foolproof Bound Buttonholes" in issue #95 before you start. All of these solutions – and more – are yours when you order the 2012 Threads Magazine Archive. And with our virtually instant search results, you'll avoid tedious hours of re-doing your work, not to mention spoiling that fabric you love.
See experts design, cut, sew, and fit the styles they're famous for
At Threads we turn to the experts to see what they’re showcasing now, and we help you recreate the results for yourself. Look at the top names you’ll meet in our 2012 Magazine Archive:
– The creator of Cutting Line Design Pattern Company, Louise demystifies the complexities of duplicating designer looks. In issue #157 you can see how she uses a vintage tailoring technique called “half lining” to add structure without bulk.
– As a contributing editor and blogger at ThreadsMagazine.com, Susan has made a study of vintage attire. From creating great godet skirt panels to new uses for hand stitching, she shows how to apply timeless ideas to today’s garments. See four exciting examples in “Vintage Details
” featured in issue #155.
Kenneth D. King
– You’ll learn so much from this frequent contributor to Threads,
renowned for his haute couture eveningwear. To apply his subtle but effective technique for comfortable sleeves, take a look at “Add a Gusset to a Sew-in Sleeve
” featured in September 2011.
– Professional design studios swear by this instructor and author of Couture Sewing Techniques
, and you can learn from her too, as she walks you through the intricacies of working with lace and six no-fail ways to edge it perfectly. It’s right there in “Lace Edges
” in issue #157.
It's everything you love about the magazine, all in one place
Whether you’re a long-time subscriber or a casual reader of Threads, there are some articles that you know you’ll find only in our pages. These signature features can be found together in one place** – the Threads Magazine Archive.
We regularly profile the work of great designers and offer behind-the-scenes looks at the techniques they use to create their signature looks. Learn more about the construction of a couture jacket in “Armani Jackets: The Inside Story” that goes back to 1999, or read about the inspiration behind the work of Yves Saint Laruent in issue #137.
Techniques like fitting or draping warrant a series of articles such as “Shirt Tales” a “lesson feature” that appeared in issues #140 and 141. One of the beauties of the Threads Magazine Archive is that you’ll have all the installments of the series to enjoy – and learn from – without waiting. Class starts when you order today!
And we help you choose the right tools of the trade. Our “Notions” department gives you the scoop on what’s new and how you can make the most of updated products, fabrics, and tools.
With the 2012 Threads Magazine Archive at your fingertips, you have a wealth of projects, patterns, techniques, tips, and skills to put to the test. So that everything you sew just gets better and better.
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