Sewing With Threads | Ep. 5
Threads magazine editors discuss how they have tackled sewing challenges and offer tips and advice on overcoming challenges you might face.
6 Jun 2018
What is an Ideal Fit? | Episode 3
Fit and design expert Sarah Veblen joins Threads editors to discuss what defines ideal fit and how it is achieved.
4 Apr 2018
Create a Wardrobe That Works for You | Episode 21
Image consultant, teacher, and author Nancy Nix-Rice shares her thoughts and advice on how to create a flattering, versatile wardrobe in the Sewing with Threads Episode 21 video podcast. During the podcast, she explains her philosophy of choosing fabrics for sewing garments. She also delves into the "core four" method of building a wardrobe, and she outlines how to create or choose four core pieces. In addition, she discusses her "points of connection" method of selecting garments that link to an individual's physical characteristics.
2 Oct 2019
How to Stand Out Online | Episode 4
Mimi G discusses how she started out developing her MimiGSyle brand that has since earned an immense online and social media following.
2 May 2018
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A Couture Embellishment Guide | Episode 22
Embellishment expert and teacher Ellen W. Miller talks about writing Creating Couture Embellishment, a reference for garment embellishing techniques, in Episode 22 of Sewing With Threads. Her 400-page book is based on a couture details class she taught at Boston School of Fashion. She shares her painstaking process of photographing and writing step-by-step instructions for a whopping 174 embellishment techniques. It took her well beyond her initial time frame of two years. "I wanted to show them in all of their glory, she says of the embellishments. "That guided my exploration into it." Ellen explains three ways to complete each technique in the book, and she talks about the one she found mentally challenging. She also notes which embellishments she left out and discusses another book idea she is considering. Among the techniques featured in the book are grommets and lacing, and manipulated tucks.
6 Nov 2019
What's New in Sewing Machine Embroidery | Episode 23
Find out the latest trends in sewing machine embroidery from expert Katrina Walker in the Sewing with Threads Episode 23 video podcast. Katrina plays a key role in the ever-evolving world of sewing machine embroidery. She's a brand ambassador for Pfaff sewing and embroidery machines and a Sulky thread Sewcialite. Besides teaching classes, she designs extensively.
4 Dec 2019
A Pro's Tips for Sewing with Knits | Episode 17
In the Sewing with Threads Episode 17 podcast, knit fabrics and serging expert Pamela Leggett discusses ways to sew textured, ribbed, scuba, and other knit fabrics; using stabilizers on knits; machine needles she uses; and the stitch type she selects to get the best results when sewing knits.
5 Jun 2019
Choosing the Right Fabric for a Pattern | Episode 20
In the Sewing with Threads Episode 20 video podcast, custom clothier and teacher Pamela Howard discusses how to select fabrics that work for a chosen pattern and which fabrics are the most flattering for your shape. Her suggestions go well beyond the fabrics recommended on a commercial pattern.
4 Sep 2019
Fitting and Fashion | Episode 6
Kenneth D. King talks about principles from his new fitting book and fashion icons that have inspired him.
5 Jul 2018
Design for Fit | Episode 14
In the Sewing with Threads Episode 14 video podcast, guest Rae Cumbie talks about how she went from hand sewing at her mother’s side to developing and running an independent pattern company. She also explains why she loves sewing today, discusses her favorite sewing term and fabric, and even offers technical advice for tapering a pair of pants.
6 Mar 2019
Sewing for Competitions | Episode 13
In the Sewing with Threads Episode 13 video podcast, guest Daryl Lancaster shares her experiences with designing, weaving, and constructing garments and fiber arts pieces for sewing contests. Daryl has contributed numerous articles to Threads and maintains her own website at DarylLancaster.com. She also travels extensively to teach hand weaving and garment construction.
6 Feb 2019
Patternmaker Focused on Fitting | Episode 15
In the Sewing with Threads Episode 15 video podcast, guest Jennifer Stern-Hasemann discusses her focus on—and the importance of getting—a good fit. The garment pattern designer and owner of J Stern Designs also answers a Threads reader's question about proper placement for princess seams.
3 Apr 2019
Unfinished Projects | Episode 16
In the Sewing with Threads Episode 16 video podcast, Threads staff seamstress Norma Bucko discusses finished and unfinished personal sewing projects. She also shares her tried-and-true technique for installing a ripple-free zipper in a hand-knit garment or when machine-sewing one into a store-bought sweater knit.
1 May 2019
How We Review Patterns | Episode 24
Learn how Threads magazine scrutinizes some of the latest commercial garment patterns released by the mainstream and lesser-known pattern companies. In the Sewing with Threads Episode 24 video podcast, expert Anna Mazur shares how she compiles the magazine's Pattern Review department for each issue, a complex job she has honed over the last 15 years. She whittles down pattern options from more than 150 pattern companies and relies on 21 Threads pattern testers to help evaluate the chosen patterns.
8 Jan 2020
Favorite Sewing Tips for Beginners | Episode 25
Three editors share their favorite tips for beginners in the Sewing With Threads video podcast, Episode 25. Seasoned sewing enthusiasts also may benefit from these bits of advice, as they include useful information for improving efficiency and making sewing more enjoyable.
5 Feb 2020
Gertie Shares Her Adventures | Episode 18
Pattern designer, teacher, and author Gretchen Hirsch discusses the growth of her brand and business, her upcoming plans, and her sewing fantasies in the Sewing with Threads Episode 18 podcast. Gretchen, better known as Gertie, came on to the sewing scene with Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing. She expanded her business and created By Gertie, which offers online sewing tutorials; announces her upcoming events and traveling workshops; and sells her patterns, fabrics, and books. She also has been a licensed Butterick pattern designer.
3 Jul 2019
The Lasting Appeal of Vintage Patterns | Episode 7
Peter Lappin discusses his love of vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines with the Threads editorial team.
1 Aug 2018
Fabric Stash Disasters | Episode 26
Contributing Editor Judith Neukam tells a few true tales of fabric stash disasters, some with surprising endings, in the Sewing With Threads video podcast, Episode 26.
4 Mar 2020
The Camp Shirt and Other Vintage Patterns | Episode 19
In the Sewing with Threads Episode 19 video podcast, Threads Digital Ambassador and vintage pattern aficionado Peter Lappin shares his latest vintage pattern creations, discusses his upcoming camp shirt class, and delves into garment plackets and interfacings.
7 Aug 2019
Embellishments: When, Where, and How to Use Them | Episode 12
Gail Patrice Yellen talks about her embellishing techniques, using fusible interfacing, and sewing over pins.
2 Jan 2019