Threads Sewing Guide

Thursday’s Book Review: Threads Sewing Guide
by Threads Magazine

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Threads Sewing Guide

5 stars = Shiny!

Threads magazine has long been an excellent resource for dressmakers. Now they’ve put together an all-inclusive sewing guide that will benefit everyone from novices to experts.

This book covers many topics and has something for all skill levels. It even touches on couture techniques, though there are entire books devoted to that subject elsewhere. The directions are easy to understand and the illustrations are both clear and colorful. They do a good job at demonstrating the techniques being discussed.


Clip or Notch Curved Seams

The book also deals with obscure topics that you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere, such as how to pick the right elastic for your project, how to create and sew bias binding, and how to make your own embellishments, like fringe and piping. This kind of information is hard to find!


Bias Binding: Mitering a Corner

There isn’t much to dislike about this book. I suppose it might have been better if it was spiral bound, but the manner in which it’s bound does allow it to stay open, so I can’t complain too much.

Good Binding

Binding Allows Book to Stay Open

Some of the techniques and illustrations appeared first in various issues of Threads magazine, but do you really want to comb through a stack of back issues, trying to find a particular topic? This way, everything is all together, where you can access it easily. (And it’s less expensive than buying the Threads Archive CD-ROM.)

This is a handy guide to sewing. It covers practically every sewing technique you could want to learn. It’s easy to understand and it’s well-illustrated. It’s from Threads! What more do you need to know? Oh, yes—it’s also affordable.

Buy It Now: Threads Sewing Guide

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Have you read the Threads Sewing Guide? Did it teach you any new techniques? Was there anything you disliked about the book?

About Lisha Vidler

I am a sewing instructor living near Memphis, Tennessee.
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