Threads Magazine Special Embellishments Issue

The Best of Threads: Embellishments special issue is full of more than 50 luxurious embellishment details. Here's a quick round up of what you can expect to find inside this incredible issue.

Surface Design

  • Painted Textiles. Create original fabric prints with brushes and stamps.
  • Shirred Velvet. Fashion a luxurious surface with gathered tucks.
  • Discover Devoré. Custom burnout designs in fabric.
  • Distress Leather. Age, fade, and texturize with household tools.
  • Ombré Effects. Spray or dip-dye your way to gorgeous color gradations.

Trim & Detail

  • Cutaway Lace Appliqué. Add a delicate couture touch to lingerie.
  • Ribbon Flowers. Adorn garments and accessories with beautiful blooms.
  • Glamorous Yo-yos. Gather fabric circles into an elegant trim.
  • Fabric Filigree. Nature takes shape with sculpted bias tubes.
  • Appliqué on Net. How to cut and sew shapes onto airy fabrics.
  • Fanciful Feathers. Borrow soft and colorful plumage for glamorous accents.

Creative Beadwork

  • Beading Basics. Essential methods and materials.
  • Bead by Machine. Skip hand sewing with this technique.
  • Charmed Cutwork. Suspend pretty baubles in open "windows".
  • Beaded Edges. Two ways to hem and adorn garments.
  • Beads on Leather. Three easy methods for over-the-top effects.
  • Pile It On. Combine materials into dramatic embellishments.

Stitching & Embroidery

  • Border Stitches. Four ways to sew decorative edges.
  • Cutwork on Knits. Stabilize before you stitch and trim.
  • Boho Embroidery. Find contemporary inspiration from Eastern European techniques.
  • Lavish Stitching. Enhance machine embroidery with free-motion sewing.
  • Needle-Felt Silk. Meld fabric pieces for rich texture.

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