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  • Tips to Sewing with Directional Patterns
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    Sewing with directional patterns on fabric can be tricky, especially when it comes to garments. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for how to work with directional prints and shows how to lay out a shirt pattern on a fun fabric print. Patterns The first step to successfully sewing a garment from a commercial pattern is… Read more »

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  • Build a Sewing Library
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    Whether you want to refresh your memory on an old sewing technique or you want to learn something new, having a sewing library can be a great help. ZJ Humbach explains the importance of a good range of sewing books, shares some of her favorites and gives tips for how to start to build a… Read more »

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  • A-Line Skirt: Make an Easy A Line Skirt Pattern
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    Skirts can be great quick and easy garment sewing projects. In this tutorial, learn how to draft an A line skirt pattern based on your own measurements and then make a bias cut skirt with a fold over elastic waistband- Ellen March shows you how. Pattern Before you can sew or cut out any fabric… Read more »

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    When it comes to adjusting the tension on a sewing machine, most manufacturers recommend starting with the needle tension first and rarely adjusting the bobbin tension. However, small adjustment to the bobbin tension can be made and are fairly easy, ZJ Humbach shows you how. Types of Bobbins There are two main types of bobbins… Read more »

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    When it comes to garment construction, sewing sleeves can be one of the most intimidating parts. Jill Case shows you how to achieve a better fit and get a smoother sleeve cap when sewing sleeves by removing some of the excess ease built into patterns. Different Types of Sleeves Whether you are making a shirt… Read more »

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  • Sewing Zippers
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    Sewing zippers can be the trickiest part of any sewing project. Stacy Grissom shows how to make zippers a little easier with the help of basting tape. Basting tape is a double sided adhesive that can adhere to most fabrics and easily hold them in place for stitching, eliminating the need for pins. Stacy explains… Read more »

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    Terry cloth is a nice, soft fabric often used to make towels and robes. While some may find this fabric tricky to work with, Jessica Giardino shows you how easy it can be and shares some helpful tips along the way. Then she shows you how to use the fabric and make a fun spa… Read more »

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    Having to stop in the middle of a sewing project to wind a bobbin can be frustrating. ZJ Humbach shares a way that she like to avoid that by using a bobbin winder to wind several bobbins ahead of time. Bobbin Winders Explained There are several different brands and styles of bobbin winders available at… Read more »

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  • Straight Grain
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    Finding the straight grain of fabric is important to do before beginning a project. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for finding the straight of grain in different fabrics. Understanding Fabric There are several area of fabric that are important to be familiar with. When you purchase fabric off of a bolt there will be a… Read more »

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    When constructing garments, it is important to finish seams so that the inside of a project looks just as professional as the outside. Ashley Hough shows you one way to do that by demonstrating how to sew a french seam. French Seam When learning how to sew a french seam, one of the hardest things… Read more »

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    The next time your kids get a hole at the knees of their pants – make a cute jeans patch to cover it rather than throw them away. Holly Willis shows you step-by-step how to make these fun patches from start to finish in this sewing tutorial. Jean Prep There isn’t a whole lot of… Read more »

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    Mitered corners are a great way to create professional looking results when sewing corners. Many times mitered corners are associated with quilts or other projects that are being finished with some kind of a binding. However, Stacy Grissom demonstrates how to create a mitered corner while doing a double fold hem around the edge of… Read more »

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Sewing ProjectsShow More >

  • A-Line Skirt: Make an Easy A Line Skirt Pattern
    17:17

    Skirts can be great quick and easy garment sewing projects. In this tutorial, learn how to draft an A line skirt pattern based on your own measurements and then make a bias cut skirt with a fold over elastic waistband- Ellen March shows you how. Pattern Before you can sew or cut out any fabric… Read more »

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  • map quilt
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    Using up small scraps of fabric can sometimes be tricky. Odds are they aren’t all from the same project, so they may not match. In this map quilt project, see how to use fabrics of all colors and prints together in one fun quilted home decor piece- Ashley Hough shows you how. Download USA map… Read more »

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    Felt is a fun and easy fabric to work with because it comes in a variety of colors, is easy to work with and doesn’t require any edge finishing. In this video learn how to make felt pillows with fun flower centers- Ashley Hough shows you how. Download flower petal pattern here Felt Fabric Felt… Read more »

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Tips & TechniquesShow More >

  • Tips to Sewing with Directional Patterns
    27:21

    Sewing with directional patterns on fabric can be tricky, especially when it comes to garments. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for how to work with directional prints and shows how to lay out a shirt pattern on a fun fabric print. Patterns The first step to successfully sewing a garment from a commercial pattern is… Read more »

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  • Build a Sewing Library
    12:23

    Whether you want to refresh your memory on an old sewing technique or you want to learn something new, having a sewing library can be a great help. ZJ Humbach explains the importance of a good range of sewing books, shares some of her favorites and gives tips for how to start to build a… Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • nsc-standalone-bobbin-winder-00_05_17_05-still005
    4:55

    Having to stop in the middle of a sewing project to wind a bobbin can be frustrating. ZJ Humbach shares a way that she like to avoid that by using a bobbin winder to wind several bobbins ahead of time. Bobbin Winders Explained There are several different brands and styles of bobbin winders available at… Read more »

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