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  • 21:15

    A DIY sleep mask is a perfect quick and easy sewing project for beginners. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to use her easy sleep mask pattern to make an eye mask with elastic that is great for every night use or if you are traveling and need to sleep on the plane. Sleep Mask Pattern…

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  • 4:34

    When it comes to sewing projects, practically all of them will need to be pressed at some point, usually multiple times, throughout the construction process. This means that your ironing board cover may need to be replaced. If you are unable to find the right size and fit of cover for your ironing board, consider…

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  • 23:14

    DIY scrunchies are a quick and easy project that can be made in very little time using only small amounts of fabric and elastic- Nicki LaFoille shows you how. Supplies Homemade scrunchies only require rectangles of fabric and some elastic to make. Nicki talks about some of the different kinds of fabric you can use…

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    An applique pressing sheet can be a very helpful tools when it comes to building and applying appliques. ZJ Humbach shares her favorite applique pressing sheet and shows how to use it. Applique Tips Depending on the applique design you are creating, there could be multiple small pieces required. Having a way to assemble those…

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  • 4:04

    With so many great fabric prints available today, there are multiple ways to either highlight or avoid certain areas of a print. Ashley Hough demonstrates how to use a term known as fussy cutting to do both of those things. Fussy Cutting Motifs In general, the term fussy cutting means to be ‘fussy’ or particular…

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  • 18:30

    Embroidery hoops don’t have to be only used for embroidery, they can be used on other sewing projects as well. Learn a fun new embroidery hoop craft that incorporates different sizes of hoops, a small amount of cotton fabric and fusible felt applique shapes- Ashley Hough shows you how. Fusible Felt Shapes The main design…

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  • 4:34

    When it comes to sewing projects, practically all of them will need to be pressed at some point, usually multiple times, throughout the construction process. This means that your ironing board cover may need to be replaced. If you are unable to find the right size and fit of cover for your ironing board, consider…

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  • How to join lace ends in sewing
    9:15

    While sewing lace fabric isn’t necessarily hard in terms of working with the fabric, it can be difficult to get the end result of a project to look professional. This is due to how open the fabric is and how hard it can be to hide seam allowances. Hiding seam allowances isn’t necessarily required, however…

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  • 15:24

    Corduroy is a great fabric to use for all different kinds of projects, from clothing to home decor. ZJ Humbach talks about some of the different types of corduroy and gives tips on how to cut out, work with and care for the fabric. Working with Corduroy ZJ begins by talking about what corduroy fabric…

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  • 15:15

    Fold over elastic is a great way to bind the edges of a garment in areas that require stretch, like the neck opening or armscye openings on a knit top. In this video, Nicki Lafoille shows you step-by-step how to sew fold over elastic to these areas. Fold Over Elastic Nicki begins by explaining what…

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  • 7:23

    A Hong Kong seam finish is a great way to finish a seam and add pops of color to your garments or projects at the same time. Nicki LaFoille shows you step by step how to do this finishing technique. Sewing a Hong Kong Seam To begin, Nicki shows an example of what a Hong…

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  • 5:03

    If you are needing to add a hem to a garment or home decor project, but don’t want to see a stitching line or want to spend the time doing an invisible hand stitch, fusible hem tape is a great alternative. Ashley Hough teaches you about fusible hem tape and shows you how to use…

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  • 21:15

    A DIY sleep mask is a perfect quick and easy sewing project for beginners. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to use her easy sleep mask pattern to make an eye mask with elastic that is great for every night use or if you are traveling and need to sleep on the plane. Sleep Mask Pattern…

    Watch Now >>
  • 23:14

    DIY scrunchies are a quick and easy project that can be made in very little time using only small amounts of fabric and elastic- Nicki LaFoille shows you how. Supplies Homemade scrunchies only require rectangles of fabric and some elastic to make. Nicki talks about some of the different kinds of fabric you can use…

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  • 41:36

    Learning how to make a pattern from a shirt that you already like the fit of is a great way to get a pattern that you know will be the right size. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to draft a tank top pattern by tracing a tank top onto pattern paper. Make a Pattern Nicki…

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  • sewing bobbins
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    There are many different sizes, styles and types of sewing machine bobbins, and knowing which one to use can be difficult. ZJ Humbach shows several of the different types available on the market today and explains when they are generally used and for what machines. Bobbin Sizes, Types, and Styles To help you better understand…

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  • 5:15

    While everyone has their own list of sewing tool must-haves, it’s always good to hear from other crafters about what they like to use, as it may teach you about a new sewing tool you can’t live without or other essential sewing tools you want to add to your collection. ZJ Humbach shares one of…

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  • 12:05

    Snaps are a quick and easy closure for everything from garments to accessories and even home decor. ZJ Humbach shows you how to put snaps on fabric and even gives some additional fun ideas on how snaps can be used. Applying Snaps ZJ starts by showing some of the different types and styles of snaps…

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