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  • 18:34

    Sew a Picnic Basket

    Emily Steffen demonstrates how to make a roomy picnic basket tote bag with tie handles. Learn the best type of interfacing to use for structure and sturdiness, plus how to box the bag corners to add dimension to the lower portion of the bag. Sew a Picnic Basket The bag requires two squares of outer…

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  • 13:47

    How to Sew a Reusable Snack Bag

    Learn how to sew reusable snack bags to save money and eliminate plastic trash. With just three supplies, you can stitch up this clear plastic sandwich bag in just a few minutes. How to Sew a Reusable Snack Bag Fabric & Measurements Emily Steffen explains how to find suitable plastic material in an unexpected place:…

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  • 0:52

    Maintaining Your Sewing Machine

    Learning how to clean a sewing machine is an important part of sewing as it allows you to maintain your machine and keep in running smoothly for years to come. Ashley Hough breaks down how and where you should be cleaning your machine on a regular basis and what tools to use when cleaning. How…

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    Favorite Tools: Appliqué Pressing Sheet

    An appliqué pressing sheet can be a very helpful tool when it comes to building and applying appliqués. In this video, ZJ Humbach shares her favorite appliqué pressing sheet and shows how to use it. Appliqué Tips Depending on the appliqué design you are creating, there could be multiple small pieces required. Having a way…

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  • 4:04

    Fussy Cutting: Tips and Techniques

    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

    Felt Applique & Embroidery Hoop Craft

    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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    How Sewers Can Use Fat Quarters

    While fat quarters of fabric are commonly used when quilting, they can be new to you if you are someone who generally sews garments or home decor projects. ZJ Humbach explains what fat quarters of fabric are, including their size and fabric types, and then shares some fun things to make with fat quarters. What…

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    14:53

    Tips for Interchanging Knits and Woven Patterns

    The majority of commercial sewing patterns are written for either knit or woven fabric, however Nicki LaFoille gives tips on how the two fabric types can be combined or interchanged as well as gives tips on how to sew different fabrics together. How to Sew Different Fabrics Together Nicki begins by showing examples of different…

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  • 9:05

    How to Buy Fabric

    Whether you are making garments, home decor items or quilts- one of the first steps is buying fabric. ZJ Humbach shares several tips on how to buy fabric for your project. How to Buy Fabric When it comes to buying fabric, ZJ first explains that it is important to always buy good quality fabric. She…

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  • 23:48

    Blind Hem Stitch

    When it comes to garment alterations, hemming a pair of pants is one of the most common alterations that someone who knows how to sew gets asked to do. While many projects, garments included, can be finished with a simple double-fold hem, the two most commonly hemmed pairs of pants require different finishes. Ashley Hough…

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  • 13:29

    Mitering Any Degree Corner

    A perfect mitered turn isn’t limited to only 90-degree angles. Ashley Hough shows you how to miter any angle. Mitered Corners Ashley begins by explaining that an easy mitered corner is generally done on a quilt, table runner, placemat, or other flat projects, and that these projects are usually squares or rectangles. Having a 90-degree…

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  • 30:41

    Knit Binding Tips

    Adding a knit binding to your garment is a great way to finish the edge of a knit fabric around armscye openings and necklines. Nicki LaFoille shows you step-by-step how to cut and make a binding strip and then how to add it to a garment. Knit Binding Nicki begins by talking about what binding…

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  • 18:34

    Sew a Picnic Basket

    Emily Steffen demonstrates how to make a roomy picnic basket tote bag with tie handles. Learn the best type of interfacing to use for structure and sturdiness, plus how to box the bag corners to add dimension to the lower portion of the bag. Sew a Picnic Basket The bag requires two squares of outer…

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  • 13:47

    How to Sew a Reusable Snack Bag

    Learn how to sew reusable snack bags to save money and eliminate plastic trash. With just three supplies, you can stitch up this clear plastic sandwich bag in just a few minutes. How to Sew a Reusable Snack Bag Fabric & Measurements Emily Steffen explains how to find suitable plastic material in an unexpected place:…

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  • 19:59

    House Door Stop

    Learn how to sew a door stop in a fun house design that can easily be customized to look like any house you want – Emily Steffen shows you how! Learn to Sew a Door Stop Fabric & Patterns Emily begins by talking about the different pieces of fabric that will be needed to sew…

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  • 0:52

    Maintaining Your Sewing Machine

    Learning how to clean a sewing machine is an important part of sewing as it allows you to maintain your machine and keep in running smoothly for years to come. Ashley Hough breaks down how and where you should be cleaning your machine on a regular basis and what tools to use when cleaning. How…

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  • Sewing instructor points to sewing needles in the process of explaining how to address sewing machine tension issues
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    Tension Trouble Shooting

    Problems with your thread have you feeling a little tense? Learn how to troubleshoot and fix basic sewing machine tension issues with Nicki LaFoille. Sewing Machine Tension Nicki begins by talking about the basics of sewing machine tension and explaining some of the different issues that unbalanced tension can cause, like skipped stitches, thread breakage,…

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  • 6:41

    Pressing Tools for Travel

    Not all sewing and quilting is done at home in the sewing room. Whether you are someone who likes to take their sewing with them when they travel and vacation, or you frequent guild meetings, camps, and retreats – learn about several different tools that are great for pressing on the go. Pressing on the…

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