Recent VideosShow More >

  • 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

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 26:08

    Ric Rac doesn’t have to be used only as a trim or sewn on in a straight line, rather it can be folded, twisted and wound into beautiful little flowers. Learn how to make a ric rac flower several different ways to use as an embellishment on your next project- Ashley Hough shows you how.

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 5:11

    When drawing your own pattern, adding seam allowances can be time consuming, as you are essentially having to draw your pattern a second time. Ashley Hough shows a quick and easy way to draw in seam allowances on a pattern piece using two pencils at the same time. Adding Seam Allowances One of the basics

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>

Core SkillsShow More >

  • 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

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 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

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 5:08

    Stitch in the ditch quilting is a subtle way to quilt because the stitching is somewhat hidden. The stitching is done in the ‘ditches’ which are the seams between two pieces of fabric. Ashley Hough demonstrates how to do stitch in the ditch quilting and shows how to make it easier by using a special

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>

Design WorkshopShow More >

  • 12:31

    Sequin fabric can look wonderful when added to a garment or home decor project, however it can be difficult to work with. Ashley Hough gives you tips for sewing sequin fabric that will make cutting out and working with the fabric much easier. Sequin Types When sewing sequin fabric, it is important to know what

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 32:21

    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 »

    Watch Now >>
  • Understanding the Benefits of Bobbin Winders
    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 »

    Watch Now >>

Finishing TouchesShow More >

  • 26:08

    Ric Rac doesn’t have to be used only as a trim or sewn on in a straight line, rather it can be folded, twisted and wound into beautiful little flowers. Learn how to make a ric rac flower several different ways to use as an embellishment on your next project- Ashley Hough shows you how.

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 21:29

    There are many ways to dress up a simple t-shirt. Ashley Hough shares a fun way to upcycle a t-shirt by adding a simple beaded neckline. Upcycle T-Shirt Supplies For this method of upcycling a t-shirt you will need a t-shirt, preferably one with a banded neckline, beads and a hand sewing needle. Ashley explains

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 17:38

    Lace isn’t only used on fancy dresses or home decor projects- it can be added to a basic t-shirt with side seams as an easy way to dress it up. Ashley Hough shows you how. Supplies and Preparation To do this fun upcycle of adding lace to a shirt you don’t need any pattern pieces,

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>

Sewing ProjectsShow More >

  • 22:32

    Learn how to sew baby shoes for your little one, or make them as the perfect addition to a baby shower gift – Ashey Hough shows you how. Supplies and Construction To learn how to sew baby shoes you will need the pattern pieces, which comes in three different sizes- 0-3 month, 3-6 month and

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 23:33

    Pincushions can be cute as well as functional. Make a fun diy cactus pincushion from felt that can be put into a small pot so it sits nicely on a sewing room table- Ashley Hough shows you how. Supplies and Construction To make these fun diy cactus pincushions all you need are the pattern pieces

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 26:47

    Finding a summer dress that fits your specific body measurements perfectly can be tricky- so this year, make one instead! Ashley Hough shares pattern drafting tips and shows you how to draft an easy summer dress pattern based on your own measurements. Measurements The first, and most important part in pattern drafting is taking your

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>

Tips & TechniquesShow More >

  • 5:11

    When drawing your own pattern, adding seam allowances can be time consuming, as you are essentially having to draw your pattern a second time. Ashley Hough shows a quick and easy way to draw in seam allowances on a pattern piece using two pencils at the same time. Adding Seam Allowances One of the basics

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 8:20

    Sewing over pins can be a heated topic among sewers- some people never sew over pins and some people have been sewing that way for years. While sewing over pins comes down to personal preference, the type of pin you choose to use can have an impact on your decision to do so. Pin Types

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>
  • 10:12

    Using the right type of thread can help your sewing project go smoothly. Ashley Hough teaches you about some of the different types of thread and gives tips on when to use them. Types of Thread There are many types of thread- from cotton to silk to invisible- and knowing when to use the right

    Read more »

    Watch Now >>