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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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    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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  • Making Greeting Cards
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    Whether it’s a simple greeting, a thank you or a specific holiday, cards are perfect for any occasion. Jessica Giardino shows you how making greeting cards can be a fun, quick and easy project. Embellishments Making greeting cards is not only a great way to add a personal touch the next time you send one,… 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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  • 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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  • nsc-rotary-bobbin-tutorial-still001
    10:14

    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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    Whether you work with different sizes and types of sewing machines on a regular basis or you are simply buying extra bobbins for your home sewing machine, it is important to know about the different bobbin sizes. ZJ explains about several of the different bobbin sizes, what machines they work in and how using the… Read more »


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