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    Swimsuit Wet Bag

    A wet bag is a perfect solution for transporting wet swimsuits and towels from the beach or the pool. The bag will keep all of the moisture and potential sand contained in the bag so that your car seats stay dry and clean. Then, once home the bag can be easily wiped out and left…

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    Seat Alteration

    One of the second most common alterations to a pair of pants, aside from hemming, is making them fit tighter in the seat; Ashley Hough shows you how to easily make this alteration. How to Sew Pants Tighter Learning how to sew pants tighter is an alteration that can be done on anything from shorts…

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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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    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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  • 20:20

    Swimsuit Wet Bag

    A wet bag is a perfect solution for transporting wet swimsuits and towels from the beach or the pool. The bag will keep all of the moisture and potential sand contained in the bag so that your car seats stay dry and clean. Then, once home the bag can be easily wiped out and left…

    Watch Now >>
  • 9:02

    Seat Alteration

    One of the second most common alterations to a pair of pants, aside from hemming, is making them fit tighter in the seat; Ashley Hough shows you how to easily make this alteration. How to Sew Pants Tighter Learning how to sew pants tighter is an alteration that can be done on anything from shorts…

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  • 19:37

    DIY Wrist Wallet

    A wrist wallet can be an easy way to carry a key, some cash, or a card while out and about, especially if you are doing something that requires your hands to be free. Nicki LaFoille shows you step-by-step how to make a wrist wallet from knit fabric, complete with a zipper. Wrist Wallet Sewing…

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    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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  • 24:51

    How to Use a Buttonhole Foot

    Button closures can be added to everything from garments to accessories and even fun home decor projects. Using a buttonhole foot on your machine can be a quick and easy way to accurately stitch buttonholes that will be the correct size for any button. Nicki LaFoille shows step-by-step how to attach, set up, and use…

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    Pattern Marking Methods

    There are many different ways to mark your fabric or transfer markings from a pattern to the fabric you are working with, and the method you use may differ depending on the type of fabric you are using. Nicki LaFoille teaches you about some of the various pattern marking methods and shows how to choose…

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