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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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  • 34:47

    Depending on the time of year, germs can be all around us. Having your own face mask to wear can be a good way to limit the potential spread of germs. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to quickly and easily make your own face mask from small amounts of cotton fabric and thin elastic. She…

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  • sewing bobbins
    18:17

    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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    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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  • 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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  • 11:18

    Homespun fabric can be a great addition to your next quilting project. ZJ Humbach explains what homespuns are, how they differ from traditional woven fabrics and how to use them. ZJ also shares some tricky fabric tips and techniques. What is Homespun Fabric? ZJ explains that a homespun is a lightweight woven fabric made using…

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    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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    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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  • 7:11

    Darts can be added to many garments as a way to add shaping. For example, many shirt and dress bodice patterns use a dart on either side of the front to shape the garment into the waistline. Sewing darts doesn’t have to be tricky – Ashley Hough shares several tips on how to achieve professional…

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  • 34:47

    Depending on the time of year, germs can be all around us. Having your own face mask to wear can be a good way to limit the potential spread of germs. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to quickly and easily make your own face mask from small amounts of cotton fabric and thin elastic. She…

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  • 25:18

    Creating a simple skirt with a shirred waistband can be quick and easy and only requires a rectangle of fabric and some elastic thread. Nicki LaFoille shows you how it’s done! Shirring In order to make this fun and easy skirt with a shirred waistband, you must first shirr the fabric. Nicki begins by explaining…

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  • 15:15

    Book covers are a quick and easy way to dress up any notebook. Ashley Hough shows you how to sew a book cover that can be easily adapted to fit any size of notebook or book. Expert Tips to Discover How to Sew a Book Cover While notebook covers can be made from a wide…

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  • sewing bobbins
    18:17

    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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