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  • 9:14

    How to Keep Your Sewing Machine Running Smoothly

    Learning how to prepare your sewing machine and keeping your machine running smoothly go hand in hand. ZJ Humbach teaches you how to do regular machine maintenance including showing you what you should be cleaning and how often it should be done. How to Clean a Sewing Machine and Keep it Running Smoothly: Dust and…

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  • 16:25

    How to Make a Sturdy Fabric Basket

    A sturdy fabric basket is a great way to store sewing tools, notions, small scraps of fabric, or many other small items in your sewing room or around the house. Ashley Hough shows you how easy it can be to make a fabric basket in any size to fit your needs. How to Make a…

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  • 7:47

    Top Sewing Tools

    Having the right sewing tool in your sewing room can make many projects easier to do and come together quicker and easier, but it’s hard to know what you might need. Find out what Nicki LaFoille’s must-have sewing tools are and how to use them. Top Sewing Tools: Stiletto One of the first sewing tools…

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    Favorite Tools: Applique Pressing Sheet

    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

    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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  • 4:34

    Iron Quick Fabric

    When it comes to sewing projects, practically all of them will need to be pressed at some point, usually multiple times, throughout the construction process. This means that your ironing board cover may need to be replaced. If you are unable to find the right size and fit of cover for your ironing board, consider…

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  • How to join lace ends in sewing
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    Joining Lace Ends

    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

    Sewing with Corduroy

    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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  • 15:15

    Fold Over Elastic Binding

    Fold over elastic is a great way to bind the edges of a garment in areas that require stretch, like the neck opening or armscye openings on a knit top. In this video, Nicki Lafoille shows you step-by-step how to sew fold over elastic to these areas. Fold Over Elastic Nicki begins by explaining what…

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  • 7:23

    The Hong Kong Seam

    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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  • 5:03

    Using Fusible Hem Tape in Place of Stitching

    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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  • 16:25

    How to Make a Sturdy Fabric Basket

    A sturdy fabric basket is a great way to store sewing tools, notions, small scraps of fabric, or many other small items in your sewing room or around the house. Ashley Hough shows you how easy it can be to make a fabric basket in any size to fit your needs. How to Make a…

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  • 45:34

    Secret Pocket Travel Scarf

    A lightweight scarf with a hidden pocket is the perfect accessory to make when traveling. The pocket can be used to stash your passport, other identification or cash and be easily accessible. Nicki LaFoille shows you step-by-step how to make this easy accessory. Travel Scarf Nicki starts by explaining what supplies you will need to…

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  • 38:16

    Date Night Purse

    All handbag patterns don’t have to be involved or difficult. Nicki LaFoille shows how to make a purse that is a great last minute addition to date night or another fun outing. Supplies and Pattern Pieces Before you can learn how to sew a purse, Nicki first explains what supplies will be needed. These supplies…

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  • 9:14

    How to Keep Your Sewing Machine Running Smoothly

    Learning how to prepare your sewing machine and keeping your machine running smoothly go hand in hand. ZJ Humbach teaches you how to do regular machine maintenance including showing you what you should be cleaning and how often it should be done. How to Clean a Sewing Machine and Keep it Running Smoothly: Dust and…

    Watch Now >>
  • 7:47

    Top Sewing Tools

    Having the right sewing tool in your sewing room can make many projects easier to do and come together quicker and easier, but it’s hard to know what you might need. Find out what Nicki LaFoille’s must-have sewing tools are and how to use them. Top Sewing Tools: Stiletto One of the first sewing tools…

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  • 7:32

    Quick Tips for Preventing Seam Puckering

    Puckering seams and stitching lines can make a garment or other sewing project look unprofessional. ZJ Humbach gives you several tips and advice on how to keep seam puckering to a minimum. Quick Tips for Preventing Seam Puckering — Test Before you Sew your Project The first recommendation that ZJ has to keep seam puckering…

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