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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 5:26

    Whether you are completing a sewing project entirely by hand or sewing one by machine that may require small amounts of hand stitching- there are two common types of hand sewing stitches that are valuable to know. Ashley Hough shows you how to do the running stitch and the back stitch. Fabric Preparation and Stitching

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  • Sewing an Invisible Zipper
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    Sewing an invisible zipper into a garment can be intimidating, however it doesn’t have to be trickier than sewing a regular zipper. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to insert an invisible zipper from start to finish, sharing several tips for sewing zippers along the way. Fabric and Zipper Prep When sewing an invisible zipper into

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Understanding the Benefits of Bobbin Winders
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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

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    Quiet books are great projects to make for your own little ones or to give as gifts. Learn how to make your own DIY quiet book with felt pages complete with eyelet holes to easily secure all of the pages together- Ashley Hough shows you how. Supplies For this DIY quiet book all you need

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  • 12:31

    Baby taggies are great gift ideas to sew for babies, either your own or to give as a baby shower gift. Ashley Hough shows you how to make cute sports themed taggies. Fabric and Supplies For these baby taggies, Ashley shows how to make them using minky fabric and ribbon. While minky fabric is shown

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  • 12:58

    Handmade Christmas ornaments are a great way to add a personal touch to your Christmas tree or give as a gift. Ashley Hough shows you how to make several different handmade Christmas ornaments, a perfect holiday gift idea– embellished with decorative hand stitching and beads. Fabric and Supplies These fun and easy handmade Christmas ornaments

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    Most people think of scissors being used for sewing and rotary cutters being used for quilting, however, Ashley Hough explains why that doesn’t always have to be the case. Scissors and Snips Depending on who you learned to sew from, you may have simply adopted whichever tool your teacher used as your go-to tool as

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  • 3:20

    Many people tend to shy away from hand stitching because of either the length of time it takes to complete the stitching or the difficulty of ensuring that the stitches look nice and even. Ashley Hough shares a fun hand stitching tip that makes accurately spacing your hand sewing stitches quicker and easier. The Right

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  • 5:49

    Pattern grading can be an easy way to change the size of a pattern piece. Ashley Hough shows you how to grade a commercial pattern piece in order to increase the size. Tools Pattern grading in general does not require any fancy tools. You simply need paper that is larger than the current pattern piece

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