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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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  • 37:32

    Split-Panel Skirt

    A split panel skirt is a fun, quick and easy project that can be dressed up or down, depending on occasion. Learn how to make a skirt to fit your size and desired length- Nicki LaFoille shows you how. Pattern Before you can learn how to make a skirt, you first need to know how…

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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
    9:15

    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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  • 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…

    Watch Now >>
  • 37:32

    Split-Panel Skirt

    A split panel skirt is a fun, quick and easy project that can be dressed up or down, depending on occasion. Learn how to make a skirt to fit your size and desired length- Nicki LaFoille shows you how. Pattern Before you can learn how to make a skirt, you first need to know how…

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    18:17

    Proper Bobbin Use

    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

    How to Make a Pressing Cloth

    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

    How to Put Snaps on Fabric

    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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