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  • 35:10

    How to Sew a Hooded Cape

    A hooded cape can be a fun addition to any wardrobe and can be quick and easy to make in either child or adult size by drafting your own pattern. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to sew a hooded cape step-by-step. How to Sew a Hooded Cape Nicki begins by showing what the finished hooded…

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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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  • 19:27

    Adding A Scoop Pocket

    Pockets are the perfect addition to any garment, especially something like a pair of pants. Nicki LaFoille shows you step-by-step how to make and add a scoop pocket to a pair of pants. Scoop Pocket – Pattern Pieces and Assembly Nicki begins by explaining what a scoop pocket is and where it is generally found…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 19:27

    Adding A Scoop Pocket

    Pockets are the perfect addition to any garment, especially something like a pair of pants. Nicki LaFoille shows you step-by-step how to make and add a scoop pocket to a pair of pants. Scoop Pocket – Pattern Pieces and Assembly Nicki begins by explaining what a scoop pocket is and where it is generally found…

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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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  • 35:10

    How to Sew a Hooded Cape

    A hooded cape can be a fun addition to any wardrobe and can be quick and easy to make in either child or adult size by drafting your own pattern. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to sew a hooded cape step-by-step. How to Sew a Hooded Cape Nicki begins by showing what the finished hooded…

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  • 21:52

    Shirred Valance

    A shirred valance is an easy way to add some color and texture to your windows. ZJ Humbach shows you how easy it is to make one in this fun tutorial. Shirred Valance To make a shirred valance, ZJ begins by showing the main supply needed for this project, which is shirring tape. It is…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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