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  • NSC 013799f_R4483U_c Continuous Bias Binding
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    Bias binding is a great way to finish off the edges of projects with curves, however creating long strips of bias binding can be difficult and require lots of fabric. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to create continuous bias binding in long strips from one rectangle of fabric and shares several other tips to making… Read more »

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  • How to Sew a Blind Hem Stitch on a Sewing Machine
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    A blind hem stitch, used in combination with a blind hem foot and proper folding of the fabric can create a nice blind hem on your next project- Nicki LaFoille shows you how. Tools and Preparation Using a blind hem stitch on your machine can be a simple way to create a blind hem on… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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  • How to Sew Applique on a Quilt
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    Quilt tops don’t always have to be pieced. Learn how to sew applique circles onto a quilt top to create a fun baby quilt- Stacy Grissom shows you how. Supplies and Planning For this quilt you will need a large piece of fabric to serve as your background. You can make an extra large floor… Read more »

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    When it comes to adjusting the tension on a sewing machine, most manufacturers recommend starting with the needle tension first and rarely adjusting the bobbin tension. However, small adjustment to the bobbin tension can be made and are fairly easy, ZJ Humbach shows you how. Types of Bobbins There are two main types of bobbins… Read more »

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    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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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  • Straight Grain
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    Finding the straight grain of fabric is important to do before beginning a project. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for finding the straight of grain in different fabrics. Understanding Fabric There are several area of fabric that are important to be familiar with. When you purchase fabric off of a bolt there will be a… Read more »

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  • NSC 013799f_R4483U_c Continuous Bias Binding
    10:03

    Bias binding is a great way to finish off the edges of projects with curves, however creating long strips of bias binding can be difficult and require lots of fabric. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to create continuous bias binding in long strips from one rectangle of fabric and shares several other tips to making… Read more »

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  • How to Sew a Blind Hem Stitch on a Sewing Machine
    3:56

    A blind hem stitch, used in combination with a blind hem foot and proper folding of the fabric can create a nice blind hem on your next project- Nicki LaFoille shows you how. Tools and Preparation Using a blind hem stitch on your machine can be a simple way to create a blind hem on… Read more »

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    When constructing garments, it is important to finish seams so that the inside of a project looks just as professional as the outside. Ashley Hough shows you one way to do that by demonstrating how to sew a french seam. French Seam When learning how to sew a french seam, one of the hardest things… Read more »

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  • Create an Easy Baby Blanket
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    Blankets are great quick and easy projects to make when looking for sewing projects for baby gifts. While you may already have enough larger blankets for them to use, making a smaller one that they can carry around and snuggle with is a great idea to sew for babies. Stacy Grissom shows you how to… Read more »

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    There’s nothing better than relaxing on a couch in a comfy pair of pajama pants. In this tutorial, Aurora Sisneros shows you how to make pajama pants with an elastic waistband and cute contrasting cuffs. Pattern Pieces Learning how to make pajama pants is fairly simply in that there are only two main pattern pieces… Read more »

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  • Sewing Placemats Personalized with Photos
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    Whether you are hosting a birthday party or a holiday get together, sewing placemats is a great project to personalize the table setting. Tara Rex shows you how you can add printed photos, fabric pieces and free motion stitching to your placemat to make each one unique. Photo Printing Adding photos when sewing placemats can… Read more »

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Tips & TechniquesShow More >

  • Which Button is Best?
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    Buttons are not only fun to collect, but they are great closures to use on shirts, jackets, pillow backs and other garment or home decor items. ZJ Humbach shares some helpful information about several common types of button including when they are typically used and how to sew them in place. Button Types If you… Read more »

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  • Quick Tip: How to Store Bobbins
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    When it comes to sewing, no one likes to have to stop in the middle of a project to wind a new bobbin. This is why it is handy to have several pre-wound bobbins available during each project. ZJ Humbach shares several ways of how to store bobbins so you will always have one available…. Read more »

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  • Tips to Sewing with Directional Patterns
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    Sewing with directional patterns on fabric can be tricky, especially when it comes to garments. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for how to work with directional prints and shows how to lay out a shirt pattern on a fun fabric print. Patterns The first step to successfully sewing a garment from a commercial pattern is… Read more »

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