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    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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    Hemming a garment is one of the last finishing touches you can put on a project. ZJ Humbach shows you two different ways to hand sew a hem on a project including the slip stitch, also referred to as the whip stitch and the blind hem stitch. Tools For both of these hand sewing hemming

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    Hemming is one of the last tasks required to finish most projects and is sometimes the least favorite one to do because it can be tedious. ZJ Humbach shares several of her favorite sewing hemming tools that can make measuring, pressing and sewing a hem much faster and easier. Measure and Press While hems can

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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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  • 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

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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

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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

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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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  • 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

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  • NSC 013805
    10:53

    Hemming a garment is one of the last finishing touches you can put on a project. ZJ Humbach shows you two different ways to hand sew a hem on a project including the slip stitch, also referred to as the whip stitch and the blind hem stitch. Tools For both of these hand sewing hemming

    Read more »

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  • NSC 013804
    5:03

    Hemming is one of the last tasks required to finish most projects and is sometimes the least favorite one to do because it can be tedious. ZJ Humbach shares several of her favorite sewing hemming tools that can make measuring, pressing and sewing a hem much faster and easier. Measure and Press While hems can

    Read more »

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  • NSC 013801f_R4485U_c Covered Buttons
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    Making covered buttons is a fun way to make buttons that will perfectly match your next project- ZJ Humbach shows you how. Preparation When making covered buttons you will first need to get a kit for making the button. There are several different brands available and can usually be found at your local fabric or

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  • NSC 013802f_R4486U_c Super Simple Gift Bags
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    Sewing gift bags can be a quick and easy alternative to wrapping paper- especially if you are giving a gift to a fellow sewing enthusiast. ZJ Humbach shares several different gift bag ideas and shows you how to make a simple bag from start to finish. Plan Ahead When sewing gift bags the most important

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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

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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

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  • 015114f_R4491U_c
    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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  • 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

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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.

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