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  • 25:18

    Creating a simple skirt with a shirred waistband can be quick and easy and only requires a rectangle of fabric and some elastic thread. Nicki LaFoille shows you how it’s done! Shirring In order to make this fun and easy skirt with a shirred waistband, you must first shirr the fabric. Nicki begins by explaining…

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  • 5:15

    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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  • 15:15

    Book covers are a quick and easy way to dress up any notebook. Ashley Hough shows you how to sew a book cover that can be easily adapted to fit any size of notebook or book. Expert Tips to Discover How to Sew a Book Cover While notebook covers can be made from a wide…

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    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

    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

    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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  • 11:18

    Homespun fabric can be a great addition to your next quilting project. ZJ Humbach explains what homespuns are, how they differ from traditional woven fabrics and how to use them. ZJ also shares some tricky fabric tips and techniques. What is Homespun Fabric? ZJ explains that a homespun is a lightweight woven fabric made using…

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  • 6:04

    Flannel is a popular fabric choice when it comes to making many different garments, like flannel pajamas or jackets, as well as home decor projects like pillow. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for sewing with flannel that can make preparing and working with the fabric much easier. Flannel Sewing ZJ first shows several examples of…

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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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    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

    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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  • 7:11

    Darts can be added to many garments as a way to add shaping. For example, many shirt and dress bodice patterns use a dart on either side of the front to shape the garment into the waistline. Sewing darts doesn’t have to be tricky – Ashley Hough shares several tips on how to achieve professional…

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  • 25:18

    Creating a simple skirt with a shirred waistband can be quick and easy and only requires a rectangle of fabric and some elastic thread. Nicki LaFoille shows you how it’s done! Shirring In order to make this fun and easy skirt with a shirred waistband, you must first shirr the fabric. Nicki begins by explaining…

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  • 15:15

    Book covers are a quick and easy way to dress up any notebook. Ashley Hough shows you how to sew a book cover that can be easily adapted to fit any size of notebook or book. Expert Tips to Discover How to Sew a Book Cover While notebook covers can be made from a wide…

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  • 10:02

    While taking body measurements, making a muslin and creating a complicated dress with many pieces is the type of sewing project we want to do sometimes- other times we want something quick and easy. ZJ Humbach shows you how to sew a simple dress using a fabric that does most of the work for you…

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  • 5:15

    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

    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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  • 5:32

    While there are many different sewing tools available on the market today- you don’t have to have them all. ZJ Humbach shares what her top five go-to tools are and what they are used for. This is helpful information if you are looking to add new tools to your sewing room, or if you are…

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