NSC LIVE! January 2017

Join us for another installment in our NSC Live series with the undeniably talented Nicki LaFoille on Friday, January 27th at 7:00 p.m. CST. Nicki will be answering your sewing questions in this interactive and informative Q&A. Feel free to submit questions live during the broadcast by writing in the comment box below!


Calling All Pattern Makers!

Do you love to sew? Do you love to share your work with others? Do you create your own patterns? If so, we want to hear from you! We’re on the hunt for talented sewers like you who create patterns and are looking to share them with the world. We’re always trying to expand our… Read more »

Ask An Expert NSC Newsletter

How to Fix a Warped Cutting Mat

Help! My cutting mat is buckled up and warped on one side now when it got accidentally too close to some heat. I paid $50 for this mat. I laid some heavy old machines on it for days to see if it would force the mat to return to its original flat surface, but no… Read more »


NSC LIVE! December 2016

During the December Live Event, Nick LaFoille demonstrated how to thread and use a double needle, how to miter a corner, and how to use a buttonhole foot. She also discussed thread storage, embroidering on fleece, and several different pattern alterations.


10 Quick and Easy Handmade Gift Ideas

One challenge of the holidays is finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. This year, make your gift-giving an excuse to spend more time sewing! Handmade gifts are not only a great way to share your talents, but are also a unique surprise from the heart. With the help of some of our… Read more »


NSC LIVE! November 2016

During the November Live Event, Nicki LaFoille taught how to make several pattern alterations, including changes to the shoulder, waist, and leg areas of garments. Nicki also discussed how to use an old garment two different ways by taking it apart. Other topics included embroidery, stabilizers, and how to pair the right stabilizer with the… Read more »


NSC LIVE! October 2016

In this month’s NSC Live, Nicki LaFoille discussed pattern alterations, ideas on where to start when it comes to learning to sew, great tips for keeping embroidery designs aligned both in and out of the hoop.


Exclusive LIVE Event: Patterns

Join us for our first ever NSC Live GOLD event with NSC editor and all around sewing expert Ashley Hough. Ashley will be guiding you through the basics of pattern reading, sharing her best tips and tricks along the way. We’ll be going live on September 26th at 7 PM CST – don’t forget to… Read more »