15 Reasons to Buy More Fabric

“I don’t think I need any more fabric; I’ve got all that I need”… said no one ever! In case you need any motivation to go out and buy more fabric for your next sewing project (though we highly doubt that you do!), here are 15 reasons to help you support your case! Special thanks…

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NSC LIVE! March 2017

During the March NSC LIVE, Nicki LaFoille discussed some of the popular types of thread and what you can use for everyday sewing, how to work with stretchy knit fabric, and why to use a twin needle.

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Project 1: Orange Slice Coasters

Welcome to your very first project of the Oh Sew Fun Sewing Challenge! We’re kicking things off with one of my very favorite projects – orange slice coasters! These adorable coasters are made of felt. Whether you’re just learning to sew and this is your first project or you’ve been sewing for years, felt is…

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Meet Ashley Hough: Sewer, Crafter, Super Star

Many of you may recognize Ashley Hough as a frequent face around National Sewing Circle. When she’s not instructing sewing tutorial videos or drafting up fun project ideas, she can be found hosting our monthly live Q&A sessions where they talk all sewing, all the time. Ashley will also be hosting our next sewing challenge!…

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Welcome to the Oh Sew Fun Sewing Challenge!

Thanks for joining the Oh Sew Fun Sewing Challenge! We’re so excited for this challenge and can’t wait to see everyone’s projects each week. Check out the video below for a special greeting from our expert sewer Ashley Hough who will be guiding you through all 9 weeks of the challenge: The challenge will kick…

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NSC LIVE! February 2017

In this month’s NSC LIVE with Nicki LaFoille, learn all about needles – including what the different sizes are, when you should use different sizes and types of needles, how to tell when you need to change a needle, and creative ways to store them so you know for sure what kind you are putting…

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Off the Rack Sizing vs. Pattern Sizing

I am sewing costumes for my entire family (15 total costumes!), and I am having problems with sizes. I bought patterns according to off the rack sizes for each member, but when I went to make the muslin patterns, they weren’t even nearly big enough. I now look at the waist and hip measurement, and…

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NSC LIVE! January 2017

In this month’s NSC LIVE, Nicki LaFoille shared tips for installing zippers on knit garments, explained some of the different types of stabilizers used for embroidery, and discussed small applique.

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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…

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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…

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