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National Sewing Circle’s Top 5 of 2019

As we near the end of 2019, National Sewing Circle is looking back at what videos and articles our community has found most useful. We’ve rounded up our top 5 most popular videos and articles, picked by YOU. Read below to see the best of 2019.

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NSC’s Top 10 of 2017

With 2018 just around the corner, we’ve taken a look back our top tips, selected by YOU, from 2017. Read below to see the most popular articles and videos this year at National Sewing Circle! 1. 5 Clever Ideas for Storing Your Sewing Supplies When it comes to sewing, most of us like to have…

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Top 5 Tips for Hemming Pants

There are thousands of folks out there who learn to sew for one reason only: to hem pants! We’ve all been there: standing in the dressing room, thrilled to have found that perfect pair of slacks that hits you in all the right places, only to realize that (shoot!) they’re way too long! Luckily, you…

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How to Use Pinking Shears

Pinking shears are a fantastic tool to add to your sewing kit. They are not something you will need right away, but once you get all the basics stocked and are ready to add on some of the extras, pinking shears should be at the top of the list. (Especially if you are making garments.)…

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How to Sew a Zipper: Helpful Hacks

Sewing zippers can be one of the most intimidating and sometimes frustrating part of a sewing project. It always seems like the zipper or top fabric – or both – wants to move around. Here are some tips and tricks that can make sewing zippers a little easier. 1. Pin the zipper to just the…

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Tips for Selecting Buttons and Button Holes

When it comes to sewing a garment, buttons and button holes are usually some of the last things people think about. However, choosing the right ones can have a big outcome on how your finished project turns out. First, let’s talk about buttons. It’s always a good idea to pick your buttons before you start…

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Everyone Needs a Buddy

If you are anything like me, you have so much fabric in your stash that it’s hard to keep it all straight! But, as we all know, new fabrics are a necessity in the wonderful world of sewing, and – let’s be honest – half the fun is heading to the store and picking them…

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Sewing with Bias Grain Fabric

Cutting patterns on the bias grain of fabric adds a ton of visual interest as well as great shape. But first of all, what the heck is the bias? When you are using a woven fabric such as quilting-weight cotton, the threads run left and right and are woven with other threads going from top…

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