NSC LIVE! July 2017

Join us for another installment in our NSC Live series with the wonderfully talented Nicki LaFoille on Friday, July 7th 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!

NSC LIVE! June 2017

During the June NSC LIVE, Nicki LaFoille discussed the different types of stabilizer to have on hand for beginner embroidery, taught a fun and easy way to create narrow pintucks, and shared tips for sewing with and finishing stretchy fabrics.

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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.)… Read more »

NSC LIVE: May 2017

During the May NSC LIVE, Nicki LaFoille discussed how often to change your needle and oil your machine, how to make alterations to sleeve caps and underarm areas, and what kind of embroidery projects you can do in the hoop.

NSC GOLD: Machine Issues

Join us for our next NSC GOLD LIVE class with Ashley Hough, editor at National Sewing Circle, as she talks to you about common sewing machine issues – and how to address them! We’ll be going live with this special event on Friday, May 5th at 7 P.M. CST. See you there! Gold Members can… Read more »

NSC LIVE! April 2017

During the April NSC LIVE, Nicki LaFoille discussed how to remove excess ease from a sleeve cap and how to make continuous binding. She also explained several ways to hem bias cut fabric.

Tips for Sewing with Leather

Sewing with leather takes some special consideration. Real leather is created from the skin of animals – primarily cattle – though other animals are sometimes used including goat or sheep, or even exotic animals like ostrich and alligator. There are also very nice and realistic faux leathers available that are great to sew with, though… Read more »

Different Types of Sewing Adhesives and When to Use Them

Whether you’re plotting an appliqué project, hemming a garment, or strengthening your stitches, sewing adhesives are definitely a helpful addition. It’s surprisingly easy to use spray adhesive, basting tape, and seam sealant in your sewing projects – you’ll soon learn that these tools belong in every sewing room! Spray Adhesive What it is: Usually found… Read more »

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… Read more »