NSC LIVE: May 2017

Join us for another installment in our NSC Live series with the wonderfully talented Nicki LaFoille on Thursday, May 4th at 7:00 p.m. CST. Nicki will be answering your sewing questions in this interactive and informative Q&A.

NSC GOLD: Machine Issues

Join us for our next installment in the NSC Live Gold series with National Sewing Circle editor Ashley Hough 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 7th at 7 P.M. CST. See you there! Gold… 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 »

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.

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. Starting this month, Ashley will also be hosting our… Read more »

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… Read more »