Fabric marking tools come in handy whether you are sewing a garment, home décor project or are making a quilt. There are many different kinds on the market today, but here are some things to consider when selecting one. First, it is important to know if you are going to need temporary or permanent marks
In this month’s live event with Nicki LaFoille, learn what to do when you first un-box a new machine, understand the difference between interfacing and stabilizer and get tips for sewing horsehair braid into hems.
We love seeing different projects from our sewing community! We asked our members on Facebook what sewing project you were most proud of so that we could showcase some of the great projects we’ve been seeing. Check out the photos and stories that were shared with us! “The Cinderella live action ball gown has been
In this month’s live event with Nicki LaFoille learn how to determine the amount of fabric to buy when using a non-commercial pattern, get tips on storing your sewing machine and learn what advice Nicki would give new sewing students.
We talked to our team of expert sewing instructors and asked them what special tip or technique they thought every sewer should know. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced sewer, these ten essential sewing tips will ensure your time at the machine is pleasant and productive! Check out the chart below for the ten
In this month’s live event with Nicki LaFoille, get tips on how to sew a V-neck shirt, learn how to make several alterations based on your body type and understand how to work through sewing with a new fabric- including how to decide what needle, thread and machine settings to use.
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.
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.)
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.
Ashley Hough, editor at National Sewing Circle, discusses common sewing machine issues – and how to address them. GOLD members can download an exclusive PDF for this live event.