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

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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

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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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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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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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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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