When you first walk into a fabric store the amount of different fabric types available to choose from can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to sewing. And while you may want to pick the prettiest kind of fabric to start with, it may not be the easiest to work with. The following are
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.
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
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
“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
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.
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!
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
I am sewing costumes for my entire family (15 total costumes!), and I am having problems with sizes. I bought patterns according to off the rack sizes for each member, but when I went to make the muslin patterns, they weren’t even nearly big enough. I now look at the waist and hip measurement, and
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.