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NSC LIVE! July 2017

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.

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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.)…

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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.

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How to Sew a Zipper: Helpful Hacks

Sewing zippers can be one of the most intimidating and sometimes frustrating part of a sewing project. It always seems like the zipper or top fabric – or both – wants to move around. Here are some tips and tricks that can make sewing zippers a little easier. 1. Pin the zipper to just the…

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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 real leather…

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