In this month’s NSC LIVE, Nicki LaFoille discussed pattern alterations, ideas on where to start when it comes to learning to sew, great tips for keeping embroidery designs aligned both in and out of the hoop.
NSC editor and all around sewing expert, Ashley Hough, guides you through the basics of pattern reading, sharing her best tips and tricks along the way. GOLD members can download an exclusive PDF for this live event.
In this month’s NSC LIVE, Nicki LaFoille discussed how to make adjustments to sleeve caps and how to sew a French seam. Nicki also talked about working with all different types of fabric, from faux leather to knit, and sequined to silk. She also answered your question about building a fabric stash and explained how
You see them at flea markets, garage sales, and estate auctions: beautiful old sewing machines that you’d love to use on your modern sewing projects. Most of them are shining black with gold decorations in swirls or art deco designs. If you find a great deal on a vintage sewing machine, it can serve as
Hi! I just have a quick question about how to keep my sewing supplies in good working order. What’s the best way to go about sharpening a seam ripper? Submitted via YouTube Hi there! A seam ripper can be sharpened with steel wool or by using a tool called a bead reamer, which looks like
We all have unique experiences when we’re sewing and we often find ourselves feeling certain emotions as we work. Each day is different and we sew for many different reasons, but most of us can agree that sewing brings out the best in us and makes us feel amazing! We asked our team of instructors
In this month’s live Q&A, Nicki LaFoille covered everything from what type of needles and thread to use when, and how to deal with and fix thread tangles, skipped stitches and other stitch quality issues. She also talked about sewing all sorts of projects from heirloom sewing to baby blankets, draperies to clothes.
If you’re new to sewing, you may have just started with the standard presser foot that comes on the machine and haven’t yet changed it out. Most machines comes with several different presser feet that can make some aspects of sewing much easier. The standard presser foot that comes with most all sewing machines can
Sewing is such an important part of our lives and most of us have been doing it for many years. There’s nothing better than thinking back to the beginning, when we learned the ins and outs of our favorite craft. These moments are special to many of us because through sewing we developed special relationships
When it comes to sewing, most of us like to have a sewing studio that’s organized in a way that all of our sewing supplies are easy to find. Not only can this make sewing more enjoyable, but it can make for more time sewing and less time spent looking for tools. Check out these