During the December NSC LIVE, Nick LaFoille demonstrated how to thread and use a double needle, how to miter a corner, and how to use a buttonhole foot. She also discussed thread storage, embroidering on fleece, and several different pattern alterations.
Are you tired of buying wrapping paper and gift bags year after year only to have them be thrown away as soon as the gift they are concealing is opened? Why not make your own gift wrapping materials that are not only reusable but beautiful and customizable enough that they become part of the gift
One challenge of the holidays is finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. This year, make your gift-giving an excuse to spend more time sewing! Handmade gifts are not only a great way to share your talents, but are also a unique surprise from the heart. With the help of some of our
When you purchase a new sewing machine, there are often several common presser feet that come standard with your machine. For those looking for more options though, there are a wide variety of more uncommon sewing machine presser feet that can be purchased separately and used for other specific tasks. If you do a lot
During the November NSC LIVE, Nicki LaFoille taught how to make several pattern alterations, including changes to the shoulder, waist, and leg areas of garments. Nicki also discussed how to use an old garment two different ways by taking it apart. Other topics included embroidery, stabilizers, and how to pair the right stabilizer with the
I’m looking for instruction on how to alter a pattern to accommodate a larger neck circumference. Lots of instruction to be found on how to sew a collar (which I think is pretty straight forward), but nothing on altering the neck size on a man’s dress shirt. Hubby now has an old man’s body but
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