NSC LIVE! December 2016

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.

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10 Quick and Easy Handmade Gift Ideas

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

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NSC LIVE! November 2016

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

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NSC LIVE! October 2016

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.

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NSC GOLD: Patterns

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.

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NSC LIVE! September 2016

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

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How to Rehab a Vintage Sewing Machine

How to Rehab Vintage Sewing Machines

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

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