In this month’s live event with Nicki LaFoille, learn about everything from grading patterns to sharpening your seam ripper. Nicki also provides great information on how to fix common stitch issues like skipped stitches or thread tangles on the wrong side of your fabric. She also explains different types of sewing machine feet are and
Looking to give a project a specific shape? Want to make sure that collar stays crisp? You’re in the market for interfacing or stabilizer. These layers rest behind the fabric and are a handy tool for every sewer to master. Achieving professional sewing results can be as easy as choosing the proper interfacing or stabilizer.
Thanks for tuning in to the June NSC LIVE with Nicki LaFoille, where she answered your sewing questions live on air! In case you missed it, you can watch the full video here. Stay tuned for next month’s session! See you then!
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Whether you prefer the stylish femininity of a skirt or the sleek, modern look of pants, sewing garments for your bottom half doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience. For amateur sewing enthusiasts, getting the right fit on skirts and pants may seem like too much of a challenge. With some simple planning, a few
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We had our very first NSC LIVE event last month! We were joined by the incredibly talented Nicki LaFoille to talk all things sewing and to answer your sewing questions live on air. In case you missed it, you can watch the video here. We’ll be hosting these live video events every month so make
When I first started sewing, I bought an inexpensive, colorful set that had three pairs of plastic-handled scissors in different sizes and a bonus pair of thread snips. I hated them immediately. They just weren’t very sharp or comfortable and the thread snips just would not cut thread easily. Then, I started taking sewing classes
The warmer weather is here to stay, and it’s time to evaluate your summer wardrobe before the temperatures get hot, hot, HOT. Fun and feminine, skirts are the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. No matter what your body type, you can find a pattern that is flattering, cool, and comfortable. Additionally, skirts are great
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