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How to Sharpen Seam Rippers

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…

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Sewing Makes Me Feel…

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…

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NSC LIVE! August 2016

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.

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When Did You First Start Sewing?

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…

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NSC LIVE! July 2016

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…

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NSC LIVE! June 2016

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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Our Favorite Accessories You Can Sew in No Time

While many sewers start off their sewing adventures with simple bag projects, the options for fabulous accessory items you can sew yourself are endless. From hats and scarves to other wearable items, to handy cases and totes you’ll use every day, your sewing talents can lend a whole new edge to your wardrobe. Before starting…

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Tips and Tricks for Sewing Perfect Garments

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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Beyond Pillows: Fabulous Home Décor Project Ideas

If you are a sewing enthusiast, some of the most obvious projects you can tackle are home improvement sewing projects to customize your living space. Fabric accessories and accents can add color, texture, and warmth to any home and help to soften a space and make it feel more welcoming. For most sewers, pillows are…

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