NSC LIVE Videos

Every month, National Sewing Circle hosts a LIVE video event where one of our experts comes on air to answer your sewing questions in real time. You can watch a backlog of LIVE videos from previous months here. Make sure to sign up for the National Sewing Circle newsletter to stay in the know for future LIVE events!



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NSC LIVE! February 2017

In this month’s NSC LIVE with Nicki LaFoille, learn all about needles – including what the different sizes are, when you should use different sizes and types of needles, how to tell when you need to change a needle, and creative ways to store them so you know for sure what kind you are putting…

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NSC LIVE! January 2017

In this month’s NSC LIVE, Nicki LaFoille shared tips for installing zippers on knit garments, explained some of the different types of stabilizers used for embroidery, and discussed small applique.

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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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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 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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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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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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NSC LIVE! May 2016

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…

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