Lightweight or sheer fabrics can add a lot of dimension and fullness to a garment but can be tricky to finish. Both sheer fabric and most lightweight fabrics require a hem because they can ravel, so Beth Bradley shows you a great way to create a nice, clean narrow hem for these fabrics. Beth shows you a straightforward approach to the hem that requires only easy stitching, folding, and pressing. She even shares some tips on tools, like duck bill scissors, which can make the job a lot easier. Beth explains that this narrow hem may take a few extra minutes to finish off the garment, but that the clean, professional look is well worth it!
Stephanie Ohnmacht shows you how to sew corners when sewing your fabrics. From these step by step instructions, learn how to trim, turn, eliminate the bulk in the fabric, and create a strong corner that is structured! Use these simple tricks to ensure quality pieces. Once you’ve mastered this technique, learn how to sew box…Watch Now >>
Aurora Sisneros demonstrates great tips for tackling your blind hems. Learn several techniques and tricks to assist you with difficult points in sewing your blind hem. Also, find out how to use a sewing machine rather than hand stitching your blind hem. Related Article: Top 5 Tips for Hemming PantsWatch Now >>
Jessica Giardino and Ashley Hough present helpful techniques to prevent any aches or pains that may arise when sewing. Learn how to establish a safe and comfortable sewing environment. Also, witness different sewing tools designed to reduce any muscle strains caused by hours of sewing. Use these sewing techniques for years to come.Watch Now >>
Christina Patzman talks about which types of lining are appropriate for various fabrics. She goes into detail about why the hang loose (polyester) and ambiance (bemberg rayon) are her favorites and discusses when you should use them. You will also learn about non-traditional lining fabrics such as pongee, china silk, and taffeta.Watch Now >>