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!
Aurora Sisneros explains why baby bibs make great gifts for baby showers. You’ll learn how to make a reversible bib with laminated fabric and bias tape to border the bib. Aurora also teaches you how to make bias tape out of any fabric and discusses why you need to use the bias (or diagonal). Related…Watch Now >>
Ashley Briggs demonstrates how to make reverse applique as well as how to add element to your projects through utilizing reverse applique. Use these helpful tips and techniques to advance your projects and create a successful product. Ashley demonstrates how to apply reverse applique to a bag. Find out how to properly stitch your applique…Watch Now >>
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 >>
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 >>