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!
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 >>
The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner. Ellen March walks us through a fun, holiday project! Watch as she shows us how to make a Christmas stocking with a basic pattern, while also adding simple embellishments that can be used to make the stocking your own. Get started today on this festive Christmas project with this sewing tutorial.Watch Now >>
Ashley Briggs demonstrates how to make reverse applique as well as how to add elements 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 >>