One of the great things about patchwork sewing is that you get to make up the patterns and fabric placement as you go. However, this means that you may not be pinning your fabric beforehand, but rather adding small pieces of fabric under your presser foot as you go. It can become time consuming to have to stop and raise the presser foot each time you want to add a new piece, and can also be dangerous if you are trying to use your finger to push the fabric under the foot without raising it. In this video, Tara Rex shows you a great fabric-feeder stylette tool that can be used to safely speed up any patchwork project. And the best part – it’s customizable!
Ellen March teaches you how to make a beautiful flower-shaped bath mat using heavy fabrics. You will need three fabrics – gripper (preferably by the yard), terry cloth for the outer fabric and an interlining microfiber soaker fabric. Ellen also discusses ways to save time and money by using items you have around your house.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 >>
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 >>
Aurora Sisneros presents new techniques for hemming your jeans. Learn helpful tricks to sewing through thick parts in the jean and find out how beneficial it can be to have a friend available to speed up the process. Use these awesome tips when you are hemming your own jeans. Related Article: Top 5 Tips forWatch Now >>