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!
Kair Bjordahl will help you get started making a garment on the bias, adding bias strips to a project, or binding a project using bias binding. She introduces you to her three steps to learning about the basics of grain, shows how to cut out a pattern piece on the bias, and even showcases someWatch Now >>
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 >>
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 boxWatch 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 appliqueWatch Now >>