• Modern hexagon blocks
    26:06

    Modern Hexagon Blocks

    Learn how to adapt quilting techniques to add hexagon blocks to your sewing projects. No quilting knowledge is necessary to easily create hexagon appliques to attach to any project. Ashley Hough demonstrates this hexagon English paper piecing method. Acrylic templates make cutting out perfect hexagons fast and easy. In addition to acrylic templates, pre-cut paper…

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  • Stiletto sewing tool
    4:47

    Favorite Sewing Tool: Stiletto

    The stiletto sewing tool comes in handy in many different ways. Use it to hold down seam allowances as they pass under the presser foot to ensure the seam allowances don’t get flipped the wrong way. You can also use the sewing stiletto to help the fabric start moving under the presser foot at the…

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  • Flower fabric zippered basket
    38:54

    Zippered Box Pouch

    Learn how to sew a zippered pouch for storing sewing notions or cosmetics. This boxy fabric pouch uses only two supplies and stitches up in no time. This zippered pouch pattern is made using quilting cotton for the outer and lining layers, but if a sturdier fabric basket is desired, Ashley recommends either fusing mediumweight…

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  • Canadian smocking
    18:56

    Canadian Smocking

    Learn how to use the Canadian smocking technique to create a beautiful woven effect for pillows and other sewing projects. Begin with a piece of fabric 50-60% larger than the desired finished piece. There are many varieties of Canadian smocking textures. Some patterns don’t shrink symmetrically; check to be sure you begin with a large…

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  • Seams on leather
    20:05

    Decorative Ways to Seam Leather

    You can stitch leather using a typical home sewing machine, no heavy-duty machine is required. Ashley Hough teaches you seaming techniques for any leather project that are both functional and decorative, using a combination of machine and hand stitching. Leather can typically be found in packages of small pieces in craft and fabric stores. Ashley…

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  • Person with a green zipper
    7:20

    Top 5 Types of Zippers

    Ashley Hough reviews the five most common types of zippers, including the different materials used to make the teeth in different types of zippers. Types of Zippers Invisible Zipper This zipper type has the coil on the wrong side of the zipper. Only the zipper tape is visible on the right side. When sewn in…

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  • Blue and white striped shorts
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    Bound Shorts Pattern

    Get your spring and summer wardrobe ready with these cute, comfy shorts. Follow along with Ashley Hough as she shows you how to sew elastic waistband shorts using French seams. Download the pattern for shorts with an elastic waist and print. Shorts Before you learn how to sew shorts with an elastic waist, Ashley gives…

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  • Flower fabric accordion pouch
    51:52

    Sew an Accordion Pouch

    Learn how to sew a pouch using denim, cotton, and a magnetic closure. Seven different pockets create this expandable accordion pouch. Fabric Ashley discusses other fabric options for this accordion pouch, including tips for stabilizing quilter’s cotton to use instead of denim. From the outer and lining fabric, cut three 8”x16” and one 8”x21” rectangle.…

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  • Milk and cookie fabric pajama pants
    19:54

    Flannel Pajama Pants

    Learn how to make pajama pants using a pair you already own as a template. Whether for yourself or your kiddos, this diy pajama pants tutorial is quick and easy. Emily Steffen shows you how to make pajama pants without a pattern. Emily demonstrates how to fold and align the original pants on your fabric,…

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