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    Handmade Christmas ornaments are a great way to add a personal touch to your Christmas tree or give as a gift. Ashley Hough shows you how to make several different handmade Christmas ornaments, a perfect holiday gift idea– embellished with decorative hand stitching and beads. Fabric and Supplies These fun and easy handmade Christmas ornaments

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    DIY throw pillows are great ways to either add to your decor or someone else’s by giving them as a gift. Learn how to make a fun pillow in the shape of a Scrabble game board that you can personalize and customize to fit any room. Plan Ahead The trickiest part of this DIY throw

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    Cooler weather leads to sweaters and scarves- learn how to make a cowl scarf from flannel fabric complete with bound buttonholes and large buttons. Cowl In this tutorial you will see how to make a cowl scarf from flannel fabric while learning how to properly cut out and sew together stips of flannel as well

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    Whether you are completing a sewing project entirely by hand or sewing one by machine that may require small amounts of hand stitching- there are two common types of hand sewing stitches that are valuable to know. Ashley Hough shows you how to do the running stitch and the back stitch. Fabric Preparation and Stitching

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    Pattern grading can be an easy way to change the size of a pattern piece. Ashley Hough shows you how to grade a commercial pattern piece in order to increase the size. Tools Pattern grading in general does not require any fancy tools. You simply need paper that is larger than the current pattern piece

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    Hemming a garment is one of the last finishing touches you can put on a project. ZJ Humbach shows you two different ways to hand sew a hem on a project including the slip stitch, also referred to as the whip stitch and the blind hem stitch. Tools For both of these hand sewing hemming

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    Hemming is one of the last tasks required to finish most projects and is sometimes the least favorite one to do because it can be tedious. ZJ Humbach shares several of her favorite sewing hemming tools that can make measuring, pressing and sewing a hem much faster and easier. Measure and Press While hems can

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  • NSC 013801f_R4485U_c Covered Buttons
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    Making covered buttons is a fun way to make buttons that will perfectly match your next project- ZJ Humbach shows you how. Preparation When making covered buttons you will first need to get a kit for making the button. There are several different brands available and can usually be found at your local fabric or

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    Sewing gift bags can be a quick and easy alternative to wrapping paper- especially if you are giving a gift to a fellow sewing enthusiast. ZJ Humbach shares several different gift bag ideas and shows you how to make a simple bag from start to finish. Plan Ahead When sewing gift bags the most important

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