• laid out fat quarter fabrics
    4:34

    How Sewers Can Use Fat Quarters

    While fat quarters of fabric are commonly used when quilting, they can be new to you if you are someone who generally sews garments or home decor projects. ZJ Humbach explains what fat quarters of fabric are, including their size and fabric types, and then shares some fun things to make with fat quarters. What…

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    Mitering Any Degree Corner

    A perfect mitered turn isn’t limited to only 90-degree angles. Ashley Hough shows you how to miter any angle. Mitered Corners Ashley begins by explaining that an easy mitered corner is generally done on a quilt, table runner, placemat, or other flat projects, and that these projects are usually squares or rectangles. Having a 90-degree…

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  • two commercial sewing patterns
    14:53

    Tips for Interchanging Knits and Woven Patterns

    The majority of commercial sewing patterns are written for either knit or woven fabric, however Nicki LaFoille gives tips on how the two fabric types can be combined or interchanged as well as gives tips on how to sew different fabrics together. How to Sew Different Fabrics Together Nicki begins by showing examples of different…

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  • 6:41

    Pressing Tools for Travel

    Not all sewing and quilting is done at home in the sewing room. Whether you are someone who likes to take their sewing with them when they travel and vacation, or you frequent guild meetings, camps, and retreats – learn about several different tools that are great for pressing on the go. Pressing on the…

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  • 19:37

    DIY Wrist Wallet

    A wrist wallet can be an easy way to carry a key, some cash, or a card while out and about, especially if you are doing something that requires your hands to be free. Nicki LaFoille shows you step-by-step how to make a wrist wallet from knit fabric, complete with a zipper. Wrist Wallet Sewing…

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  • 24:51

    How to Use a Buttonhole Foot

    Button closures can be added to everything from garments to accessories and even fun home decor projects. Using a buttonhole foot on your machine can be a quick and easy way to accurately stitch buttonholes that will be the correct size for any button. Nicki LaFoille shows step-by-step how to attach, set up, and use…

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  • 24:33

    Shirt Upcycling: Combine Two Shirts for Added Length

    If you have a shirt that does not quite fit the way you want, rather than getting rid of it, consider upcycling it! Nicki LaFoille shows you how to combine two different shirts into one that fits perfectly. Shirt Upcycling Supplies Nicki begins by talking about the two different shirts that are going to be…

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  • image of a person marking up a pattern with a blue pen
    8:40

    Pattern Marking Methods

    There are many different ways to mark your fabric or transfer markings from a pattern to the fabric you are working with, and the method you use may differ depending on the type of fabric you are using. Nicki LaFoille teaches you about some of the various pattern marking methods and shows how to choose…

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  • an image of three shirts laying on top of each other on a sewing table
    30:05

    Shoulder Seam Alteration

    A simple shoulder seam alteration to a shirt can add extra room in the armscye and neckline and even add length to the shirt. Learn how to make this alteration as Nicki LaFoille walks you through it step-by-step. Shoulder Seam Alteration on a Shirt Nicki begins by explaining what the shirt alteration is and showing…

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