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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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  • NSC 013802f_R4486U_c Super Simple Gift Bags
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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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  • NSC 013799f_R4483U_c Continuous Bias Binding
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    Bias binding is a great way to finish off the edges of projects with curves, however creating long strips of bias binding can be difficult and require lots of fabric. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to create continuous bias binding in long strips from one rectangle of fabric and shares several other tips to making

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  • How to Sew a Blind Hem Stitch on a Sewing Machine
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    A blind hem stitch, used in combination with a blind hem foot and proper folding of the fabric can create a nice blind hem on your next project- Nicki LaFoille shows you how. Tools and Preparation Using a blind hem stitch on your machine can be a simple way to create a blind hem on

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  • Sewing an Invisible Zipper
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    Sewing an invisible zipper into a garment can be intimidating, however it doesn’t have to be trickier than sewing a regular zipper. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to insert an invisible zipper from start to finish, sharing several tips for sewing zippers along the way. Fabric and Zipper Prep When sewing an invisible zipper into

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  • Which Button is Best?
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    Buttons are not only fun to collect, but they are great closures to use on shirts, jackets, pillow backs and other garment or home decor items. ZJ Humbach shares some helpful information about several common types of button including when they are typically used and how to sew them in place. Button Types If you

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