• 31:08

    Make an Apron from a Men’s Shirt

    For shirts that are too large, or have holes in the sleeves or back, recycle the shirt front by turning it into a fun apron. Nicki LaFoille shows you how! Begin by cutting along the side seam, leaving the topstitched felled seam intact, if applicable. Nicki goes over how to alter the size of the…

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  • 26:57

    Sprout Drool Bib

    Whether for mealtimes or for a teething baby, Brenda K.B. Anderson designed this absorbent bandana-style bib to tuck up below the chin to catch excess drool or food spills. Download the bib templates and print. Follow Brenda’s instructions to tape together the pattern pieces. Cut out the designated pattern pieces from outer fabric, absorbent interlining,…

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  • 2:53

    Interlocking Hem

    Whether you’re adding fabric to lengthen curtains or a garment, this interlock sewing technique creates an enclosed seam that’s strong, attractive, and bulk-free. The Interlock Stitch This stitch begins by pressing the raw edge of one fabric piece toward the right side according to your desired finished seam width. Press the raw edge of the…

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  • 32:42

    Sprout Crinkle Paper Teether

    Babies love the sound of crinkle paper and love chewing on everything, especially when they’re teething. Rather than reusing household materials, Brenda recommends ordering crinkle material specifically designed for crafting, because it’s machine washable and durable. Find the link to the crinkle paper Brenda used in the full written instructions. You’ll also need a wooden…

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  • 1:02:50

    Infant Dress Pattern

    Stitch a cute summer dress for a child, using the pattern with sizes ranging from infant dress pattern up to size 8. Use trim in rainbow colors to create a unique bodice with fluttery ruffled clouds. Brenda K.B. Anderson shows you how! Download the infant dress sewing pattern. For skirt and strap measurements for each…

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  • 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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