• Elastic book mark in a notebook
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    Elastic Book Marks

    This quick stash-buster project uses fabric scraps and elastic to create a double-duty bookmark and pencil holder. Ashley Hough shows you how! Supplies Cut two fabric strips measuring 18”x2 ½” and 8”x2 ½”. Ashley uses ½”-wide elastic, but any width will work, provided it’s narrower than the finished bookmark. Prep To create the pocket, Ashley…

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  • Sewn horse plushie
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    Animal Plushie

    Learn how to sew a stuffed animal using a horse plush pattern— Emily Steffen shows you how, plus tips and tricks to make sewing this project fun and easy! Getting Started Download the stuffed animal sewing pattern. Template 1 Template 2 From fabric, cut one body pair, one gusset pair and two ear pairs. From…

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  • Picnic bag basket
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    Sew a Picnic Basket

    Emily Steffen demonstrates how to make a roomy picnic basket tote bag with tie handles. Learn the best type of interfacing to use for structure and sturdiness, plus how to box the bag corners to add dimension to the lower portion of the bag. Sew a Picnic Basket The bag requires two squares of outer…

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  • Reusable clear bags
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    How to Sew a Reusable Snack Bag

    Learn how to sew reusable snack bags to save money and eliminate plastic trash. With just three supplies, you can stitch up this clear plastic sandwich bag in just a few minutes. How to Sew a Reusable Snack Bag Fabric & Measurements Emily Steffen explains how to find suitable plastic material in an unexpected place:…

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  • Cleaning a sewing machine
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    Maintaining Your Sewing Machine

    Learning how to clean a sewing machine is an important part of sewing as it allows you to maintain your machine and keep in running smoothly for years to come. Ashley Hough breaks down how and where you should be cleaning your machine on a regular basis and what tools to use when cleaning. How…

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  • House door stop
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    House Door Stop

    Join Emily Steffen and learn how to sew a door stop in a fun house design that can easily be customized to look like any house you want! Learn to Sew a Door Stop Fabric & Patterns Emily begins by talking about the different pieces of fabric that will be needed to sew the door…

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  • Different pinch pouches for glasses
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    Pinch Pouch for Glasses

    If you are someone who wears glasses or takes your sunglasses with you wherever you go, learn how to sew a glasses case using just a few rectangles of fabric and an old tape measure – Emily Steffen shows you how. How to Sew a Glasses Case Fabric & Measurments The first step in learning…

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  • Sewing instructor shows how to sew a pink and striped crown for birthdays and other occasions
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    DIY Birthday Crown

    A DIY birthday crown is the perfect quick and easy project to make for birthdays, celebrations, or everyday dress-up fun. Emily Steffen shows you step by step how to complete this fun project in various sizes to fit kids or adults. How to Make a Fabric Crown To show how to make a fabric crown,…

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  • Sewing instructor points to sewing needles in the process of explaining how to address sewing machine tension issues
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    Tension Trouble Shooting

    Problems with your thread have you feeling a little tense? Learn how to troubleshoot and fix basic sewing machine tension issues with Nicki LaFoille. Sewing Machine Tension Nicki begins by talking about the basics of sewing machine tension and explaining some of the different issues that unbalanced tension can cause, like skipped stitches, thread breakage,…

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