• 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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  • Swimsuit wet bag
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    Swimsuit Wet Bag

    A wet bag is a perfect solution for transporting wet swimsuits and towels from the beach or the pool. The bag will keep all of the moisture and potential sand contained in the bag so that your car seats stay dry and clean. Then, once home the bag can be easily wiped out and left…

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  • Pants alteration
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    Seat Alteration

    One of the second most common alterations to a pair of pants, aside from hemming, is making them fit tighter in the seat; Ashley Hough shows you how to easily make this alteration. How to Sew Pants Tighter Learning how to sew pants tighter is an alteration that can be done on anything from shorts…

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  • Person pointing to a hem on pants
    23:48

    Blind Hem Stitch

    When it comes to garment alterations, hemming a pair of pants is one of the most common alterations that someone who knows how to sew gets asked to do. While many projects, garments included, can be finished with a simple double-fold hem, the two most commonly hemmed pairs of pants require different finishes. Ashley Hough…

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  • 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 a corner
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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
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    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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