• 9:38

    Having multiple bobbins prewound with thread and ready to go can help keep a sewing project moving along smoothly. Ashley Hough shows you several ways to store your bobbins, both with and without thread and also shares a quick and easy way you can transfer thread from one bobbin to another. Bobbin Transfer Many people…

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  • 26:47

    Finding a summer dress that fits your specific body measurements perfectly can be tricky- so this year, make one instead! Ashley Hough shares pattern drafting tips and shows you how to draft an easy summer dress pattern based on your own measurements. Measurements The first, and most important part in pattern drafting is taking your…

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  • 12:31

    Sequin fabric can look wonderful when added to a garment or home decor project, however it can be difficult to work with. Ashley Hough gives you tips for sewing sequin fabric that will make cutting out and working with the fabric much easier. Sequin Types When sewing sequin fabric, it is important to know what…

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  • 21:29

    There are many ways to dress up a simple t-shirt. Ashley Hough shares a fun way to upcycle a t-shirt by adding a simple beaded neckline. Upcycle T-Shirt Supplies For this method of upcycling a t-shirt you will need a t-shirt, preferably one with a banded neckline, beads and a hand sewing needle. Ashley explains…

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  • 5:08

    Stitch in the ditch quilting is a subtle way to quilt because the stitching is somewhat hidden. The stitching is done in the ‘ditches’ which are the seams between two pieces of fabric. Ashley Hough demonstrates how to do stitch in the ditch quilting and shows how to make it easier by using a special…

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  • 17:38

    Lace isn’t only used on fancy dresses or home decor projects- it can be added to a basic t-shirt with side seams as an easy way to dress it up. Ashley Hough shows you how. Supplies and Preparation To do this fun upcycle of adding lace to a shirt you don’t need any pattern pieces,…

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  • 3:33

    Most people think of scissors being used for sewing and rotary cutters being used for quilting, however, Ashley Hough explains why that doesn’t always have to be the case. Scissors and Snips Depending on who you learned to sew from, you may have simply adopted whichever tool your teacher used as your go-to tool as…

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  • 14:17

    Quiet books are great projects to make for your own little ones or to give as gifts. Learn how to make your own DIY quiet book with felt pages complete with eyelet holes to easily secure all of the pages together- Ashley Hough shows you how. Supplies For this DIY quiet book all you need…

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    Today it seems that most people have some kind of iPad, tablet or other device. This makes covers for those electronics the perfect gift for almost anyone. Learn how to sew an iPad case embellished with applique. Measurements Since different devices are different sizes, it is important to know the measurements of the device for…

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