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    When it comes to adjusting the tension on a sewing machine, most manufacturers recommend starting with the needle tension first and rarely adjusting the bobbin tension. However, small adjustment to the bobbin tension can be made and are fairly easy, ZJ Humbach shows you how. Types of Bobbins There are two main types of bobbins… Read more »

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    When it comes to garment construction, sewing sleeves can be one of the most intimidating parts. Jill Case shows you how to achieve a better fit and get a smoother sleeve cap when sewing sleeves by removing some of the excess ease built into patterns. Different Types of Sleeves Whether you are making a shirt… Read more »

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  • Sewing Zippers
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    Sewing zippers can be the trickiest part of any sewing project. Stacy Grissom shows how to make zippers a little easier with the help of basting tape. Basting tape is a double sided adhesive that can adhere to most fabrics and easily hold them in place for stitching, eliminating the need for pins. Stacy explains… Read more »

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    Ashley Hough presents a quick and easy tip for pillow stuffing in this sewing video. Simply take your pillow insert and place into a plastic bag, and see how much easier it is to stuff into your pillow cover! If you enjoy sewing your own pillows, this quick tip is for you!

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    Although one of the smallest and least expensive sewing tools, sewing pins can be very important for our sewing projects. ZJ Humbach shows the three types of sewing pins she uses the most, and explains what each can be used for. Watch these helpful tips for choosing sewing pins, and get the best tools for… Read more »

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    ZJ Humbach discusses the way sewing threads have changed since she began sewing. Today, sewing threads have many different manufacturers, as well as a wide variety of colors and materials. ZJ shows us some different types of thread and the imporant characteristics of each.

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  • Basic drafting patterns
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    Beth Bradley talks about the basics of pattern making, including how it can help us understand the way our garments fit and give us control over the types of garments we can sew. Watch as she shows you the basic tools needed to begin drafting patterns and demonstrates the process of pattern making. Start working… Read more »

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  • Plus size sewing and fitting tips
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    No matter what size you wear, sewing gives you the power to create flattering, well-fitting clothes that fit your body and extenuate your best features. Beth Bradley provides helpful tips and easy techniques for plus size sewing. Find out about design details and fabrics that look good on plus size bodies. Utilize these awesome tips… Read more »

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  • Small Bust adjustment
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    Jill Case takes you through the process of making a small bust adjustment. Learn how to measure your bust size properly with two critical measurements. See what tools and/or materials you will need to make a small bust adjustment. Also, find out the importance of marking your bust apex point! Fit more comfortably in your… Read more »

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