• sewing silk
    10:31

    How to Finish Seams When Sewing Silk

    Silk and other silk like fabrics can be used to create luxurious garments or other projects. However, they can tend to ravel badly at the seams and need to be finished. Nicole LaFoille walks you through several ways you can finish seams when sewing silk. Seam Finishes The type of seam finish you choose will…

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  • Easy Project Ideas for Fabric Scraps
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    Easy Project Ideas for Fabric Scraps

    Do you have a bin at home full of scrap pieces of fabric? If so, Ellen March introduces you to several creative projects that require you to use up your fabric scraps. Spark some inspiration to make something beautiful out of your sewing fabric scraps. Try one of these fun and unique projects today while…

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  • Stitching Techniques
    13:09

    Tricky Fabric Stitching Techniques

    Nicole LaFoille presents new and helpful stitching techniques for working with tricky fabrics. These techniques open up many unique possibilities for you. See what needles work best when stitching specialty fabrics as well as the most efficient way to cut your fabric. Learn how to do different styles of stitching. For example, zig-zag stitching. Find…

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  • 6:59

    Using Bias Fabric Grain

    Kair Bjordahl will help you get started making a garment on the bias, adding bias strips to a project, or binding a project using bias binding. She introduces you to her three steps to learning about the basics of grain, shows how to cut out a pattern piece on the bias, and even showcases some…

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  • Understanding the Benefits of Bobbin Winders
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    Understanding the Benefits of Bobbin Winders

    Having to stop in the middle of a sewing project to wind a bobbin can be frustrating. ZJ Humbach shares a way that she like to avoid that by using a bobbin winder to wind several bobbins ahead of time. Bobbin Winders Explained There are several different brands and styles of bobbin winders available at…

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  • Straight Grain
    4:51

    Tips for Finding the Straight Grain in Fabrics

    Finding the straight grain of fabric is important to do before beginning a project. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for finding the straight of grain in different fabrics. Understanding Fabric There are several area of fabric that are important to be familiar with. When you purchase fabric off of a bolt there will be a…

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  • Making Greeting Cards
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    Making Greeting Cards with Fabric and Paper

    Whether it’s a simple greeting, a thank you or a specific holiday, cards are perfect for any occasion. Jessica Giardino shows you how making greeting cards can be a fun, quick and easy project. Embellishments Making greeting cards is not only a great way to add a personal touch the next time you send one,…

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  • 2:27

    How to Iron Vinyl

    Learning how to iron vinyl can be helpful before tackling a sewing project that requires it or a fabric like it, such as oilcloth. Aurora Sisneros shows you how to iron vinyl in both flat pieces as well as on finished projects. She even shares a tip on how to get wrinkles out of vinyl…

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    Sewing with Wool: Seam Finishes

    Wool is a great fabric to use for projects like pillows, blankets and other home decor. It can also be used to create wonderful garments and outerwear, however it can tend to have rather bulky seams. Nicki LaFoille shows you some easy seam finishes to use on your next project that reduce bulk when sewing…

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