• 7:11

    Darts can be added to many garments as a way to add shaping. For example, many shirt and dress bodice patterns use a dart on either side of the front to shape the garment into the waistline. Sewing darts doesn’t have to be tricky – Ashley Hough shares several tips on how to achieve professional

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  • 14:23

    Bias tape is a great way to finish the edges of a project, whether you are making something as large as a quilt or as small as a placemat. Learn different techniques for applying bias tape, including different methods for single and double fold tape- Ashley Hough shows you how. Tips to Applying Bias Tape

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  • 12:30

    Adding piping into a garment or home decor project can give a more decorative, professional finish. Ashley Hough shows you how to sew piping along straight edges, curved edges, corners as well as shows how to join the ends of piping. Piping Before she shows how to sew piping, Ashley explains some of the different

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  • Creating Labels from Dutch Label Shop
    4:16

    Whether you are making items to sell online or at a local shop or show, or you are hand making gifts for family and friends- adding a label is a great personal touch. Multiple Label Types Labels are a great way to personalize your projects and promote you and/or your business at the same time.

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  • 26:08

    Ric Rac doesn’t have to be used only as a trim or sewn on in a straight line, rather it can be folded, twisted and wound into beautiful little flowers. Learn how to make a ric rac flower several different ways to use as an embellishment on your next project- Ashley Hough shows you how.

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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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  • 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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  • 5:09

    Making covered buttons is a fun way to make buttons that will perfectly match your next project- ZJ Humbach shows you how. Preparation When making covered buttons you will first need to get a kit for making the button. There are several different brands available and can usually be found at your local fabric or

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  • Bobbin Work
    9:43

    Ashley Hough explains how bobbin work is like sewing upside down while adding some extra embellishments to a project. In working with bobbins, you have the luxury of sewing with some things you couldn’t normally, including embroidery floss, cord, thin ribbon and yarn. She tells you to avoid some types that have wire, knobby features

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