• 32:21

    Tips for Working with Terry Fabrics

    Terry cloth is a nice, soft fabric often used to make towels and robes. While some may find this fabric tricky to work with, Jessica Giardino shows you how easy it can be and shares some helpful tips along the way. Then she shows you how to use the fabric and make a fun spa…

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 4:00

    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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  • Fabric Tips: Sewing Fleece
    5:21

    Fabric Tips: Sewing Fleece

    Fleece can be a great fabric to work with and in this video ZJ Humbach shares with you why sewing fleece is one of her favorites! At 60 inches wide it’s one of the more cost effective fabrics to buy, it’s warm and lightweight, and has the added benefit of not raveling. This not only…

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  • Sewing Tips and Tricks to Prevent Bunching of Fabric
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    Sewing Tips to Prevent Fabric Bunching

    Here is a quick tip from sewer Leah Rybak on how to keep excess fabric from interfering with your sewing or embroidering project. Prevent bunching of bulky fabric by simply using a few safety pins to pin back that excess.

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