• 2:53

    Interlocking Hem

    Whether you’re adding fabric to lengthen curtains or a garment, this interlock sewing technique creates an enclosed seam that’s strong, attractive, and bulk-free. The Interlock Stitch This stitch begins by pressing the raw edge of one fabric piece toward the right side according to your desired finished seam width. Press the raw edge of the…

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  • Person pointing to a hem on pants
    23:48

    Blind Hem Stitch

    When it comes to garment alterations, hemming a pair of pants is one of the most common alterations that someone who knows how to sew gets asked to do. While many projects, garments included, can be finished with a simple double-fold hem, the two most commonly hemmed pairs of pants require different finishes. Ashley Hough…

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  • Mitering a corner
    13:29

    Mitering Any Degree Corner

    A perfect mitered turn isn’t limited to only 90-degree angles. Ashley Hough shows you how to miter any angle. Mitered Corners Ashley begins by explaining that an easy mitered corner is generally done on a quilt, table runner, placemat, or other flat projects, and that these projects are usually squares or rectangles. Having a 90-degree…

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  • Knit binding
    30:41

    Knit Binding Tips

    Adding a knit binding to your garment is a great way to finish the edge of a knit fabric around armscye openings and necklines. Nicki LaFoille shows you step-by-step how to cut and make a binding strip and then how to add it to a garment. Knit Binding Nicki begins by talking about what binding…

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  • Adding a scoop pocket to a garment
    19:27

    Adding a Scoop Pocket

    Pockets are the perfect addition to any garment, especially something like a pair of pants. Nicki LaFoille shows you step by step how to make and add a scoop pocket to a pair of pants. Scoop Pocket – Pattern Pieces and Assembly Nicki begins by explaining what a scoop pocket is and where it is…

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  • Sewing fold over elastic
    15:15

    Fold Over Elastic Binding

    Fold over elastic is a great way to bind the edges of a garment in areas that require stretch, like the neck opening or armscye openings on a knit top. In this video, Nicki LaFoille shows you step by step how to sew fold over elastic to these areas. Fold Over Elastic Nicki begins by…

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  • Sewing flower fabric
    7:23

    The Hong Kong Seam

    A Hong Kong seam finish is a great way to finish a seam and add pops of color to your garments or projects at the same time. Nicki LaFoille shows you step by step how to do this finishing technique. Sewing a Hong Kong Seam To begin, Nicki shows an example of what a Hong…

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  • Heat and bond
    5:03

    Using Fusible Hem Tape in Place of Stitching

    If you are needing to add a hem to a garment or home decor project, but don’t want to see a stitching line or want to spend the time doing an invisible hand stitch, fusible hem tape is a great alternative. Ashley Hough teaches you about fusible hem tape and shows you how to use…

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  • Sewing with lightweight fabric
    7:11

    Tips for Sewing Darts into Lightweight Fabric

    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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