• 21:29

    Upcycle T-Shirt Project: Sew a Beaded Neckline

    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

    T-Shirt Upcycle: Adding Lace to a Shirt

    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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  • 10:53

    Two Hemming Methods: Slip Stitch and the Blind Hem Stitch

    Hemming a garment is one of the last finishing touches you can put on a project. ZJ Humbach shows you two different ways to hand sew a hem on a project including the slip stitch, also referred to as the whip stitch and the blind hem stitch. Tools For both of these hand sewing hemming…

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  • 5:03

    Sewing Hemming Tool

    Hemming is one of the last tasks required to finish most projects and is sometimes the least favorite one to do because it can be tedious. ZJ Humbach shares several of her favorite sewing hemming tools that can make measuring, pressing and sewing a hem much faster and easier. Measure and Press While hems can…

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  • 5:09

    Tips for Making Covered Buttons

    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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  • 10:03

    Creating Continuous Bias Binding

    Bias binding is a great way to finish off the edges of projects with curves, however creating long strips of bias binding can be difficult and require lots of fabric. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to create continuous bias binding in long strips from one rectangle of fabric and shares several other tips to making…

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  • How to Sew a Blind Hem Stitch on a Sewing Machine
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    How to Sew a Blind Hem Stitch on a Sewing Machine

    A blind hem stitch, used in combination with a blind hem foot and proper folding of the fabric can create a nice blind hem on your next project- Nicki LaFoille shows you how. Tools and Preparation Using a blind hem stitch on your machine can be a simple way to create a blind hem on…

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  • Sewing a Lapped Zipper
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    Sewing a Lapped Zipper

    Jill Case goes through each step with you for sewing a lapped zipper in this National Sewing Circle video. Find out how this great sewing technique can be less intimidating to work with than an invisible zipper. You’ll learn how you only need a zipper foot to perform this sewing technique, and you’ll see how…

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  • Bobbin Work
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    Bobbin Work

    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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