• 12:30

    How to Sew Piping

    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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    4:16

    Creating Labels from Dutch Label Shop

    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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  • 19:22

    How to Hem a Curved Edge

    Hemming a project or garment is one of the finishing steps of sewing projects, and on garments in particular, this can generally be a curved edge. Ashley Hough shows you how to hem a curved edge and gives tips on how to ensure that the hem lays flat. Fabric and Hem Width When it comes…

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  • 26:08

    How to Sew Ric Rac Flower Embellishments

    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

    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, easy way to give your next project that thoughtful, professional touch. In this video, ZJ Humbach demonstrates how to make perfect covered buttons every time. Preparation When making covered buttons, you will need to get a covered button kit, which can be found at nearly any fabric or craft…

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