• Blue covered button

    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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  • Stitching on a sewing machine

    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

    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. In this video, Nicki LaFoille shows you how to accomplish this. Tools and Preparation Using a blind hem stitch on your machine can be a simple way…

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  • Sewing a Lapped Zipper

    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

    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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  • Stamping fabric with a diamond pattern

    How to Stamp Fabric

    Jessica Giardino shows you how to use fruits, flowers and veggies as stamps to personalize your sewing. Learn the many tips she provides to help you make fun stamps for your fabrics. See what materials work best and what tools you need to do this project. Use these tips to start a unique project full…

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  • Adding Texture with Pintucks

    Adding Texture with Pintucks

    Stephanie Ohnmacht helps you jazz up and create a customized look for your garments or home decorating accessories with pintucks. Start by laying them out and deciding where you are going to use them. You have to do a little bit of math to make the template, but after that it is smooth sailing.

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  • how to hem a skirt

    How to Hem a Skirt

    Aurora Sisneros teaches you how to hem a skirt as well as provides helpful tips and techniques on hemming a skirt. Learn how to ensure your skirt is the same length in the front and in the back. Also, find out the importance of having a friend available to assist you in the process of…

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  • French Seam Sewing Tips for Your Next Project

    French Seam Sewing Tips for Your Next Project

    When constructing garments, it is important to finish seams so that the inside of a project looks just as professional as the outside. Ashley Hough demonstrates how you can achieve a professional look with French seams. French Seam When learning how to sew a French seam, one of the hardest things to remember is that…

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