• 2:33

    When doing hand stitching, whether on a garment or home decor project, it is not always possible to start that stitching along the edge of the fabric, at a hem or in some other area where knots and thread ends can be easily hidden. Ashley Hough shows you how to start your hand stitching with

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  • 7:45

    Learning how to sew box corners is a great technique to use when sewing anything from handbags and tote bags to chair cushions and pillows. Ashley Hough shows you two different ways of how to sew box corners. Sew and Cut The first method for sewing box corners requires you to first sew your two

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  • 4:34

    Preshrinking fabric prior to cutting out pattern pieces and assembling a garment or project can help ensure that the completed project does not shrink once washed. ZJ Humbach shares a great guideline for preshinking several different types of fabric. Fabric To begin, ZJ explains what preshrinking entails and what can happen if you don’t preshrink

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  • 8:20

    Sewing over pins can be a heated topic among sewers- some people never sew over pins and some people have been sewing that way for years. While sewing over pins comes down to personal preference, the type of pin you choose to use can have an impact on your decision to do so. Pin Types

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  • 5:49

    Pattern grading can be an easy way to change the size of a pattern piece. Ashley Hough shows you how to grade a commercial pattern piece in order to increase the size. Tools Pattern grading in general does not require any fancy tools. You simply need paper that is larger than the current pattern piece

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  • Tips to Sewing with Directional Patterns
    27:21

    Sewing with directional patterns on fabric can be tricky, especially when it comes to garments. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for how to work with directional prints and shows how to lay out a shirt pattern on a fun fabric print. Patterns The first step to successfully sewing a garment from a commercial pattern is

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  • 5:38

    Learn tips for how to wind a bobbin correctly every time, including how to hold your thread, what speed to wind at and what a good bobbin should look like. Sewing Basics for the Beginner After you first learn to sew one of the next steps in learning how to prepare a sewing machine is

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  • 1:41

    When it comes to sewing, many people like to pre wash their fabrics. Whether you are washing a fabric that has many different colors on it or you want to wash multiple fabrics at once, Tara Rex shares with you a product that can prevent the colors in the fabric from running. Washing Fabric There

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  • 5:20

    Thread breaks and tangles can be a frustrating aspect of hand sewing. ZJ Humbach shares several of her favorite products that both condition thread and help keep it tangle and break free. Beeswax Beeswax is one of ZJ’s favorite products to use when hand sewing. You can find it in many craft or sewing stores

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