• 7:32

    Quick Tips for Preventing Seam Puckering

    Puckering seams and stitching lines can make a garment or other sewing project look unprofessional. ZJ Humbach gives you several tips and advice on how to keep seam puckering to a minimum. Quick Tips for Preventing Seam Puckering — Test Before you Sew your Project The first recommendation that ZJ has to keep seam puckering…

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  • 6:31

    How to Clean an Iron: Tips and Techniques

    Cleaning your sewing machine and sharpening your scissors and snips may be the most common cleaning or maintenance items you address in your sewing room, but cleaning your iron is also important. Learn how to clean an iron, including what kind of product you should use to clean it and whether the iron should be…

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  • 2:33

    No Knot on Wrong Side of Fabric

    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

    How to Sew Box Corners – 2 Ways

    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 Guidelines for Sewers

    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: Tips and Techniques

    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

    Tips and Tricks to Pattern Grading

    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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  • How to Use a Serger
    16:47

    How to Use a Serger: Tips for Beginners

    If you’ve never used a serger before they can be intimidating. From the multiple thread spools on the top, to loopers instead of a bobbin on the bottom, there’s much about a serger that differs from a conventional sewing machine. In this video, ZJ Humbach shows you how to use a serger by taking you…

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  • 7:34

    How to Prepare a Sewing Machine

    Aurora Sisneros demonstrates and teaches you the process of correctly preparing your machine for sewing by walking you through each step. Learn how to prevent future damage to your machine as well as what each part of your machine is called. Use these step by step instructions to get your very own machine ready to…

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