• Tips to Sewing with Directional Patterns
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    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… Read more »

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    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… Read more »

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    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… Read more »

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  • NSC 009027f_R4407u_c Thread Tamers
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    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… Read more »

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    If you love sewing, one of the most rewarding things you can do is teach someone else. Jessica Giardino teaches you tips for sewing with children including when to start teaching, what to show them and some fun practice and sewing projects for kids. Attention Span Sewing for kids can be made into a fun… Read more »

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    No matter how long you’ve been sewing, most of us have a favorite sewing pattern or two. ZJ Humbach shows how to make a favorite pattern last longer by tracing it onto a pattern tracing material. Materials Most sewing patterns are printed on lightweight tissue paper and are purchased in a pattern sleeve or envelope…. Read more »

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    Having the right needle to suite your sewing needs can have a big impact on how your project turns out. While there are many projects that can be stitched using a universal needle, Jill Case shares with you that it’s good to know what other needle options are out there and what projects and fabrics… Read more »

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  • How to Use a Serger
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    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… Read more »

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    There are many different routes to take when it comes to deciding where to buy a sewing machine. ZJ Humbach takes you through many of these options and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Keep these helpful hints in mind next time you’re looking for a new sewing machine!

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