• 0:52

    Maintaining Your Sewing Machine

    Learning how to clean a sewing machine is an important part of sewing as it allows you to maintain your machine and keep in running smoothly for years to come. Ashley Hough breaks down how and where you should be cleaning your machine on a regular basis and what tools to use when cleaning. How…

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    Tension Trouble Shooting

    Learn how to troubleshoot and fix basic sewing machine tension issues with Nicki LaFoille. Sewing Machine Tension Nicki begins by talking about the basics of sewing machine tension and explaining some of the different issues that unbalanced tension can cause, like skipped stitches, thread breakage, thread nests, and many other stitch quality problems. While the…

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  • 6:41

    Pressing Tools for Travel

    Not all sewing and quilting is done at home in the sewing room. Whether you are someone who likes to take their sewing with them when they travel and vacation, or you frequent guild meetings, camps, and retreats – learn about several different tools that are great for pressing on the go. Pressing on the…

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  • 24:51

    How to Use a Buttonhole Foot

    Button closures can be added to everything from garments to accessories and even fun home decor projects. Using a buttonhole foot on your machine can be a quick and easy way to accurately stitch buttonholes that will be the correct size for any button. Nicki LaFoille shows step-by-step how to attach, set up, and use…

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    Pattern Marking Methods

    There are many different ways to mark your fabric or transfer markings from a pattern to the fabric you are working with, and the method you use may differ depending on the type of fabric you are using. Nicki LaFoille teaches you about some of the various pattern marking methods and shows how to choose…

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  • 30:13

    Improve Your Sewing With These Tips & Tricks

    Whether you have been sewing for years or are just getting into it, learning new tips and tricks can help you save time and improve your techniques. Learn some of Nicki LaFoille’s favorite sewing tips and tricks. Sewing Tips and Tricks One of the first tips that Nicki shares is the importance of keeping an…

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  • 7:33

    Best Way to Remove Sewing Stitches

    In sewing, eventually you are going to have to remove some stitches. While a seam ripper is often people’s go-to tool for this task, it isn’t the only one. ZJ Humbach talks about several different ways to remove stitches when needed. How to Remove Sewing Stitches The Rip Method: ZJ begins by showing the most…

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  • 9:14

    How to Keep Your Sewing Machine Running Smoothly

    Properly preparing and maintaining your sewing machine is key to ensure that it runs smoothly. In this video, ZJ Humbach teaches you how to perform regular machine maintenance, including areas that should be kept clean and how often cleaning should be done. How to Clean a Sewing Machine and Keep It Running Smoothly: Dust and…

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    Top Sewing Tools

    Having the right sewing tool in your sewing room can make many projects easier to do and come together quicker and easier, but it’s hard to know what you might need. Find out what Nicki LaFoille’s must-have sewing tools are and how to use them. Top Sewing Tools: Stiletto One of the first sewing tools…

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