• 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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    8:40

    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

    Learning how to prepare your sewing machine and keeping your machine running smoothly go hand in hand. ZJ Humbach teaches you how to do regular machine maintenance including showing you what you should be cleaning and how often it should be done. How to Clean a Sewing Machine and Keep it Running Smoothly: Dust and…

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  • 7:47

    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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  • 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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    18:17

    Proper Bobbin Use

    There are many different sizes, styles and types of sewing machine bobbins, and knowing which one to use can be difficult. ZJ Humbach shows several of the different types available on the market today and explains when they are generally used and for what machines. Bobbin Sizes, Types, and Styles To help you better understand…

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  • 5:15

    How to Make a Pressing Cloth

    While everyone has their own list of sewing tool must-haves, it’s always good to hear from other crafters about what they like to use, as it may teach you about a new sewing tool you can’t live without or other essential sewing tools you want to add to your collection. ZJ Humbach shares one of…

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