• 5:11

    When drawing your own pattern, adding seam allowances can be time consuming, as you are essentially having to draw your pattern a second time. Ashley Hough shows a quick and easy way to draw in seam allowances on a pattern piece using two pencils at the same time. Adding Seam Allowances One of the basics

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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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  • 10:12

    Using the right type of thread can help your sewing project go smoothly. Ashley Hough teaches you about some of the different types of thread and gives tips on when to use them. Types of Thread There are many types of thread- from cotton to silk to invisible- and knowing when to use the right

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  • 9:38

    Having multiple bobbins prewound with thread and ready to go can help keep a sewing project moving along smoothly. Ashley Hough shows you several ways to store your bobbins, both with and without thread and also shares a quick and easy way you can transfer thread from one bobbin to another. Bobbin Transfer Many people

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  • 3:33

    Most people think of scissors being used for sewing and rotary cutters being used for quilting, however, Ashley Hough explains why that doesn’t always have to be the case. Scissors and Snips Depending on who you learned to sew from, you may have simply adopted whichever tool your teacher used as your go-to tool as

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  • 3:20

    Many people tend to shy away from hand stitching because of either the length of time it takes to complete the stitching or the difficulty of ensuring that the stitches look nice and even. Ashley Hough shares a fun hand stitching tip that makes accurately spacing your hand sewing stitches quicker and easier. The Right

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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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  • Which Button is Best?
    4:21

    Buttons are not only fun to collect, but they are great closures to use on shirts, jackets, pillow backs and other garment or home decor items. ZJ Humbach shares some helpful information about several common types of button including when they are typically used and how to sew them in place. Button Types If you

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  • Quick Tip: How to Store Bobbins
    5:17

    When it comes to sewing, no one likes to have to stop in the middle of a project to wind a new bobbin. This is why it is handy to have several pre-wound bobbins available during each project. ZJ Humbach shares several ways of how to store bobbins so you will always have one available.

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