• 5:11

    Adding Seam Allowances to a Sewing Pattern

    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: 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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  • 10:12

    Different Types of Thread for Sewing

    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

    Bobbin Storage & Transfer

    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

    Rotary Cutters vs. Scissors

    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

    The Only Hand Stitching Tip You Need for Accurate Spacing

    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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  • How to Sew Sequins
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    How to Sew Sequins

    Sequins can be a fun way to add some sparkle to your garments, costumes, accessories, and other sewing projects! Although they may be fun to use, they can also be tricky to sew. Beth Bradley shows us the different types of sequins that can be used, and some basic pointers on how to use them…

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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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  • Tips for Threading a Serger
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    Tips for Threading a Serger

    Threading a serger is never any fun, no matter how experienced of a sewer you may be. Aurora Sisneros walks us through her way of completing this tedious task and make it a bit easier, and less time consuming. This helpful trick can make a sewer’s life much easier! Watch and learn today how threading…

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