• 5:20

    Understanding Different Types of Thimbles

    Whether you use a thimble in your everyday sewing or only on certain projects, there are many types of thimbles that are perfect for every person and project. Types of Thimbles When thinking of the important sewing tools that most people have in their sewing room, the standard thimble comes to mind. While this is…

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  • 7:45

    How to Sew Box Corners – 2 Ways

    Learning how to sew box corners is a great technique to use when sewing anything from handbags and tote bags to chair cushions and pillows. Ashley Hough shows you two different ways of how to sew box corners. Sew and Cut The first method for sewing box corners requires you to first sew your two…

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  • 4:34

    Preshrinking Guidelines for Sewers

    Preshrinking fabric prior to cutting out pattern pieces and assembling a garment or project can help ensure that the completed project does not shrink once washed. ZJ Humbach shares a great guideline for preshinking several different types of fabric. Fabric To begin, ZJ explains what preshrinking entails and what can happen if you don’t preshrink…

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  • 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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