• 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

    Many people think scissors should be used for sewing and rotary cutters should be used for quilting. Ashley Hough explains why that doesn’t always have to be the case. Scissors and Snips Depending on how you learned to sew, you may have simply adopted whichever tool your teacher used as your go-to tool without learning…

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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
    17:05

    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 for 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
    3:30

    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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  • How to Use a Serger
    16:47

    How to Use a Serger: Tips for Beginners

    If you’ve never used a serger before they can be intimidating. From the multiple thread spools on the top, to loopers instead of a bobbin on the bottom, there’s much about a serger that differs from a conventional sewing machine. In this video, ZJ Humbach shows you how to use a serger by taking you…

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  • Inserting and Sewing Elastic with Ease
    4:55

    Inserting and Sewing Elastic with Ease

    Whether in the waistband of pants, around the bottom of a sleeve, or on any home décor item, inserting elastic can be tricky. ZJ Humbach teaches both old and new methods to make inserting any size of elastic easy. If you don’t have any tools on hand, a safety pin can help you slide the…

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