• 2:21

    Knowing and understanding the basic parts of a sewing machine can be very helpful in not only learning how to diagnose possible problems but in learning how to sew as well. Jessica Giardino explains all of the basic parts of a sewing machine and what they do. Sewing Machine Parts Once you learn the basic

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  • 5:20

    Thread breaks and tangles can be a frustrating aspect of hand sewing. ZJ Humbach shares several of her favorite products that both condition thread and help keep it tangle and break free. Beeswax Beeswax is one of ZJ’s favorite products to use when hand sewing. You can find it in many craft or sewing stores

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  • 6:30

    If you love sewing, one of the most rewarding things you can do is teach someone else. Jessica Giardino teaches you tips for sewing with children including when to start teaching, what to show them and some fun practice and sewing projects for kids. Attention Span Sewing for kids can be made into a fun

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    While rotary cutters and rulers can be very efficient when it comes to cutting fabric, they aren’t always the easiest to use for certain shapes. In this sewing video Stacy Grissom shares several tips for how to hold scissors and use them in a way that can help reduce hand fatigue and pain associated with

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  • 2:57

    When it comes to sewing, not only is a needle a must-have, but it also plays a large role in how your overall project turns out. Holly Willis teaches you about the different parts of a needle, explains some of the differences between needle types and also gives you an idea of what kind of

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  • 14:49

    No matter how long you’ve been sewing, most of us have a favorite sewing pattern or two. ZJ Humbach shows how to make a favorite pattern last longer by tracing it onto a pattern tracing material. Materials Most sewing patterns are printed on lightweight tissue paper and are purchased in a pattern sleeve or envelope.

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  • 2:33

    No matter what you are cutting or sewing, it is always important to use proper safety measures. Tara Rex shares several rotary cutter and needle safety tips that will help ensure safe sewing. Rotary Cutting Blades It may seem counterintuitive, but sharper rotary blades can actually be safer than dull blades. Having a sharp blade

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  • 6:49

    Between work, family and other tasks that need to be done, finding time to sew can be difficult. ZJ Humbach shares some of her tips on how to set aside time to sew. Make it a Priority Making sewing a priority can help you in finding time to sew. By elevating sewing to the same

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  • 3:44

    Taking in a shirt doesn’t have to be a lengthy process. Aurora Sisneros shows you a quick and easy way to take in a shirt by yourself without having to use a dress form. Try it On The first step to taking in a shirt is obviously trying it on, not just relying on the

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