• How to Use a Serger
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    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
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    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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  • Which Button is Best?
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    Which Button is Best?

    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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  • Sewing Machine Maintenance Tips
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    Sewing Machine Maintenance Tips

    Jessica Giardino provides helpful tips on how to perform maintenance on your own sewing machine. Learn how to make repairs to your machine at home to save money and stitch happily. Find out how often you should perform maintenance on your machine as well as what tools you may need to help clean your sewing…

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  • How to Use a Seam Ripper
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    How to Use a Seam Ripper

    Megan Smith teaches you how to use a seam ripper properly without creating holes or tears in your fabrics. Learn the most efficient ways to use your seam ripper as well as see what seam rippers work best for specific projects. Related Article: Essential Sewing Tools and Supplies

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  • 7:51

    Using Steam-A-Seam

    In this video, ZJ Humbach demonstrates how Steam-A-Seam can be extremely helpful in your everyday sewing projects. Use it with applique or to create a hem that you don’t have to sew! Watch this video for tips and tricks on how to use Steam-A-Seam in all your sewing projects.

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  • 1:39

    Testing Sewing Machine Embroidery Patterns

    Old T-shirts make a great piece of fabric for testing out your sewing machine stitches. In this video, Leah Rybeck demonstrates a quick and easy trick for testing a sewing machine embroidery pattern before you start your next project.

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  • Quick Tip: How to Store Bobbins
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    How to Store Bobbins

    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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  • 7:34

    How to Prepare a Sewing Machine

    Aurora Sisneros demonstrates and teaches you the process of correctly preparing your machine for sewing by walking you through each step. Learn how to prevent future damage to your machine as well as what each part of your machine is called. Use these step by step instructions to get your very own machine ready to…

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