• Cut Out Pattern Pieces Faster with Fabric Weights
    1:27

    Whether you’re working on a project with many pattern pieces or just a few, you can save time with pattern weights. Pattern weights can be used in place of pins to hold a pattern piece on top of your fabric while cutting it out. Not only is it easier to simply place a weight on

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  • The Best Serger Thread
    5:55

    Add extra flare to your next serger project by changing up your thread. Unlike a conventional sewing machine, a serger is able to use many different thread types while stitching. In this video, ZJ Humbach takes you through which thread paths go to the needles and which go to the loopers, depending on what kind

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  • 1:18

    One of the great things about patchwork sewing is that you get to make up the patterns and fabric placement as you go. However, this means that you may not be pinning your fabric beforehand, but rather adding small pieces of fabric under your presser foot as you go. It can become time consuming to

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  • 2:33

    Whether you’re new to using a serger or you’re a seasoned professional, there will probably come a time when you need to rip out serger stitches. In this video, ZJ Humbach shows you several ways you can remove serger stitches with ease. She takes you through several tools that can be used for the process,

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  • How to Use a Serger
    16:47

    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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  • The Right Measuring Tool for the Pattern Making
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    Having the right tool can make any sewing job easier, and when it comes to pattern making the right ruler can make all the difference. In this video, Beth Bradley takes you through some of her favorite rulers to have when creating or altering a pattern and explains the benefit of each one. Beth also

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  • How To Thread a Needle
    4:12

    No matter how good your vision is, threading a needle can still be difficult. ZJ Humbach shows you how to thread a needle with ease using different types of needle threaders. A basic wire threader, included in most sewing kits, as well as a floss threader allows you to slip the thread through a large

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  • Inserting and Sewing Elastic with Ease
    4:55

    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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  • 10:01

    There are many different routes to take when it comes to deciding where to buy a sewing machine. ZJ Humbach takes you through many of these options and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Keep these helpful hints in mind next time you’re looking for a new sewing machine!

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