• How To Thread a Needle
    4:12

    Needle threaders can come in a variety of sizes, from thick to thin, to accommodate whatever your project may be. Thinner wire threaders are great for basic hand sewing and embroidery thread, but if you’re using something heavier like yarn, consider a floss threader or a thicker wire threader. Threaders can even be found with multiple tools in one, sure to fit any media and any size needle eye you may be working with.

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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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  • How to Gather Fabric when Sewing
    7:18

    In this video, you will learn how to gather fabric for a sewing project. Gathering is a technique that is typically used when making ruffles. ZJ Humbach demonstrates a technique that she uses to make the painful task of gathering a bit easier by using waxed dental floss and a zigzag stitch on her sewing…

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  • Tips for Buying a Sewing Machine
    18:36

    In this video, ZJ Humbach shares some helpful tips for buying a sewing machine. There are many things to take into consideration when determining which type of machine will be the best for you. ZJ discusses some of the features that she feels every sewer would benefit from having, as well as some advantages of…

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  • Sewing Room Safety
    5:15

    Sometimes we may not realize some of the dangers that are right in our own sewing room. ZJ Humbach talks about some of the unsafe practices that we may find in our sewing area, and teaches us how to avoid unnecessary injuries. Watch and learn what we can do as sewers to make sure our…

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  • 10:06

    Using vintage sewing patterns can be a fun and unique way to incorporate different designs into your sewing projects. Follow along as Jill Case shows you some helpful tips and tricks to using vintage sewing patterns and preserving those patterns to help make them last! Related Article: Sewing Vintage Fabric and Notions

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  • 25:11

    When buying a new sewing machine, you may decide to take classes on how to use that machine. However, if you purchase your machine on the internet or from a private seller, you may not have that option. In this video, ZJ Humbach shares some basic tips on how to use a sewing machine and…

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  • 3:34

    It’s always fun to create a new accessory – especially a new bag! Once you have finished sewing a new bag, piping cord is a great way to make the bag look finished. While many patterns suggest folding the cording over itself, Stacy Grissom shares a tip on how to sew on piping, and how to…

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  • How to Organize Your Sewing Supplies
    1:53

    Leah Rybak gives us some tips on how we can be more organized with our embroidery and sewing supplies. By simply using hair ties, we can organize and color code our supplies. Watch this quick sewing tip and learn some simple tricks for organizing your own sewing supplies.

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