• 3:33

    Most people think of scissors being used for sewing and rotary cutters being used for quilting, however, Ashley Hough explains why that doesn’t always have to be the case. Scissors and Snips Depending on who you learned to sew from, you may have simply adopted whichever tool your teacher used as your go-to tool as

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  • Tips for Threading a Serger
    3:30

    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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  • 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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  • Which Button is Best?
    4:21

    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
    12:14

    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
    6:17

    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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  • 1:39

    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
    5:17

    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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  • Build a Sewing Library
    12:23

    Whether you want to refresh your memory on an old sewing technique or you want to learn something new, having a sewing library can be a great help. ZJ Humbach explains the importance of a good range of sewing books, shares some of her favorites and gives tips for how to start to build a

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