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    Understanding the Basic Parts of a Sewing Machine

    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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    How to Hold Scissors to Reduce Hand Fatigue

    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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    Understanding the Various Parts of a Needle

    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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    Rotary Cutter and Needle Safety Tips

    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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    Creative Uses for Fabric Stabilizer

    Fabric stabilizer is a great product when it comes to machine embroidery, but it can have many other uses too! Watch as Ellen March explains some of her creative uses for fabric stabilizer, including applique and pattern templates. Whether it’s wash-away, tear-away or cut-away fabric stabilizer, applying it to the wrong side of fabric when…

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  • Cut Out Pattern Pieces Faster with Fabric Weights
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    Cut Out Pattern Pieces Faster with Fabric Weights

    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
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    Choosing the Best Serger Thread

    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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    How to Easily Remove Serger Stitches

    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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  • The Right Measuring Tool for the Pattern Making
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    The Right Measuring Tool for Pattern Making

    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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