• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • buttonholes
    3:57

    Cutting open buttonholes can be tricky, no matter what size or style. ZJ Humbach shows you how to easily cut open buttonholes using a buttonhole cutter. Types of Cutters Buttonhole cutters come in two main types — straight and circular. The straight buttonhole cutter is typically found in a standard 12 mm size, or roughly

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  • 6:44

    If you’re thinking about buying a new sewing machine, this is the video for you. Kristin Tabor shares three basic questions that we should ask ourselves when beginning the sewing machine buying process. Depending on what type of sewer you are, your skill level, and the amount you are willing to spend, this video will

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  • 0:45

    If you have a pattern that you love to use over and over again, this quick tip is for you. Jessica Giardino tells us how we can stabilize our favorite sewing patterns so that they will stay around for a long time. Jessica gives us two quick options for stabilizing patterns in this sewing tutorial.

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  • Different Sewing Threads
    4:39

    ZJ Humbach discusses the way sewing threads have changed since she began sewing. Today, sewing threads have many different manufacturers, as well as a wide variety of colors and materials. ZJ shows us some different types of thread and the important characteristics of each.

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  • Sewing Needle Knowledge
    6:36

    The sewing needle is often overlooked, although it is one of the most important pieces of a sewing project. In this video, ZJ Zumbach will teach us some important tips about needles, including how long they should be used before being replaced, and how to know which type of needle is best for each sewing

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  • No More Tangled Thread
    1:52

    One of the biggest annoyances of hand sewing is getting thread all tangled up. Leah Rybak gives us a helpful tip to help prevent this problem. Using beeswax helps the thread from sticking together and makes hand sewing a much more enjoyable experience.

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