• 25:11

    How to Use a Sewing Machine

    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

    Using a Button Hole Cutter

    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

    Sewing Machine Buying Tips

    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

    Stabilizing Sewing Patterns for Long Term Use

    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

    Sewing Threads by the Numbers

    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

    Sewing Needle Knowledge

    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

    No More Tangled Thread

    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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  • Marking Tools and Pressing Tools
    14:02

    Marking Tools and Pressing Tools

    Marking and pressing are two of the most important aspects of sewing. Ellen March teaches us about some useful sewing tools that can make these things a bit easier and less of a hassle for sewers. Watch this video tutorial to become more efficient with marking and pressing your sewing projects today!

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  • Choose the Right Sewing Scissors
    4:47

    Choose the Right Sewing Scissors

    Sewers and woodworkers have one thing alike – we need the right tools for the right job. One of the most important tools for sewers that we overlook is the scissors. ZJ Humbach shows us all of the different types of sewing scissors and what each is used for – from shears for fabric cutting…

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