• 5:03

    Using Fusible Hem Tape in Place of Stitching

    If you are needing to add a hem to a garment or home decor project, but don’t want to see a stitching line or want to spend the time doing an invisible hand stitch, fusible hem tape is a great alternative. Ashley Hough teaches you about fusible hem tape and shows you how to use…

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  • How to Use a Bias Tape Maker
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    How to Use a Bias Tape Maker

    Bias tape or straight grain tape can be used on many different sewing projects as a way to neatly finish raw edges. Depending on the size of project you are making, making your own bias tape or straight grain tape can be time consuming. Ashley Hough shows you how to use a bias tape maker…

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  • SVP Worldwide Machine Highlight
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    SVP Worldwide Machine Highlight

    When it comes to selecting a new machine, you want to make sure it has all the features you want and need, and maybe even some extra features you didn’t know you wanted. The Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q has all of this and more with the JoyOS Advisor, Exclusive Stitch techniques and even interactive video…

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  • 7:11

    Tips for Sewing Darts into Lightweight Fabric

    Darts can be added to many garments as a way to add shaping. For example, many shirt and dress bodice patterns use a dart on either side of the front to shape the garment into the waistline. Sewing darts doesn’t have to be tricky – Ashley Hough shares several tips on how to achieve professional…

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  • 5:35

    How to Make Pattern Weights

    Using pattern weights can be a great alternative to pins depending on the type of fabric you are using. Ashely Hough demonstrates how to make pattern weights using large washers and circles of fabric. Materials and Supplies Patterns weights can be fairly straightforward and easy to make as they only require metal washers, circles of…

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  • 6:31

    How to Clean an Iron: Tips and Techniques

    Cleaning your sewing machine and sharpening your scissors and snips may be the most common cleaning or maintenance items you address in your sewing room, but cleaning your iron is also important. Learn how to clean an iron, including what kind of product you should use to clean it and whether the iron should be…

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  • 2:33

    No Knot on Wrong Side of Fabric

    When doing hand stitching, whether on a garment or home decor project, it is not always possible to start that stitching along the edge of the fabric, at a hem or in some other area where knots and thread ends can be easily hidden. Ashley Hough shows you how to start your hand stitching with…

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  • 5:01

    Ironing Board Improvements

    While most ironing boards that can be purchased at either fabric and craft stores or big box stores are all fairly similar and work well, there are several products that can be used to improve them. ZJ Humbach shows what several of these products are and share which are her favorite to use and why.…

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  • Creating Labels from Dutch Label Shop
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    Creating Labels from Dutch Label Shop

    Whether you are making items to sell online or at a local shop or show, or you are hand making gifts for family and friends- adding a label is a great personal touch. Multiple Label Types Labels are a great way to personalize your projects and promote you and/or your business at the same time.…

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