• 5:20

    Understanding Different Types of Thimbles

    Whether you use a thimble in your everyday sewing or only on certain projects, there are many types of thimbles that are perfect for every person and project. Types of Thimbles When thinking of the important sewing tools that most people have in their sewing room, the standard thimble comes to mind. While this is…

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  • 6:04

    Sewing with Flannel: Tips and Techniques

    Flannel is a popular fabric choice when it comes to making many different garments, like flannel pajamas or jackets, as well as home decor projects like pillows. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for sewing with flannel that can make preparing and working with the fabric much easier. Flannel Sewing ZJ first shows several examples of…

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  • 4:34

    Preshrinking Guidelines for Sewers

    Preshrinking fabric prior to cutting out pattern pieces and assembling a garment or project can help ensure that the completed project does not shrink once washed. ZJ Humbach shares a great guideline for preshinking several different types of fabric. Fabric To begin, ZJ explains what preshrinking entails and what can happen if you don’t preshrink…

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  • 4:04

    Fussy Cutting: Tips and Techniques

    With so many great fabric prints available today, there are multiple ways to either highlight or avoid certain areas of a print. Ashley Hough demonstrates how to use a term known as fussy cutting to do both of those things. Fussy Cutting Motifs In general, the term fussy cutting means to be ‘fussy’ or particular…

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  • 5:11

    Adding Seam Allowances to a Sewing Pattern

    When drawing your own pattern, adding seam allowances can be time consuming, as you are essentially having to draw your pattern a second time. Ashley Hough shows a quick and easy way to draw in seam allowances on a pattern piece using two pencils at the same time. Adding Seam Allowances One of the basics…

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  • 8:20

    Sewing Over Pins: Tips and Techniques

    Sewing over pins can be a heated topic among sewers- some people never sew over pins and some people have been sewing that way for years. While sewing over pins comes down to personal preference, the type of pin you choose to use can have an impact on your decision to do so. Pin Types…

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  • 10:12

    Different Types of Thread for Sewing

    Using the right type of thread can help your sewing project go smoothly. Ashley Hough teaches you about some of the different types of thread and gives tips on when to use them. Types of Thread There are many types of thread- from cotton to silk to invisible- and knowing when to use the right…

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  • 9:38

    Bobbin Storage & Transfer

    Having multiple bobbins prewound with thread and ready to go can help keep a sewing project moving along smoothly. Ashley Hough shows you several ways to store your bobbins, both with and without thread and also shares a quick and easy way you can transfer thread from one bobbin to another. Bobbin Transfer Many people…

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  • 12:31

    Tips for Working with and Sewing Sequin Fabric

    Sequin fabric can look wonderful when added to a garment or home decor project, but it can be difficult to work with. Ashley Hough gives you tips for sewing sequin fabric that will make cutting and working with the fabric much easier. Sequin Types When sewing sequin fabric, it is important to know what kind…

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