• Sewing a Lapped Zipper
    9:19

    Jill Case goes through each step with you for sewing a lapped zipper in this National Sewing Circle video. Find out how this great sewing technique can be less intimidating to work with than an invisible zipper. You’ll learn how you only need a zipper foot to perform this sewing technique, and you’ll see how…

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  • Bobbin Work
    9:43

    Ashley Hough explains how bobbin work is like sewing upside down while adding some extra embellishments to a project. In working with bobbins, you have the luxury of sewing with some things you couldn’t normally, including embroidery floss, cord, thin ribbon and yarn. She tells you to avoid some types that have wire, knobby features…

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  • 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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  • Which Button is Best?
    4:21

    Buttons are not only fun to collect, but they are great closures to use on shirts, jackets, pillow backs and other garment or home decor items. ZJ Humbach shares some helpful information about several common types of button including when they are typically used and how to sew them in place. Button Types If you…

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  • Sewing Machine Maintenance Tips
    12:14

    Jessica Giardino provides helpful tips on how to perform maintenance on your own sewing machine. Learn how to make repairs to your machine at home to save money and stitch happily. Find out how often you should perform maintenance on your machine as well as what tools you may need to help clean your sewing…

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  • How to Use a Seam Ripper
    6:17

    Megan Smith teaches you how to use a seam ripper properly without creating holes or tears in your fabrics. Learn the most efficient ways to use your seam ripper as well as see what seam rippers work best for specific projects. Related Article: Essential Sewing Tools and Supplies

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  • 7:51

    In this video, ZJ Humbach demonstrates how Steam-A-Seam can be extremely helpful in your everyday sewing projects. Use it with applique or to create a hem that you don’t have to sew! Watch this video for tips and tricks on how to use Steam-A-Seam in all your sewing projects.

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  • 8:30

    Sewing with felt can be fun, quick and easy. Ashley Hough shows you how to make easy felt coasters in the shape of orange slices. Supplies for Felt Coasters For the easy sewing with felt project, all you really need is felt, your sewing machine and something to trace as a circle template. Ashley explains…

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  • How to Sew a Makeup Bag
    16:07

    Ellen March teaches you step-by-step how to create a makeup brush holder with laminated cottons. The material can be sticky, so she introduces you to the walking foot and a teflon coated foot that will make your sewing process easier. You will learn tricks like using tape for pocket placement, gluing the velcro flap, and…

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