• 20:20

    Swimsuit Wet Bag

    A wet bag is a perfect solution for transporting wet swimsuits and towels from the beach or the pool. The bag will keep all of the moisture and potential sand contained in the bag so that your car seats stay dry and clean. Then, once home the bag can be easily wiped out and left…

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  • 9:02

    Seat Alteration

    One of the second most common alterations to a pair of pants, aside from hemming, is making them fit tighter in the seat; Ashley Hough shows you how to easily make this alteration. How to Sew Pants Tighter Learning how to sew pants tighter is an alteration that can be done on anything from shorts…

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  • 23:48

    Blind Hem Stitch

    When it comes to garment alterations, hemming a pair of pants is one of the most common alterations that someone who knows how to sew gets asked to do. While many projects, garments included, can be finished with a simple double-fold hem, the two most commonly hemmed pairs of pants require different finishes. Ashley Hough…

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  • 13:29

    Mitering Any Degree Corner

    A perfect mitered turn isn’t limited to only 90-degree angles. Ashley Hough shows you how to miter any angle. Mitered Corners Ashley begins by explaining that an easy mitered corner is generally done on a quilt, table runner, placemat, or other flat projects, and that these projects are usually squares or rectangles. Having a 90-degree…

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    14:53

    Tips for Interchanging Knits and Woven Patterns

    The majority of commercial sewing patterns are written for either knit or woven fabric, however Nicki LaFoille gives tips on how the two fabric types can be combined or interchanged as well as gives tips on how to sew different fabrics together. How to Sew Different Fabrics Together Nicki begins by showing examples of different…

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  • 19:37

    DIY Wrist Wallet

    A wrist wallet can be an easy way to carry a key, some cash, or a card while out and about, especially if you are doing something that requires your hands to be free. Nicki LaFoille shows you step-by-step how to make a wrist wallet from knit fabric, complete with a zipper. Wrist Wallet Sewing…

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  • 24:51

    How to Use a Buttonhole Foot

    Button closures can be added to everything from garments to accessories and even fun home decor projects. Using a buttonhole foot on your machine can be a quick and easy way to accurately stitch buttonholes that will be the correct size for any button. Nicki LaFoille shows step-by-step how to attach, set up, and use…

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  • 24:33

    Shirt Upcycling: Combine Two Shirts for Added Length

    If you have a shirt that does not quite fit the way you want, rather than getting rid of it, consider upcycling it! Nicki LaFoille shows you how to combine two different shirts into one that fits perfectly. Shirt Upcycling Supplies Nicki begins by talking about the two different shirts that are going to be…

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    30:05

    Shoulder Seam Alteration

    A simple shoulder seam alteration to a shirt can add extra room in the armscye and neckline and even add length to the shirt. Learn how to make this alteration as Nicki LaFoille walks you through it step-by-step. Shoulder Seam Alteration on a Shirt Nicki begins by explaining what the shirt alteration is and showing…

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