• Stretching pink flowered fabric
    25:18

    How to Make a Shirred Skirt

    Creating a simple skirt with a shirred waistband can be quick and easy and only requires a rectangle of fabric and some elastic thread. Nicki LaFoille shows you how it’s done! Shirring In order to make this fun and easy skirt with a shirred waistband, you must first shirr the fabric. Nicki begins by explaining…

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  • Ironing fabric
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    How to Make a Pressing Cloth

    While everyone has their own list of sewing tool must-haves, it’s always good to hear from other crafters about what they like to use, as it may teach you about a new sewing tool you can’t live without or other essential sewing tools you want to add to your collection. ZJ Humbach shares one of…

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  • Person with butterfly fabric
    10:02

    Insta-Dress and Scrunchie

    Creating a complicated dress with several pieces is the type of sewing project we want to do sometimes—other times we want something quick and easy. ZJ Humbach shows you how to sew a simple dress using a fabric that does most of the work for you in this insta-dress tutorial. How to Sew a Simple…

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  • White and blue pincushion
    20:32

    DIY: Wrist Pin Cushion

    A wrist pin cushion, along with other tools and supplies sewers use every day, is a great way to keep pins handy when working on a sewing project. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to quickly and easily make your own to use for your next project. Step-by-Step Wrist Pin Cushion Making a wrist pin cushion…

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  • Sewing flower fabric
    7:23

    The Hong Kong Seam

    A Hong Kong seam finish is a great way to finish a seam and add pops of color to your garments or projects at the same time. Nicki LaFoille shows you step by step how to do this finishing technique. Sewing a Hong Kong Seam To begin, Nicki shows an example of what a Hong…

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  • Piles of fabric
    11:18

    Sewing with Homespun Fabric

    Homespun fabric can be a great addition to your next quilting project. ZJ Humbach explains what homespuns are, how they differ from traditional woven fabrics and how to use them. ZJ also shares some tricky fabric tips and techniques. What is Homespun Fabric? ZJ explains that a homespun is a lightweight woven fabric made using…

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    12:05

    How to Put Snaps on Fabric

    Snaps are a quick and easy closure for everything from garments to accessories and even home decor. ZJ Humbach shows you how to put snaps on fabric and even gives some additional fun ideas on how snaps can be used. Applying Snaps ZJ starts by showing some of the different types and styles of snaps…

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  • Woman holding a colorful valance
    14:34

    Rod Pocket Valance

    Window treatments are a great home enhancement sewing project. While there are many different styles of window treatments that can be made, rod pocket valances can come together fairly quickly and easily. ZJ Humbach shows how to sew a rod pocket valance. Sewing a Rod Pocket Valance ZJ starts showing how to sew a rod…

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  • Woman holding a valance
    20:07

    How to Sew a Pinch-Pleated Valance

    Making your own window treatments is a great way to add color and your own personal style to your home. While there are many different window treatment options, from drapes to valences to making simple curtains, ZJ Humbach shows you how to make a window treatment with perfect, evenly spaced pleats in this pinch pleated…

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