• 15:44

    Shoulder pads have been in and out of style throughout the years. Jill Case will show you several types, explains how they can complement your figure and then show you how to make shoulder pads. Types of Shoulder Pads Not all shoulder pads are the same. Some shoulder pads are very thin and provide only

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  • 8:40

    Piping is a great way to add extra detail and design to a project, whether it’s home decor or garments. Ashley Hough shows you how to make piping on your sewing machine with ease. Piping Size It can be difficult to find store bought piping in various thicknesses and widths. However, when you learn how

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  • 3:44

    Taking in a shirt doesn’t have to be a lengthy process. Aurora Sisneros shows you a quick and easy way to take in a shirt by yourself without having to use a dress form. Try it On The first step to taking in a shirt is obviously trying it on, not just relying on the

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  • 2:00

    Laminated cotton and oil cloth are great to use on projects you want to be fairly water resistant or easy to clean, like lunch bags, beach bags, or rain coats. However, they can be tricky to stitch with if you don’t want to use pins. Stacy Grissom shows you different ways to secure your fabric

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  • Fabric Tips: Sewing Fleece
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    Fleece can be a great fabric to work with and in this video ZJ Humbach shares with you why sewing fleece is one of her favorites! At 60 inches wide it’s one of the more cost effective fabrics to buy, it’s warm and lightweight, and has the added benefit of not raveling. This not only

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  • 1:04

    If you’re like most people with lots of sewing projects to finish, you want the best way to do things, but also the quickest and easiest way too. Tara Rex shares a few sewing tips on how she saves some time finishing edges on a quick pillow project. Tara shows how she finished the edges

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  • 1:18

    One of the great things about patchwork sewing is that you get to make up the patterns and fabric placement as you go. However, this means that you may not be pinning your fabric beforehand, but rather adding small pieces of fabric under your presser foot as you go. It can become time consuming to

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  • 10:01

    There are many different routes to take when it comes to deciding where to buy a sewing machine. ZJ Humbach takes you through many of these options and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Keep these helpful hints in mind next time you’re looking for a new sewing machine!

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  • How to Gather Fabric when Sewing
    7:18

    In this video, you will learn how to gather fabric for a sewing project. Gathering is a technique that is typically used when making ruffles. ZJ Humbach demonstrates a technique that she uses to make the painful task of gathering a bit easier by using waxed dental floss and a zigzag stitch on her sewing

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