• Sewing necklines
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    Sewing Necklines: Tips and Techniques

    Sewing necklines can often be the most difficult part of sewing a shirt or dress. ZJ Humbach shows you several tips for sewing necklines that can make the process much easier and help to ensure that you get a smooth, professional looking finished garment. Preparation and Sewing When sewing necklines, as with many other curved…

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  • Ric rac flower embellishments
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    How to Sew Ric Rac Flower Embellishments

    Ric Rac doesn’t have to be used only as a trim or sewn on in a straight line, rather it can be folded, twisted and wound into beautiful little flowers. Learn how to make a ric rac flower several different ways to use as an embellishment on your next project- Ashley Hough shows you how.…

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  • Small polka dot fabric shoe
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    How to Sew Baby Shoes

    Learn how to sew baby shoes for your little one, or make them as the perfect addition to a baby shower gift – Ashey Hough shows you how. Supplies and Construction To learn how to sew baby shoes you will need the pattern pieces, which comes in three different sizes- 0-3 month, 3-6 month and…

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  • Cactus pincushions
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    DIY Cactus Pincushion

    Pincushions can be cute as well as functional. In this video, you’ll learn how to make a charming cactus pincushion that can fit into a small pot and sit nicely on your sewing room table. Follow along with Ashley Hough to complete this fun, simple project. Supplies and Construction To make these fun DIY cactus…

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  • Sewing with yellow felt
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    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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  • Different rolls of thread
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    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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  • Embroidery hoop
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    Felt Applique & Embroidery Hoop Craft

    Embroidery hoops don’t have to be only used for embroidery, they can be used on other sewing projects as well. Learn a fun new embroidery hoop craft that incorporates different sizes of hoops, a small amount of cotton fabric and fusible felt applique shapes- Ashley Hough shows you how. Fusible Felt Shapes The main design…

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  • Pattern drafting for a summer dress
    26:47

    Pattern Drafting for a Summer Dress

    Finding a summer dress that fits your specific body measurements perfectly can be tricky. This year, why not make one instead? Ashley Hough shares pattern drafting tips and shows you how to draft an easy summer dress pattern based on your own measurements. Measurements The first and most important part in pattern drafting is taking…

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  • Using sequin fabric
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    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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