• 6:31

    Cleaning your sewing machine and sharpening your scissors and snips may be the most common cleaning or maintenance items you address in your sewing room, but cleaning your iron is also important. Learn how to clean an iron, including what kind of product you should use to clean it and whether the iron should be

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  • 6:14

    An applique pressing sheet can be a very helpful tools when it comes to building and applying appliques. ZJ Humbach shares her favorite applique pressing sheet and shows how to use it. Applique Tips Depending on the applique design you are creating, there could be multiple small pieces required. Having a way to assemble those

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  • 12:30

    Adding piping into a garment or home decor project can give a more decorative, professional finish. Ashley Hough shows you how to sew piping along straight edges, curved edges, corners as well as shows how to join the ends of piping. Piping Before she shows how to sew piping, Ashley explains some of the different

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  • 5:01

    While most ironing boards that can be purchased at either fabric and craft stores or big box stores are all fairly similar and work well, there are several products that can be used to improve them. ZJ Humbach shows what several of these products are and share which are her favorite to use and why.

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  • 7:59

    Using fusible interfacing can make raw edge applique easier and help make your end project look more professional. ZJ Humbach talks about some of the different kinds of fusible interfacing and shows you how to use them. Fusible Interfacing ZJ first talks about some of the different kinds of fusible interfacing, also referred to a

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  • 6:04

    Flannel is a popular fabric choice when it comes to making many different garments, like flannel pajamas or jackets, as well as home decor projects like pillow. ZJ Humbach shares several tips for sewing with flannel that can make preparing and working with the fabric much easier. Flannel Sewing ZJ first shows several examples of

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  • 4:34

    Preshrinking fabric prior to cutting out pattern pieces and assembling a garment or project can help ensure that the completed project does not shrink once washed. ZJ Humbach shares a great guideline for preshinking several different types of fabric. Fabric To begin, ZJ explains what preshrinking entails and what can happen if you don’t preshrink

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  • 34:03

    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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  • 10:53

    Hemming a garment is one of the last finishing touches you can put on a project. ZJ Humbach shows you two different ways to hand sew a hem on a project including the slip stitch, also referred to as the whip stitch and the blind hem stitch. Tools For both of these hand sewing hemming

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