• 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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  • 5:09

    Making covered buttons is a fun way to make buttons that will perfectly match your next project- ZJ Humbach shows you how. Preparation When making covered buttons you will first need to get a kit for making the button. There are several different brands available and can usually be found at your local fabric or

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  • 13:08

    Sewing gift bags can be a quick and easy alternative to wrapping paper- especially if you are giving a gift to a fellow sewing enthusiast. ZJ Humbach shares several different gift bag ideas and shows you how to make a simple bag from start to finish. Plan Ahead When sewing gift bags the most important

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  • Understanding the Benefits of Bobbin Winders
    4:55

    Having to stop in the middle of a sewing project to wind a bobbin can be frustrating. ZJ Humbach shares a way that she like to avoid that by using a bobbin winder to wind several bobbins ahead of time. Bobbin Winders Explained There are several different brands and styles of bobbin winders available at

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  • 27:22

    When planning out a tote bag pattern, one of the most important thing to consider is the tote bag straps. Depending on what you are intending the bag to be used for, you want to make sure they are nice and sturdy. ZJ Humbach shows how to make tote bag straps from one long continuous

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