How to Justify Buying More Fabric

  I’m guilty! Are you? I can go into a fabric store and fall in love with something every time. Here’s a quick video tutorial to help you find a way to justify your next fabric purchase. It will also get you inspired to sew and think creatively. I hope you find peace with your…

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Sewing Repair – Snipped Knits

  You’ve found it! The most durable way to mend clothes or fix any that were accidentally snipped. You will need interfacing or a scrap of fabric that has similar characteristics to what you’re mending. A few lines of stitching and you’ll give your items extended life! This short video tutorial will show you how…

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How to Sew Scout Patches

  While I’m sure most people are happy to iron on scout patches. . . ironing is not for me! I know the patches will stay put when they’re sewn on. This video tutorial will show you the basics of picking a thread color, and the way to sew edges with curves and corners. Enjoy!…

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How to Use and Choose Linings for Sewing

  This discussion is about how to find lining in the appropriate color and weight for your sewing project project. You want to know how the layers will behave together. This is true if you are using your lining as an underlining – treating the lining and fabric together as one. It’s a big deal…

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How to Prepare Lining for a Washable Dress

  It’s super important to prepare your fabrics before you sew them. Especially if you are going to make a washable garment like a dress. This tutorial will guide you through how to get lining fabric ready before the pattern pieces are cut from it. You’ll prepare the raw edges, then run it through the…

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Shop Your Fabric and Pattern Stash

  There’s a good reason to shop from your own stash of patterns and fabric before you go shopping for more. You can get inspired again, you’ll not overspend, and you’ll have creative time without having to feel overwhelmed at a store. Try it out, this quick video tutorial will get you started! Ideas on…

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How to Choose a Zipper and Thread for Multi-Colored Fabrics

This video tutorial will help you make better decisions when choosing your thread color and zipper for multi-colored fabrics. It’s scary to feel confused when you are buying these things and have to commit to sewing with them. Just play with it. Have fun. Take a scrap of fabric with you when you’re shopping for…

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How to Sew a Quilt Block by Hand

  Essential tips for how to sew a running stitch for hand piecing a quilt. Especially good for beginners, those learning how to quilt, to hand piece a quilt or those just wanting to learn how to sew by hand and wanting to learn a few sewing basics. This video will quickly guide you through…

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How to Rework Skirt Pleats

  You don’t have to accept the details specified in a sewing pattern if they are not flattering to you. This is especially true when it comes to sewing a skirt! Learning how to sew can be frustrating, especially when things don’t turn out right after investing so much of your time. This video will…

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How to Sew and Shape a Shirt Collar

  Sewing a collar on a shirt can be tricky whether you sew it directly onto the neckline or a collar stand. It matters most that the collar is shaped before sewing at every step along the way. This will result in the nicest collar possible. Use this mini video tutorial to get you familiar…

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