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HOW-TO SEWING VIDEOS

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These videos were made to help you with: sewing tasks. Repairs, beginner how-to's, insights on work on a specific area of a garment, and some inspiration for organizing fabric and pattern stashes. 

I love making costumes for Halloween . . . and I find a lot of joy in amassing bits and pieces of materials to make something spectacular out of things most people would throw away. 

I hope you'll find some inspiration in those videos on how I go about getting through mundane, exciting, and fulfilling projects . . . so you can find satisfaction in anything you are sewing!

sewing how-to videos image

These videos were made to help you with: sewing tasks. Repairs, beginner how-to's, insights on work on a specific area of a garment, and some inspiration for organizing fabric and pattern stashes. 

I love making costumes for Halloween . . . and I find a lot of joy in amassing bits and pieces of materials to make something spectacular out of what most people would throw away. 

I hope you'll find some inspiration in those videos on how I go about getting through mundane, exciting, and fulfilling projects . . . so you can find satisfaction in anything you are sewing!

sewing how-to videos image

These videos were made to help you with: sewing tasks. Repairs, beginner how-to's, insights on work on a specific area of a garment, and some inspiration for organizing fabric and pattern stashes. 

I love making costumes for Halloween . . . and I find a lot of joy in amassing bits and pieces of materials to make spectacular out of what most people would think to throw away. 

I hope you'll find some inspiration in those videos on how I go about getting through mundane, exciting, and fulfilling projects . . . so you can find satisfaction in anything you are sewing!

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Scout Patches

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Learn the basics of sewing edges with corners and curves...

Running Stitch

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Piecing your quilt block together by hand with a running stitch...

Curve a needle

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What to do when all you have are straight needles when sewing thick fabrics...

PURSE STRAP REPAIR

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Fix your strap using the correct needle and a straight stitch, this D-ring...

Leather topstitch

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Hand sewing a zipper can be simple with a heavy duty needle and strong...

Fix a Hole in Knits

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The most durable way to mend knit clothing with an unsightly hole...

blade safety

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It's important to check blades on your rotary cutter, here's a safe way...

HEMMING JEANS

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Choosing the machine needle and thread correctly will help you replicate...

flattering Pleats

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You can choose to modify details on your sewing pattern like pleats...

sew your stash

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Before you go shopping for more, here's a method for shopping your own stash...

STASH ORGANIZATION

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How to use an app to sort your stash, projects needs, make mood boards...

Make Your Clothes

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This is my go-to approach for making clothes to flatter the body...

SEWING A COLLAR

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What results in the nicest collar possible is shaping it while you sew...

how to use lining

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A few tips on how to find the appropriate weight for lining, and how it drapes...

READY YOUR LINING

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Here's why prepping linings before making a washable garment will save you...

FIX SNAGGED KNITS

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All you need is a simple tool, and you can keep your sweaters in top shape...

costume materials

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It's the little things we can save: ropes of shopping bag handles, ribbons on tags...

cleopatra costume

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How I reinterpret saved bits of fabric, notions, and lampshades for Cleopatra...

buying fabric

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By thinking through how the fabric you want will work with what you have...

multi-color fabric

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Tips on choosing the right color of notions like thread and zippers for your make...

chair cushions

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Getting a nice final result in your cushion starts with the padding you pick...

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