In this class you will learn how to do basic pattern alterations on several different pattern pieces. Ashley Hough will teach you how to alter shirt necklines and backs, shirt sleeve, skirts and pants.
The sewing needle is often overlooked, although it is one of the most important pieces of a sewing project. In this video, ZJ Zumbach will teach us some important tips about needles, including how long they should be used before being replaced, and how to know which type of needle is best for each sewing project. See what other helpful advice ZJ has to offer in this sewing video.
The Only Hand Stitching Tip You Need for Accurate Spacing
Many people tend to shy away from hand stitching because of either the length of time it takes to complete the stitching or the difficulty of ensuring that the stitches look nice and even. Ashley Hough shares a fun hand stitching tip that makes accurately spacing your hand sewing stitches quicker and easier.
Jessica Giardino and Ashley Hough present helpful techniques to prevent any aches or pains that may arise when sewing. Learn how to establish a safe and comfortable sewing environment. Also, witness different sewing tools designed to reduce any muscle strains caused by hours of sewing. Use these sewing techniques for years to come.
Ellen March teaches you how to make a strip skirt using your own pattern. It is easy and all you need is a big sheet of paper. Then determine how long you want it to be and Ellen will help you finish it. Once complete, add a simple double turn hem to perfect it.
Stephanie Ohnmacht shows us how working with striped patterns can be a lot of fun. She walks us through the preparation for working with striped patterns, including how to have the pattern layed out and the basic rules of working with stripes. Watch and learn how to make a flattering garment using stripes and get started today.
Many bag or tote patterns that you buy off the shelf have all the beautiful detail reserved for the outside of your bag. A lot of the time they do not incorporate any of that detail – specifically pockets – into the inside of the bag. Or if they do have pockets worked into the inside lining, they never seem to be exactly how I would want them. So, here’s an easy trick to making your own lined pockets!
Carry your yoga mat to class in style with a fun carrying handle complete with a velcro pocket! Follow along as Stacy Grissom shows you how to measure for and make your handle using only a small amount of fabric, some fusible fleece, and bias tape. This easy to construct handle can be simply wrapped around your yoga mat for transport, or the design also allows you to slip one handle through the other in order to hold it tighter.