Sewing Techniques

National Sewing Circle is here to guide you through a variety of sewing techniques, no matter your skill level. Whether you are interested in bobbin work…
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Upcyling a T-Shirt with a Foldover Elastic Binding
Is your favorite crewneck t-shirt looking a little tired? Give it a fresh look and upcycle it with a new scoop neckline featuring a pretty foldover elastic binding! This quick and easy technique is a great way to add a little extra style to any basic tee!
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Shirred Valance
A shirred valance is an easy way to add some color and texture to your windows. ZJ Humbach shows you how easy it is to make one in this fun tutorial.
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How to Blind Hem
Aurora Sisneros demonstrates great tips for tackling your blind hems. Learn several techniques and tricks to assist you with difficult points in sewing your blind hem. Also, find out how to use a sewing machine rather than hand stitching your blind hem.
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Decorative Ways to Seam Leather
You can stitch leather using a typical home sewing machine, no heavy-duty machine is required. Ashley Hough teaches you seaming techniques for any leather project that are both functional and decorative, using a combination of machine and hand stitching.
Learn how to use the Canadian smocking technique to create a beautiful woven effect for pillows and other sewing projects. Watch the video now to learn more. Smocking Pattern, Textured Quilt, Canadian Smocking, Smocking Patterns, Woven Pillow
Canadian Smocking
Learn how to use the Canadian smocking technique to create a beautiful woven effect for pillows and other sewing projects. Watch the video now to learn more.
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Tricky Fabric Stitching Techniques
Nicole LaFoille presents new and helpful stitching techniques for working with tricky fabrics. These techniques open up many unique possibilities for you.
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Reverse Applique and T-Shirt Applique Ideas
Reverse applique can be a great way to add embellishments to your sewing projects. Nicole LaFoille walks you through a couple of reverse applique projects – but with a twist! Watch as she shows you how to make fun and unique decorative pillows, as well as t-shirt applique ideas using this technique.
While fat quarters of fabric are commonly used when quilting, they can be new to you if you are someone who generally sews garments or home decor projects. ZJ Humbach explains what fat quarters of fabric are, including their size and fabric types, and then shares some fun things to make with fat quarters. Quilting, Fun Things To Make, Things To Make, Home Decor Projects, Fat Quarters, Fun Things, Some Fun, Fat Quarter, Fabric
How Sewers Can Use Fat Quarters
While fat quarters of fabric are commonly used when quilting, they can be new to you if you are someone who generally sews garments or home decor projects. ZJ Humbach explains what fat quarters of fabric are, including their size and fabric types, and then shares some fun things to make with fat quarters.
$2 FOR A WHOLE YEAR OF SEWING!
CONGRATS! You've been invited to become a Premium Member in the National Sewing Circle. Get exclusive access to all of our best instructional sewing videos, expert tips & fun projects. Upgrade today and you'll get a WHOLE YEAR of access for only $2 (normally $59).
CONGRATS!  You've been invited to become a Premium Member in the National Sewing Circle. Get exclusive access to all of our best instructional sewing videos, expert tips & fun projects. Upgrade today and you'll get a WHOLE YEAR of access for only $2 (normally $59).  https://go.nationalsewingcircle.com/a27794/ Sewing Lessons, Godard Art, Jesus Music
$2 FOR A WHOLE YEAR OF SEWING!
CONGRATS! You've been invited to become a Premium Member in the National Sewing Circle. Get exclusive access to all of our best instructional sewing videos, expert tips & fun projects. Upgrade today and you'll get a WHOLE YEAR of access for only $2 (normally $59).
$2 FOR A WHOLE YEAR OF SEWING!
CONGRATS! You've been invited to become a Premium Member in the National Sewing Circle. Get exclusive access to all of our best instructional sewing videos, expert tips & fun projects. Upgrade today and you'll get a WHOLE YEAR of access for only $2 (normally $59).
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Sewing Over Pins: Tips and Techniques
Sewing over pins can be a heated topic among sewers- some people never sew over pins and some people have been sewing that way for years. While sewing over pins comes down to personal preference, the type of pin you choose to use can have an impact on your decision to do so.
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Tricky Fabric Stitching Techniques
Nicole LaFoille presents new and helpful stitching techniques for working with tricky fabrics. These techniques open up many unique possibilities for you. See what needles work best when stitching specialty fabrics as well as the most efficient way to cut your fabric. Learn how to do different styles of stitching. For example, zig-zag stitching. Find out what tips will help you create your most successful pieces.
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Top-Stitching Tips for Sewing
Aurora Sisneros reveals her special tricks for top stitching. Top stitching is an important finishing move that is used for almost every sewing project. Find out how beneficial these helpful tips and techniques really are. Enhance your sewing projects with these fun and easy tricks Aurora provides you.
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Adding Texture with Pintucks
Stephanie Ohnmacht helps you jazz up and create a customize look for your garments or home decorating accessories with pintucks. Start by laying them out and deciding where you are going to use them. You have to do a little bit of math to make the template, but after that it is smooth sailing.