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  • Hey, everyone! Sarah here with Sewing Parts Online and today we’re going to learn how to assemble a needle clamp. We get asked about this a lot and it is surprisingly easy. Now, this (XZ0001051AS) is for a Brother machine. It fits most Brother and Babylocks. However, if you have a different machine, that’s okay, we do sell those parts. The principle…

  • Hey, everyone! Sarah here with sewingpartsonline.com and if you’ve ever struggled to make decorative circles, I have an attachment you have to try.  This is the circular sewing attachment. I actually have two of them here. This is a pretty generic Elna one. A lot of them look like this. And this is the more advanced Babylock one.  Now they go on…

  • Flannel, Flannel, Flannel… You can sew so many great projects using Flannel Fabric. It’s soft, warm, and surprisingly strong. However, it’s also deceptively tricky to sew. I say deceptively tricky because way back when I was learning to sew, I thought sewing flannel would be as easy as sewing any medium-weight cotton fabric. I was wrong. When I sew Flannel, I spend…

  • Have you been longing to sew fleece? With fall here and winter in the works, there is no better time to experiment with fleece. You may have heard sewing fleece is difficult, but just like sewing any fabric, there are tips and tricks to taming the beast. In this video, we go over some basic tips and tricks I use when sewing…

  • Hey Everyone! In part 4 we are constructing the skirt, attaching it to the bodice, and inserting the invisible zipper. We’re really coming into the home stretch with this costume. Once you’ve inserted the invisible zipper, you’ll have completed all of the hardest parts of this costume. Whoosh! What an experience! We’ll be finishing everything up this week – stay tuned! Disney’s…

  • In part 3 of the Elsa Costume tutorial, we go over how to construct the yoke and how to attach it to the bodice. We also show how to attach the sleeves and the neckline of the bodice lining. We’ve deviated from the pattern instructions a bit, but the end result is the same – an awesome Elsa Dress. The hardest part…

  • Hey everyone! In this video, we learn how to construct the bodice and the bodice lining step by step. If you are following our design, you’ll also learn how to create the diamond pattern top stitching with metallic thread. If your fabric is stretch (like ours), we suggest having some 90/14 stretch needles and 90/14 top stitching needles on hand. If you’re…

  • Be sure to view the Elna Costume Prep List before starting this video series! After some bumps in the road – Part 1 of the Elsa Tutorial is finally finished! Remember, the Elsa Series is specially designed for beginners and covers all the steps from start to finish. We want to help make the experience as easy and stress-free as possible. With…

  • Knowing how to properly press your fabric is essential to sewing (as much as we all dread it). However, using Best Press is the little helper that makes all the difference. This clear starch alternative is a great way to stabilize chiffon, organza, and even knits to make cutting and sewing as easy as cotton. And the real kicker is the awesome…