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Even super heroes need a little help every once in a while, our sewing machine comes to the rescue with today's projects. Teacher Ellen Miller has a little bobbin magic as she introduces us to Sashiko, a couture technique that adds so many dimensions to your sewing. Then practice a little machine wizardry with Joanne Banko. Even the most basic machine includes super sewing stitches that can make your sewing more professional. Learn how easy it is to get super results using stretch stitches, overcast, basting, and blind hem and even buttonhole stitches for super results.

Our material girls, Angela Wolf, Ellen March and Ebony Love have some great fabrics choices as they take three projects step by step. Angela moves to our first lesson on the trendy top and front placket, then it's a fun new fabric - cork on a tote bag with Ellen. We finish with a quilt project featuring last week's block with Ebony.

Inspiration for today's fashion comes from many sources, including the glamour of the silver screen. Angela Wolf starts out with a luxurious chemise top; perfect under a jacket or sweater or glamorous all by itself for evening wear. Then it's time to bring out your inner princess as Cheryl Sleboda creates crowns - fit for a movie star, your favorite cosplay outfit, or a little girl's party.

Make the ordinary extraordinary. DIY fashion expert Jane Monzures embellishes plain shirts and makes accessories with zippers. Sewing instructor Joanne Banko makes an elegant padded hanger to keep clothes looking great. Designer Jessica Stewart uses collage design concepts to mash up patterns and colors for beautiful kids fashions.

Get ready for a red carpet evening with luxurious fabrics and special occasion looks. First, Joanne Banko demonstrates tone on tone embroidery and serging for that 40s glamour. Then, learn to create fabulous drape when you cut on the bias as Angela Wolf creates a satin bias cowl. Finally Londa Rolfing has a quick lesson on creating a cascading front neckline.

Arrive on time and in style. Embroidery expert Eileen Roche embroiders colorful and cool watchbands to add style to any outfit. Using versatile hardware, Carolina Moore creates the ultimate travel bag with roomy pockets for all your take-alongs. Upcycle designer Michelle Paganini has a tip for re-purposing notions and trims from resale garments.

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