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TEACHABLE MOMENTS RESOURCE AND TUTORIAL GLOSSARY  

BROWN SHUGAH JUNCTION new "mommy and me" patterns are almost here!!!  I have  designed these  cute and whimsical patterns to be ultra simple and super easy to make by every sewing level.  They are  especially designed to encourage Adult/Child special creative times together!!! LEARNING TO MAKE DOLLS AS A TEAM!!!  Below are links to YouTube  tutorials and other resources  that may help you to become familiar with  terms, skills and tools  you might find in the pattern instructions.  Check back regularly  for new resource discoveries.

If you are new to sewing or need a refresher in order to teach sewing/dollmaking your child dollmaking partner; check out the excellent YouTube tutorials below to get you started with some basic skills and tools often used in rag dollmaking

 

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Best Tutorial for teaching little ones to sew!!!: 

http://www.ajennuinelife.com/tiny-sewists

 

Back stitch:            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FknfumFPX8

 

Basing /Running/ Gathering stitch:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FkrnfumFPX8

Beginner’s sewing course:          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGITrkYdjJs&t=131s

 

Blanket stitch:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FknfumFPX8

 

Cross stitch:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ogAHwRK7oE    

 

Design Boards:       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nSZtoionpA

 

Fabric: How to buy and cut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GDRJJsi8tM

 

Fabric: for Cloth Doll Bodies:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03MVWGLL1OM&t=29s

 

Fabric: how to prepare and lay it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8JwquZW2ik

 

Grainline - what is it:       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4aPVPlpQUc 

 

Hand Stitching Tutorial:    http://www.instructables.com/class/Hand-Sewing-Class/

 

Ladder stitch:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3fFHV6r9Ow  

Paperback Fusible Adhesive: https://youtu.be/BwcaC2dnuLo

 

Part of the sewing machine:       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBI5XQeqKMQ

 

Pinning:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK_79KdJVIg  alternative pinning

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFz20O_sTMw

 

Portable Ironing Board:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d5SQhZ3vmc

 

Pressing and Ironing:                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYIj3m_Zja0

 

Salvage - what is it:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtKcFBOco8Q&list=PLh8Ek3kRPUIhLiFlWnc9y7l4cWVqZQGPM&index=4

 

Scissor Basics for cutting fabrics ( note: Kids should not use rotary scissors!!!!)  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVuqVtUoZmc 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5pPUut4g_o

 

 

Scissor Safety:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT3PCQTBdeM

 

Seam allowance:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tByXPGwvZ_I

Seam ripper - How to use 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7tmeBNbZ9c

 

Sewing Curves:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLmu3phrxqg&t=39s

Sewing Straight Seam/Sewing Straight lines:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2snSTLSznA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWk9kqaXz1w&t=120s

 

Sewing Machine Problems: The Most Common Issues :    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgHxs6ukadM

 

Sewing Machine needles tutorial: How to choose   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh1okmc4gL4

 

Sewing Room Safety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht5ksn5qHfk

Sewing Terms Glossary ( comprehensive / w pix)   http://sewingschool.org/category/sewing-glossary/

 

Stitch length and tension adjustment:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqwHtYpKBzo

                                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf6oPMbLPzo

(also check your machine’s manual , most manufacturers have a YouTube tutorial for their machines)

 

Template making:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7klMZfVn44U

 

Threading a needle and knotting the thread:

                                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBzYqAZRP_A

                                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PowkA9Bojlo

 

Thread - how to knot off:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhEUqBSgwjI

                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wNhNTLtUkQ

 

Thread tutorial:  How to choose   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn5iDta-A-Y