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August 2016 Volume 8/2016 WUSF TV
Mon, Aug 01

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Nancy's Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques" Learn Nancy's secrets for making a designer handbag with panache. Add grommets and piping to a cinched tote, embroider monograms on faux leather, or create a continuous strap to hold a yoga mat or baby blanket. Nancy's easy handbag techniques can be adapted for your favorite bag pattern.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Classic Details" Today's show looks at a few classic details. Amy Alan has a serger lesson. She reviews the basic serger stitches and teaches when to use them and tension adjustments for each. Then, Angela Wolf introduces princess seams - why you use them, how to adjust for fit, and then how to sew them. Finally, Kenneth D. King has a couture technique for curved tucks on a fabulous top.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Make These Tonight" Stacking bracelets are today's hottest style statement. Jewelry designer Meredith Roddy creates three distinct styles of stacking bracelets to combine or to wear alone. Candie Cooper designs trendy earrings for teens and tweens in Katie's Beading Lesson.

Tue, Aug 02

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quick Stitch to Wear Again, Part 1" Nancy highlights a simple, yet unconventional, approach to clothing repairs. Learn the Fool'em Jeans Hem, the No-Bump Jeans Hem, a Snug-Up the Waist Fix, and a Cover-up Zipper Fix. You'll be surprised at these easy methods to do your own clothing repairs quickly.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts " Make It Special" Personal expression can leave a lasting impression. Mark Lipinski shares a variety of legacy quilts, along with his own, to show how to leave a bit of yourself behind. Artist Tammie Bowser makes fusible applique "Jazz Quilts" from photos from her uncle. Susan Brubaker Knapp offers tips for machine stitching teeny, tiny motifs to take quilts beyond the ordinary.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Three Patterns, One Wardrobe" Create an entire wardrobe from just three patterns. Using different fabrics creates totally different looks.

Wed, Aug 03

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Quick Stitch to Wear Again, Part 2" Nancy takes an easy and lighter approach to clothing repairs. Replace broken zippers, mend jeans, sew on buttons, and more with this unconventional approach to repairs. Nancy breaks all the traditional sewing rules with these easy clothing repair techniques. Zipper Remedy, Holes to Art, Lumberjack Patches, Too Much Cake Fix, and more.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Sleepy Time" The experts have adorable projects for the little ones in your life. We begin with a pillow from Vanessa Vargas Wilson. Open up the pillow for a play mat that might double as a naptime or car trip blanket. Then, we move on to another lesson from Angela Wolf for the Little Black Dress. Alter the neckline curve and make a new facing. Finally, meet expert Pearl Krush with a kid's bedroll.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Chevron Chic, Caroline Hulse" Create a fun and easy tote bag using a chevron piecing technique.

Thu, Aug 04

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew The Perfect T-Shirt, Part 1" Add a designer touch to an easy-to-make T-shirt-fast and fun! Designer Pamela Leggett joins Nancy to share fitting techniques that flatter "real" figures and to show simple knit sewing tips for T-shirts. Pamela's easy T-shirt pattern has a flattering style that gives options for the necklines that are featured.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting " Fond Memories" One block quilts can make a dramatic statement. Mary and her guest Liz Porter will present one of our new template sets called Whirling Pinwheels. They demonstrate cutting and piecing the various unique shapes at create this dynamic pattern.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! " Colorful Hats" Learn how to crochet an African Flower Slouch with Robyn and work 2-color knit magic with Kristin's Hat. Lena goes through the steps of a crochet Motif Cowl.

Fri, Aug 05

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew The Perfect T-Shirt, Part 2" Sew a classic tee dress with easy fitting, sewing, and designing techniques. Nancy and designer Pamela Leggett show how to apply sewing and fitting techniques from a T-shirt pattern to a wardrobe classic-a comfortable tee dress. Also learn tips for several neckline variations and hemming options ideal for dresses.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Broken Wheel and Farmers Daughter" Bright and Bold these blocks are made easy.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily " Don't Sweater The Small Stuff" Take your project from homemade to handmade. Knitter and instructor Patty Lyons shares tips to make your next sweater a success. Kate Gilbert of the Twist Collective talks about why sweaters are such popular projects. Leslye Solomon shows how to block a sweater successfully and Tanis Gray adds a feminine touch with lace picot. Vickie Howell compares neckline treatments and proportional sizing for baby sweaters.

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