Sewing Newsletter (Page 2)
|January 2015||Volume 1/2015||WUSF TV|
|Monday, Jan 5|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2" Finish up those stashed quilts with simple layering and quilting techniques and...no stress. Nancy takes the "ouch" out of finishing quilt tops-fearless and fun! Start by layering and pinning (or fusing) , then learn easy no-fear quilting options, basic to creative, and all done on your sewing machine-no hand sewing. Quilt layers by stitching in the ditch, "decorative tie" stitches, or fearless stippling.8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Fabric First" There are many sources for inspiration when choosing a sewing project. Sometimes we find the perfect pattern or silhouette, and sometimes it's a special occasion we want to sew for, other times we simply love a particular fabric and look for something to make out of a gorgeous cut. But each fabric has characteristics that require different techniques. We chose 3 fabrics today and projects that are unique to the fabric chosen. First, Angela shows her technique for needle felting on silk. Next, Tina Givens introduces us to one of her favorite fabrics - linen. She has some tips for quilt blocks that tell a unique story. Then, Angela returns for free motion techniques on cotton.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Heirloom Cabochons" Using colorful fabric, blogger Mandi Ainsworth fashions cabochons to create heirlooms using a new
twist on traditional techniques. Mandi makes a bezel with seed beads to create timeless pendants,
bracelets and necklaces. Katie shows how to tie knots in leather strips to create a fashion-forward
|Tuesday, Jan 6|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 3" Are your stashed quilts "in a bind?" Overcome the fear of applying binding with Nancy's easy methods.
Learn how to cut and apply traditional binding and binding for unique shapes (curves, hexagons, and
more) including effortless mitered corners. Plus, Nancy shares ideas for using prepackaged binding
with perfect results.
9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch " The Wrap Dress"
Learn to make the universally flattering wrap dress. See how easy it is to create this classic
addition to your wardrobe.
|Wednesday, Jan 7|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Hobo Totes - Casual to Classic" Showcase creative options on a basic tote that's roomy and simple to make. Nancy starts with tote
basics and adds variety with fabric, trim, and techniques. She adds belt loops to hold a partial belt
or a scarf for interest. Pre-quilted fabric makes a speedy serged bag, and faux sheepskin warrants
new sewing techniques. Finishing tips, like attaching legs and adding a hanging snap, are handy
options for other bags.
9:00 AM Sew It All "Apron In Reverse, Sharon Madsen"Create a reversible apron using fat quarters and easy binding techniques.
|Thursday, Jan 8|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Knock Out Knits, Part 1"
Use a little creativity to make stylish changes to a basic knit T-shirt. Donna Fenske, guest
designer, and Nancy create easy knit ruffles using several different methods to gather and finish
them. They accent tees using ruffles terraced on the yoke, down the front, and to complement a round
or V-neckline. These clever ruffle variations produce "knock out" T-shirt fashions that are simple to
sew, and easy on your budget.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! " Beading with Knit and Crochet" If you want to learn how to knit or crochet with beads these two coin purses are the perfect starter
project. Each on features a metal frame. Afghan Square is the Diagonal Bobble Stitch.
|Friday, Jan 9|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Knock Out Knits, Part 2" Learn to make trendy flounces, ruffles, and pleats to update a basic tee. Light as a feather flounces
created with circles, soft graceful ruffled strips, and easy retro pleats are among the flattering
variations used to create upscale T-shirt fashions. Nancy and Designer Donna Fenske make stylish tees
with ease using updated techniques, a little effort, and a lot of creative know-how.
9:00 AM Knitting Daily " If It Knits, It Fits" Today we learn how to make garments that fit. Designer Anne Hanson shows how to take measurements,
and the most important fit points of a garment. Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby discusses designing
crochet-wear to fit women of every size. Next Laura Bryant goes in-depth on the bust dart, explaining
how to customize a sweater. Then, in Tools of the Trade, Tanis has some tools that simplify knitting
and fitting. Vickie ties up Loose Ends with tips with a demo of knitting a fully fashioned decrease.