Sewing Newsletter (Page 3)

 
April 2014 Volume 4/2014 WUSF TV
 
Monday, April 14

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Easy Reversible Aprons-Everyday and Elegant, Part 1" Waist-tie aprons are an easy in-vogue wardrobe addition for daytime or evening hostess events. Nancy and guest designer Mary Mulari highlight features from several of Mary's apron designs. Make practical aprons for hanging laundry and gardening, or create other vintage styles that incorporate appliques, rick rack, and tie-shaped wedges-all are reversible! Four apron styles, including a child's apron, ideal for daughter or granddaughter, are featured!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Apparel Details and Embellishments" Don't settle for a cookie cutter look to sewing. Designer and teacher Londa Rohlfing is first with a tutorial on creating your own bias embellishments. Then, it's some easy decorative embroidery details with Tricia Waddell. Next, expert Bobbi Bullard demonstrates perfect placement for machine embroidery designs. The final segment features Angela Wolf with her first lesson of the season on jeans - learn the easy way to topstitch.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "It's A Wrap" The jewelry workshop continues with "it's a wrap". These are necklaces and bracelets that wrap, coil and twist for texture and interest. Christie Friesen is the first guest to make a beautiful orchid from clay featuring a technique for twisting colors together. Then, Mary Hettmansperger has a metal work project featuring embossing on metal for an interesting and unique surface on low tech metal jewelry. Next is a jewelry workshop lesson showing how to use memory wire. Finally, Laura Timmons makes a braided leather bracelet using cup chain.

Tuesday, April 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Easy Reversible Aprons-Everyday and Elegant, Part 2" Upgrade your cooking and serving attitude with a festive reversible apron. Nancy's guest, Mary Mulari, has designed some new aprons in her signature reversible style. She and Nancy show how to make three full flair apron styles that include colorful appliqued pockets, grommets, rick rack, detachable accents, and more. The styles definitely have a split personality, with one side for everyday tasks and the reverse side to host an elegant occasion.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Modern Quilting Meets Folk Art" Two very distinct quilt approaches, modern quilting and folk art, have one very important element in common-they both thrive on a simple clean aesthetic. Today's three designers take a simple approach with very different techniques. First, Catherine Redford makes a modern place mat using hexagons. Then, Ebony love demonstrates die-cut trapunto. Finally, Michelle May shows how to create a felted flower brooch in the folk art style.

9:00 AM Martha's Sewing Room "Machine Quilt Binding" Variations of machine stitched quilt bindings; Greek key mitering Antique Technique; I Love My Serger notions caddy with wrapped bindings; Double scalloped front bodice Designer Techniques. Guests: Nina McVeigh, Kathy McMakin, Kathy Barnard.

Wednesday, April 16

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "30-Minute Doll Clothes, Part 1" Learn timesaving tips for sewing a variety of elastics. Nancy reviews various types of elastics including braided, knitted, and woven, and then she teaches updated techniques for buttonhole and drawcord elastic. In addition, learn how to make a traditional elastic casing and a ready-to-wear technique for a no-worries elastic casing, especially nice for knit garments.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Simple Sewing and Easy Tricks" Make sewing simpler with tips and tricks from the pros. Top stitch basics is the first segment of the show with designer Shannon Dennis. She shows how to match thread, feet, and stitches for a great result. Then, Angela Wolf has a second denim lesson on hemming jeans for a professional look. Lastly, expert Janet Prays shows how to install zippers using a method from the ready-to-wear world.

9:00 AM Sew It All "That's A Wrap, Nicole Smith" Create a fun and fashionable wrap skirt that fits and flatters.

Thursday, April 17

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "30-Minute Doll Clothes, Part 2" Little girl's gifts in minutes-sew a simple mix and match 18" doll wardrobe. Nancy and designer Joan Hinds create quick 18" doll clothes that are simple enough for beginning sewers. Learn to sew pants, vests, T-shirts, jumpers, and nightgowns for playtime to bedtime ensembles. Each takes 30 minutes or less to sew. Nancy and Joan demonstrate using fusible trims and hems, simple serged edges, bias necklines, ruffled armholes, and lots more.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Wagon Wheels" Quilters love quilts inspired by the past. This quilt was inspired by an antique quilt. Mary Fons and Liz Porter demonstrate how to use a template set to create the 9-blade fan unit and present tips for piecing curves. They will also discuss making a border using your remaining fabrics to enhance your quilt top.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Head Warmers" Color knitting expert Kristin Nicholas shows how to make the Vineyard Hat, and Ellen Gormley crochets the Bobble Tweed. Brett Bara explores lace knitting with the French Quarter scarf.

Friday, April 18

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Workshop, Part 1" Learn serger basics and make samples of the most used serger stitches in this workbook style class. Serger expert Pam Mahshie joins Nancy to teach you how to serge knit seams, chain stitch patchwork, serge wrapped corners, serge decorative edges, and more-all in a serger workshop you can attend in the comfort of your home. Test drive a Cording Foot and an Elastic Foot for your serger using an easy 3- or 4-thread overlock stitch.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Finishing" Professional quilter, Sandy Thompson, joins Eleanor to teach machine quilting techniques. Sandy discusses the phases of preparing the quilt top for finishing and gives tips on sewing machine maintenance. From "layering" the quilt components to clamping and pining, learn the steps involved in stenciling, free motion and stippling your quilt.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Tiny Details" Today's show looks at knitting and fitting baby, kids, and doll clothes. First, designers Kate Gagnon Osborn and Courtney Kelley demonstrate shaping and construction techniques that are especially important when knitting for babies. Then, we'll spend some overseas Space to Space time in the home studio of Erika Knight in Brighton, England. Next, Brandy Fortune demonstrates a sweet skirt, for a doll or daughter. Then, Tanis is in the yarn spotlight. Vickie closes with a tip for turning a basic baby hat into an heirloom gift by adding a simple crochet flower.

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