Sewing Newsletter (Page 3)

November 2014 Volume 11/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, Nov 17

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "1 Easy Jacket Pattern - 6 Terrific Looks, Part 1" Learn easy sewing and embellishment techniques for a jacket with multiple fashion options. Join Nancy and designer Amy Barickman as they take a simple swing jacket/coat pattern and give it different looks with a little creative sewing and charming vintage elements. In this first episode you'll learn basic sewing tips plus quick serging and embellishment ideas to fashion several new jacket versions.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Fit and Flare" A classic style sometimes can use a change whether for fashion or fit. Fit expert Kathleen Cheetham teaches how to create a back yoke on a blouse to eliminate multiple darts or change to a more casual look. Then, it's a lesson on sleeves for your Little Black Dress with Angela Wolf. Finally, Gretchen Hirsch alters a favorite pattern by adding a flounce for a fashion flare.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Twist It" Twist your way to great projects with an ombre bib style necklace using twisted jump rings, a soldered ring band from twisted wire with Kate Richbourg, and a wire crochet bead ball bracelet.

Tuesday, Nov 18

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "1 Easy Jacket Pattern - 6 Terrific Looks, Part 2" Make a stylish jacket with a simple pattern and clever artistic techniques. Use an easy unlined jacket/coat pattern and express your personality with embellishment options for three new looks. Nancy and guest Amy Barickman detail how simple changes to fabric and technique allow you to quickly sew creative jackets with unique accents.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Back to Basics" Today's episode features back to basic tips and more controlled, traditional techniques. Catherine Redford constructs a little quilt from traditional Square-in-a-Square blocks using a paper foundation for accuracy. Sarah Ann Smith takes the guesswork out of choosing the right needle for the thread you want to use.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Dirty Dozen Fitting Issues" Peggy discusses the twelve items we need to take into account when making garments.

Wednesday, Nov 19

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Jackets for Real People, Part 1" Discover professional interfacing secrets that add fashionable dimension to a jacket. Designer and sewing legend Pati Palmer joins Nancy for a 2-part series on sewing a designer jacket. In this first program, learn the latest in interfacing to sew an Armani-style jacket. In jacket making, it's what's inside that counts!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Classic Machine Attachments" Today's experts provide a new perspective on machine attachments. You can do so many techniques faster and easier when you choose the right accessory. Cookie Gaynor is first with an updated take on circles using a circle attachment and decorative stitches. Then, Angela Wolf's Little Black Dress lesson is hemming the vent on your dress. Finally, Clare Rowley shares her expertise on using sewing feet for easy ways to attach, trim, pearls, and sequins for an updated basic tee shirt.

9:00 AM Sew It All "In The Bag, Linda Lum Debono" Incorporate different sewing techniques to create a one-of-a-kind purse.

Thursday, Nov 20

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Jackets for Real People, Part 2" Construct a lined jacket with ease-21st century style. Pati Palmer, designer and celebrated sewing instructor, joins Nancy to share her tips on a no-fail welt pocket, "bagging a lining technique," easy mitered vents, and much more. Streamline the process of making a fashionable jacket with these innovative ideas.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Flower Bed" Construction of a "circular" design, is created from the simple "building blocks" of 9-patch units and rectangles. Marianne and Mary stress cutting accuracy and a consistent quarter inch seam for the success of creating this pattern. They also show how partial seams are used to quickly construct the body of this quilt.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Light Up The Room" Take a plain lamp shade and add a little knit or crochet to make it your own. Maggie will show you how to knit a lace stitch cover and Ellen will demonstrate a crochet shell stitch shade, designed by Carrie Carpenter. Knit Ice Storm is the square this week.

Friday, Nov 21

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 1" Design smart and innovative bags by making easy changes to your pattern. Add a strap variation, work with a palette of fat quarters, use gathers and ruching accents for piping, plus more. You'll learn ways to make a bag with panache for a fraction of the cost of a designer bag.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Day and Night, Part 2" Eleanor uses up her scraps to make more quilts.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Literary Knits" Visit the knitting library as former costume designer Annie Modesitt talks about knitting's place in literature. Then, Nikol Lohr shares some of her amazing literature-inspired knits virtually, from the old schoolhouse she calls home. Next, author and designer Joanna Johnson's love for Anne of Green Gables inspired her to create a book of her own. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis reviews books for readers (and knitters) of all ages in which knitting plays a prominent role. Last is Vickie tying up Loose Ends with a crocheted bookmark tutorial.

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