Sewing Newsletter (Page 3)
|December 2013||Volume 12/2013||WUSF TV|
|Monday, December 16|
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.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Technologies" The world of sewing is constantly changing - sometimes it's hard to keep up and take advantage of all of these new advances. Technology and innovation can be your best friend when you sew. Embroidery expert Eileen Roche is first with the basics for using an embroidery machine; this eyeglass case, filmed on location, is a great beginner project. Then, meet designer Rebecca Kemp Brent - she'll be visiting the show a few times this season with innovative stitch techniques. Today, she's using decorative stitches already on your machine to simplify or add a bit of couture to clothing constructions. Find out how to hide a patch pocket's stitching or bring a touch of reinforcement into the limelight with these easy ideas. Finally, Deepika Prakash is back with more machine feet and techniques - using the right foot at the right time makes all the difference.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Knot It" Knot it- wear it - love it; Leather, ribbon and other stringing
materials are in the spotlight. We begin with a knotted bracelet
featuring dark neon colors, knotted earrings with Erin Siegel, Jill
Wiseman gets us started with Kumihimo, and then, Katie shows how to
embellish chain with cording.
|Tuesday, December 17|
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
9:00 AM Martha's Sewing Room "Quick Zip Bags"
QUICK ZIP BAGS
Constructing a small zippered clutch; Sew Quick, Sew Easy messenger
bag; And Sew On segment on converting a shorts pattern to make skorts;
Hand embroidered shell stitch. Guests: Linda McGehee, Kari Mecca,
|Wednesday, December 18|
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 Sew It All "Off The Cuff, Tara Rex" Create fun and funky fabric jewelry.
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 Knit and Crochet Now! "Golf Club Covers" Every golfer wants to protect their clubs with covers. Maggie Pace
goes classic with a knitted spiral rib cover. Robyn Chacula goes for
cute with a crocheted cover made to look like an owl. Brett Bara shows
you a simple knit slip stitch pattern for a scarf suitable for men or
|Friday, December 20|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 1"
Sew easy scarves with amazing style using one yard or less fabric.
Finish the edges of a fashionable "O" Sew Easy pattern, create double
layer bias scarves, or add the latest pendants and jewels to scarves
for smart and chic creations. Learn easy sewing techniques and
creative draping ideas.
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Simple Is Beautiful"
Join us on this episode of Knitting Daily and explore both simple and
stunning knitwear. We begin with a look at draping, gathering, and
ruching in knitwear and how these simple elements pack a very
fashionable punch. Then, on today's how-to segment, Laura Bryant and
Barry Klein take a look at tencel yarns and fashionable projects that
can be made with this unique yarn. You'll learn what tencel is and be
able to practice knitting with this yarn in a fun, easy scarf design.
Then, on today's yarn spotlight Clara Parkes looks at recycled yarns.
Finally, we wrap up today's episode with a quick tip for getting gauge
for specialty yarns so you can either achieve the drape you're looking
for in a garment or show off the yarn you're using.