Sewing Newsletter (Page 3)
|December 2014||Volume 12/2014||WUSF TV|
|Monday, Dec 15|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Embellish Outside The Box, Part 1" Revitalize your wardrobe as you embellish "outside the box"-create artsy free-form details. Designer and playful stitcher Vicki Tracy joins Nancy in a quest to embellish without any rules. They decorate a variety of clothing and accessories with beads, buttons, and nontraditional trim as they do easy and clever techniques such as carefree couching, button collages, sassy sandwiching, edgy ruffles, and more.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Tradition Meets Fashion" On this show, piecework like you've never seen it before - as traditional quilting meets fashion. Think a little outside of the box as Angela Wolf makes a color block dress that's really just a variation on a large patchwork design. Then, quilter Jeni Baker demonstrates piecework on a smaller scale with a half square quilt perfect for beginners.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Stitch It" All you need is a needle and thread to stitch your way to beautiful detailing with an embellished
leather cuff bracelet using blanket stitch, bead embroidery on a block print with Jennifer Van
Benschoten, and flat and circular square stitch with Jean Campbell.
|Tuesday, Dec 16|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Embellish Outside The Box, Part 2" Cast out sewing rules as you create head-turning embellishments with a no-hassle approach. Nancy and
designer Vicki Tracy turn embellishing into "playtime," as they use twisted trim for edging, create
no-hassle machine embroidered appliques, sandwich and stitch scraps and trims to make textured
fabric, and more. They follow Vicki's mantra "Buy retail, add detail" to change traditional clothing
into trendy chic styles.
9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Capes Fit for Any Fashion" Whatever your style - a cape fits for any fashion. Learn how to make this flattering garment to add
to your wardrobe.
|Wednesday, Dec 17|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Boutique, Part 1" Serge designer styles and accessories using Barbara Goldkorn's streamlined techniques. Serger
specialist Barbara Goldkorn and Nancy team up to serge projects that are chic, easy, and fun. Learn
new applications for basic serger stitches, fabulous attachments, and delightful projects using cover
and chain stitches. They create a textured pillow, a sheer gathered scarf, beaded fabric accessories,
and an elastic smocked sundress.
9:00 AM Sew It All "Fit to a V, Morgan & Matthew Meredith" Learn about menswear sewing and construct an everyday V-neck top.
|Thursday, Dec 18|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Boutique, Part 2" Be inspired to serge boutique style gifts with ease as you learn creative serger stitch applications.
Use your serger to make a ruffled tee dress, a vintage stitched or woven fab finished pillow, and a
trendy table runner with an innovative cover stitched binding. Nancy and serger specialist Barbara
Goldkorn share their expert techniques for serging impressive projects that are timelessly chic, yet
simple to make.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! " Rugs" Knit and Crochet rugs add a personal touch to any room. Meghan Jones designed a fun garter stitch rug
and Carrie Carpenter designed a giant crochet doily for your floor. Square is knit Blue Berry Muffin.
|Friday, Dec 19|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Machine Embroidery Fundamentals, Part 1" Learn or "relearn" embroidery basics with a fun new twist for dynamite embellishing results.
Embroidery expert Eileen Roche joins Nancy to help you tackle those embroidery projects that have
been on your "to do" list forever. Experiment with stabilizers, play with color, use the editing
features on your machine, practice perfect placement, and make a basting file for design
realignment-all easier than you ever thought possible!
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Boy Meets Girl" First, menswear designer Josh Bennett talks about choosing stitch patterns and palettes, and
finishing techniques that add a masculine touch. Then, meet husband and wife retailing dynamos Kathy
and Steve Elkins as they talk yarn trends and the business side of knitting. Next, designer and
winner of the Fiber Factor challenge, Lauren Riker, shares how she makes and attaches her signature
girly embellishment, the knitted bow. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis shows some tools and yarns that
are genderless in their appeal. Vickie closes with some Loose Ends thoughts on how a few changes to a
pattern can take a garment in a more masculine or feminine direction.