Sewing Newsletter (Page 3)
|April 2015||Volume 4/2015||WUSF TV|
|Monday, Apr 13|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Runway Finishes for Cool Edges, Part 1" Learn to sew runway finishes for seams and hems, creating artistic details on fashion fabrics. Nancy and Linda Lee, fashion designer from The Sewing Workshop, share their penchant for sewing to create cool runway finishes such as mitered corners for hems, a trendy method for sewing a detailed Hong Kong Finish, baby hems for sheers, and a crisp shirttail hem on a classic shirt. The finishing steps are all simple, yet effective.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The New Century Begins - The 1900s" The Industrial Revolution was in full swing and women ventured beyond their homes into the workplace and politics. Angela Wolf creates a luxurious kimono duster inspired by those worn over long, full skirts and dresses. Kathy McMakin uses today's machines to create a precious heirloom baby bonnet you'll treasure.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Torch-Fired Enameling" Metal artist Mary Hettmansperger demonstrates torch-fired enameling and how to create three
dimensional surfaces. She also shares tips for cutting metal. Then, enjoy an online visit with author
and teacher Kate Richbourg from her studio with advice for caring for and cleaning your tools.
|Tuesday, Apr 14|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Runway Finishes for Cool Edges, Part 2" Enjoy a unique sewing experience finishing seams and hems with runway-style sewing secrets. Linda
Lee, pattern designer and author, joins Nancy to showcase runway raw edge finishes suitable for woven
and knit fashions. They extend cool edges to home decor using bold fringe that effortlessly fits into
seams. They also feature fuse and stitch underlays for couture garments, including a selvage with
ribbon and fringed edges, plus a petticoat edge on a T-shirt.
9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch " Beautiful Fitting Silk Blouses for All" Learn to understand silk and why making a silk blouse is the best option for today's woman.
|Wednesday, Apr 15|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Elastic-Stretch Your Options, 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.
9:00 AM Sew It All "Pleather & Studs, Beth Bradley" Stitch a fashion-forward clutch using pleather and studs.
|Thursday, Apr 16|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Elastic-Stretch Your Options, Part 2" Choose elastic for great shaping details-the perfect stepping stone to creative projects! Nancy uses
clear, narrow, and fold-over elastic plus elastic thread in conventional and creative ways. Stabilize
shoulder seams and add stretch to neckline seams with clear elastic, use 1/4" elastic for stretchable
gathers, elastic thread for smocking, and soft flexible foldover elastic to finish soft knits such as
baby clothing and fleece.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Headbands" The Thai Garden Headband by Jenny King is a real head turner, and she shows us how to make it. Drew
shows how to make a Loom-Knit Meadow Moss Headband by Brenda Myers. Next up is Lena with two cowls:
The Big Cable Knit Cowl and The Big Cable Crochet Cowl.
|Friday, Apr 17|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing Then and Now, Part 1" Learn about sewing techniques great grandma used, and see how much easier sewing has become today.
Nancy takes a look into the past and compares sewing techniques from sewing books written in the
1920s-1950s to the same techniques sewn now. Among the techniques included in this 2-part series are
stitching pockets, piping, hems, and zippers, plus many more comparisons between sewing "then and
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "New Spin" Learn how to make yarn yourself! Editor Anne Merrow introduces the ancient art of spinning using a
drop spindle and shares ideas for knitting with hand-spun yarn. Liz Gipson shares her love of making
yarn by hand and Tanis Gray demonstrates the lazy links stitch. Then learn to make dryer balls to
assure great results when laundering knits.