Sewing Newsletter (Page 4)
|April 2014||Volume 4/2014||WUSF TV|
|Monday, April 21|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Workshop, Part 2" Take this serger workshop at your convenience-Nancy brings it to your home. Learn rolled hem and flatlock stitch basics as you serge samples for a workbook. Nancy and Pam Mahshie, Baby Lock's Educational Ambassador, join forces to bring you this serger workshop. They also teach you to serge elegant "fish line" rolled hems for evening wear and artistic flatlock stitches with added ribbons and more.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Make It Personal" Use sewing as a way to express your personality. Suede of Project Runway fame is the first expert on the show. He creates a unique look based on three types of style and shares his insights on creating your own fashions. Then, Tricia Waddell shows how to complete those garments with a personalized sewing label. Stephanie Kimura uses the kimono shape as the basis for unique fashions in the final segment.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Problem Solving" Some of the best ideas come from trying to solve a particular design problem. Learn from this week's
experts as they help solve some common dilemmas in design. First, Jean Campbell has a lesson on how
to form herringbone increases and decreases and how those increases apply to design. Then, Kate
Richbourg demonstrates soldering domed shapes. Next is a workshop lesson showing how to glue crystal
flat backs onto all sorts of accessories for a custom look. Finally, Elizabeth Ward solves storage
issues with space saving ideas for bead storage.
|Tuesday, April 22|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Workshop, Part 3"
Expand your serger knowledge beyond the basics with this serger workshop class. Nancy and serger
specialist Pam Mahshie focus on cover and chain stitches in this serger workshop. Follow along,
making samples for your workbook. Learn speedy two-needle hemming, three-needle decorative
topstitching, plus basic and decorative chain stitching. Go above and beyond with the Belt Loop
Binder Attachment to create belt loops, trim, and stretchy activewear straps.
9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Bodice and Why Darts Are A Woman's Best Friend"
Learn why darts are an essential clothing design element when creating contemporary fashions.
|Wednesday, April 23|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Designer Bags, Part 1" Design a world class handbag with inspiration from your embroidery machine. Nancy and embroidery
expert Eileen Roche take you on a journey creating designer handbags. The first leg of the tour gives
pointers on the stabilizers used by designers, followed by artistic ways to create straps. Wrap up
the designing tour with embroidered corner accents and strap connectors for easy, yet elegant
9:00 AM Sew It All "Pillowcase Dress, Carol Ingram" Make a simple pillowcase dress embellished with hand embroidery.
|Thursday, April 24|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Designer Bags, Part 2" Add finishing touches to your designer-inspired handbags. Continuing the process of creating Designer
Bags, Nancy and guest Eileen Roche add the finishing details to their handbags. They stitch and
embroider tabs, add magnetic snaps, and share other imaginative details for the bags.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Lacy Cardigans" Amy Herzog demonstrates the chunky knitted lace for the Cozy Lace Cardigan. Ellen Gormley walks you
through a variety of crochet techniques for the Macrame Cardigan. Brett Bara crochets on a slant for
the Bias Crochet scarf.
|Friday, April 25|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects,
Part 1" Use your fabric stash and vintage designs to create quick and easy quilted projects. Nancy and
vintage quilt expert Darlene Zimmerman take a fresh look at 1930s-1940s quilt fabrics and designs,
sharing quick projects and full size quilt designs. Nancy and Darlene also teach you how to create
quilts to fit your decor, and how to use your stash of fabrics, no matter what the style.
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Open Work" Open up to open work. First, is Toronto designer Julia Madill and her drop stitch top with unique
T-construction. Then Vickie visits with Sarah White in the Space to Space segment. Next, Tanis Gray
has fun new items that lend themselves to lace. Last is crochet editor Marcy Smith and a lesson on
different open work crochet techniques.