Sewing Newsletter (Page 4)

July 2014 Volume 7/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, July 21

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "12 Easy Sew Bags, Part 1" Create attractive handbags-without breaking your budget. Nancy showcases four handbags, each of which can be made in an evening. Start with your favorite handbag pattern, then make the bag one of a kind using one of Nancy's easy sewing techniques. Learn to use unique foundation fabrics, to accent bags with precut fabric strips, to sew faux leather or vinyl, and to add piping.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Bags and Totes" You can never have too many bags! They show off your skills and accent every outfit. And when you're making gifts there is no worry about size or fit! Colbey Decker starts out with "little M's" bag - a mini drawstring back pack featuring button holes instead of grommets, plus a hidden pocket inside. Then, sewing expert and TV personality Sue Hausmann joins us with techniques for giving purses their shape. She also demonstrates a truly unique duct tape purse.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Get Creative with Resin and Wire" Mixed media artist Susan Lenart Kazmer demonstrates making faux stones with glass glitter, inclusions and resin, and then she shows cold surface work to mimic enameling on metal. Today's Beading Lesson is on knotting with leather.

Tuesday, July 22

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "12 Easy Sew Bags, Part 2" Nancy demonstrates additional attractive bags that can be created in an evening. Learn more creative techniques as Nancy fashions four additional handbags. Foundation piece a bag using lovely fabric scraps and ribbons; combine O-rings, faux suede, and unusual trims such as recycled ties; accent bags with straps and O-rings; and design a beautiful vintage lace bridal bag.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Mixed Media" Contemporary quilting is hard to define - it's as varied as the artist and their choice of medium. First, Judy Coates Perez has a stitched metal project with alcohol based inks. Then, Heather Jones shares a totally different approach as chunky hand stitching takes center stage on her pillow. Finally, Debbie Grifka demonstrates her style for functional quilting. Make sure your sunglasses survive the summer with a protective cover!

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, July 23

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "12 Easy Sew Bags, Part 3" Use Nancy's simple techniques to add style and versatility to handbags. Nancy demonstrates how to make a unique adjustable bag strap, to add an easy ribbon/zipper closure, to accent a handbag with precisely positioned embroidery, and to stitch a removable organizer that can be interchanged with all your handbags. Nancy's bag options are fast and easy.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Trousers" Your "go to" garment whatever the occasion is a pair of perfect fitting trousers. Styles and details will vary by your body type and the fabric you choose but today we feature the basic construction of trousers. Angela Wolf, our couture expert, is our only guest and we'll break down pants into a few lessons. She begins with a muslin and alterations to make your trousers fit. Then, it's pressing darts and seams. Next, we move to hidden zippers. And finally, waistband options and how to alter your pattern. Then, stay tuned next week for pockets.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Chevron Chic, Caroline Hulse" Create a fun and easy tote bag using a chevron piecing technique.

Thursday, July 24

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Single Layer Jacket Sensations" Nancy features single layer jacket techniques using unique fabrics and easy edge finishes. Eliminate time-consuming sewing techniques by using a pattern designed for single layer construction, or by modifying an existing jacket pattern following Nancy's suggestions. Learn how to select suitable fabrics, then watch Nancy demonstrate how to add serged or bound edge finishes for easy sewing and a carefree look.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Machine Quilting Styles" Quilting Educator Dawn Cavanaugh shares with Marianne how to select thread and batting for a traditional, contemporary, or modern quilt. Dawn demonstrates how the style of quilting that you choose affects the overall look of your quilt. Dawn will also demonstrate how to use simple shapes to quilt your projects.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Shawls" Keeping you warm we have a Tunisian crochet shawl from Drew the Crochet Dude and 2 knit cowls, one by Heather Vantress and the other from Bernat. The square of the week is knit "Leaves of Grass", and the tip will show the different sizes of Tunisian crochet.

Friday, July 25

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Appli-Curves, Part 1" Simplify curved piecing using the appli-curve technique. Nancy and guest Elaine Waldschmitt create curved quilt blocks such as the Drunkards Path and Hearts and Gizzards with Elaine's amazingly easy appli-curve technique. The steps are streamlined and sewing curved seams is a thing of the past. Fusible web and decorative stitching make the magical transformations-press, fuse, stitch, and you're ready to explore the design options.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Double Wedding Ring" The most popular pattern since sliced bread is made quick and easy with Eleanor's applique techniques. She also shares variations of the pattern from some very clever quilters.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "In Stitches" Move beyond the basics of stitches. Host Eunny Jang begins with a Getting Started segment on cables in depth-cable ropes, making bias cables, and knitting them in combination with lace. Then, on the How-to feature, Laura Bryant shows how to randomize pattern stitches using hand-dyed yarns. On today's Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes joins Eunny for a look at letting yarn do all the work. Finally, Eunny wraps up by creating textures with bobbles and puff stitches.

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