Sewing Newsletter (Page 4)
|September 2014||Volume 9/2014||WUSF TV|
|Monday, Sept 22|
8:00 - 9:30 AM Sewing with Nancy "Landscape Quilting Workshop, Part 3" Get the self-assurance you need to do landscape quilting in small step by step lessons. The final episode in this series deals with the trickiest part of landscape quilting-ground cover! Nancy and her quilting buddy Natalie Sewell show how to achieve movement and depth in ground cover by layering and working with a multitude of fabrics in a random and unruly way. Give life to your designs by highlighting and shading with markers and oil pastels. Then stipple to your heart's content following the movement of the fabric.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Fashion Accessories" This season is all about altering, modifying or changing. Texture is what makes these projects different. Runway designer Christopher Straub is back for a lesson on texture and creating a custom bag. Next is couture designer Kenneth D. King. He's known for wow embellishments. Today is ribbon techniques for embellishment. We finish up with Angela Wolf. It's time to prep the sleeve.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Mixed Media Jewelry" Author and designer Cynthia Deis demonstrate collage techniques for mixed media jewelry. She creates
a mica tag and a flat leather bracelet. Katie's Beading Lesson features an assist from Candie Cooper
for a quick lesson on making silk beads.
|Tuesday, Sept 23|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Stress Free Zipper Creations" Take a carefree approach to zippers by creating fast and fun zippered projects. Designer Mary Mulari
joins Nancy to "zip up" functional and decorative projects! Learn easy zipper techniques for
lanyards, picnic totes, cosmetic bags, storage for electronic devices, and more. Plus, you'll find
new options for using zippers in unique and unusual ways to make trim such as piping and appliques
for all your projects.
9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Great Ez Sewing Styles for Everyone" Learn about some wardrobe choices in fitted clothing, with simple patterns that sew quickly and fit
|Wednesday, Sept 24|
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.
9:00 AM Sew It All "Pick Pocket Skirt, April Rhodes" Learn how to insert inseam pockets into a skirt or dress.
|Thursday, Sept 25|
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 Knit and Crochet Now! "lace"
We have two great lace projects this week, a knit lace shawl from Debbie Macomber and a crochet vest
from Lisa Gentry. Our square is crochet "Crows Foot" and the we will learn all about the lace "life
|Friday, Sept 26|
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 Knitting Daily "Brioche" Don't be intimidated by brioche. First, you'll meet Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark who has some basic
brioche techniques. Then, Amy Singer is featured in a virtual interview right in her own home studio.
Next, Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark returns with amazing brioche techniques for both flat and circular
knitting. Then, Tanis shows some tools for beginning in brioche. Vickie has a final tip for brioche
on big needles.