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.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Quilting Simplified" Today's show features some simplified versions for common quilt techniques. First, Vivika DeNegre demonstrates a nine patch rearranged quilt for a modern spin on this common block. Then, Julia Wood introduces an unconventional hexagon technique that doesn't require paper piecing. Last, Carolyn Friedlander has a raw edge applique project using bobbin work.

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 handbags.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Dress Up Ready Made Home Decor" Personalize readymade home decor items - the key is in the details. Editor Eileen Roche starts off the show demonstrating easy techniques for monogramming napkins and towels. Then, Editors Tricia Waddell and Katrina Loving show how to use simple needle turn applique to embellish pillows and wall hangings. Home decor expert Pam Damour wraps up the show with the 10 steps to a perfect pillow - whatever the design style.

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.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Serger Techniques - Ruffles and More" The return of the apron has inspired this episode. Mary Fons and guest Jenny Doan demonstrate how to use a tea towel to make an apron and then embellish it using a serger to create ruffles. Jenny will also share techniques for using the serger to finish edges, sew seams, and attach ruffles.

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.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Designing A Sewing Studio" Sons Grant and Orion help Eleanor set up an ergonomic sewing center and design wall for optimum efficiency.

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.

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