Sewing Newsletter (Page 5)

October 2014 Volume 10/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, Oct 27

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Upcycled Shirts, Part 1" Reclaim your wardrobe with upcycling transformation techniques. Designer Donna Fenske and Nancy explain how to use trims and fabric pieces to refashion what's already in your closet. Learn to change necklines, sleeves, and hemlines. Upcycle a shirt by exchanging the elements, or adding zipper piping, a quick ribbon placket, princess trim seams, and more.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Sleepy Time" The experts have adorable projects for the little ones in your life. We begin with a pillow from Vanessa Vargas Wilson. Open up the pillow for a play mat that might double as a naptime or car trip blanket. Then, we move on to another lesson from Angela Wolf for the Little Black Dress. Alter the neckline curve and make a new facing. Finally, meet expert Pearl Krush with a kid's bedroll.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Wrap It" Wrap bracelets and wire wrapping are just two ways to get wrapped up in beads. Katie shows how to embellish flip flops, Barb Switzer creates wire wrapped chandelier earrings, Erin Siegel demonstrates a leather wrap bracelet, and last featured are stacking wired bracelets; wrap it today, wear it tonight and love it every day.

Tuesday, Oct 28

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Upcycled Shirts, Part 2" Use a touch of ingenuity to give new life to outdated shirts. Create easy upcycled shirts from old classics with expert advice from designer Donna Fenske and Nancy. Make a quick turn-around shirt by switching the front to the back and vice versa-a great pullover! Add some ribbon or zipper trim, slim shaping with tucks and ties, make it feminine with easy fabric ruffles, and lots more.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Fun and Easy" Just because a project is small doesn't mean you can't learn a new technique. Learn several fabric manipulation techniques while crafting Julie Creus' colorful Buttercup Brooch. Lyric Montgomery Kinard shows how much fun it is to stack beads to make fringe or loops, or in a beaded bezel that can be used to attach an embellishment onto your quilt. Vivika DeNegre demonstrates a fast and easy mug rug.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Sleeves" Peggy shares the details for fitting the perfect sleeve. She shows how to use garments already in your wardrobe as a start for the perfect fit.

Wednesday, Oct 29

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Easy Reversible Aprons-Everyday and Elegant, Part 1" Waist-tie aprons are an easy in-vogue wardrobe addition for daytime or evening hostess events. Nancy and guest designer Mary Mulari highlight features from several of Mary's apron designs. Make practical aprons for hanging laundry and gardening, or create other vintage styles that incorporate appliques, rick rack, and tie-shaped wedges-all are reversible! Four apron styles, including a child's apron, ideal for daughter or granddaughter, are featured!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Specialty Sewing" Create your own fashion "opportunity" when you make your own specialty garment. Kathleen Cheetham starts out with pattern alterations to change your favorite top into a maternity top. Then, in our Little Black Dress lesson, Angela Wolf attaches facing and under stitches on a round neckline. Finally, Melissa Stramel features the ruffling foot as she makes a party dress- sewing for a little girl is a great sewing opportunity.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Pretty Peplum, Kim Davis" Create a top with a flirty peplum.

Thursday, Oct 30

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Easy Reversible Aprons-Everyday and Elegant, Part 2" Upgrade your cooking and serving attitude with a festive reversible apron. Nancy's guest, Mary Mulari, has designed some new aprons in her signature reversible style. She and Nancy show how to make three full flair apron styles that include colorful appliqued pockets, grommets, rick rack, detachable accents, and more. The styles definitely have a split personality, with one side for everyday tasks and the reverse side to host an elegant occasion.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Zig A Zag Table Runner" Mary Fons and guest, Eleanor Burns, zip together an artistic quilt using pre-cut 2 1/2" strips or cut your own 2 1/2" strips of fabric. With fast strip sewing, you can easily create this strong, geometric pattern that dances across your quilt.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Baby Sleeping Sack" Snuggle up the wee ones in one of our baby sacks. Robyn has designed a colorful crochet sack and Kristin will take you through the steps of a knit hooded baby sack by courtesy of Simply Knitting. Afghan square is the crochet Raised Cluster.

Friday, Oct 31

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "30-Minute Doll Clothes, Part 1" Turn an 18" doll into a "fashionista" by sewing coordinating outfits made quickly and easily. Author and designer Joan Hinds teams up with Nancy to sew a versatile collection of clothes for 18" dolls, each sewn in 30 minutes or less. They reveal secrets for easy flat construction, no-hassle gathering, quick zigzagged elastic, lace hems, fun fusible applique, and much more. Create gathered skirts, leggings, camisoles, and dresses for everyday and special occasions.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Tennessee Waltz, Part 1" Eleanor shows how to make the Triangle in a Square Patch.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Shawls and Scarves" Scarves and shawls are everyone's favorite all-season projects. First, author and designer Lisa Shroyer starts off with innovative edgings. On Space to Space, Vickie chats with podcaster Marly Bird. Then, yarn guy Barry Klein teaches how to knit and connect mitered boxes to create a scarf or shawl. Next, Tanis invites us to wrap up in luxury with shawl yarns and products. Last, Vickie shares a quick tip on inside out knitting to create an on-trend scarf.

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