Sewing Newsletter (Page 5)

March 2015 Volume 3/2015 WUSF TV
Mon, Mar 30

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy " Expressive Sweatshirts, Part 1" Use fabric strips and some ingenuity to decorate innovative tops and vests styled from sweatshirts. Nancy and guest Mary Mulari express creativity using 2-1/2" strips to embellish a top with faced and folded stripes, and a fitted vest with staggered stripes that are pinked and fused to form cross bars. Then they serge and twist strips for a shaded striped vest, and make 3D bias vines and chenille blossoms the focal point on another top. These expressive tops and vests all start with sweatshirts!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Accent On Embellishment" In sewing it's embellishments that are the extra step that takes us from ordinary to extraordinary. Angela Wolf is known for beautifully fitted jackets. On this show she adds trim to take them over the top with style. Then, Marie Zinno shares a way to make simple work out clothing into stylish day wear all with embroidery. Finally, the perfect accent is a couture detail. Janet Pray demonstrates mistake proof bound button holes.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels " Mixing Simple Metal Smithing with Stringing" Designer and author Candie Cooper has a unique lesson on coordinating your jewelry pieces. She creates simple layered earrings and then a knotted necklace. She also shares a tool tip for using a hammer and anvil. Katie's Beading Lesson is about coiled bead bracelets to suit any style.

Tue, Mar 31

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Expressive Sweatshirts, Part 2" Learn novel embellishing and impressive sweatshirt revamping ideas. Nancy teams up with Mary Mulari to make a fashionable cowl neckline by using the bottom ribbing in the Bottom to Top Sweatshirt. Then they trim the neck and cuffs of the Denim Do-Over with denim strips and buttons. A shirt and sweatshirt are recycled for the layered Calico Country top, while the asymmetrical Oriental top is styled with shaped hems, cuffs, and a V-neck.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Collage with Fabric and Paper" Art quilters embellish and manipulate fabric, but the focus today is on the surface itself. Using the art of collage, Jamie Fingal shows how to cut visual elements from fabric to create a whimsical art quilt. Leslie Tucker Jenison adds paper to the fabric mix and stitches up visual gems called "Sweet Little Somethings".

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch " Yoga Pants - Out of the Gym to the Office" Discover the versatility and fit of yoga pants. Women wear them for more occasions than just exercise class.

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