Sewing Newsletter

November 2014 Volume 11/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, Nov 3

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "30-Minute Doll Clothes, Part 2" Little girl's gifts in minutes-sew a simple mix and match 18" doll wardrobe. Nancy and designer Joan Hinds create quick 18" doll clothes that are simple enough for beginning sewers. Learn to sew pants, vests, T-shirts, jumpers, and nightgowns for playtime to bedtime ensembles. Each takes 30 minutes or less to sew. Nancy and Joan demonstrate using fusible trims and hems, simple serged edges, bias necklines, ruffled armholes, and lots more.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Classic Finish Details" Learn the details that will make your wardrobe a classic. There are little details that make a garment stand the test of time and they usually involve some sort of detail from the couture world. They are not necessarily difficult or time consuming - but they show you took that extra step to make your garment a classic. Amy Alan demonstrates serging - one of those techniques that is always classic. Then, we have another lesson of the Little Black Dress with Angela Wolf and how to use the lining as your facing. Finally, couture expert Susan Khalje has some special finish details for a professional look.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Weave It" Weave it, wear it and love it; woven jewelry is in! Wire wrap to attach crystals and beads to flat braided cord, create a loomed affinity bracelet with Julianna Hudgins and learn about beaded kumihimo with Jill Wiseman.

Tuesday, Nov 4

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Workshop, Part 1" Learn serger basics and make samples of the most used serger stitches in this workbook style class. Serger expert Pam Mahshie joins Nancy to teach you how to serge knit seams, chain stitch patchwork, serge wrapped corners, serge decorative edges, and more-all in a serger workshop you can attend in the comfort of your home. Test drive a Cording Foot and an Elastic Foot for your serger using an easy 3- or 4-thread overlock stitch.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Quilting Medley" Today's program is a quilt medley - three very different techniques but all resulting in a beautiful project. Vivika DeNegre shows how to make a nest using scraps of fabric, paper, and ephemera. Author Linda Hahn's new book takes the New York Beauty block to new heights; she demonstrates an easy way to make this seemingly complicated block. Artist Sue Reno shares some of her work, which includes cyanotype, collagraph, and heliographic printing. She also demonstrates the amazing echo quilting that is a hallmark of her work.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "LCD Again, and Again" You can never learn too much about LCD - length, circumference and depth - it's time to dig deeper into these concepts. Learn more about the importance of creating a muslin.

Wednesday, Nov 5

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 "Classic Use of Ribbons and Trims" Ribbons and trims have been around forever, but it's only recently that we've seen so many new ways to actually use them as part of garment construction. Today's experts use ribbons and trims as an integral part of their design. Joanne Banko shows how to embellish a dress with decoratively stitched bands you make yourself. Then, Angela Wolf uses bias tape trim on the neckline of the continuing Little Black Dress lesson. Last is Sunni Standing and a waistband for a pencil skirt created from ribbon.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Printed Patchwork, Lucy Blaire" Learn tips for screenprinting and make a custom duvet cover.

Thursday, Nov 6

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Serger Workshop, Part 3" Make easy projects all starting with rectangles and squares. Nancy creates timesaving gifts such as a cosmetic bag, tote, and luggage saddlebag using comparable sewing steps, straight stitching, and double-sided quilted fabric. Plus, all of the projects start with easy patterns-rectangles and squares!

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Cubed" Tackle cutting like a pro when you learn to cut 60-degree diamonds from simple strips. Learn tips for joining rows and adding borders with ease to create this stunning quilt.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Afghans" Beautiful afghans are always a welcome addition to any home and this week Maggie will show us how to knit the Moth Wing afghan designed by Michael Del Veccio. Ellen is up next with the Quantum Granny crochet afghan designed by Carrie Carpenter. Knit square this week is the Scalloped Shell.

Friday, Nov 7

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 Quilt In A Day "Tennessee Waltz, Part 2" Eleanor adds Snowball blocks to finish her stunning Quilt.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Nature-Inspired Knits" Today on Knitting Daily our inspiration comes from nature. Anne Hanson talks about natural wool and its rich palette, and shows how to bring out the best of yarn's natural texture. Then, we travel virtually around the world in our weekly Space-to-Space segment. Today host Vickie Howell visits the UK virtually, chatting with editor Lara Watson about the crafty trend of woodland creatures. Next, designer Heather Zoppetti shows how natural motifs like leaves can be captured in lace, and demonstrates a vine-inspired stitch pattern. From rustic wools to beautiful woods, Tools of the Trade, Tanis Gray looks at products made from nature's bounty. Vickie closes with her weekly Loose Ends segment. She teaches the magic loop technique that's used to start a crocheted Foxy Stash Basket.

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