Sewing Newsletter (Page 3)
|March 2014||Volume 3/2014||WUSF TV|
|Monday, March 17|
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.
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 "Bead It" using irregular seed beads flowers and leaves, enjoy a peak at Elizabeth Ward's Czech glass
collection, and last learn how to use large hole beads to make wire wrapped focal beads for a
necklace with Candie Cooper.
|Tuesday, March 18|
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 Martha's Sewing Room "Quick Zip Bags"
Constructing a small zippered clutch; Sew Quick, Sew Easy messenger bag; And Sew On segment on
converting a shorts pattern to make skorts; Hand embroidered shell stitch. Guests: Linda McGehee,
Kari Mecca, Wendy Schoen.
|Wednesday, March 19|
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 Sew It All "Faux Fur Fun, Cheryl Zuczek" Learn the ins and outs of working with faux fur.
|Thursday, March 20|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Elastic-Stretch Your Options, Part 2"
Choose elastic for great shaping details-the perfect stepping stone to creative projects! Nancy uses
clear, narrow, and fold-over elastic plus elastic thread in conventional and creative ways. Stabilize
shoulder seams and add stretch to neckline seams with clear elastic, use 1/4" elastic for stretchable
gathers, elastic thread for smocking, and soft flexible foldover elastic to finish soft knits such as
baby clothing and fleece.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Footstools" Covering a simple footstool is a simple way to change the decor of your room. Robyn shows how to make
a granny square cover and Kristin shows us a knit strip cover. Crochet Tricolor is the square.
|Friday, March 21|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sewing Then and Now, Part 1"
Learn about sewing techniques great grandma used, and see how much easier sewing has become today.
Nancy takes a look into the past and compares sewing techniques from sewing books written in the
1920s-1950s to the same techniques sewn now. Among the techniques included in this 2-part series are
stitching pockets, piping, hems, and zippers, plus many more comparisons between sewing "then and
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Vintage Knitting"
Knit something straight out of a period drama, or add a pretty detail to lend a vintage touch. Andrea
Jurgrau demonstrates a Downton Abbey inspired jabot and cuff. On our Space to Space segment, we gain
a wealth of knowledge on fashion history from the 1920s and 30s with designer Annie Modesitt. Next,
Andrea Jurgrau returns with a segment on vintage lace doilies. Then, Tanis shows that even yarn and
notions can be stately and elegant. Last, Vickie shows how to add a lacy trim for a vintage feminine