Sewing Newsletter (Page 3)
|May 2013||Volume 5/2013||WUSF TV|
|Monday, May 13|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Serendipity, Part 1" Add pizzazz to your wardrobe with unexpected combinations of fabric,
style, and techniques. Kay Whitt, author and designer, joins Nancy to
create a dynamic duo as they share winning ways of combining fabrics,
clever designs, and friendly techniques. Think outside the box as you
learn ways of teaming appliqued ruching, invisible zippers, and
ruffling with streamlined patterns and unusual fabrics.
8:30 AM Is's Sew Easy "Pants" Fit expert Peggy Sagers shows how to create an easy and quick pair of yoga pants. Then, embellish your favorite yoga pants with a clothing tattoo demonstrated by machine embroidery expert, Eileen Roche. Last, Sheree Schattenmann has a super simple design for lounge pants.
9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Casual"
Casual style is very natural and easy, geared to everyday wear. One
of the elements of this style is that it is an effortless look.
Katie's first design features a necklace that incorporates quick and
easy knotting techniques. Next, Cynthia Deis shows how to make a
casual layered necklace and shares her number one tip for stamping
words on metal. Then, Danielle Fox has a tip on using seed bead rings
in your jewelry designs. Last, Candie Cooper creates a multi strand
leather necklace with chunky beads and a handmade button closure.
|Tuesday, May 14|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Serendipity, Part 2"
Discover how to change a pattern with simple styling into something
extraordinary with simple modifications. Nancy and designer Kay Whitt
begin with patterns with streamlined styling, and then they blend them
with interesting combinations of fabrics and techniques. Adding
details like rose accents, double collars, two-sided fabrics, simple
tabs, and faux fur makes the finished results anything but ordinary.
9:00 AM Martha's Sewing Room "Button Academy"
Creating decorative buttons for garments and accessories; Sew Quick,
Sew Easy button embellishment for tennis shoes and flip flops; Antique
Technique on tucked sleeve bands; Designer Techniques for shaped yokes
and bodices. Guests: Hope Yoder, Kathy Barnard.
|Wednesday, May 15|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Machine Needle Felting, Part 1" Use simplified felting, shading, and hand embroidery techniques to
create fiber art. Fiber artist Isabella Hoffman joins Nancy in showing
how to creatively incorporate felting, shading and blending, and hand
embroidery skills for a fiber art masterpiece. Machine felting makes
the project quick, while fabric marker shading techniques and hand
embroidery give it personality.
8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Patterns" Learn how to alter or adapt patterns for a personal style. The show begins with fashions from designer Valerie Mayen of Project Runway fame. She brings style to new levels from her own pattern designs. Next, Tricia Waddell and Katrina Loving teach about the difference between good and bad darts. Lastly, Peggy Sagers discusses why patterns are just the first step to a correct fit as she shows how to make perfect sleeves and armholes that fit.
9:00 AM Sew It All "Stabilizer Wise - Sue Hausmann" Learn about stabilizer types and make an organizer.
|Thursday, May 16|
8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Machine Needle Felting, Part 2" Embellish your felting with fabric markers and easy embroidery
techniques. Isabella Hoffman, a fiber artist and machine felting
expert, joins Nancy to showcase and teach the techniques she uses for
her embellished felting. Machine felting, shading with fabric markers,
and hand embroidery, as well as the 3D techniques she has developed,
make her work come to life.
9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Socks" Everyone loves knit or crochet socks and we have a pair of each for
you. Robyn shows how to make crochet a pair of graphic socks designed
by Jewdy Lambert. Next up Kristin takes you step by step through
making a pair of striped socks by Lisa Carnahan. Square is crochet
|Friday, May 17|
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 Quilt In A Day "Quartrefoil & Cups and Saucers" Flying Geese blocks are made from squares.
9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Short Rows" This episode dives into short row knitting. Eunny begins with a
tutorial on three ways to wrap your short rows. Next, on today's
Accessorize Me segment, Shay and Kristin talk about the Broomstick
lace crocheted hat. This fun hat is easy-to-crochet and takes just one
ball of yarn. Then, on Yarn Spotlight, Clara Parkes and Eunny talk
about washable wools; which yarns are actually washable, and what
projects lend themselves to these yarns. Finally, Eunny wraps up with
a quick tip on changing stepped bind-offs to short row knitting.