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April 2016 Volume 4/2016 WUSF TV
Monday, Apr 11

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 2" Use savvy techniques for both decorative and functional changes to your bag patterns. Tweak your bag patterns to make them more innovative. Learn a smocking technique achieved with yo-yo makers, add a secure zipper closure to an open-top tote, change your bag into a backpack, or add a drawcord top to your tote. Make any of these unique changes for a new look to your bags and totes.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "The Me Decade - The 1970s" The Energy Crisis, inflation and the gas shortage ushered in the 1970's. There were no fashion "rules". Styles and influences came from all over the world as each individual created a personal style. Sewing expert Angela Wolf shows how to make a fashionable, updated peasant blouse with today's Boho look. Embroidery expert Marie Zinno adds colorful embroidery to jeans to give them unique fashion flair.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Bead Weaving" Sleepless Beader Leslie Rogalski shows her contemporary take on the traditional method of bead weaving on a loom. Using a variety of threads, cords and large beads, Leslie creates unconventional, trendy jewelry using traditional stitching. Katie shares tips for storing and organizing beading supplies.

Tuesday, Apr 12

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Techie Covers, Part 1" Make a personalized cover for your e-tablet or paper tablet. Learn how to sew covers for your electronic devices and paper tablets using templates or commercial patterns. Then embellish them with applique, quilting, techie circles, undercover stitching accents, plus more. With Nancy's expert guidance, your personalized cover is fast, fabulous, and fun to make.

8:30 AM Quilting Arts "Making Your Mark" When you find your style, make your mark. Artist Lynn Krawczyk goes beyond the quilt to create a high-impact graffiti floor mat. Cyndi Souder prints on fabric with hand-carved woodblocks. Susan Brubaker Knapp makes marks with stitches for endless creative options.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "Casual Events and Parties" Starting with a well-fitting t-shirt, learn to create a variety of trendy fashions for family events, showers and less dressy evenings out.

Wednesday, Apr 13

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Sew Techie Covers, Part 2" Showcase creative embellishment on a cover for your paper or electronic tablet. Nancy transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary when it comes to a cover for a paper or electronic tablet. Learn Dresden hi-tech patchwork, e-cycling with the help of a denim shirt, and letters of distinction using your embroidery machine. These tablet keeper covers look "techie" and are so much fun to make!

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Sewing for Babies and Children" Babies and children are a great inspiration to sew. Couture fashion expert Angela Wolf transforms a simple t-shirt into a super cute girl's dress. Then, she shows how to make spaghetti straps quickly. Pattern designer Krista Tracy makes a trendy waterproof backpack to use as a diaper bag or a pool or gym bag.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Darling Dress, Althea Harper" Learn draping and fitting techniques for making a custom dress.

Thursday, Apr 14

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fancy Footworks 2, Part 1" Upgrade your sewing ability with popular presser feet and instructions from Nancy. Nancy's techniques are amazingly simple for using the Invisible Zipper Foot, Roller Foot, Walking Foot, and Satinedge Foot as you make samples for this workbook lesson. Basic techniques and new ideas merge for a comprehensive class on presser feet.

8:30 AM Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Rail Fence Baby Quilt" The first quilt ever made by many veteran quilters was a baby quilt. A unique gift created with love a baby quilt is small, easy to manage and a joy to create. Mary joined by Liz and Elizabeth Evans will take you thru the construction of blocks and setting for a fun, Rail Fence Baby quilt.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Dress Up The Pup" We've got plaids for your pooch and hoodies for your hound dog! Today Deborah is joined by Lena Skvagerson who will show how to knit up the Hound Dog Hoodie in a "hounds tooth" pattern. Robyn Chachula is next up with Poppy's Plaid Crochet Dog Sweater featuring a raised stitch plaid. In the stitch corner Lena will show how to knit her very own version of the Crocodile Stitch.

Friday, Apr 15

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Fancy Footworks 2, Part 2" Use specialty presser feet to help improve your basic and decorative sewing skills. Nancy includes characteristics, uses, settings, and how-tos for the Stitch-N-Ditch Foot, Teflon Foot, and the Flower Stitch Foot. Learn new options for binding, sewing difficult fabrics, and making beautiful circular flowers. Store the samples you make in the designated spaces in the workbook for future reference.

8:30 AM Quilt In A Day "Finishing Sampler One" Eleanor shows you how to stitch together and frame 12" blocks with lattice and cornerstones to fit a queen-size bed.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "If It Knits, It Fits" Today we learn how to make garments that fit. Designer Anne Hanson shows how to take measurements, and the most important fit points of a garment. Shannon Mullet-Bowlsby discusses designing crochet-wear to fit women of every size. Next Laura Bryant goes in-depth on the bust dart, explaining how to customize a sweater. Then, in Tools of the Trade, Tanis has some tools that simplify knitting and fitting. Vickie ties up Loose Ends with tips with a demo of knitting a fully fashioned decrease.


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