Sewing Newsletter (Page 4)

November 2014 Volume 11/2014 WUSF TV
Monday, Nov 24

8:00 - 9:30 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 "Classic Bags" There many different silhouettes for a classic bag - the one you carry every day. This show will introduce two more possibilities. Vanessa Vargas Wilson introduces a mini rounded clutch purse with all sorts of size options. Then, it's time to hem our Little Black Dress with Angela Wolf. Marie Zinno wraps up the show with an embroidered placemat purse - an easy way to have your choice of colors and patterns for a classic preppy look.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "Link It" Link filigree and pendants in creative ways. Learn to flat crimp a multi strand bracelet with Candie Cooper, make a square link to link bracelet with Patti Bullard and a draped necklace using premade chain - whether crimping, wrapping; link your jewelry together with these creative ideas.

Tuesday, Nov 25

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 "Super Cute!" Learn Julie Creus' clever way to turn fabric and interfacing into a folding gift box perfect for money, gift cards, or love notes! Carrie Bloomston builds a fabric collage that preserves a child's special piece of artwork. Margie Ullery teaches fusing basics while making a cute wall hanging.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The Perfect Tank" Your go to garment! Learn how to make it fit perfectly, flatter your figure and make you feel spectacular.

Wednesday, Nov 26

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 "Quilting Is In Fashion" Today's show takes a look at quilting in a whole new way, as common quilt techniques find their way into fashion. Quilting is not just for on your bed - Angela Wolf introduces the practice of quilting the lining to your garment - just like the couture designers, without batting. Then it's a turn to traditional quilting with an easy paper piecing technique from Rebecca Kemp Brent.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Patternmaking Prowess, Lynn Strobel" Learn expert fit tips and stitch a summer staple.

Thursday, Nov 27

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 "Baby Owls at Play" This bar quilt features 4-patches set on point in a classic blue and yellow combination with a pop of orange. Judy Hansen and Mary Fons demonstrate how slightly over-sizing your blocks can create more accurate trimmed blocks when piecing. They also share a tip for using a walking foot while piecing.

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 Cross Over.

Friday, Nov 28

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 "Irish Chain, Part 1" Petal to the metal. Eleanor team sews with guest Daniella to get the blocks done quick.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "No-Needles Knits" You don't always need needles to knit. Today on Knitting Daily, Isela Phelps demonstrates the knitting loom and shows how to make a mitered-square blanket. Then, Stitch Diva Jennifer Hansen chats online about her new favorite tool, the lucet. Next, weaver Stephanie Flynn Sokolov introduces knitters to basic loom weaving with an easy scarf. Then, on Tools of the Trade, Tanis shows us more cool no-needles-needed products. On Loose Ends, host Vickie Howell invites viewers to join the latest craze with a demonstration of arm knitting.

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