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December 2016 Volume 12/2016 WUSF TV
 
Mon, Dec 26

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 1" Design smart and innovative bags by making easy changes to your pattern. Add a strap variation, work with a palette of fat quarters, use gathers and ruching accents for piping, plus more. You'll learn ways to make a bag with panache for a fraction of the cost of a designer bag.

8:30 AM It's Sew Easy "Cosplay" Many people who never sewed before are sewing spectacular costumes for cosplay events. Rebecca KempBrent, sewing educator, shows how to make a Renaissance-inspired suit of armor from a sweatshirt and designer Angela Wolf adds top-stitching for fashion effects. Cheryl Sleboda, costume enthusiast, lights it all up by adding lights to garments, costumes and accessories.

9:00 AM Beads, Baubles and Jewels "New Ideas for Wirework" Designer Wyatt White shows how to use a special bracelet jig to create fun and fashionable wire bangles and custom wire components. In her Beading Lesson, Katie braids knitted wire tubing and strings it together with stones and fibers to make a chunky multi-strand necklace.

Tue, Dec 27

8:00 AM Sewing with Nancy "Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 1" 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 Quilting Arts "Paint and Stitch" Set the tone by blending paint with stitches. Stories from long ago inspire artist Desiree Habicht to paint and quilt fabric to resemble vintage tiles. With a little thread play, contemporary artist Andrea Brokenshire adds realism to a lily on painted silk.

9:00 AM Fit 2 Stitch "The French Curve, Design Vs. Fit" Master the use of the French curve and apply it to all of our pattern needs.

Wed, Dec 28

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 It's Sew Easy "Sewing for People with All Abilities" Sometimes we sew to adapt clothing for people with special abilities or sew to help others. Fitting expert Peggy Sagers shares simple techniques to make contemporary fashion comfortable and functional for anyone. Designer Angela Wolf changes the angle of a pocket to update the look. Sewing educator June Mellinger presents easy, meaningful and useful sewing projects to benefit important causes in your community.

9:00 AM Sew It All "Fit to a V, Morgan & Matthew Meredith" Learn about menswear sewing and construct an everyday V-neck top.

Thu, Dec 29

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 Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting "Easy Edge to Edge Quilting" One style of machine quilting is labeled "edge-to-edge". This refers to an overall pattern that begins along one outer edge of the quilt and proceeds in an even manner across the quilt to the opposite edge. Patrick and his guest Angela Huffman delve into aids that can assist us in creating these quick, yet useful designs to complete our quilts.

9:00 AM Knit and Crochet Now! "Itty Bitty Baby Projects" Did you know that it's estimated there are four babies born every second...that means someone near you is probably having a baby! Deborah is joined by Kristin Nicholas and Robyn Chachula to show how to knit and crochet the perfect little pair of knit booties and fingerless mitts, Fingers and Toes Knit Booties and Fingerless Mitts and Little Hands & Feet Booties and Fingerless Mitts. In the stitch corner Lena with show how to do Twined Knitting.

Friday, Dec 30

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 Quilt In A Day "All Star Quilts: Nancy's Star"A border quilt with twenty-four bright and easy stars is created.

9:00 AM Knitting Daily "Boy Meets Girl" First, menswear designer Josh Bennett talks about choosing stitch patterns and palettes, and finishing techniques that add a masculine touch. Then, meet husband and wife retailing dynamos Kathy and Steve Elkins as they talk yarn trends and the business side of knitting. Next, designer and winner of the Fiber Factor challenge, Lauren Riker, shares how she makes and attaches her signature girly embellishment, the knitted bow. On Tools of the Trade, Tanis shows some tools and yarns that are genderless in their appeal. Vickie closes with some Loose Ends thoughts on how a few changes to a pattern can take a garment in a more masculine or feminine direction.

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