So what is Cosplay anyway? A very simple definition is this, dressing up in a costume to represent a favorite character such a comic book character or something similar. In this episode of It's Sew Easy the main theme is costume making. Even if you will never find yourself dressing up as a character, you'll see some interesting ideas that can be used in a variety of other sewing projects.
My friend Rebecca is a sewing educator extraordinaire! She has a knack for making any type of sewing project easy to execute. In this segment her knight in shining armor is a perfect example of making a special costume with easy to find supplies. Be sure to visit the It's Sew Easy TV website, Rebecca has created free downloadable patterns for you to imitate her costume idea.
Cheryl Sleboda lights up the studio with costumes and crafts that are electrified with tiny lights. I was not aware that you could stitch in your own wiring and add lights that are programmable with little computer chips. I watched with great interest and found myself amazed at where technology has taken us, sewing wise anyway! In this lesson Cheryl gives step-by-step instructions and shares some interesting ways to incorporate these out of this world flashing accents.
Sandwiched between the two costume creations you'll see Angela's style segment on topstitching.
Angela gives you lots of valuable tips that will help you achieve a high quality finish with terrific topstitching effects.
If you are ready to watch the show CLICK HERE. Episode 1006 is currently airing until noon on May 6th.
Wedding day dreams come true with custom creations for this all important and special day. A stunning wedding dress designed and sewn by Angela is featured in this episode. You'll learn all the do's and don'ts for the technique of embroidering on tulle in this segment.
Next up my friend Kim shows you how to make a memory last with photo transfer on a keepsake wedding pillow.
To finish the show Claire Rowley demonstrates a wedding veil trimmed with pearls and decorated with a free motion heart design. When you are ready to watch the show CLICK HERE. This episode is currently online, from now through Friday July 29 at noon.
Looking for more wedding day project ideas? Here are a few you may enjoy from the Brothersews.com archives:
CLICK HERE for instructions for this pearl trimmed ring bearer pillow.
Here is a coordinating fabric basket for the flower girl to carry. The pretty wedding bell design is perfect for adding monograms. CLICK HERE for complete project instructions.
To see my It's Sew Easy TV segment where I demonstrate using the Pearl and Sequin foot you can CLICK HERE. Watch this free video as many times as you like. Enjoy!
Angela Wolf plays with polar type fleece in the first segment of this episode. You'll enjoy seeing her show each step for making this simple yet chic jacket style.
It’s really hard to imagine what it was like before fleece became an option for cozy garments and soft un-sewn blankets. I can't count the number of times I've been in line at the fabric store while someone next to me purchased fleece for the "tie style" fleece blankets. I wrote about fleece in my very first Let's Go Sew blog. Mill Yardage™ LLC is my preferred source for quality fleece. The company name has changed over the years but they still manufacture the same fleece you find in high quality ready to wear items. You can CLICK HERE to read the archived post. You'll also find a FREE Fleece Fabric Tip sheet at the end of the post.
In the next segment Angela whips up a super quick fringed zipper bag. Wool felt or faux suede would be ideal for this trendy accessory.
Last but not least is a lesson presented by pattern designer Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studio. WOW, is the first word that comes to mind when you peruse Kay's pattern line. Dresses, bags, and tunic tops with mixed prints and hand embroidered embellishments make her line of patterns fresh, fun, and a shining example of what it's like to create one of a kind clothing and accessories to express your individuality and stand out in a crowd.
I enjoyed meeting Kay when we taped our segments on the same day at the It's Sew Easy TV studio.
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This week the It’s Sew Easy TV online episode is whimsical and fun! With a focus on costumes for dressing up young ones and those who feel young at heart, you are sure to get some ideas for the next time you are in need of a custom costume. You'll see some beautiful knit tops to imitate as well!
First you’ll see sewing experts Janet Pray and Jessica Johnson alter a basic pattern to make a cute, cuddly, and safe toddler costume. Their presentation is full of practical tips for pleasing a toddler. For any age category the elements of a costume include items that are essential for all wearables - fit, fabric, and function. These three elements are especially important for little ones. From their tiny perspective, costumes should focus on just being ”fun.” Comfort is certainly a key feature. For young ones it isn't fun if it isn't comfortable too! Watch and learn how to stitch up your own memory maker during this informative and entertaining segment.
In another segment fabric artist Terry McFeely creates whimsical fairy wings. I had the opportunity to tape on the same day that Terry was at the It’s Sew Easy TV studio. She is a delightful person and you can tell she has as much fun wearing her artistry as she does designing it. Her Terial Magic product is somewhat new on the market but it has taken the sewing and crafting world by storm. You’ll find this product has more than a 101 uses. A while back I wrote a short tip sheet that features this environmentally friendly liquid stabilizer. You can CLICK HERE to download my Free tip sheet.
Be sure to check out the official product website http://terialarts.com for even more information and inspiration!
In between the two costume segments you’ll see Angela demonstrate knit neckline techniques. Angela is an expert with stylish knit garments and tops are certainly one of her specialties. The samples on the show are really beautiful. Create your own gorgeous top using Angela's signature ruched T-top digital or printed pattern. The classic cowl neck version is one of my personal favorites! CLICK HERE for more info.
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