10 Years of Sewing with It’s Sew Easy
Theme for the series is When in Doubt Embellish and Accessorize!
Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Its Sew Easy with series 1900!
Celebrate 10 years of sewing with your favorite instructors and the best techniques with It’s Sew Easy!
Here is an overview of the entire series, with a peek at a few of the people and projects you'll see:
Angela Wolf begins this season’s sew-along with a wrap dress and all of its variations. Gretchen Hirsch updates a circle skirt by adding buttonholes and a wraparound sash. Reen Wilcoxson is in the spotlight talking about how she made sewing and in particular embroidery her career.
Joanne Banko has four different seasonal scarves and shares ten scarf tips. Angela Wolf has a versatile envelope purse made from waxed canvas.
Reen Wilcoxson creates a couched pillow. Then it’s winter, or with some slight variations any season, with Emily Thompson makes a tree pillow. Angela Wolf adds a ruffle accent to the wrap dress.
Joanne Banko demonstrates machine embroidery on a kimono style dress. Rebecca Kemp Brent explores visible mending.
Emily Thompson showing how to create a makeup bag. Angela Wolf creates a faux wrap knit dress, plus techniques for the belt and neckline.
Lindsey Marsh makes the simplest blouse memorable with a bow cuff. Emily Thompson makes a fashion statement using snaps and zippers.
Joanne Banko has a tool pouch for your favorite do it yourselfer. Nicole Neales demonstrates the perfect beverage coozie made from cork. Angela Wolf shows hem techniques for the wrap dress.
Joanne Banko stitches up a sweater wrap you can wear at least three different ways. Gretchen Hirsch shows how to accent collars with trim featuring her unique vintage style. Emily Thompson in the designer spotlight telling about her sewing life.
Angela Wolf is first with lesson six of the wrap dress creates a new wrap in Ponte knit and adds a waistline, belt closure and buttonhole closure. Michelle Paganini has a lesson on matching patterns of fabric. Angela Wolf shares a viewer question on fit.
Emily Thompson adds embroidered cuffs to her adorable PJ’s. Sarah Gunn takes a cute skirt and makes it amazing with ribbon. Angela Wolf’s is in the designer spotlight, sharing details of her sewing journey.
Emily Thompson creates a quilted tablet cover. Cheryl Sleboda makes winged feet for a fun additions to your shoes. Angela Wolf shares an optional addition to the wrap dress and a built-in tank top.
Keep track of your notes, appts and dates with a handy note holder from Reen Wilcoxson. Angela Wolf creates a wrap style dress featuring a gathered waistline in a stretch knit. Joanne Banko in the designer spotlight with a glimpse into her sewing life.
Sewing an accurate dart is essential for a garment that looks good. It's an important part of shaping the wrap dress and giving a good fit. Darts are best when pressed over a ham. However, if you don’t have a ham, the next best thing is a balled-up towel. Try to make it as smooth and rounded as possible. I’ve used this method in hotel rooms with satisfactory results.
I love the look of Angela's wrap dress. What’s nice about a real wrap dress as opposed to a faux wrap is the adjustability. The ties on this one wrap around the waist and alow for cinching or loosening as necessary. This is going to be a great sew along series and we've only just begun!
She uses buttonholes to hold the sash. Such a clever technique! These are basic buttonholes but they are indeed big ones! If you have a buttonholer that measures your button and makes the buttonhole accordingly, you'll need to make a manual style buttonhole to repeat this technique.
CLICK HERE to see project instructions from that show and you'll find a link to watch show 101-1 on the KS Productions YouTube channel.
Please name the accessory or feature your learned about, even if you want to call it the thingamajig that helps you sew in circles. I'll fill in the blanks in my reply with proper names and part numbers when I can.
On October 17th I'll draw a random winner who will win a combo collection of six It's Sew Easy TV DVDs.
NOTICE! Deadline extended until November 2nd, 2020.
I can't wait to read your comments and pick a winner!