Travel can mean a literal change of the seasons as you move from point A to point B on the map. Coping with weather and changing temperatures can be challenging. This week you’ll get ideas for making your journey more comfortable and therefore more enjoyable!
The show starts with this Trendy Topper made from a basic pashmina scarf. This segment is also on YouTube so you can watch it over again whenever you like. Click on the image here and it will take you directly to the YouTube channel for It's Sew Easy TV.
I have to admit I have pashmina mania and simply can't get enough of these wonderful rectangles! I guess you could say pashminas are a cross between a scarf and a shawl. I've been collecting them for years "as is." I've also had a lot of fun turning them into something more than what they are when you bring them home from the store. To date, I've added bands of embroidery, embellished them with bobbin work and beads, stitched rows of silk ribbon and synthetic ribbon to dress up plain colors, and most recently made this one that is almost a jacket but not quite so I'm calling it a "topper."
Here you get a peek behind the scenes as I try to get the wiggly pashmina to stay put so I can show the steps on camera!
If you suffer from the hot - cold - cold - hot and not sure what's coming next syndrome, you'll appreciate having something like this to pop on or slip off in a hurry. Perfect for travel yes, but for me having a wrap is the next best thing to a security blanket since it ups the comfort level when I have no control over the internal or external thermostat! In almost any season I rarely leave home without a wrap!
You'll hear me mention several of my favorite sewing techniques as I make the topper.
One of them is the use of this handy combination of a ruler and pressing tool. It's officially called an Ezy-Hem® Gauge and made by the notions folks at Dritz. Click on the image to learn more.
Complete instructions are on the website so be sure to download the PDF after you watch the show. You can CLICK HERE for the direct link.
In the second half of the show Angela Wolf takes you through her method for adding a pocket when none exists. This tutorial is useful for so many different projects. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to add zipper pockets to existing patterns.
At the very end of the show Angela shows some quick tips for saving serger edges that go astray. If you have a serger you have likely learned a lot already during this series. And, if you don't have a serger yet, you may be considering adding one to your sewing space. My advice would be to visit a goo sewing machine dealer and let them show you your options. Like anything sergers vary in price, quality, and capability and you need to find the one that suits you best.
If you're ready to watch the show you can CLICK HERE. This show currently airs until noon EST, August 11th.
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