Shape up your sewing with designs built around geometry! Angela Wolf has rectangles that become tabs on sleeves, Emily Thompson turns a circle into a skirt, Sarah Thomas creates projects from triangular flying geese blocks. Get ready for a show that centers around sewing shapes!
Angela Wolf starts off the show with a buttonhole and button sewing lesson as she adds roll up sleeve tabs to the Linda tunic. I have a few ready-made tops/shirts that have this tab attached to the sleeve. It comes in handy when moving from warmer places to cooler spaces all in a short period of time.
In this segment you'll see the latest and greatest buttonhole attachment designed and built by Brother for their top-of-the-line Luminaire machine. Lest you think this is just for the TOL machine, you should know that they've also designed one to fit many other Brother models. Click on the above image to see a complete list of compatible models. This new gizmo has the button in the front of the foot instead of the back end where it is on most one-step buttonhole accessories. It also includes a leveling plate which helps make buttonholes sew smoothly on uneven surfaces. If you'd like to more tips for stitching buttonholes you can CLICK HERE to read my previous post titled building Better Buttonholes.
Sewing on buttons by machine is the next thing you'll see Angela demonstrate. This little foot comes in two different forms. One has the slot to hold the button in place and the other one has a gripping foot to keep the button steady. CLICK HERE to watch a video that shows the second version of this foot in action.
A classic circle skirt is next on the agenda. Grown up girls and little girls alike love this swishy skirt style!
Emily Thompson of Life Sew Savory guides you through a few easy steps for making your own circle skirt in any size. You can view all of her instructions HERE, and see a second version in a little girl's size when you CLICK HERE and visit Emily's website.
If you'd like to sew your shapes into a colorful quilt block, then the last segment of this show is right up your alley!
Sarah Thomas of saridity.com gives you a lesson on completing her paper pieced flying geese block. Watch as she shares some great ideas for designing creative quilts in assorted sizes with this innovative variation of flying geese. There are so many ways to turn and flip these flying geese blocks!
For some of us geometry sounds too much like math, but I think this show proves that precise shapes turn into beautiful projects when guided by inspiring instructors. I hope you enjoy It's Sew Easy TV show 1706 as much as I did!
saw this show lasy week and the one with your vest today. the zipper handy hint was a good one, I had not thought about doing this at thetop of the zippee before. I had used a tight zigzag across the bottom before shortening it before. will have to try your hint next time. thank you.
Hi Brenda! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. The trick for zipper stops was a case of necessity is the mother of invention. I made men’s and boys quilted vests and found it impossible to get the right zipper length. I had a brainstorm and decided to try the bar tack. It worked like a charm. Hope you enjoy the rest of season 1800 :-)
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