It's Sew Easy: Accessorize

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Angela Wolf begins this season's sew-along with the versatile wrap dress and all of its variations. Next, Gretchen Hirsch updates a circle skirt by adding buttonholes and a wraparound sash. Then, meet Reen Wilcoxson for our first designer spotlight and learn about how she made sewing and in particular embroidery her career.
Aprons used to be just a cover-up while cooking or cleaning, but they can have function while being a fashion statement. Joanne Banko creates a versatile garden apron featuring decorative stitching. Then, it's lesson two with Angela Wolf on the wrap dress, she shows two different wrap styles closures. Last, Angela shares a question from one of her fans.
Every outfit needs the perfect accessory. This episode focuses on scarves and purses. Joanne Banko has four different seasonal scarves and ten tips. Then, Angela Wolf has a versatile envelope purse made from waxed canvas for any occasion.
Spruce up your home with a quick change of accessories to add color, interest or reflect the season. Reen Wilcoxson creates a couched pillow to update your home for any season. Then it's winter, or with some slight variations any season, with a tree pillow with Emily Thompson. Last is Angela Wolf with lesson three of the wrap dress - adding a ruffle accent as a variation.
Stitching designs or patterns on the surface of your fabric can be the perfect embellishment. Joanne Banko demonstrates machine embroidery on a kimono style dress. Then, Rebecca Kemp Brent explores visible mending - stitching that is meant to be seen and provides a decorative accent.
This year's hottest accessory for traveling is the carry all drawstring bag. First is Emily Thompson showing how to create a makeup bag. Then, in lesson four of the wrap dress, Angela Wolf creates a faux wrap variation in knit, plus techniques for the belt and neckline.
Pay attention to the details that make your garments more interesting and unique. Even the simplest blouse becomes memorable with a bow cuff shown by Lindsey Marsh. And a simple top is transformed into a fashion statement by snaps and zippers with Emily Thompson. Finally meet Gretchen Hirsch in the designer spotlight and how her love of vintage clothing became her career.
Take your sewing to a whole new audience with gifts that fit everyone! First, Joanne Banko has a tool pouch for your favorite do it yourselfer. Then, it's the perfect beverage coozie made from cork for keeping drinks hot or cold, demonstrated by Nicole Neales. Last is lesson five with Angela Wolf and hem techniques for the wrap dress.
Embellishments make the difference on this episode. Joanne Banko stitches up a sweater wrap three different ways. Then, Gretchen Hirsch shows how to accent collars with trim featuring her unique vintage style. Finally, meet Emily Thompson in the designer spotlight to learn more about her sewing life.
The word pattern, can have a few different connotations. Angela Wolf is first with lesson six of the wrap dress. Starting with her basic pattern, she creates a new wrap in Ponte knit and adds a waistline, belt closure and buttonhole closure. Then, Michelle Paganini has a lesson on matching patterns of fabric. Finally, Angela Wolf shares a viewer question on fit which is lesson seven of the wrap dress and altering your pattern.
Every once in a while, your sewing project needs a little more. Add ons can add that extra dose of style that makes your sewing unique. First, Emily Thompson adds embroidered cuffs to her adorable PJ's. Then, Sarah Gunn takes a cute skirt and makes it amazing with ribbon. Finally, hear about Angela Wolf's sewing journey in our designer spotlight.
Take a walk on the wild side with some unique projects on this episode. First, Emily Thompson creates a quilted tablet cover—a perfect beginner project. Then, Cheryl Sleboda, our cosplay expert, has a novel idea for cosplay or plain fun: winged feet, you'll love these fun additions to your shoes. Last, Angela Wolf shares an optional addition to the wrap dress and a built-in tank top.
We all need those little aids to keep our life organized. Keep track of your notes, appts and dates with a handy note holder from Reen Wilcoxson. Then, it's time for a different wrap style dress featuring a gathered waistline in a stretch knit with Angela Wolf. Finally, get to know Joanne Banko in the designer spotlight with a glimpse into her sewing life.
13 Lessons
5  hrs 46  mins

Welcome to the 10-year anniversary of It’s Sew Easy! This series features some of the stories behind our designers and how sewing transformed their life. In addition, season features accessories and embellishment, when in doubt – always accessorize! And if that’s not enough, we also have a sew-along with our resident expert Angela Wolf as she creates the perfect wrap dress with all sorts of variations.

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