It's Sew Easy: Be a Sewing Super Hero

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Angela Wolf starts things off with a whole episode devoted to the first lesson of the skirt sew-along. We begin our A line skirt with choosing fabrics, patterns, and the correct size. We'll sew the skirt, the waistband, zipper and hem all in today's lesson.
Go thru those old linens that you can't bear to part with, and join Michelle Paganini as she rescues them with an upcycle project turning them into travel and accessory bags. Then Londa Rolfing, inspires you to use old sweaters, especially the ribbing in creative upcycle sewing and lets you in on her secret for set in sleeves. Finally Angela Wolf has the first variation of the basic A line skirt and cutting the same skirt on the bias.
Some of our most loved are the furry kind. We begin with Cheryl Sleboda, and a cosplay idea to turn you into your favorite animal with furry ears. It's an easy costume and also includes tips for sewing fur. Then Caroline Critchfield makes a stylish leash and cage pad for your favorite four legged friend. Finally we have a project for the littlest hero and a baby bottle cover from Joanne Banko.
Not very super! They all need their signature cape! Joanne Banko has her version of a cape for the super hero woman. It features faux fur with a luxurious high pile for warmth and softness. Then Angela Wolf has the next step in our A line sew-along, with new variations as you become your own designer. She adds a center seam and lined pockets for a brand new look.
Even super heroes need a little help every once in a while, our sewing machine comes to the rescue with today's projects. Teacher Ellen Miller has a little bobbin magic as she introduces us to Sashiko, a couture technique that adds so many dimensions to your sewing. Then practice a little machine wizardry with Joanne Banko. Even the most basic machine includes super sewing stitches that can make your sewing more professional. Learn how easy it is to get super results using stretch stitches, overcast, basting, and blind hem and even buttonhole stitches for super results.
In our quest to become sewing superstars – we're adding a new discipline, embroidery. There are so many beautiful embroidery designs on our machines, and online to personalize our sewing projects. Not only can you choose the design, but the placement and color. Up first is Sarah Gunn with the tools you need to need to customize the necklines of tunics to express your style. It's easy to stitch out the design but then what? Joanne Banko embroiders elegant coasters and makes a sheer organza bag to match.
Knits are one of the trendiest fabrics for your garment sewing but there are some techniques that make your knits look more professional whether done on a serger or sewing machine. Sarah Gunn is up first, with knit tips for hem and neck finishing that will give you professional results. Then Londa Rolfing shows: how to manage bulky edges when sewing, tips for elastic, ways to eliminate diagonal drag on fabric and finishes up with three things to know when a serger thread breaks. Last is Angela Wolf and another variation on the A line skirt- this time it's a knit maxi.
Last minute gifts are no problem with sewing gifts that save the day! Rebecca Kemp Brent starts us out with gift wrap that's as pretty as the gift with the art of Pojagi – it's a great stash buster too. Then Caroline Critchfield makes a faux leather bag that's almost made entirely with your embroidery machine.
Change the look and feel of a garment with one simple addition or subtraction making the finished look brand new. Joanne Banko starts us off with a cuddly faux fur collar to warm up any jacket. Then Angela Wolf transforms the basic A line skirt into fun athletic wear with a knit waistband.
Adding super details raises us from good to super! Angela Wolf begins with the next lesson in our A line skirt and adds suede cutouts for a brand new look. Then it's a shirt you can complete in an evening with unique pull up sleeves for fashion and cosplay versatility with Cheryl Sleboda.
Costuming and cosplay give you the ability to actually become your favorite superhero. Cheryl Sleboda is back with a steam punk version of a superhero with a faux suede corset. Even if you're not into costumes, you'll learn the techniques for using boning for strapless dresses, perfect for prom and weddings. Then meet blogger Emily Thompson, with adorable tulle skirts for your favorite little – or big girl – instantly become your fantasy dream with tulle, all you need is a magic wand!
Fabric is the real hero; its unique characteristics make the finished garment. First up, Rebecca Kemp Brent creates her own fabric for a beautiful cape or for other elegant garments. Then it's a whole different look when you create your own felted wool from old sweaters with Michelle Paganini. Just imagine what you can do with your old sweaters! Finally Michelle is back with a tip for using your own photos to create fabric from a printing service. Be unique with your very own fabric design!
Sewing superheroes are not born – they need to grow and be nurtured. Your favorite baby will feel like a star with this adorable baby bundle from Joanne Banko; a towel is just the beginning. Then blogger Emily Thompson is back with leggings that are guaranteed to give your favorite little girl star power. And you'll feel like a hero too when you whip up a few pairs in just one evening. We finish up with Angela Wolf and a recap of our A line skirt sew-along and a final tip. It's the next generation of sewing super heroes!
 
 
13 Lessons
5  hrs 36  mins

This season our designers are all heroes as they share techniques that will make your sewing nothing short of super! You can save the day with quick sewing gifts; rescue vintage fashion with new updates or learn to master your machine. Sewing projects and techniques include: recycling vintage linens into padded hangers, a leash and cage pad, tips for working with faux fur fabric, clothing for children, baby gift ideas, and much more. We’ll also feature a skirt sew-along with Angela Wolf and how to be your own designer.

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