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Series 1000 – Pathways to Sewing...

In this 10th season of It’s Sew Easy, join today’s sewing, embroidery and design experts, featuring Angela Wolf, to explore the variety of pathways that lead to sewing. Important life events, costumes, a new home, fitting challenges or changing needs are all reasons that people start to sew. What or who inspired you to sew? Along the sewing pathway, look beyond ready-to-wear to design and sew costumes, garments, accessories and home décor as you build your sewing and embroidery skills. 

Today’s foremost sewing, embroidery and design personalities share their favorite ideas, projects, techniques and tips to create professional-looking garments, accessories and home décor.

So come on along ! Let’s get onto the pathway to sewing and see why It’s Sew Easy!

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1001 - Sewing for Babies and Children

Angela Wolf transforms a simple t-shirt into a girl’s dress.

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Angela Wolf shows how to make spaghetti straps quickly.  

Krista Tracy makes a trendy waterproof backpack.

 
1002 – Let’s Dress Up

Janet Pray and Jessica Johnson make a toddler costume.

 

Angela Wolf shares a neckline tip.

 

Terry McFeely creates whimsical fairy wings.

Watch the video for this project online at:
https://youtu.be/HJINvWy4cCA

 
1003 - Distinctive Style

Angela Wolf sews a fashionable fleece jacket.

Watch the video for this project online at:https://youtu.be/krRqQ50xlxc

 

Angela Wolf adds wool fringe to a handbag.

 

Kay Whitt creates a colorful bag with a zippered pocket.

Watch the video for this project online at:
https://youtu.be/TZcV4opI7KY

 
1004 - Costume Fun
Cheryl Sleboda uses unusual fabrics to create costumes  

Angela Wolf embroiders on leather.

 

Rebecca Kemp Brent creates faux tattoos.

 
1005 - Wedding Bells

Angela Wolf embroiders tulle for a wedding gown. 

 

Kim Montagnese creates a ring-bearer pillow.

Watch the video for this project online at:
https://youtu.be/y-CNb5_vBS0

 
Clare Rowley shows how to make bridal veils.  
1006 – Cosplay

Rebecca Kemp Brent makes a suit of armor from a sweatshirt.

 

Angela Wolf adds top-stitching for fashion effects. 

 

Cheryl Sleboda adds lights to garments, costumes and accessories.

Watch the video for this project online at:
 https://youtu.be/Rwj3rxksJ28

 
1007 – Sewing for People with All Abilities

Peggy Sagers shares techniques for comfortable and functional, stylish garments.

Watch the video for this project online athttps://youtu.be/SqS090jGE4s

 

Angela Wolf shows how to change the angle of a pocket.

 
June Mellinger presents sewing projects for a cause.  
1008 – Stepping Out

Joanne Banko creates a Western-inspired jacket.

 

Angela Wolf shares couture tips for belts.

 

Rebecca Kemp Brent customizes embroidery to make badges, patches and insignias.

Watch the video for this project online at:
https://youtu.be/TBg_xHzMkUM

 
1009 – Sewing 101

Janet Pray discusses sewing ergonomics. 

Watch the video for the project online at:
https://youtu.be/5mATpe5HmRE

 

Lynn Lunoe explains how to use sewing feet and accessories.

 

Heather Valentine sews a super-simple skirt.

Watch the video for this project online at:
https://youtu.be/lPbNmyFObEY

 
1010 – Decorating at Home
Lisa Shepard Stewart shows how to make designer-quality pillows.  

Angela Wolf has a tip for cutting buttonholes.

 

Kim Montagnese creates a wall-hanging with thread painting.

 
1011 – What’s Trending

Kay Whitt shows how to add decorative hem bands.

Watch the video for this project online at:
https://youtu.be/zauqFYRWeG0

 

Angela Wolf shows how to create a perfect hem.

 

Angela Wolf redesigns vintage ready-to-wear.

 
1012 – Fashions and Fit

Joanne Banko creates a boho skirt on the serger.

 

Angela Wolf shows how to sew flat-felled seams.

 

Angela Wolf shows how to make custom-fitted pants and jeans.

 
1013 – Sewing as a Business
Paulette Bell shows how to start your own custom embroidery business.  

Angela Wolf adds sparkle to table accessories.

 

Angela Wolf shares her experiences for developing a custom sewing and fashion design business.

 

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