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It's Sew Easy Series 200...
It’s sew easy – the place for  creative and contemporary  sewing with instructions, videos, patterns and projects presented by leading sewing experts  for beginners and experienced sewers.  Featuring apparel, quilting and home dec.

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It’s all in the Details - Accessories
Enhance your sewing skills and create personalized apparel and home accents. Today’s show features Janet Pray demonstrating a moebius scarf design. Next, add decorative hem bands with Tricia Waddell for a finishing detail. Last, Eileen Roche provides all of the details for finishing purses all by machine.

202 Baby and Kids Basics
The key is looking for simple designs that grow with your child. Fun fabrics and embellishments enhance what is often quick sewing. First are Jacinda Boneau and Jaime Morrison Curtis of the prudent baby blog.  They’ve created a fun poncho to keep your baby dry and warm. Next, it’s a quick hooded baby towel with Tricia Waddell. The show ends with a brand new sewing concept from Ellie Joos and ecofriendly and baby friendly diapers that will revolutionize your idea of diapers.

203 Couture Details
Elevate your sewing to couture level with simple details. Though we are proud to show off our hand made garments – sometimes we don’t want them to scream “I made this” because they look less than professional. That’s when details are so important. Angela Wolf, our couture expert, begins with button holes– that all important closure adds the finishing touch to your garments. Next, Tricia Waddell demonstrates a peak seam. Last, expert Eileen Roche shows how embroidery on a collar can be the final detail for a beautiful and professional garment.

204 Fabulous Fit
Fit is one of those topics that we can never get enough of. We want our clothes to fit our body type perfectly and make us look our best. Fitting expert Peggy Sagers is first with everyone’s fitting nightmare – pants. Learn about rise, lengths, and more. Then, Cynthia Guffee is on location. She lets us in on her secrets for jacket fitting. Last, Tricia Waddell introduces us to princess seams – it’s an instantly slimming silhouette that requires precise measurements.

205 Construction Blueprints
The basics of construction hold the key to making and altering garments. Once you understand how things go together you’re on your way to great sewing. Couture expert Angela Wolf is back with a lesson on hemming - this can be on readymade or even garments you’ve made. Then, Cynthia Guffee has a down to earth lesson on fit. Pay attention to the back neckline! Last, Janet Pray demonstrates a unique method of sewing without pins just like in ready-to-where factories.

206 Sewing for Family and Friends
We love to share our sewing skills with all of the people (and even pets) we love. The key word today is functional. Pearl Krush is our first designer. She creates the most usable diaper bag you’ve ever seen with a really great fabric selection. Then, editor Tricia Waddell makes a simple cat placemat for a favorite pet’s food bowl. Next, it’s birthday party 101 for your favorite little girl with Trish Preston.  Create a special garment to show her style. Last, Jessica Johnson gets out a serger for a quick crib sheet in more fun fabric.

207 Fabric Selection
Each fabric has its own unique properties that can make them challenging – especially for certain types of projects. The show opens with Angela Wolf and a lesson on thread, stitch length, and other key choices when using knits, cashmere, silks, and sheers. Then, Patti Otto lets us in on the secrets for working with fleece in a lesson taped on location. The last segment features Tricia Waddell with a tutorial on sewing on pleather.

208 Jackets
Jackets can be an intimidating sewing project, but not when you learn the secrets from our designers. Breaking a jacket into step by step parts is the key. Our first designer, Peggy Sagers demonstrates basic construction, notching collars, easing sleeves, and welt pockets. Then, meet Gail Yellen on location for a felted jacket idea with a personal story. Last, we remove the sleeves on a jacket from Barbara Crawford. The key technique is nuno felting - a specialty fabric idea.

209 Quilt Look
Many of the techniques you use are interchangeable, but we’ve also got some expert ideas for unique quilt basics. First is George Siciliano with a truly different foundation piecing technique that he’s perfected in miniature. Then, Tricia Waddell returns for a quick lesson on seam binding for quilts and garments. Last, Cookie Gaynor introduces us to piecework with an easy crazy quilt project featuring embroidery for a personal touch.

210 Garments - Tops
An interesting top or blouse can set the tone for your style.  There are so many color and design choices – we’ve picked just a few to showcase today. Gretchen Hirsch with her vintage inspired design style is first with a feminine blouse. Then, meet Emma Seabrooke on location as she talks about sewing on slinky knits. Angela Wolf appears in the last segment sharing more couture details for perfect finishing on your garments.

211 Super Simple - Beginner
If you’re a beginning sewer, it can be pretty intimidating when you start out.  And even if you’re a seasoned sewer, sometimes we want to make things that are both quick and easy when we just don't have the time. Shelia McKay and Kira Greenhalgh open the show with the simplest of sewing projects – they look fantastic because of the soft and cuddly fabric. With a few quick tips you’ll have a complete bedroom ensemble. Then, Tricia Waddell is back with a lesson on how to add embellishments to readymade garments and accessories. Last, Jessica Johnson sews for a very forgiving recipient – your dog –with a fold up dog bowl.

212 Sewing for Yourself
We always do projects for our self last, after every other obligation is covered. Today’s show encourages you to take a little time for yourself and make something just for you. First, Gretchen Hirsch is back to finish up the buttonholes on her vintage inspired blouse. Then, Trish Preston has a quick clutch – that you’ll create over and over again and maybe make a few as gifts after you’ve made one just for you. Tricia Waddell wraps up the show demonstrating how to personalize a sewing machine cover to protect you all important machine.

213 Home Décor
Simple additions and changes to your décor can make all the difference in your style and even seasonal look. First, Donna Babylon has a great drapery technique featuring grommets – they’re a style accent all by themselves and they really make curtains super easy. Then, Barb Callahan was filmed on location for simple serging for a fabulous coat – a slight departure from our home theme. Last, create a kitschy look with returning designer Pearl Krush using unique fabrics to create a retro vibe for this kitchen ensemble.

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