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Series 1300 – Go Anywhere and Everywhere in Style

Whether you are on your own or with a group, when you are on the go for work or just      
for fun, look and feel your best with Its Sew Easy. If you’re heading to a far off                                              
destination, or exploring close to home, sew and embellish unique and stylish garments
and accessories. Go effortlessly from day to evening, from the beach to the slopes or from  
work to the spa. Go anywhere and everywhere in style - with It’s Sew Easy.

1301 -Day and Evening

Create garments and accessories that transform everyday wear into eveningwear.  Designer Angela Wolf sews a versatile knit skirt to mix, match and accessorize.  Pattern expert Deepika Prakash makes a simple swing dress in lush velvet for a special evening look. 

 

Angela Wolf sews a versatile knit skirt. 

 

Deepika Prakash makes a simple, velvet swing dress. 

Watch the video for this project online at: https://youtu.be/GnH_f_4qw-I

 
1302 –Vacation Indulgences

Take time off and plan a vacation.   Designer Kay Whitt makes an easy, comfortable and adjustable waistband for skirts or pants.  Sewing educator Joanne Banko makes any day a spa day with a luxurious waffle-weave spa robe with colorful custom trim.

 
Kay Whitt demonstrates adjustable waistbands for skirts or pants.   

Joanne Banko makes a waffle-weave spa robe.

Watch the video for this project online at: https://youtu.be/lYYpI6ULv-E

 
1303 - On the Go

Arrive on time and in style.  Embroidery expert Eileen Roche embroiders colorful and cool watchbands to add style to any outfit.  Using versatile hardware, Carolina Moore creates the ultimate travel bag with roomy pockets for all your take-alongs. Upcycle designer Michelle Paganini has a tip for re-purposing  notions and trims from resale garments.

 

Eileen Roche embroiders colorful and cool watchbands. 

 

Carolina Moore creates a travel bag with roomy pockets.

 

Michelle Paganini has a tip for re-purposing  notions and trims from resale garments.

 
1304 - Take It With You

Add function and style to what you carry and what you wear.  Designer and author Kay Whitt shares ideas for strong and stylish handles for any purse or tote.  Upcycle designer Michelle Paganini refashions a shirt, then adds color and high style with a cool double collar. Joanne Banko has a tip for making welt pockets.

 

Kay Whitt shares ideas for strong and stylish handles for purses or totes. 

 

Michelle Paganini refashions a shirt with a cool double collar.

Watch the video for this project online at: https://youtu.be/l05NRsnZBeg

 

Joanne Banko has a tip for making welt pockets.

 
1305 - Tropical Destinations

Create breezy garments that are your go-to wearables for tropical destinations. Designer Angela Wolf sews a perfect t-shirt to wear alone or under a jacket.  Pattern designer and fabric expert Linda Lee shares tips for sewing on sheer fabrics inspired by a beautiful silk chiffon jacket or cover up.  Michelle Paganini has more upcycling tips.

 

Angela Wolf sews a perfect t-shirt. 

Watch the video for this project online at: https://youtu.be/GMYKK3UwCsI

 

Linda Lee shares tips for sewing on sheer fabrics.

 

Michelle Paganini has more upcycling tips.

 
1306 – Travel in Style

Be prepared for temperature changes indoors and out.  Couture designer Angela Wolf sews a fashion-forward circle sweater with trendy peek-a-boo shoulders.  Embroidery expert Eileen Roche captures travel memories in colorful embroidered patches using the most advanced embroidery technology. Sewing educator Joanne Banko has a tip for making an elegant evening bag to pack and take anywhere.

 

Angela Wolf sews a circle sweater with peek-a-boo shoulders. 

 
Eileen Roche captures travel memories in colorful embroidered patches.  

Joanne Banko has a tip for making an elegant evening bag.

 
1307 – Go Everywhere

Create and capture memories as you look and feel your best.  Children’s fashion designer Carla Macklin uses colorful bias trim to finish off sleeves, necklines and open shoulders on a girl’s dress.  Author and educator Rebecca Kemp Brent sews a unique embellished box with a lid to stash photos, treasures and souvenirs.

 

Carla Macklin uses colorful bias trim to finish off a little girl’s dress. 

 

Rebecca Kemp Brent sews a unique, embellished memory box.

Watch the video for this project online at: https://youtu.be/PAkU2Bv64DQ

 
1308 – High Adventure Safe

When you travel, protect your valuables.  Sewing expert Rebecca Kemp Brent makes a designer pouch that holds an electronic tablet and much more.  On-line sewing instructor Joanne Banko creates expanding cargo pockets for jackets, pants and totes.  Designer Angela Wolf makes blind hems on a serger.

 

Angela Wolf makes great-fitting leggings. 

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

 
Alex Woodbury shares techniques for making an active-wear, neoprene jacket.  

Angela Wolf has a tip for making leggings from any pants pattern.

 
1309 – Coast to Coast

From coast to coast, today’s designers have you covered.  Blogger and sewing educator Joanne Banko embellishes a western-inspired shirt with embroidery and decorative stitches.  An old subway map becomes a versatile tote in the hands of sewing expert Rebecca Kemp Brent.  Angela Wolf shares a tip for sewing with tweed fabric.

 
Joanne Banko embellishes a western-inspired shirt with embroidery and decorative stitches  

Rebecca Kemp Brent uses an old subway map to create a tote bag.

Watch the video for this project online at: https://youtu.be/SFCe7dtMAQE

 

Angela Wolf shares a tip for sewing with tweed fabric.

 
1310 – Pack and Go

Grab a bag and get away.  Kay Whitt, innovator and designer, creates a colorful bag with sturdy dividers. Author Donna Babylon makes a roomy weekender bag with padded handles. A monogram adds extra style.  Angela Wolf, designer and sewing expert, shares a tip for starting and stopping a serger stitch.

 

Caroline Critchfield makes a  tote bag made with clear vinyl and colorful fabric.

Watch the video for this project online at: https://youtu.be/BtkK_hp6wk8

 

Carolina Moore discusses paper-piecing projects.   

 

Alex Woodbury shares a charity sewing project.

 
1311 – When the Wind Blows

When the wind blows and the rain falls, stay warm and dry.  Sewing educator Joanne Banko uses cozy polar fleece to sew a fashionable ruana with embroidered details, inspired by those worn in the mountains of South America.  Designer and blogger Alex Woodbury shows how to sew and finish specially-coated fabric to make a super-cute raincoat to keep you dry and on-trend. 

 

Joanne Banko uses polar fleece to sew a ruana with embroidered details.

 

Alex Woodbury shows how to sew and finish specially-coated fabric to make a raincoat. 

 
1312 – Inspired by Art

Shapes, colors and designs by art masters can fuel your creative energy.  Upcycling designer Michelle Paganini adds a touch of modern art to a refashioned shirt using three-ply reverse applique.  Couture designer Angela Wolf creates her own embellished denim fabric with free-motion embroidery using a fabric frame.

 
Michelle Paganini adds a touch of modern art to a refashioned shirt with three-ply reverse appliqué.   
Angela Wolf creates her own embellished denim fabric with free-motion embroidery.  
1313 – Ski Trip

Hit the slopes in style. Designer and fabric expert Linda Lee uses a specialty fabric normally used for envelopes and home insulation to make a warm, stylish ski vest. Then, put your feet up and relax. Sewing educator Rebecca Kemp Brent captures vacation memories in a charming tuffet, embellished with top-stitching.

 
Linda Lee uses a specialty fabric to make a warm, stylish ski vest.  

Rebecca Kemp Brent captures vacation memories in a charming tuffet.

 

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