- Product # 031039
- Type DVD
- ISBN 978-1-89151-408-1
- Length Approx. 244 Minutes
- Published Date 2012
The complete second season of It’s Sew Easy – now on DVD. The go-to television program for contemporary sewing ideas, It’s Sew Easy enjoys popularity with sewers of all skill levels. All the exciting projects, videos, patterns, and fun ideas from season two are yours in It’s Sew Easy – Series 200, a 4-disc DVD set.
Stylish projects brought to you by experts. It’s So Easy features leading designers, couture experts, fashion editors, and TV personalities who demonstrate their specialties and teach sewing skills along the way. Their projects are simple enough for novices but sophisticated enough to inspire advanced sewers.
Two projects and one technique in every episode. It’s Sew Easy – Series 200 brings you a fabulous collection of projects – plus easy access to additional content with links to patterns and instructions on the It’s Sew Easy website. To view what’s included in all 13 episodes, please check out the Table of Contents tab. But here is a sampling:
- Fitting expert Peggy Sagers tackles everyone’s nightmare – fitting pants.
- Quilter Cookie Gaynor introduces piecework with a cute crazy quilt project.
- Designer Angela Wolf demonstrates how to hem any garment like a pro.
- A team of experts shows an easy way to create a stylish bedroom ensemble.
- Instructor Tricia Waddell shows how princess seams produce a slim silhouette.
A fun way to become a better sewer. There’s a lot to love here, fabulous clothing, home decor, and fashion-forward accessories. It’s So Easy – Series 200 and its companion sets help you unleash your inner creativity and take your skills up a notch or two along the way.
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- Table of Contents
It’s all in the Details - Accessories
Enhance your sewing skills and create personalized apparel and home accents. This show features Janet Pray demonstrating a moebius scarf design. Next, add decorative hem bands with Tricia Waddell for a finishing detail. Lastly, Eileen Roche provides all of the details for finishing purses by machine.
Baby and Kids Basics
The key is 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.
Elevate your sewing to couture level with simple details. Though we are proud to show off our handmade 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. Lastly, expert Eileen Roche shows how embroidery on a collar can be the final detail for a beautiful and professional garment.
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. Lastly, Tricia Waddell introduces us to princess seams – it’s an instantly slimming silhouette that requires precise measurements.
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 ready-made 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 that’s used in ready-to-wear factories.
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 here 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.
Each fabric has its own unique properties that can make it 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 leather.
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. Lastly, we remove the sleeves on a jacket from Barbara Crawford. The key technique is nuno felting - a specialty fabric idea.
Many of the techniques can be 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. Lastly, Cookie Gaynor introduces us to piecework with an easy crazy quilt project featuring embroidery for a personal touch.
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 here. 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.
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 ready-made garments and accessories. Lastly, Jessica Johnson sews for a very forgiving recipient – your dog – and makes a fold-up dog bowl.
Sewing for Yourself
We always do projects for our self last, after every other obligation is covered. This segment encourages you to take a little time 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 your all-important machine.
Simple additions and changes to your décor can make all the difference in your style and 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. Lastly, create a kitschy look with returning designer Pearl Krush using unique fabrics to create a retro vibe for this kitchen ensemble.