- Product # 031040
- Type DVD
- ISBN 978-1-89151-409-8
- Length Approx. 244 Minutes
- Published Date 2012
You’ll always be on trend with It’s Sew Easy – now on DVD. Direct from the popular television program of the same name, It’s Sew Easy – Series 300 brings you everything from season three – the hottest looks, creative ideas, and must-have projects – all are included in this 4-disc DVD set.
Learn from top sewing specialists, including Threads editor Deana May. What could be better than seeing how accomplished professionals fit garments, sew modern window drapery, or, in the case of Deana May, create gorgeous lace tops. That’s why It’s Sew Easy features a rotating cast of sewing experts to star in the 13 episodes on this DVD. Each episode includes two projects and one technique for an amazing learning experience.
Tattoos for t-shirts to strapless dresses – everything that’s hot. For the latest and greatest projects, you’ll want your own copy of It’s Sew Easy – Series 300. Not only will you enjoy everything from season three, but you’ll have access to enhanced content with links to patterns and instructions on the It’s Sew Easy website. All 13 episodes are listed in detail on the Table of Contents tab, including:
- Couture expert Angela Wolf demonstrates her specialty, custom jeans.
- Valerie Mayen of Project Runway creates her signature zippered tank top.
- Editor Eileen Roche uses machine embroidery to create tattoos for clothing.
- A mother-daughter team create simple skirts for every age in fun fabrics.
- Award-winner Erin Miller sews stylish harem pants with minimal seaming.
Fun projects improve everything you sew. Whether you are new to sewing or a veteran, there are plenty of projects to get you excited about sewing. It’s So Easy – Series 300 and its companion sets inspire you to try new things and have fun as you improve your sewing skills.
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- Table of Contents
Dress it Up
Angela Wolf, couture expert, teaches techniques for working with silk dupioni to create an elegant party look. Next is an exciting new feature with editor Eileen Roche, clothing tattoos—machine embroidery for the contemporary sewer. The first clothing tattoo in the series is a vine motif on the sleeve of a t-shirt. Lastly, Gretchen Hirsch demonstrates how to add boning to a strapless dress.
Peggy Sagers discusses fitting problems and how to fix them. Then, Angela Wolf has a lesson on altering a man’s shirt so it fits perfectly. Lastly is bra making basics with Stephani Miller. She will teach how to measure correctly and how to choose the essential materials.
Home Dec Accents
Donna Babylon opens the show with an appliquéd footstool. Then, learn how to replace a zipper on a fleece jacket with Angela Wolf. Last, Jacinda Boneau and Jaime Morrison Curtis show how to make miniature pin cushions.
This segment has the experts demonstrating easy design and fitting techniques for skirts. Gretchen Hirsch demonstrates how to add an exposed zipper to a pencil skirt. Then, Angela Wolf shows how to fix a broken zipper on skirts or pants. Lastly is a mom-and-me feature with Sheree Schattenmann and her daughter Leah. They create simple skirts for every age in fun fabrics.
Designer Look a Likes
This show has the experts sharing instructions for creating fashion apparel. Angela Wolf shows how to sew on fur including cutting, seaming, and constructing techniques. Next, Deana Tierney May of Threads magazine shows how to create beautiful and simple lace top. She demonstrates how to draft the top, cut it out, and sew it. Then, Erin Miller – winner of the passion for fashion contest and a fashion design student at Kent State shows how to create stylish harem pants with minimal seaming. Finally, there is a lesson on ruching from Angela Wolf.
Pam Hasting combines form and function for a barrel bag that can be made in various sizes. She even has tips for starting your own business and how to make custom trim. Then, Angela Wolf offers a lesson on fixing men’s waistbands to expand or contract. Lastly, Tammy O’Connell demonstrates how to choose and install hardware for your bags.
Deepika Prakash starts out with a lesson on everything you need to know for sewing successfully on knits. Then, Eileen Roche shows how to make another clothing tattoo – position a butterfly at the waist of a skinny T-shirt for a casual look. Lastly, designer Valori Wells shows how to deconstruct a favorite T-shirt to make your own pattern that fits perfectly.
Fit expert Peggy Sagers shows how to create an easy and quick pair of yoga pants. Then, embellish your favorite yoga pants with a clothing tattoo demonstrated by machine-embroidery expert, Eileen Roche. Next, Sheree Schattenmann has a supe- simple design for lounge pants. Lastly, Angela Wolf adds a waistband to jeans.
Designer June Mellinger shows how to use embroidery machines to quilt. Next, Angela Wolf teaches how to add darts to a shirt. Lastly, Eileen Roche demonstrates raw edge appliqué.
Angela Wolf starts out with adding embellishments to finished jackets to create an original design. Then, Annie O’Connor uses flat-pattern design methods to show how to combine and relocate darts for one-of-a- kind design. Lastly, Pam Hastings introduces the perfect dress for an active lifestyle. She shows how changing the pattern –adding and subtracting sleeves, collars and more can make a totally new look.
Lisa Shepard Stewart shares her love of hand-woven fabrics. She shows how they require special consideration and techniques when utilizing them professionally. Next, Eileen Roche has a clothing tattoo for a man’s dress shirt. Then, Project Runway designer Valerie Mayen demonstrates her signature style with a zippered tank top. Lastly, Angela Wolf has a sewing lesson on fringe.
The first expert is Valori Wells teaching the professional way to create a pillow with a flange in just about any fabric. Then, Eileen Roche’s clothing tattoo is a sports design and team number for the back neckline. Lastly, Donna Babylon creates a free-motion stitched pillow that’s a perfect practice piece for free-motion and a great way to let thread add texture and color.
Sewing as Business
Couture expert Angela Wolf demonstrates her main passion, making custom jeans. Then June Mellinger shares some ideas for starting your own sewing business. Lastly, Janet Pray creates a denim clutch—a project she has used to teach sewing nationwide.