Today I attended Sue Hausmann's America Sews Roadshow. She has a sewing show which airs on many PBS stations across the country. Sue is absolutely delightful. She brought tons of finished projects to share with us -- makes me wish I had a lot more time to spend sewing or that I could go with a lot fewer hours sleep a night. I did pick up a few very good tips that I certainly will put to good use and have some ideas for projects that I would like to do.
Here's a few pics that I took today (Robin told me to be sure and take my camera and take pictures).
I love this handbag. I am definitely going to try making some. Check out the denim jacket she has one. It is a ready made jacket she bought and then did the machine embroidery on it. She explained how she did the embroidery on the sleeves (you take the inside sleeve seam out to do the embroidery and then sew the seam back up). She also gave tips on how to easily shorten the sleeves.
This is an exquisite little girls jacket. A lot of time and effort went into making this.
I wish I had been able to get a better picture of these jeans that she did machine embroidery on. You rip out the inside leg seam so that the material will lay flat and then sew the seam back up after you do the embroidery. I definitely am going to try this.
This is another quilting project. Those big purple flowers are sewn on top of the quilt material -- sort of like applique.
She went over a lot of free motion sewing. I'm going to have to get my book out on my sewing machine and see if I have that capability. I also need to check into some specialty pressure feet for some special applications.
It was a wonderful day, although a long one (10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.). My back is very tired from sitting for such a long time so I am going to pack it in early tonight.
Luck, love and laughter.