Monday, March 17, 2008

America Sews Roadshow

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).

Sue Hausmann

This quilt was absolutely gorgeous. Now I really want to learn to quilt.

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.


Amy said...

looks like a great class!! and that you learned so much!

RobinDiane said...

I like the bag!!! I am glad you had a great time and pictures to show!

Lisa said...

Sounds like you had a great day!

Flossie's Follies said...

wow, sounds like you had a great time, you have some beautiful creations there, being a part time sewer I know and appreciate all the work and talent that went into it.

Deanna said...

This looks like a great time!!! I too wish I knew how to quilt... Ugh! Another task to add to the infamous to-do list!

Kylie in Warsaw said...

I used to quilt, but I lost space to store all of my fabric stash with additional kids and had to leave my stuff in storage. I miss it...but I figure when the kids are grown I'll take it up again.

Glad you had fun!

Anonymous said...

Wow looks like you had a fab time and thanks for sharing your pics with us...fabulous!!