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Sew Young, Sew Fun Series 500 (cc)

Sew Young, Sew Fun Series 500 (cc)

This how-to sewing series was designed by young people for young people with a focus on fun, as well as fast and flawless results! Host Nina Kay Milenius (Donovan) and guest experts share tons of inspiration for great sewing projects. Each program will bring viewers up to date with modern sewing technology, current sewing tools, and the latest sewing techniques. Produced by Sue Hausmann and VMS, Inc. Closed-Captioned. Programs available on 13 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 13-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail
Also see: Sew Young, Sew Fun Series 300; Sew Young, Sew Fun Series 400; Sew Young, Sew Fun Series 600; America Sews Series 1000 - 1900; America Quilts Creatively Series 100 - 500.

List of Titles


1. New England (cc)

1. New England (cc)

Girls in colonial New England hand sewed clothes for their entire family out of wool and other scraps. Many of the fabric scraps were layered or quilted for warmth during the long, cold winters. This program explores quilting by layering flannel squares and making a patchwork scrap quilt. Unlike colonial times though Click for more


2. California (cc)

2. California (cc)

Eureka! The Great Gold Rush of 1848 earned California its state motto. In America's 3rd largest state the sun always shines and almost everyone is environmentally conscious. Here expert Sue Hausmann shows us how to recycle juice bags into a unique little purse or beach bag. Also we learn another friendly way Click for more


3. The South (cc)

3. The South (cc)

The South is the biggest producer of cotton, which is a big part of our daily lives. Another good use of cotton is for sewing. In this program you'll discover how to use cotton fabric, thread, and piping to make door-hanger pillows. You'll learn about Aida cloth, used for needlework, how to read a counted cross-stitch Click for more


4. The Great Plains (cc)

4. The Great Plains (cc)

The key ingredients for sewing in the Great Plains are resourcefulness and creativity. To emphasize this, in this program you'll make a sewing machine cover with pockets using decorative stitches, piping and bias trim. It's a great way to protect your machine when not in use. 2008/CC Closed-Captioned IJSCA 30 min. Click for more


5. New York City (cc)

5. New York City (cc)

New York, New York, is the place to be when it comes to theatre, shopping and fashion. Here you learn how to dress the part while in New York by making a shawl and bracelet purse out of organza, which is perfect for your prom or winter formal too. You discover how to make your own fabric using ribbons and glitter; Click for more


6. Pacific Northwest (cc)

6. Pacific Northwest (cc)

It can get chilly up in the Northwest, where the average annual temperature is just 53F. Keep warm with some fun, funky, crazy hats made from fleece. In this program you'll learn the ins and outs of sewing fleece and then decorating your hat with colorful buttons sewn on by machine. 2008/CC Closed-Captioned PIJSCA Click for more


7. Heart of Appalachia (cc)

7. Heart of Appalachia (cc)

A trip through the heart of America finds you in the Appalachia region of the United States, which stretches from Maine to Georgia. This area is rich in tradition and known for crafts, such as basket weaving and quilting. In this program you'll discover the tradition of quilt making with Bonnie Browning from Click for more


8. The Southwest (cc)

8. The Southwest (cc)

The average summer temperature in America's Southwest is 88 F, which is perfect weather for wearing lightweight, gauzy dresses and tops. Ultra-feminine gathered cotton is the theme for this show as Nina Kay Milenius shows you how to use elastic thread in your bobbin to pucker-up your fabric. Also you learn Click for more


9. Hawaii (cc)

9. Hawaii (cc)

Aloha! In Hawaii, surfing is a very popular sport. It was first called He'enalu, which means wave sliding in Hawaiian. Catch a wave by making your own Board Shorts like those worn by surfers. In this program you find out how to read and how to modify a pattern to your liking by adding a pocket. You'll learn important Click for more


10. The Midwest and Great Lakes Region (cc)

10. The Midwest and Great Lakes Region (cc)

Sports are an important part of Midwest culture. The National Football League, or the NFL as it is known, was formed in 1920 in Canton, Ohio. What could be more perfect than to make a duffel bag for carrying your sport's equipment, shoes, and balls? In this program you learn the best way to layout your pattern and Click for more


11. Rocky Mountain States (cc)

11. Rocky Mountain States (cc)

Leather and denim are fashion staples in the Rocky Mountain States. In this program you learn how to combine these two materials to make belts and other accessories. You'll use simple straight stitching, beautiful threads, and grommets to create a hip belt just right for shorts, skirts and jeans. 2008/CC Closed-Captioned Click for more


12. Alaska (cc)

12. Alaska (cc)

Grizzly bears, black bears, and polar bears are all found in Alaska, which is called bear country. With that in mind you learn in this program how to make a cuddly soft bear using a simple pattern, only two pieces, faux fur, and your sewing machine. Tips for sewing and cutting faux fur are shared, as well as a unique Click for more


13. Puerto Rico (cc)

13. Puerto Rico (cc)

Hola! Decorate your table for a fiesta with bright colorful placemats. The placemats represent different meanings in Puerto Rico, like the tiny Coqui frog, so named after its distinctive two-note call of "ko-KEE, ko-KEE," a symbol for the island, its culture, and its people. Here you learn how to use fusible webbing Click for more





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