VLOG 238 Behind the Scenes ✂️ LIVE in Angela Wolf’s Studio & Sewing the Lacy Top

VLOG 238 Behind the Scenes ✂️ LIVE in Angela Wolf’s Studio & Sewing the Lacy Top

VLOG 238 Behind the Scenes ✂️ with Angela Wolf ! Last week we cut out the Lacy top pattern, this week we will serge it together. And I will be drawing 3 lucky winners for the beautiful Shannon Fabric!!! Also, check out the new renovations coming to Angela Wolf’s studio … hand dyed fabrics coming soon! yeah!

Pant Sloper Fitting Class

Join the Pant Sloper Fitting Online Course which launches Monday, September 20th at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:oopm Pacific.

Learn how to fit your own sloper!

A sloper in general is a pattern that is used as a base and from this pattern you are able to design multiple styles. By fitting a sloper to your own body shape, you are guaranteed to have a well fitted outfit. In this class you will learn to fit a pant sloper, turn the sloper into a pattern, and tips for using this sloper as a guide to work with other pant patterns.

Drape a Square Sweater Jacket

Drape a Square Sweater Jacket

Drape a Square Sweater Jacket

As we move into spring, having a light weight sweater sewn by yourself to throw over your shoulders is a great way to express your style. Check out this tutorial on how to drape a sweater jacket.  Check out my tutorial on It’s Sew Easy episode 1408:

Additional Tutorial

If you like this style of sweater you might enjoy the Rachel Twin Set sew-a-long! This Behind the Scenes series of tutorials walks you through how to sew my Rachel Twin-Set pattern, fabrics to use and techniques to complete a sweater set! Join me on Behind the Scenes live on Facebook and YouTube every Wednesday at 1:30pm Eastern.

cheers,

Any one of these fabrics would make a great square sweater jacket or Rachel Twin Set!

This softique rayon viscose knit fabric is sold by the yard and comes in four colors, coral, green, white, black, and yellow. The white is a great fabric to experiment fabric dying with!

 

The Rachel Twin-Set pattern

Pattern includes tank and sweater, avaiable in paper and pdf in misses XXL to XL and plus XXL-5X.

Learn to Sew Knits Online Class: Angela Wolf Academy

Episode 199: At Your Side Virtually! Mug Rug and Coffee Deco with Kathy Stipe and Barb Mikolajczyk

Episode 199 ~ At your side 🧵 Virtually! Create a mug run and decorate your coffee mug with vinyl Join Brother Brand Ambassador Angela Wolf and Brother Educator's Kathy Stipe and Barb Mikolajczyk Designing Mug Rugs in My Design Center-Quick and Easy Supplies needed:...

Pant Sloper Fitting Online Course

Pant Sloper Fitting Online Course Learn to fit your own pant sloper! Then take that sloper and turn it into a pattern. This class will be taught in a virtual & online setting; offering 5 live lessons with additional videos for specific fitting issues. You will...

VLOG 238 Behind the Scenes ✂️ LIVE in Angela Wolf’s Studio & Sewing the Lacy Top

VLOG 238 Behind the Scenes ✂️ with Angela Wolf ! Last week we cut out the Lacy top pattern, this week we will serge it together. And I will be drawing 3 lucky winners for the beautiful Shannon Fabric!!! Also, check out the new renovations coming to Angela Wolf's...

Episode 198: At Your Side Virtually! Create a thread catcher and pin cushion

Episode 198 ~ At your side 🧵 Virtually! Create a Thread Catcher & Pin Cushion with Jerry GranataSupply List & Instructions for Thread Catcher • Brother Stellaire XP2 or comparable machine to embroider and sew, or both• Feet you will need: - Embroidery foot, J...

SHANNON FABRIC GIVEAWAY!

SHANNON FABRIC GIVEAWAY! Are you looking for an amazingly SOFT fabric?!?  SHANNON FABRICS was a sponsor on It's Sew Easy tv and continues to inspire us with gorgeous fabrics.  This new batch of fabric is called LUXE CUDDLE and the colors are so fun!  If you look...

Embroider 103 Learn How to Embroider on Hats

Learn How to Embroider Hats Join Angela Wolf and Cindy Hogan for a 90 minute virtual class and learn how to embroider hats with any embroidery machine and a 4" by 4" hoop! Learn the best stabilizers and hooping techniques.   This is a virtual class, live with Angela...

VLOG 220 Behind the Scenes ✂️ Angela Wolf Rachel Twin Set Sewalong Part 4

Behind the Scenes with Angela wolf VLOG 220 is the fourth in a series of sew-a-longs featuring the Rachel Twin Set. Today we start cutting out the tank top!

Embroidery 102 Embroider Small Letters Recipe Project Virtual Class

Embroidery 102 How to Embroider Small Letters with Angela Wolf and Cindy Hogan Learn how to embroider small letters on a thin kitchen towel and fine cotton or linen - perfect for napkins!   Learn the best stabilizers, thread, and hooping techniques.  Cindy's digitized...

Drape a Square Sweater Jacket

In this tutorial you will learn how to drape a square sweater jacket with Angela Wolf. Fabrics, techniques, and measurements will be taught in this lesson.

Coverstitch 103 ~ Learn How to Use Your Coverstitch Machine

Learn How to Use the Coverstitch Machine Do you find yourself sewing a lot of knits?  If so, you will eventually want to add a coverstitch machine to your sewing room.  Hemming knits has never been easier! But the Coverstitch is not just for knits, you can also do a...
VLOG 217 Behind the Scenes ✂️ Rachel Twin-Set Part 1

VLOG 217 Behind the Scenes ✂️ Rachel Twin-Set Part 1

VLOG 217 Behind the Scenes with Angela Wolf

Today we kicked off our Rachel Twin Set sew-a-long! We reviewed the pattern, how to select your size, and what types of fabrics would work well for this design, how to lengthen the jacket.

Supplies

 

 

Catch the Next Show …

Be sure to catch Behind the Scenes live on Facebook and YouTube every Wednesday at 1:30pm Eastern.  I will post the replays here on the blog too 🙂

cheers,

 

 

 

Learn to Sew Knits Online Class: Angela Wolf Academy

Check out Angela Wolf Academy for Sewing Tutorial Online & Virtual Classes!

Episode 199: At Your Side Virtually! Mug Rug and Coffee Deco with Kathy Stipe and Barb Mikolajczyk

Episode 199 ~ At your side 🧵 Virtually! Create a mug run and decorate your coffee mug with vinyl Join Brother Brand Ambassador Angela Wolf and Brother Educator's Kathy Stipe and Barb Mikolajczyk Designing Mug Rugs in My Design Center-Quick and Easy Supplies needed:...

Pant Sloper Fitting Online Course

Pant Sloper Fitting Online Course Learn to fit your own pant sloper! Then take that sloper and turn it into a pattern. This class will be taught in a virtual & online setting; offering 5 live lessons with additional videos for specific fitting issues. You will...

VLOG 238 Behind the Scenes ✂️ LIVE in Angela Wolf’s Studio & Sewing the Lacy Top

VLOG 238 Behind the Scenes ✂️ with Angela Wolf ! Last week we cut out the Lacy top pattern, this week we will serge it together. And I will be drawing 3 lucky winners for the beautiful Shannon Fabric!!! Also, check out the new renovations coming to Angela Wolf's...

Episode 198: At Your Side Virtually! Create a thread catcher and pin cushion

Episode 198 ~ At your side 🧵 Virtually! Create a Thread Catcher & Pin Cushion with Jerry GranataSupply List & Instructions for Thread Catcher • Brother Stellaire XP2 or comparable machine to embroider and sew, or both• Feet you will need: - Embroidery foot, J...

SHANNON FABRIC GIVEAWAY!

SHANNON FABRIC GIVEAWAY! Are you looking for an amazingly SOFT fabric?!?  SHANNON FABRICS was a sponsor on It's Sew Easy tv and continues to inspire us with gorgeous fabrics.  This new batch of fabric is called LUXE CUDDLE and the colors are so fun!  If you look...

Embroider 103 Learn How to Embroider on Hats

Learn How to Embroider Hats Join Angela Wolf and Cindy Hogan for a 90 minute virtual class and learn how to embroider hats with any embroidery machine and a 4" by 4" hoop! Learn the best stabilizers and hooping techniques.   This is a virtual class, live with Angela...

VLOG 220 Behind the Scenes ✂️ Angela Wolf Rachel Twin Set Sewalong Part 4

Behind the Scenes with Angela wolf VLOG 220 is the fourth in a series of sew-a-longs featuring the Rachel Twin Set. Today we start cutting out the tank top!

Embroidery 102 Embroider Small Letters Recipe Project Virtual Class

Embroidery 102 How to Embroider Small Letters with Angela Wolf and Cindy Hogan Learn how to embroider small letters on a thin kitchen towel and fine cotton or linen - perfect for napkins!   Learn the best stabilizers, thread, and hooping techniques.  Cindy's digitized...

Drape a Square Sweater Jacket

In this tutorial you will learn how to drape a square sweater jacket with Angela Wolf. Fabrics, techniques, and measurements will be taught in this lesson.

Coverstitch 103 ~ Learn How to Use Your Coverstitch Machine

Learn How to Use the Coverstitch Machine Do you find yourself sewing a lot of knits?  If so, you will eventually want to add a coverstitch machine to your sewing room.  Hemming knits has never been easier! But the Coverstitch is not just for knits, you can also do a...

Serger 102 Creative Serging ~ Virtual Class

Serger 102 Creative Serging ~ Virtual Class

SERGER 102: Creative Serging!

 

Now that you know the basics of using your serger, let’s check out some of the decorative stitches.   Join Angela Wolf for a 90 minute virtual class and learn how to use your serger for a few creative stitches and serger a fashionable infinity scarf.  

Learn how to set up and serge:

  • Pintuck
  • Rolled Hem
  • Flatlock Stitching
  • Blind Hem Stitch 

Learn tips for starting and ending rolled hem stitches and then practice these stitches by making an infinity scarf.  Learn how to hem with a blind hem, a technique that cuts and finishes your hem in once step.  Connect seams and fabric with a flatlock stitching and decorating fabrics with narrow pintucks.

Note: This class can be used with any serger, but you will need your serger manual on hand as each serger is a little different.   

 

This is a virtual class, live with Angela Wolf taking time for Q&A.  You do not have to be present to enjoy the class, as the class will remain open after the live session is over to watch and re-watch as many times as you like!

Join us LIVE Friday, March 5, 2021 at NOON Eastern or catch the replay.

 

Click here to Join the Class!

 

Get 10% OFF with Coupon Code: SERGE10

 

Would you like to WIN a spot in this class?

This is going to be such an informative class filled with techniques!

If you would like a chance to win this class, leave a comment below and let me know why you want to win this class.  You can also leave a comment on Facebook and Instagram for extra chances to win.  I will draw 1 random winner Friday, March 5, 2021 at 10:00AM Eastern.  If you are the lucky winner and already signed up for class, I will refund your class fee or you can gift it to a friend.

Can’t wait to see you all in class for the live session or the replay.

Good Luck!

Catch the replay of SERGER 101: The Basics here.   

Below you will find a short clip from It’s Sew Easy tv how to stop and start stitches.  

Episode 199: At Your Side Virtually! Mug Rug and Coffee Deco with Kathy Stipe and Barb Mikolajczyk

Episode 199 ~ At your side 🧵 Virtually! Create a mug run and decorate your coffee mug with vinyl Join Brother Brand Ambassador Angela Wolf and Brother Educator's Kathy Stipe and Barb Mikolajczyk Designing Mug Rugs in My Design Center-Quick and Easy Supplies needed:...

Pant Sloper Fitting Online Course

Pant Sloper Fitting Online Course Learn to fit your own pant sloper! Then take that sloper and turn it into a pattern. This class will be taught in a virtual & online setting; offering 5 live lessons with additional videos for specific fitting issues. You will...

VLOG 238 Behind the Scenes ✂️ LIVE in Angela Wolf’s Studio & Sewing the Lacy Top

VLOG 238 Behind the Scenes ✂️ with Angela Wolf ! Last week we cut out the Lacy top pattern, this week we will serge it together. And I will be drawing 3 lucky winners for the beautiful Shannon Fabric!!! Also, check out the new renovations coming to Angela Wolf's...

Episode 198: At Your Side Virtually! Create a thread catcher and pin cushion

Episode 198 ~ At your side 🧵 Virtually! Create a Thread Catcher & Pin Cushion with Jerry GranataSupply List & Instructions for Thread Catcher • Brother Stellaire XP2 or comparable machine to embroider and sew, or both• Feet you will need: - Embroidery foot, J...

SHANNON FABRIC GIVEAWAY!

SHANNON FABRIC GIVEAWAY! Are you looking for an amazingly SOFT fabric?!?  SHANNON FABRICS was a sponsor on It's Sew Easy tv and continues to inspire us with gorgeous fabrics.  This new batch of fabric is called LUXE CUDDLE and the colors are so fun!  If you look...

Embroider 103 Learn How to Embroider on Hats

Learn How to Embroider Hats Join Angela Wolf and Cindy Hogan for a 90 minute virtual class and learn how to embroider hats with any embroidery machine and a 4" by 4" hoop! Learn the best stabilizers and hooping techniques.   This is a virtual class, live with Angela...

VLOG 220 Behind the Scenes ✂️ Angela Wolf Rachel Twin Set Sewalong Part 4

Behind the Scenes with Angela wolf VLOG 220 is the fourth in a series of sew-a-longs featuring the Rachel Twin Set. Today we start cutting out the tank top!

Embroidery 102 Embroider Small Letters Recipe Project Virtual Class

Embroidery 102 How to Embroider Small Letters with Angela Wolf and Cindy Hogan Learn how to embroider small letters on a thin kitchen towel and fine cotton or linen - perfect for napkins!   Learn the best stabilizers, thread, and hooping techniques.  Cindy's digitized...

Drape a Square Sweater Jacket

In this tutorial you will learn how to drape a square sweater jacket with Angela Wolf. Fabrics, techniques, and measurements will be taught in this lesson.

Coverstitch 103 ~ Learn How to Use Your Coverstitch Machine

Learn How to Use the Coverstitch Machine Do you find yourself sewing a lot of knits?  If so, you will eventually want to add a coverstitch machine to your sewing room.  Hemming knits has never been easier! But the Coverstitch is not just for knits, you can also do a...

Learn How to Sew on Clear Vinyl

Learn How to Sew on Clear Vinyl

Episode 133 ~ At your side 🧵 Virtually!  Organizing and Sewing Clear Vinyl

It’s January and that means it time to organize for a new year!  Today I show how to sew clear vinyl for bags to store patterns and ideas for organizing button and beads; two of my my favorite things.  Actually, I have more than two favorite things, but its a good place to start.  

Catch the Next Show …

Be sure to catch At Your Side Virtually! every Tuesday and Thursday at NOON Eastern and Behind the Scenes live on Facebook and YouTube every Wednesday at 1:30pm Eastern.  I will post the replays here on the blog too 🙂 

cheers,

 

 

 

Learn to Sew Knits Online Class: Angela Wolf Academy

Check out Angela Wolf Academy for Sewing Tutorial Online & Virtual Classes!

Episode 199: At Your Side Virtually! Mug Rug and Coffee Deco with Kathy Stipe and Barb Mikolajczyk

Episode 199 ~ At your side 🧵 Virtually! Create a mug run and decorate your coffee mug with vinyl Join Brother Brand Ambassador Angela Wolf and Brother Educator's Kathy Stipe and Barb Mikolajczyk Designing Mug Rugs in My Design Center-Quick and Easy Supplies needed:...

Pant Sloper Fitting Online Course

Pant Sloper Fitting Online Course Learn to fit your own pant sloper! Then take that sloper and turn it into a pattern. This class will be taught in a virtual & online setting; offering 5 live lessons with additional videos for specific fitting issues. You will...

VLOG 238 Behind the Scenes ✂️ LIVE in Angela Wolf’s Studio & Sewing the Lacy Top

VLOG 238 Behind the Scenes ✂️ with Angela Wolf ! Last week we cut out the Lacy top pattern, this week we will serge it together. And I will be drawing 3 lucky winners for the beautiful Shannon Fabric!!! Also, check out the new renovations coming to Angela Wolf's...

Episode 198: At Your Side Virtually! Create a thread catcher and pin cushion

Episode 198 ~ At your side 🧵 Virtually! Create a Thread Catcher & Pin Cushion with Jerry GranataSupply List & Instructions for Thread Catcher • Brother Stellaire XP2 or comparable machine to embroider and sew, or both• Feet you will need: - Embroidery foot, J...

SHANNON FABRIC GIVEAWAY!

SHANNON FABRIC GIVEAWAY! Are you looking for an amazingly SOFT fabric?!?  SHANNON FABRICS was a sponsor on It's Sew Easy tv and continues to inspire us with gorgeous fabrics.  This new batch of fabric is called LUXE CUDDLE and the colors are so fun!  If you look...

Embroider 103 Learn How to Embroider on Hats

Learn How to Embroider Hats Join Angela Wolf and Cindy Hogan for a 90 minute virtual class and learn how to embroider hats with any embroidery machine and a 4" by 4" hoop! Learn the best stabilizers and hooping techniques.   This is a virtual class, live with Angela...

VLOG 220 Behind the Scenes ✂️ Angela Wolf Rachel Twin Set Sewalong Part 4

Behind the Scenes with Angela wolf VLOG 220 is the fourth in a series of sew-a-longs featuring the Rachel Twin Set. Today we start cutting out the tank top!

Embroidery 102 Embroider Small Letters Recipe Project Virtual Class

Embroidery 102 How to Embroider Small Letters with Angela Wolf and Cindy Hogan Learn how to embroider small letters on a thin kitchen towel and fine cotton or linen - perfect for napkins!   Learn the best stabilizers, thread, and hooping techniques.  Cindy's digitized...

Drape a Square Sweater Jacket

In this tutorial you will learn how to drape a square sweater jacket with Angela Wolf. Fabrics, techniques, and measurements will be taught in this lesson.

Coverstitch 103 ~ Learn How to Use Your Coverstitch Machine

Learn How to Use the Coverstitch Machine Do you find yourself sewing a lot of knits?  If so, you will eventually want to add a coverstitch machine to your sewing room.  Hemming knits has never been easier! But the Coverstitch is not just for knits, you can also do a...

10 TIPS FOR SEWING LEGGINGS & SPORTSWEAR

10 TIPS FOR SEWING LEGGINGS & SPORTSWEAR

10 Tips for Sewing Leggings, Sports & Athleisure Wear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1. FABRIC:  Use a quality 4-way stretch fabric, such as a Nylon Spandex Tricot Knit,  so the fabric retains its shape (no baggy knee’s cool).  Add a touch of Power Mesh Nylon Tricot Knit  

2. WICK AWAY: If you plan on working out, look for moisture wicking fabric.  Wickaway moves sweat to the outside of the fabric and quickly dries, so your sweat doesn’t soak the fabric.   

 

  3. FITTING:  Athletic wear is usually fitted, especially leggings.  Check the exact measurements on the pattern and compare to your exact measurements.  You will want to have the outfit at least 1″ smaller than your size (more than 1″ depending on your size too). This is what we call negative ease.

4. NEEDLES:  Use a stretch  in the sewing machine, serger, and coverstitch.

 5. THREAD: I use Wooly Poly or Wooly Nylon in the upper and lower loopers on the serger.

  6. SERGER STITCH: A 4-thread overlock stitch is stronger than a 3-thread overlock stitch.  I use the 4-thread for leggings, fitted workout tops, and sport bras.  I use the 3-thread overlock stitch for loose fitting knits and items that won’t have a lot of stress.

7. SEWING:  If you don’t have a serger, you an use stretch thread in the sewing machine.  Wind the bobbin slowly and use the stretch thread for both the upper thread and bobbin with a straight stitch.  Another option is using universal thread and a narrow zigzag stitch.

 

8. ELASTIC:  I use sport and braided elastic in the waistband of my leggings.   1/2″ wide when I am sewing yoga style leggings with a wide waistband.  1″ or 1-1/4″ when sewing more of a leggings style. 

 

9. HEMMING: performance fabric can be slippery and tricky to sew.  I steam press the hem and use a tailors clapper to create a creased fold.  Then when I run the fabric through the coverstitch machine  or sewing machine using a twin needle, the fabric lays nice and flat. 

 

10. ADD A TOUCH OF MESH:  Use a coordinating mesh fabric to leggings as an accent to hold your cell phone or inserted into a tank for a trendy style.

 

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