Thursday, February 18, 2010

About the Power Sewing Web TV Shows

Have any of you subscribed to Sandra Betzina and Ron Collins Web TV shows?

I was really hesitant about signing on because I was afraid that they would be designed more for the beginner rather than one who has been sewing for almost 50 years.(Yikes! 50 years! When did that happen?).

Well I've been pleasantly surprised! If you subscribe for a year you get access to the archives and I've watched quite a few episodes and I've got to say that I've learned something in almost each and everyone.

Yesterday, I was making an apron as a gift and I needed to make a lot of bias tape. Well I had been told about continuous bias by a customer at Fabricville and she had even made me a paper model of the technique.That was a few weeks ago and I really couldn't figure out how that went. I had noticed Continuous Bias was the name of one of the Power Sewing lessons,so I clicked on it and learned this remarkable shortcut to make yards and yards of bias tape.I'm putting a tutorial on making continuous bias on my other blog if you are interested. And no, it's not plagiarism because I got it from that customer first,remember?

Today I learned (and I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't know this) that you can use Steam-a-Seam for a permanent hem! I thought it was only for temporary seams.Now I have to admit that I'm not a reader of directions so.....Need I say more?

Anyway,I'd love to hear from you if you subscribe and what your opinion of the shows is.

Hope you have time to sew this weekend!


The Sewing Loft said...

Thank you, I joined your other blog.


Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Hi Diana, I love the Web TV show. I try and watch as many of the videos as I can. I just love the interaction between Ron and Sandra and even though some videos are about things I may know, I always end up learning "something" new.

Sara said...

just wanted to say I have enjoyed reading your blog. You make beautiful clothes!!!

Elizabeth said...

This is good to know. I had been thinking about subscribing but was also concerned that it was for beginners.

Linda T said...

I've toyed with the idea of subscribing--think I will now that you have found it helpful.

Paola said...

Ugh! I am 45 years old and have 20 years sewing for the public .... and did not know that trick to sew continuous bias, always learn something new thanks to generous friends like you in cyberspace. Thanks