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In our quest to become sewing superstars - we're adding a new discipline, embroidery. There are so many beautiful embroidery designs on our machines, and online to personalize our sewing projects. Not only can you choose the design, but the placement and color. Up first is Sarah Gunn with the tools you need to need to customize the necklines of tunics to express your style. It's easy to stitch out the design but then what? Joanne Banko embroiders elegant coasters and makes a sheer organza bag to match.

The 1950s look is all the rage today. Designer Courtney McCrone adds retro 50s details to dresses, blouses and accessories. Embroider a sweater to capture that rock 'n' roll look - Marie Zinno shows how. Joanne Banko shows how easy it is to create custom piping for garments, accessories and home decor using the piping foot.

Stay organized when you travel. Sewing educator Rebecca Kemp Brent sews lightweight packing cubes to maximize luggage space. Fashion expert Angela Wolf shares a tip for personalizing a nail kit and machine embroidery expert Joanne Banko makes a faux suede luggage tag with European flair.

Be one of a kind when you take your favorite pattern and alter, change or rearrange the pieces for a new look. Kay Whitt is first with a wrap dress - the key to this look is choosing different fabrics for the bodice trim. Then meet Sarah Gunn, known for her tunics and altering the necklines to fit your style. We finish with Angela Wolf and a lace trimmed tank. She will be featuring all different tank alterations from a basic pattern this season.

There are many sources for inspiration when choosing a sewing project. Sometimes we find the perfect pattern or silhouette, and sometimes it's a special occasion we want to sew for, other times we simply love a particular fabric and look for something to make out of a gorgeous cut. But each fabric has characteristics that require different techniques. We chose 3 fabrics today and projects that are unique to the fabric chosen. First, Angela shows her technique for needle felting on silk. Next, Tina Givens introduces us to one of her favorite fabrics - linen.

Fabric is the real hero; its unique characteristics make the finished garment. First up, Rebecca Kemp Brent creates her own fabric for a beautiful cape or for other elegant garments. Then it's a whole different look when you create your own felted wool from old sweaters with Michelle Paganini. Just imagine what you can do with your old sweaters! Finally Michelle is back with a tip for using your own photos to create fabric from a printing service. Be unique with your very own fabric design!

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