Ever gone shopping for jeans only to leave empty-handed and frustrated, wishing you could go home and make your own made-to-measure pair? You’re in luck because designer Angela Wolf has been honing her jean crafting skills for years and shares a few of her trade secrets on the national sewing series It’s Sew Easy. Follow along with Angela as she shows you a few tricks of the denim crafting trade and get inspired to try your hand at sewing jeans.

It’s Sew Easy is a national sewing series available to all Public Television stations in the United States. Featuring appearances by sewers, crafters and designers like Janet Pray, Angela Wolf, and Suede from Season 5 of Project Runway; and partners like Brother, Rowenta, Coats & Clark and The Warm Company – It’s Sew Easy definitely isn’t your grandmother’s sewing show! For more information including video segments, project ideas and where to find participating stations in your hometown, check out their website at itsseweasytv.com!

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    Feb 8, 2014, 12.33 AMby Janette Bradham

    I have tried to join “itsseweasytv.com” website many times I have never gotten an email from them to join. Ask about this on their facebook page and no answer guess no one reads the postings. Does anyone here know what is going on with this website?

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    Nov 21, 2011, 06.02 PMby geekster

    I would love to have a go at making jeans which pattern do you use .

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    Nov 8, 2011, 10.14 PMby tephra

    The spare belt loop for leveling out the pressure foot is a pure “why didn’t I think of that!” moment.

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    Nov 8, 2011, 08.45 PMby atrinka

    The hammer tip is great, but I recommend using a rubber mallet instead of a metal hammer. You can get carried away while hammering your jeans, damaging the fabric (you won’t notice this until you laundry your pants). I’m looking forward for more videos!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 08.20 PMby tonierenee

    I look forward to learning more from Angela!

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    Nov 8, 2011, 12.41 PMby freaky-philomeen

    Thank you for these helpful tips. I’d never thought of using a hammer for the seams that don’t ‘behave’ but now that seems to be a logical method! Looking forward to seeing more from loud-music-Angela Wolf ;)))

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    Nov 8, 2011, 12.01 PMby sewgrannysew

    I would love to sew jeans. I tried. The trouble I am having is presser foot height, needle size and thread type. My machines (Pfaff 1229 /Hobby 301, Brother XL5700 and Janome 348) refused to allow the pocket corner and the intercepting seams pass through, ended up with jammed threads and skipped stitches, even broke a few needles :(. Sometimes the presser foot just ‘jumped’ up and refused to stay down. Yes, you mentioned hammering it, I did, but it did not seem to help, even after trimming and grading. So which machine(s) would you recommend for sewing jeans? Is there any home machine with better clearance height?

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    Nov 7, 2011, 04.25 PMby littlejay

    This is great. I need to make me some jeans!

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    Nov 5, 2011, 09.05 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    Great info, sewing jeans and using denim has always intimidated me. Time to try it.

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