Sewing With Nancy Videos

1 Easy Jacket Pattern--6 Terrific Looks, Part 1

Premiered: January 15, 2012

Join Nancy and designer Amy Barickman as they take a simple swing jacket/coat pattern and give it different looks with a little creative sewing and charming vintage elements. In this first episode you'll learn basic sewing tips plus quick serging and embellishment ideas to fashion several new jacket versions.

1 Easy Jacket Pattern--6 Terrific Looks, Part 2

Premiered: January 22, 2012

Use an easy unlined jacket/coat pattern and express your personality with embellishment options for three new looks. Nancy and guest Amy Barickman detail how simple changes to fabric and technique allow you to quickly sew creative jackets with unique accents.

10-20-20 Minutes to Recycle Jeans - Part One

Premiered: September 19, 2016

Don’t junk those old jeans! Nancy shows you how to use deconstructed denim jeans in a variety of new ways to decorate your kitchen. See how durable potholders, pretty placemats, a stylish casserole carrier, and darling bibs are all constructed using the 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew philosophy.

10-20-20 Minutes to Recycle Jeans - Part Two

Premiered: September 26, 2016

What’s old is new again! Restyle your old jeans into useful and decorative home accessories. Nancy applies her 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew philosophy to create Soft-sided Bins, the Double Duty Mat for sewing and pressing, the Crossbody Jeans Bag, and the Two-for-One Apron.

30-Minute Doll Clothes, Part 1

Premiered: October 30, 2011

Author and designer Joan Hinds teams up with Nancy to sew a versatile collection of clothes for 18" dolls, each sewn in 30 minutes or less. They reveal secrets for easy flat construction, no-hassle gathering, quick zigzagged elastic, lace hems, fun fusible applique, and much more. Create gathered skirts, leggings, camisoles, and dresses for everyday and special occasions.

30-Minute Doll Clothes, Part 2

Premiered: November 6, 2011

Nancy and designer Joan Hinds create quick 18" doll clothes that are simple enough for beginning sewers. Learn to sew pants, vests, T-shirts, jumpers, and nightgowns for playtime to bedtime ensembles. Each takes 30 minutes or less to sew -- or 30 minute doll clothes! Nancy and Joan demonstrate using fusible trims and hems, simple serged edges, bias necklines, ruffled armholes, and lots more.

A Modern Quilting Bee

Premiered: October 12, 2015

Join Nancy at the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, for a modern gathering of all things quilting. The term “quilting bee” might bring to mind faded images of women gathered around a quilt stretched on a frame. Now, ponder the term “modern quilting bee,” an image with thousands of quilt enthusiasts at a convention center.

Activewear for the Gentry

Premiered: July 30, 2015

Activewear had a totally different meaning in the 1920's, especially if you were an aristocrat living in Highclere Castle, a fantastical country estate, in Public TV’s Downton Abbey®. Nancy takes you on tour at the Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, WI, where the Dressing Downton exhibit is currently on display, to highlight the riding, hunting, and farming costumes of the gentry.

All Occasion Fabric Wraps, Part 1

Premiered: November 3, 2014

Nancy and guest Mary Mulari present quick to sew coverups for elegant evenings, travel, to the beach, and more. They start with clever and useful ways to wear classic shawls, and ways to keep them in place. Nancy and Mary then demonstrate how to make unique wrap shapes that are easy to cut out and sew or serge.

All Occasion Fabric Wraps, Part 2

Premiered: November 10, 2014

Transform specialty fabrics and clothing into fabulous fabric wraps with the help of Nancy and designer Mary Mulari. See the magical morphing of a sweatshirt and necktie into a casual wrap designed by Mary. These cozy wraps, both practical and stylish, are a great gift or personal wardrobe accessory.

Appliqué—Large & Small, Part 1

Premiered: October 28, 2013

Mary Mulari, "Queen of Applique," guest hosts as Nancy takes a well deserved break. Mary details easy up-to-date appliques. She features many new techniques using "chips to chunks" of fabric, texturing, and even Kaleidoscope ideas.

Appliqué—Large & Small, Part 2

Premiered: November 4, 2013

Mary Mulari guest hosts and teaches new and different appliqué techniques. When there's little time to sew, but you want to stitch something fun, learn how to add a modern applique-large or small. No more detailed satin stitching! Use common machine stitches that often never get used.

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