Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: January 6, 2013
Author and designer Joan Hinds and Nancy share the secrets to sew a seasonal collection of clothes for 18" dolls. Each outfit is sewn with speedy techniques and easy flat construction. Learn to use a variety of fabrics and embellish with ruffles, ribbing, snaps, and trim. Create a raincoat, recital dress, hiking outfit, and a sassy little sundress.
Premiered: January 13, 2013
Nancy and designer Joan Hinds create adorable doll clothes that are easy to sew and incorporate fast closures for little fingers. Learn to make impressive special occasion clothing including a fairy princess dress, a cheerleader outfit, a snowy day ensemble, and a sweetheart dress. Sew gathers, sweet necklines, easy hems, fancy trim, and more.
Premiered: October 16, 2011
Nancy and guest designer Mary Mulari highlight features from several of Mary's apron designs. Make practical aprons for hanging laundry and gardening, or create other vintage styles that incorporate appliques, rick rack, and tie-shaped wedges--all are reversible! Four apron styles, including a child's apron, ideal for daughter or granddaughter, are featured!
Premiered: October 23, 2011
Nancy's guest, Mary Mulari, has designed some new aprons in her signature reversible style. She and Nancy show how to make three full flair apron styles that include colorful appliqued pockets, grommets, rick rack, detachable accents, and more. The styles definitely have a split personality, with one side for everyday tasks and the reverse side to host an elegant occasion.
Premiered: November 25, 2012
Designer and playful stitcher Vicki Tracy joins Nancy in a quest to embellish without any rules. They decorate a variety of clothing and accessories with beads, buttons, and nontraditional trim as they do easy and clever techniques such as carefree couching, button collages, sassy sandwiching, edgy ruffles, and more.
Premiered: December 2, 2012
Nancy and designer Vicki Tracy turn embellishing into “playtime,” as they use twisted trim for edging, create no-hassle machine embroidered appliqués, sandwich and stitch scraps and trims to make textured fabric, and more. They follow Vicki’s mantra “Buy retail, add detail” to change traditional clothing into trendy chic styles.
Premiered: September 30, 2012
Create attractive floral accessories using small pieces of fabric & some savvy techniques. Felted Poppies, Rosettes, and Petals; Bias Strip Blooms; and Budding Yo-yos are some of the first fabric flowers that you’ll learn to make in this two-part series with Amy Barickman and Nancy. Combine texture, fiber, dimension, and shaping for these dramatic accessories that are easy options for gifts.
Premiered: October 7, 2012
Be inspired to make floral accessories and accents that have a big visual impact. Author/designer Amy Barickman teams up with Nancy to reveal the secrets for making lovely flowers with beautiful fabrics and items rescued from your closet. Make Coil Blossoms with bias strips and cording, denim Ragged-edge Roses.
Premiered: September 9, 2012
Upgrade your sewing ability with popular presser feet and instructions from Nancy. Nancy’s techniques are amazingly simple for using the Invisible Zipper Foot, Roller Foot, Walking Foot, and Satinedge Foot as you make samples for this workbook lesson. Basic techniques and new ideas merge for a comprehensive class on presser feet.
Premiered: September 16, 2012
Use specialty presser feet to help improve your basic and decorative sewing skills. Nancy includes characteristics, uses, settings, and how-tos for the Stitch-N-Ditch Foot, Teflon Foot, and the Flower Stitch Foot. Learn new options for binding, sewing difficult fabrics, and making beautiful circular flowers. Store the samples you make in the designated spaces in the workbook for future reference.
Premiered: September 23, 2012
Dig out your specialty presser feet and save some sewing time and effort using the Bias Binding Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Sequins ’n Ribbon Foot, and the Free-Motion Quilting Foot. Nancy teaches you how to use these feet to their full potential in this workbook style class that has you sew and save your samples.
Premiered: January 1, 2012
Start with yardage of fleece or other "fleecy" fabrics and learn how to create quick projects--perfect for gift giving. Scarves, wraps, and even capes can easily be sewn or serged with a little sewing know how from Nancy.