Sewing With Nancy Videos

Daywear at the Abbey

Premiered: July 30, 2015

Combine an award winning drama, spectacular costumes, and an appreciation of all things made with needle and thread and you're sure to enjoy watching Nancy’s interview on Dressing Downton. Laura Fiser, curator of The Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, WI, joins Nancy as they showcase several daywear costumes from the PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey®.

Designer Bags, Part 1

Premiered: December 4, 2011

Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche take you on a journey creating designer handbags. The first leg of the tour gives pointers on the stabilizers used by designers, followed by artistic ways to create straps. Wrap up the designing tour with embroidered corner accents and strap connectors for easy, yet elegant handbags.

Designer Bags, Part 2

Premiered: December 11, 2011

Continuing the process of creating Designer Bags, Nancy and guest Eileen Roche add the finishing details to their handbags. They stitch and embroider tabs, add magnetic snaps, and share other imaginative details for the bags.

Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 1

Premiered: October 20, 2014

Joan Hinds, author and designer, joins Nancy to share her latest doll costume patterns and sewing tips. They sew up a fairy, princess, bride, southern belle, and mermaid—they’re all easy to sew, using flat construction and fabulous tips from Joan and Nancy.

Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 2

Premiered: October 27, 2014

Attend a make believe rodeo, jump tall buildings in a single bound, become a mod-style witch, or try a bug’s life with these 18" doll costumes. Guest Joan Hinds uses a minimum of pattern pieces in her easy-to-sew designs. Nancy and Joan sew doll costumes from unique fabrics and include a variety of techniques.

Doll Fashion Studio, Part 1

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.

Doll Fashion Studio, Part 2

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.

Double Wedding Ring Quilts, Part 1

Premiered: January 12, 2015

Create a modern version of the Double Wedding Ring Quilt design. Victoria Findlay Wolfe, called a “mod-quilt celebrity” by the Wall Street Journal, is Nancy’s guest. Learn how to take a traditional Double Wedding Ring Quilt design and give it a modern interpretation. The results are breathtaking in their originality and diversity.

Double Wedding Ring Quilts, Part 2

Premiered: January 19, 2015

Diversify basic techniques to create an original Double Wedding Ring Quilt. Nancy’s guest, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, is a unique quilter whose work is rooted in tradition, yet she produces quilts that push the proverbial quilting envelope. Learn the basic technique to create a Double Wedding Ring Quilt, and then how to diversify the technique.

Dream of Dressing Like an Aristocrat

Premiered: July 30, 2015

If you're a Downton Abbey® fan, you may watch the series for more than the drama. Get a close-up look at some of the stunning evening wear worn during the first three series of the Masterpiece drama. Sewing With Nancy records on location at the Paine Art Center, Oshkosh WI, where the Dressing Downton exhibit is currently on display. Curator Laura Fiser, gives insight.

Easy Reversible Aprons--Everyday and Elegant, Part 1

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!

Easy Reversible Aprons--Everyday and Elegant, Part 2

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.

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