Sewing With Nancy Videos

Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 1

Premiered: August 12, 2012

Design smart and innovative bags by making easy changes to your pattern. Add a strap variation, work with a palette of fat quarters, use gathers and ruching accents for piping, plus more. You’ll learn ways to make a bag with panache for a fraction of the cost of a designer bag.

Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 2

Premiered: August 19, 2012

Use savvy techniques for both decorative and functional changes to your bag patterns. Tweak your bag patterns to make them more innovative. Learn a smocking technique achieved with yo-yo makers, add a secure zipper closure to an open-top tote, change your bag into a backpack, or add a drawcord top to your tote. Make any of these unique changes for a new look to your bags and totes.

Jackets for Real People, Part 1

Premiered: January 29, 2012

Designer and sewing legend Pati Palmer joins Nancy for a 2-part series on sewing a designer jacket. In this first program, learn the latest in interfacing to sew an Armani-style jacket. In jacket making, it's what's inside that counts!

Jackets for Real People, Part 2

Premiered: February 5, 2012

Pati Palmer, designer and celebrated sewing instructor, joins Nancy to share her tips on a no-fail welt pocket, "bagging a lining technique," easy mitered vents, and much more. Streamline the process of making a fashionable jacket with these innovative ideas.

Kick It Up a Stitch

Premiered: August 15, 2012

Join Nancy Zieman & Mary Mulari as they take a break from the serious side of sewing to show you their silly side! Taped in front of an audience with the help of the Sewing With Nancy band, Nancy and Mary share sewing tips and then “Kick it Up a Stitch” with saucy alternatives. Sewing tips are paired with unique recipes prepared with the help of, hmm, sewing notions and seasoned with blonde jokes.

Knock Out Knits, Part 1

Premiered: September 23, 2013

Donna Fenske, guest designer, and Nancy create easy knit ruffles using several different methods to gather and finish them. They accent tees using ruffles terraced on the yoke, down the front, and to complement a round or V-neckline. These clever ruffle variations produce “knock out” T-shirt fashions that are simple to sew, and easy on your budget.

Knock Out Knits, Part 2

Premiered: September 30, 2013

Light as a feather flounces created with circles, soft graceful ruffled strips, and easy retro pleats are among the flattering variations used to create upscale T-shirt fashions. Nancy and Designer Donna Fenske make stylish tees with ease using updated techniques, a little effort, and a lot of creative know-how.

Landscape Quilting Workshop Part 3

Premiered: December 19, 2010

Nancy and Natalie Sewell show how to achieve movement and depth in ground cover by layering a multitude of fabrics in a random, unruly way. Enhance your designs by highlighting and shading with markers and oil pastels. Then stipple to your heart's content following the movement of the fabric.

Landscape Quilting Workshop Part 1

Premiered: December 5, 2010

Nancy and her quilting mentor Natalie Sewell show you how to cut, shade, paint, and stipple trees. Their landscape quilt designs feature light and dark plus distant and close-up trees. Learn "messy cutting," shading/highlighting with various mediums, and learn how to stipple in a way that adds dimension to the trees.

Landscape Quilting Workshop Part 2

Premiered: December 12, 2010

In the second episode of this mini workshop class, landscape artists Natalie Sewell and Nancy teach you to make gorgeous blooms, buds, and leaves. Shade and highlight blossoms, buds, and leaves for a 3D effect, and resize to add realism to your artwork. Stipple details, and outline petals, grasses, and leaves--let your fabric and design dictate how you stitch.

Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons, Part 1

Premiered: December 23, 2012

Embroidery expert Eileen Roche joins Nancy to help you tackle those embroidery projects that have been on your “to do” list forever. Experiment with stabilizers, play with color, use the editing features on your machine, practice perfect placement, and make a basting file for design realignment—all easier than you ever thought possible!

Machine Embroidery in 6 Easy Lessons, Part 2

Premiered: December 30, 2012

Nancy and embroidery specialist Eileen Roche teach you to master the basics of embroidery. Learn to rehoop—with the hoop off the machine and fabric out of the hoop! Create monograms by resizing and respacing letters. Learn to quilt and make lace with your embroidery machine. Plus, embroider projects that are seemingly impossible to hoop.

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