Sewing With Nancy Videos

Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects,...

Premiered: December 18, 2011

Nancy and vintage quilt expert Darlene Zimmerman take a fresh look at 1930s-1940s quilt fabrics and designs, sharing quick projects and full size quilt designs. Nancy and Darlene also teach you how to create quilts to fit your decor, and how to use your stash of fabrics, no matter what the style.

Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 1

Premiered: September 18, 2011

Nancy explores traditional quilt blocks such as the time-honored tumbler. She updates the tumbler block using a super-sized template to extend block size from four to ten inches in length--and it's speedy to stitch! Fabrics make a huge difference in the design, and Nancy shows some contemporary variations.

Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 2

Premiered: September 25, 2011

Nancy transforms hexagon blocks, such as those used in Grandmother's Flower Garden, into super-sized blocks created without any "Y" seams--just simple straight stitching. Make Grandmother's dramatic dahlia or a super-sized bouquet. These sensational quilts are easy to make using Nancy's faux-hexagon technique.

Handbags 2—Designer Knockoffs, Part 1

Premiered: November 25, 2013

Tame the trickiest tasks of stitching a designer handbag using sewing and embroidery tips from Nancy and embroidery specialist Eileen Roche. Learn how to add grommets for function and flair. Take sewing handbags to a new level.

Handbags 2—Designer Knockoffs, Part 2

Premiered: December 2, 2013

Start with a rectangle of fabric and add unique embroidery accents such as shaped corners and precisely stitched grommet holes to make a stunning designer bag. Join Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche to learn these exciting details. Get the inside scoop on customized pockets, straps, and linings.

Hobo Totes--Casual to Classic

Premiered: September 16, 2013

Nancy starts with tote basics and adds variety with fabric, trim, and techniques. She adds belt loops to hold a partial belt or a scarf for interest. Prequilted fabric makes a speedy serged bag, and faux sheepskin warrants new sewing techniques. Finishing tips, like attaching legs and adding a hanging snap, are handy options for other bags.

How to Sew Art, Part 1

Premiered: January 26, 2015

Add the finishing touches to a gorgeous photograph wall hanging. During this second episode with guest Tammie Bowser, learn how to put the finishing touches on a quilted photograph wall hanging. Also, learn how to improve your design by using specific fabric values and positioning of the fabric pieces in an random manner.

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.

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