Sewing With Nancy Videos

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

Premiered: December 25, 2011

Quilting doesn't always refer to "bed quilts." Join Nancy and guest Darlene Zimmerman for innovative ways to use reproduction fabrics and designs, 1930s--1940s inspired, to quickly stitch 21st century projects.

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.

Hoop It Up - Guide to Successful Embroidery Part One

Premiered: January 18, 2016

Use your embroidery sewing machine to create unique gift bundles for a baby, kids, or friends. Wondering if you’re up to the task? Let Nancy and guest, Marie Zinno, show you how to hoop for success on a variety of standard gift items such as baby bibs, tote bags, and hooded towels. You’ll soon find that learning the right way to attach fabrics to an embroidery hoop leads to embroidery success.

Hoop It Up - Guide to Successful Embroidery Part Two

Premiered: January 25, 2016

Embroidery pro Marie Zinno joins Nancy to share her tips on how to successfully embroider by machine. As a professional, Marie knows the ins and outs of attaching a ready made T-shirt, baby onesie, tote, or slippers to an embroidery hoop, and she’s willing to share all her trade secrets.

How to Sew Art, Part 1

Premiered: January 26, 2015

Add the finishing touches to a gorgeous photograph wall hanging. During this first 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.

How to Sew Art, Part 2

Premiered: February 2, 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.

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!

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