Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: September 7, 2015
Add a designer touch to an easy-to-make T-shirt—fast and fun! Designer Pamela Leggett joins Nancy to share fitting techniques that flatter “real” figures and to show simple knit sewing tips for T-shirts. Pamela’s easy T-shirt pattern has a flattering style that gives options for the necklines that are featured. Watch Part 2.
Premiered: August 31, 2015A letter, eight dress designs, and a museum exhibit on the stitching history from the Holocaust honor the memory of Hedwig Strnad and her husband, Paul. Hedy’s clothing designs were made into patterns and then sewn for an exhibit at the Jewish Museum in Milwaukee, WI. The exhibit shares the legacy and life of a fashion designer in Prague, who tried to escape the onslaught of Nazi Germany in 1939.
Premiered: August 31, 2015
Nancy takes an easy and lighter approach to clothing repairs. Replace broken zippers, mend jeans, sew on buttons, and more with this unconventional approach to repairs. Nancy breaks all the traditional sewing rules with these easy clothing repair techniques. Zipper Remedy, Holes to Art, Lumberjack Patches, Too Much Cake Fix, and more. Watch Part One.
Premiered: August 24, 2015Maggie Ball taught basic quilting and sewing skills to Mongolian women so that they could be self sufficient economically. They started with nothing but scraps ten years ago, but now create beautiful bags, art quilts, and more to sell in a center purchased with funds from a capital campaign hosted by Maggie’s church. Classes at the center now teach other Mongolian women to be self supporting.
Premiered: August 24, 2015
Nancy highlights a simple, yet unconventional, approach to clothing repairs. Learn the Fool’em Jeans Hem, the No-Bump Jeans Hem, a Snug-Up the Waist Fix, and a Cover-up Zipper Fix. You’ll be surprised at these easy methods to do your own clothing repairs quickly! Watch Part 2.
Premiered: August 17, 2015The Oneida tribe teaches their children how Native Americans can honor their heritage, preserve information, and create memories through the art of quilting. Learning about their culture through the quilting of symbols, and raised beading fosters a sense of pride and teaches them a set of skills that have preserved memories in the Oneida community and their clan for ages.
Premiered: August 17, 2015
Learn Nancy’s secrets for making a designer handbag with panache. Add grommets and piping to a cinched tote, embroider monograms on faux leather, or create a continuous strap to hold a yoga mat or baby blanket. Nancy’s easy handbag techniques can be adapted for your favorite bag pattern.
Premiered: August 10, 2015Carol Butzke, an AQS certified quilting judge, explains that judges take much more than excellent workmanship in consideration when choosing a Best of Show quilt. Choice of fabric for the theme, creativity, style, and design are all important features. As you can imagine, judging is difficult and attention to every detail is necessary when choosing the very best quilt in a show.
Premiered: August 10, 2015
Create fashion forward handbags by making easy changes to your bag pattern. Learn easy functional handbag changes, add ribbon inspiration accents, create a recessed zipper closure or clutch handles, and more. Nancy’s favorite handbag techniques make personalized bags with designer appeal.
Premiered: July 30, 2015Combine 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®.
Premiered: July 30, 2015If 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.
Premiered: July 30, 2015Activewear had a totally different meaning in the 1920's, especially if you were an aristocrat living in Highclere Castle, a fantastical country estate, in Public TV’s Downton Abbey®. Nancy takes you on tour at the Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, WI, where the Dressing Downton exhibit is currently on display, to highlight the riding, hunting, and farming costumes of the gentry.