Sewing With Nancy Videos
Premiered: January 15, 2012
Join Nancy and designer Amy Barickman as they take a simple swing jacket/coat pattern and give it different looks with a little creative sewing and charming vintage elements. In this first episode you'll learn basic sewing tips plus quick serging and embellishment ideas to fashion several new jacket versions.
Premiered: January 22, 2012
Use an easy unlined jacket/coat pattern and express your personality with embellishment options for three new looks. Nancy and guest Amy Barickman detail how simple changes to fabric and technique allow you to quickly sew creative jackets with unique accents.
Premiered: October 30, 2011
Author and designer Joan Hinds teams up with Nancy to sew a versatile collection of clothes for 18" dolls, each sewn in 30 minutes or less. They reveal secrets for easy flat construction, no-hassle gathering, quick zigzagged elastic, lace hems, fun fusible applique, and much more. Create gathered skirts, leggings, camisoles, and dresses for everyday and special occasions.
Premiered: November 6, 2011
Nancy and designer Joan Hinds create quick 18" doll clothes that are simple enough for beginning sewers. Learn to sew pants, vests, T-shirts, jumpers, and nightgowns for playtime to bedtime ensembles. Each takes 30 minutes or less to sew -- or 30 minute doll clothes! Nancy and Joan demonstrate using fusible trims and hems, simple serged edges, bias necklines, ruffled armholes, and lots more.
Premiered: October 12, 2015
Join Nancy at the Quilt Expo in Madison, WI, for a modern gathering of all things quilting. The term “quilting bee” might bring to mind faded images of women gathered around a quilt stretched on a frame. Now, ponder the term “modern quilting bee,” an image with thousands of quilt enthusiasts at a convention center.
Premiered: July 30, 2015
Activewear 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.
Premiered: November 3, 2014
Nancy and guest Mary Mulari present quick to sew coverups for elegant evenings, travel, to the beach, and more. They start with clever and useful ways to wear classic shawls, and ways to keep them in place. Nancy and Mary then demonstrate how to make unique wrap shapes that are easy to cut out and sew or serge.
Premiered: November 10, 2014
Transform specialty fabrics and clothing into fabulous fabric wraps with the help of Nancy and designer Mary Mulari. See the magical morphing of a sweatshirt and necktie into a casual wrap designed by Mary. These cozy wraps, both practical and stylish, are a great gift or personal wardrobe accessory.
Premiered: October 28, 2013
Mary Mulari, "Queen of Applique," guest hosts as Nancy takes a well deserved break. Mary details easy up-to-date appliques. She features many new techniques using "chips to chunks" of fabric, texturing, and even Kaleidoscope ideas.
Premiered: November 4, 2013
Mary Mulari guest hosts and teaches new and different appliqué techniques. When there's little time to sew, but you want to stitch something fun, learn how to add a modern applique-large or small. No more detailed satin stitching! Use common machine stitches that often never get used.
Premiered: September 4, 2011
Fiber artists Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson join Nancy to share nature inspired artwork with a workbook approach--one technique at a time. Learn to use bright patterned collages for backgrounds, incorporating weaving, braiding, bias strips, and free form pieces in these small projects. A new approach to using fusibles makes these art quilts incorporating raw edge applique easy to assemble.
Premiered: September 11, 2011
In the second episode of this workshop class, fiber artists Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson and Nancy teach you to embellish your art quilts with hand embroidery, decorative machine stitches, and whimsical stippling. They show how to add elegant borders and wrapped bindings using decorative rotary blades for cutting.