Sewing With Nancy Videos

Designer Bags, Part 2

Premiered: December 11, 2011

Continuing the process of creating Designer Bags, Nancy and guest Eileen Roche add the finishing details to their handbags. They stitch and embroider tabs, add magnetic snaps, and share other imaginative details for the bags.

Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 1

Premiered: October 20, 2014

Joan Hinds, author and designer, joins Nancy to share her latest doll costume patterns and sewing tips. They sew up a fairy, princess, bride, southern belle, and mermaid—they’re all easy to sew, using flat construction and fabulous tips from Joan and Nancy.

Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 2

Premiered: October 27, 2014

Attend a make believe rodeo, jump tall buildings in a single bound, become a mod-style witch, or try a bug’s life with these 18" doll costumes. Guest Joan Hinds uses a minimum of pattern pieces in her easy-to-sew designs. Nancy and Joan sew doll costumes from unique fabrics and include a variety of techniques.

Doll Fashion Studio, Part 1

Premiered: January 6, 2013

Author and designer Joan Hinds and Nancy share the secrets to sew a seasonal collection of clothes for 18" dolls. Each outfit is sewn with speedy techniques and easy flat construction. Learn to use a variety of fabrics and embellish with ruffles, ribbing, snaps, and trim. Create a raincoat, recital dress, hiking outfit, and a sassy little sundress.

Doll Fashion Studio, Part 2

Premiered: January 13, 2013

Nancy and designer Joan Hinds create adorable doll clothes that are easy to sew and incorporate fast closures for little fingers. Learn to make impressive special occasion clothing including a fairy princess dress, a cheerleader outfit, a snowy day ensemble, and a sweetheart dress. Sew gathers, sweet necklines, easy hems, fancy trim, and more.

Easy Reversible Aprons--Everyday and Elegant, Part 1

Premiered: October 16, 2011

Nancy and guest designer Mary Mulari highlight features from several of Mary's apron designs. Make practical aprons for hanging laundry and gardening, or create other vintage styles that incorporate appliques, rick rack, and tie-shaped wedges--all are reversible! Four apron styles, including a child's apron, ideal for daughter or granddaughter, are featured!

Easy Reversible Aprons--Everyday and Elegant, Part 2

Premiered: October 23, 2011

Nancy's guest, Mary Mulari, has designed some new aprons in her signature reversible style. She and Nancy show how to make three full flair apron styles that include colorful appliqued pockets, grommets, rick rack, detachable accents, and more. The styles definitely have a split personality, with one side for everyday tasks and the reverse side to host an elegant occasion.

Embellish Outside the Box, Part 1

Premiered: November 25, 2012

Designer and playful stitcher Vicki Tracy joins Nancy in a quest to embellish without any rules. They decorate a variety of clothing and accessories with beads, buttons, and nontraditional trim as they do easy and clever techniques such as carefree couching, button collages, sassy sandwiching, edgy ruffles, and more.

Embellish Outside the Box, Part 2

Premiered: December 2, 2012

Nancy and designer Vicki Tracy turn embellishing into “playtime,” as they use twisted trim for edging, create no-hassle machine embroidered appliqués, sandwich and stitch scraps and trims to make textured fabric, and more. They follow Vicki’s mantra “Buy retail, add detail” to change traditional clothing into trendy chic styles.

Fabric Flowers, Part 1

Premiered: September 30, 2012

Create attractive floral accessories using small pieces of fabric & some savvy techniques. Felted Poppies, Rosettes, and Petals; Bias Strip Blooms; and Budding Yo-yos are some of the first fabric flowers that you’ll learn to make in this two-part series with Amy Barickman and Nancy. Combine texture, fiber, dimension, and shaping for these dramatic accessories that are easy options for gifts.

Fabric Flowers, Part 2

Premiered: October 7, 2012

Be inspired to make floral accessories and accents that have a big visual impact. Author/designer Amy Barickman teams up with Nancy to reveal the secrets for making lovely flowers with beautiful fabrics and items rescued from your closet. Make Coil Blossoms with bias strips and cording, denim Ragged-edge Roses.

Fancy Footworks 2, Part 1

Premiered: September 9, 2012

Upgrade your sewing ability with popular presser feet and instructions from Nancy. Nancy’s techniques are amazingly simple for using the Invisible Zipper Foot, Roller Foot, Walking Foot, and Satinedge Foot as you make samples for this workbook lesson. Basic techniques and new ideas merge for a comprehensive class on presser feet.

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