Sewing With Nancy Videos
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.
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!
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.
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.
Premiered: September 23, 2013
Donna Fenske, guest designer, and Nancy create easy knit ruffles using several different methods to gather and finish them. They accent tees using ruffles terraced on the yoke, down the front, and to complement a round or V-neckline. These clever ruffle variations produce “knock out” T-shirt fashions that are simple to sew, and easy on your budget.
Premiered: September 30, 2013
Light as a feather flounces created with circles, soft graceful ruffled strips, and easy retro pleats are among the flattering variations used to create upscale T-shirt fashions. Nancy and Designer Donna Fenske make stylish tees with ease using updated techniques, a little effort, and a lot of creative know-how.
Premiered: December 19, 2010
Nancy and Natalie Sewell show how to achieve movement and depth in ground cover by layering a multitude of fabrics in a random, unruly way. Enhance your designs by highlighting and shading with markers and oil pastels. Then stipple to your heart's content following the movement of the fabric.
Premiered: December 5, 2010
Nancy and her quilting mentor Natalie Sewell show you how to cut, shade, paint, and stipple trees. Their landscape quilt designs feature light and dark plus distant and close-up trees. Learn "messy cutting," shading/highlighting with various mediums, and learn how to stipple in a way that adds dimension to the trees.
Premiered: December 12, 2010
In the second episode of this mini workshop class, landscape artists Natalie Sewell and Nancy teach you to make gorgeous blooms, buds, and leaves. Shade and highlight blossoms, buds, and leaves for a 3D effect, and resize to add realism to your artwork. Stipple details, and outline petals, grasses, and leaves--let your fabric and design dictate how you stitch.
Premiered: December 23, 2012
Embroidery expert Eileen Roche joins Nancy to help you tackle those embroidery projects that have been on your “to do” list forever. Experiment with stabilizers, play with color, use the editing features on your machine, practice perfect placement, and make a basting file for design realignment—all easier than you ever thought possible!
Premiered: December 30, 2012
Nancy and embroidery specialist Eileen Roche teach you to master the basics of embroidery. Learn to rehoop—with the hoop off the machine and fabric out of the hoop! Create monograms by resizing and respacing letters. Learn to quilt and make lace with your embroidery machine. Plus, embroider projects that are seemingly impossible to hoop.
Premiered: September 29, 2014
Mary Brooks Picken’s idea from the 1920s to “take what’s given and add a spark of originality” is the concept Nancy and Amy Barickman use in this program. They transform a cardigan into several styles, mix and match features of a magic dress with new sleeve options, and add unique closures and pockets to a coat pattern for carefree styling.