Sewing With Nancy Videos

1 Easy Jacket Pattern--6 Terrific Looks, Part 1

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.

1 Easy Jacket Pattern--6 Terrific Looks, Part 2

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.

30-Minute Doll Clothes, Part 1

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.

30-Minute Doll Clothes, Part 2

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.

Appliqué—Large & Small, Part 1

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.

Appliqué—Large & Small, Part 2

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.

Art Quilts--Fusible Collage Workshop, Part 1

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.

Art Quilts--Fusible Collage Workshop, Part 2

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.

Circles Sew Simple

Premiered: February 3, 2013

Join Nancy and guest Donna Fenske as they stitch quilts with head-turning simple circle techniques. Learn to make a Scrappy Orange Peel quilt—no tedious backing and binding—a Crazy for Circles quilt with chic circle appliqués, a Wedding Ring quilt stitched in circles, and more. Express yourself using these momentous new circle concepts!

Designer Bags, Part 1

Premiered: December 4, 2011

Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche take you on a journey creating designer handbags. The first leg of the tour gives pointers on the stabilizers used by designers, followed by artistic ways to create straps. Wrap up the designing tour with embroidered corner accents and strap connectors for easy, yet elegant handbags.

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 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.

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