Sewing With Nancy Videos

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!

Cuddle Buddies Hats and Scarves

Premiered: February 1, 2016

Nancy Zieman and her guest, Donna Fenske, share techniques to create hats and scarves with adorable animal features. Nancy shows how to appliqué as you add dimensional elements like faces, ears, paws, feathers, and more.

Daywear at the Abbey

Premiered: July 30, 2015

Combine 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®.

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 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.

Doodle Stitching - Part One

Premiered: October 17, 2016

We’ve all doodled, sketching with short pencil strokes or shapes in the margins of notes or homework. Nancy teaches you to translate those doodles onto fabric with your sewing machine to create small works of fiber art. The sewing is fast, and the end result - satisfying.

Doodle Stitching - Part Three

Premiered: October 31, 2016

Instead of using pen and paper, use your sewing machine and colorful thread as your tools for doodling. There’s no right or wrong way to Doodle Stitch. Rather, let the creative process be your guide. Nancy will show you how to create small, artistic projects without a rulebook.

Doodle Stitching - Part Two

Premiered: October 24, 2016

Doodling—we’ve all done it with pen and paper. Now it can easily be replicated on fabric. Let Nancy inspire you to use simple stitches, and odds and ends of fabric to create greeting cards to desktop art from spontaneous Doodle Stitching ideas.

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