Sewing With Nancy Videos
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.
Premiered: September 22, 2014
Nancy and author/designer Amy Barickman show how to use contemporary patterns and add creative touches to enhance a wardrobe. Tiling computer printable patterns with ease, changing a tank top to a retro or modern design, and stretching creativity with a magical swirl skirt with several fashion possibilities.
Premiered: August 28, 2011
Join Nancy as she continues the sewing journey through her favorite tips and techniques. In this final show of the series on Sewing A to Z, Nancy demonstrates techniques from S-Z. Attaching Snaps, Topstitching, Understitching, sewing Vinyl, making Wrapped Corners, preparing Yo-yos, and inserting Zippers are featured.
Premiered: August 14, 2011
Nancy shares a sampling of simplified tips and techniques from her book, Sewing A to Z. In this first part of the series she covers letters A-G with techniques such as preparing Anchor Cloths, making Belt Loops, Cutting Out Patterns, using Double Needles, Easing Seams, making Fabric Tubes, and using Gathers.
Premiered: August 21, 2011
Nancy has compiled all her favorite techniques, and she features some of the best in this program. In this second part of the series she covers letters I-P. See techniques for using Interfacing, Lining Jacket Sleeves, stitching Knit Seams, Layering, Mitering Corners, marking Notches, Organizing Fabric, and sewing Pintucks.