Sewing With Nancy Videos

Sew a Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish - Part One

Premiered: November 21, 2016

Start with a simple pattern and medium-weight knit fabric, plus a few sewing notions and you’re ready to learn the basics of sewing with knits. Then, sew a versatile, yet carefree wardrobe in a minimum of sewing time with Nancy’s streamline instructions. A swing jacket and top are the two wardrobe pieces featured in this first episode. Watch Part Two.

Nancy's Corner - Natasha Thoreson, Helen Allen Collection

Premiered: November 14, 2016

Natasha Thoreson, Assistant Curator and Collections Manager at the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, shares simple tips to help you care for your collection of textile treasures. She explains that garment construction and material is an important consideration for garment storage. And because textiles-like humans-need to breathe, hanging items should be stored in muslin garment bags.

Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts - Part Two

Premiered: November 14, 2016

Nancy and guest, Julie Hendericksen, continue a look back in time to admire the work of quilt-making pioneers who didn’t have the conveniences that we have today. Their skills, patterns, fabric choices, and designs serve as inspiration for quilts that we can reproduce. Be inspired by the Sewing Basket, Pinwheel, Medallion, and Triangles in a Row quilts.

Nancy's Corner - Diane Gaudynski, Master Quilt Artist

Premiered: November 7, 2016

Diane Gaudynski took her long-time love of sewing a new direction in the 1980s when she began to sew quilts. While she loved the color, the fabric, the designs, & the threads-Diane discovered she didn’t enjoy the process of hand quilting. Through intensive practice and study, Diane transitioned to machine quilting, where she has earned a reputation as one of the top 30 quilt artists in the world.

Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts - Part One

Premiered: November 7, 2016

Learn how to create your own versions of antique quilt designs from a collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Julie Hendricksen, antique-quilt collector, joins Nancy to unlock the secrets of quilts from yesteryear. Vintage patterns such as the Snowball, Postage Stamp, Checkerboard, and 100-Patch are featured.

Nancy's Corner - Margaret Jankowski, Sewing Machine Project

Premiered: October 31, 2016

Margaret Jankowski shares how a mending program organized by The Sewing Machine Project helps people maintain their clothing & dignity. Two volunteers from the organization are available every other Weds. evening at a local community center& every other Thurs. morning at a library to help with simple clothing & textile repair, teach some basic mending skills, & perhaps-most importantly-listen.

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.

Nancy's Corner - Mary Kay Clark, Swan Creek Sewing Circle

Premiered: October 17, 2016

Mary Kay Clark, the granddaughter of one of the founding members of the Swan Creek Sewing Circle, shared the carefully preserved records that document the fascinating history of the group. Members were honored earlier this year for the club’s Centennial Anniversary, and for their 100 years of enduring friendship and generosity of service to their community and country.

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.

Nancy's Corner - Phyllis Lawson, Quilt of Souls

Premiered: October 10, 2016

In her book, Quilt of Souls, Phyllis Lawson shares stories told by her grandmother during quilt making time. At 4 years old Phyllis Lawson was taken from the life she knew in Detroit and deposited in rural Alabama with her grandmother Lula Horn, whom she had never met before. In this unfamiliar environment, Phyllis discovered comfort and healing through Grandma Lula and the quilts she created.

Trusty Triangles - A Row-by-Row Sampler Quilt, Part 2

Premiered: October 10, 2016

Half-square triangles serve as the foundation for three stunning row-by-row quilt designs. Nancy demonstrates how to create Perpetual Pinwheels, Star Gazer, and Flying Home. Incorporate these rows into the Trusty Triangles Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, or use the techniques to create your own work of fiber art.

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