Sewing With Nancy Videos

Nancy’s Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques Part One

Premiered: August 10, 2015

Create fashion forward handbags by making easy changes to your bag pattern. Learn easy functional handbag changes, add ribbon inspiration accents, create a recessed zipper closure or clutch handles, and more. Nancy’s favorite handbag techniques make personalized bags with designer appeal.

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®.

Dream of Dressing Like an Aristocrat

Premiered: July 30, 2015

If you're a Downton Abbey® fan, you may watch the series for more than the drama. Get a close-up look at some of the stunning evening wear worn during the first three series of the Masterpiece drama. Sewing With Nancy records on location at the Paine Art Center, Oshkosh WI, where the Dressing Downton exhibit is currently on display. Curator Laura Fiser, gives insight.

Activewear for the Gentry

Premiered: July 30, 2015

Activewear had a totally different meaning in the 1920's, especially if you were an aristocrat living in Highclere Castle, a fantastical country estate, in Public TV’s Downton Abbey®. Nancy takes you on tour at the Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, WI, where the Dressing Downton exhibit is currently on display, to highlight the riding, hunting, and farming costumes of the gentry.

Nancy's Corner - Amy Milne, The Quilt Index

Premiered: March 2, 2015

The Quilt Index has been online for about ten years, and has catalogued over 54,000 quilts from all over the United States. Amy Milne, representative of the Quilt Index joins Nancy via Skype to make people more aware of this awesome research tool. The Quilt Index is a free, open access project of Matrix, Michigan State University Museum, and the Quilt Alliance.

Nancy's Corner-Maria Judy, 10 year old Award Winning Quilter

Premiered: February 23, 2015

Maria Judy is an amazing 10 year old girl who has won numerous prizes at prestigious quilt shows. Her mentor and friend Mrs. Geissler helped Maria learn to quilt. Maria won First Place on a Log Cabin quilt at the Firehouse Quilt Show, and she went to a National Quilt Show in Kansas and won Second Place with the Sherbet Stars, plus she got the Piecer’s Award.

Nancy's Corner - Emergency Evacuation Harness

Premiered: February 16, 2015

A remarkable five member clothing design team from UW Stout created an evacuation harness for the safety of wheelchair bound people. The harness functions like a backpack. It allows an able-bodied person to carry a disabled person away from danger. The safety design of the harness became nationally recognized with an award from the international 2012 Safety Products Student Design Challenge.

Nancy's Corner-Jennifer Chiaverini,Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker

Premiered: February 9, 2015

Jennifer Chiaverini presents her first historical novel outside the Elm Creek series. The heroine of this real-life story is Elizabeth Keckley, a dressmaker for President Lincoln’s wife, Mary. Born a slave, but with a strong will and dressmaking talent, Elizabeth was able to earn enough money to purchase freedom for herself and her son. She was also Mrs. Lincoln’s close friend and confidant.

Nancy's Corner - Marc Revenson, Folk Singer

Premiered: February 2, 2015

Lil’ Rev has a special song in his heart for those who sew and quilt. His feel good music is a joy to sewers and quilters, with a message of happiness to all. Lil’ Rev’s Scraps of Quilting Music is an ode to the American quilting tradition that celebrates quilters whose stitches tell their story. His music is inspired by the many hours quilters spend on their quilts, only to give them away.

How to Sew Art, Part 2

Premiered: February 2, 2015

Add the finishing touches to a gorgeous photograph wall hanging. During this second episode with guest Tammie Bowser, learn how to put the finishing touches on a quilted photograph wall hanging. Also, learn how to improve your design by using specific fabric values and positioning of the fabric pieces in an random manner.

Nancy's Corner - Marie Bostwick, NY Times Bestselling Author

Premiered: January 26, 2015

Marie Bostwick is a storyteller who is drawn to themes of the modern woman and a love of quilting. She is a New York Times bestselling author and noted for her Cobbled Court Quilt series. Marie shares excerpts from her newest novel, The Second Sister, an inspiring novel about family, second chances, and the connections that bring women together in hope and healing.

How to Sew Art, Part 1

Premiered: January 26, 2015

Add the finishing touches to a gorgeous photograph wall hanging. During this first episode with guest Tammie Bowser, learn how to put the finishing touches on a quilted photograph wall hanging. Also, learn how to improve your design by using specific fabric values and positioning of the fabric pieces in an random manner.

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