Sewing with Nancy
Host Nancy Zieman takes the popular how-to format and presents it in a hands-on setting. Often featuring guest experts and viewer hints, she provides viewers with fun projects and effective sewing solutions.
Sewing with Nancy Previous Broadcasts
Sew Knits with Confidence, Part 1 (Episode #2624)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Build your confidence and learn easy techniques to sew and embellish stylish new knits. Knit fashions are in vogue and Nancy provides up-to-the-minute sewing tips to make them quickly. Learn about the vast array of knits, smart pattern choices, great tools, and easy techniques for seams, elastics, necklines, hems, zippers, embellishments, and lots more. From simple ribbing to ruffly accents, you'll learn the basics from an expert.
Doll Fashion Studio, Part 2 (Episode #2623)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 26, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Little girl's gifts in minutes-sew simple 18" doll outfits for all occasions. 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.
Doll Fashion Studio, Part 1 (Episode #2622)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Learn to sew trendy 18" doll fashions for a quick and easy seasonal wardrobe. 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.
Machine Embroidery Fundamentals, Part 2 (Episode #2621)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 19, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Review the whole embroidery experience with fast and and easy FUNdamentals! 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.
Machine Embroidery Fundamentals, Part 1 (Episode #2620)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Learn or "relearn" embroidery basics with a fun new twist for dynamite embellishing results. 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!
Serger Boutique, Part 2 (Episode #2619)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 12, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Be inspired to serge boutique style gifts with ease as you learn creative serger stitch applications. Use your serger to make a ruffled tee dress, a vintage stitched or woven fab finished pillow, and a trendy table runner with an innovative cover stitched binding. Nancy and serger specialist Barbara Goldkorn share their expert techniques for serging impressive projects that are timelessly chic, yet simple to make.
Serger Boutique, Part 1 (Episode #2618)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Serge designer styles and accessories using Barbara Goldkorn's streamlined techniques. Serger specialist Barbara Goldkorn and Nancy team up to serge projects that are chic, easy, and fun. Learn new applications for basic serger stitches, fabulous attachments, and delightful projects using cover and chain stitches. They create a textured pillow, a sheer gathered scarf, beaded fabric accessories, and an elastic smocked sundress.
Embellish Outside The Box, Part 2 (Episode #2617)
KQED Life: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Cast out sewing rules as you create head-turning embellishments with a no-hassle approach. Nancy and designer Vicki Tracy turn embellishing into "playtime," as they use twisted trim for edging, create no-hassle machine embroidered appliques, sandwich and stitch scraps and trims to make textured fabric, and more. They follow Vicki's mantra "Buy retail, add detail" to change traditional clothing into trendy chic styles.