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 Techie Covers, Part 2 (Episode #2604)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Showcase creative embellishment on a cover for your paper or electronic tablet. Nancy transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary when it comes to a cover for a paper or electronic tablet. Learn Dresden hi-tech patchwork, e-cycling with the help of a denim shirt, and letters of distinction using your embroidery machine. These tablet keeper covers look "techie" and are so much fun to make!
Sew Techie Covers, Part 1 (Episode #2603)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 17, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Make a personalized cover for your e-tablet or paper tablet. Learn how to sew covers for your electronic devices and paper tablets using templates or commercial patterns. Then embellish them with applique, quilting, techie circles, undercover stitching accents, plus more. With Nancy's expert guidance, your personalized cover is fast, fabulous, and fun to make.
Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 2 (Episode #2602)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Use savvy techniques for both decorative and functional changes to your bag patterns. Tweak your bag patterns to make them more innovative. Learn a smocking technique achieved with yo-yo makers, add a secure zipper closure to an open-top tote, change your bag into a backpack, or add a drawcord top to your tote. Make any of these unique changes for a new look to your bags and totes.
Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 1 (Episode #2601)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 10, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Design smart and innovative bags by making easy changes to your pattern. Add a strap variation, work with a palette of fat quarters, use gathers and ruching accents for piping, plus more. You'll learn ways to make a bag with panache for a fraction of the cost of a designer bag.
Quick Column Quilts, Part 1 (Episode #2804)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 2:30 PM
Replace traditional quilt blocks with sleek columns of fabric. Nancy sews Heartbeat Columns and Interrupted Columns-both provide pleasing movement. The Heartbeat Quilt looks much like an EKG. It's a perfect baby quilt in bold colors! Interrupted strata columns teach basic color coordination, and the horizontal strips provide artistic interruptions.
Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 3 (Episode #2803)
KQED Life: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Organize accessories, update decor, or travel with these simple yet handy projects-great gifts! Start with rectangles and squares, then add specialty fabric and trim to create attractive usable projects. Nancy highlights projects such as jewelry caddies, ironing blankets, a closet organizer, and a pillow wrap. Sew these simple projects using straight stitches, unique fabrics, and easy sewing techniques!