Sewing with Nancy
TV's longest-running sewing program continues the tradition of bringing the best in contemporary sewing, quilting and home decorating ideas to viewers. Host Nancy Zieman and her guests share their love of the sewing arts by exploring the latest ideas in one of the country's most popular crafts.
Sewing with Nancy Previous Broadcasts
Doll Fashion Studio, Part 1 (Episode #2622)
KQED Life: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 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, May 20, 2015 -- 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, May 13, 2015 -- 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, May 13, 2015 -- 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, May 6, 2015 -- 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, May 6, 2015 -- 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.