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
Beginning Landscape Quilting, Part 1 (Episode #2907H)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
Learn landscape quilting using this simplistic approach and easy techniques. Nancy and her quilting mentor Natalie Sewell streamline the landscape quilting process using a beginner's prospective. Learn to use inspirational photos, choose fabric, and master messy and fussy cutting techniques. Create trees easily with raw-edge applique techniques and give them dimension with fabric markers or oil pastels.
Sew The Perfect T-Shirt, Part 2 (Episode #2906H)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
Sew a classic tee dress with easy fitting, sewing, and designing techniques. Nancy and designer Pamela Leggett show how to apply sewing and fitting techniques from a T-shirt pattern to a wardrobe classic-a comfortable tee dress. Also learn tips for several neckline variations and hemming options ideal for dresses.
Sew The Perfect T-Shirt, Part 1 (Episode #2905H)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
Add a designer touch to an easy-to-make T-shirt-fast and fun! Designer Pamela Leggett joins Nancy to share fitting techniques that flatter "real" figures and to show simple knit sewing tips for T-shirts. Pamela's easy T-shirt pattern has a flattering style that gives options for the necklines that are featured.
Quick Stitch to Wear Again, Part 2 (Episode #2904H)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
Nancy takes an easy and lighter approach to clothing repairs. Replace broken zippers, mend jeans, sew on buttons, and more with this unconventional approach to repairs. Nancy breaks all the traditional sewing rules with these easy clothing repair techniques. Zipper Remedy, Holes to Art, Lumberjack Patches, Too Much Cake Fix, and more.
Quick Stitch to Wear Again, Part 1 (Episode #2903H)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
Nancy highlights a simple, yet unconventional, approach to clothing repairs. Learn the Fool'em Jeans Hem, the No-Bump Jeans Hem, a Snug-Up the Waist Fix, and a Cover-up Zipper Fix. You'll be surprised at these easy methods to do your own clothing repairs quickly.
Nancy's Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques, Part (Episode #2902H)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
Learn Nancy's secrets for making a designer handbag with panache. Add grommets and piping to a cinched tote, embroider monograms on faux leather, or create a continuous strap to hold a yoga mat or baby blanket. Nancy's easy handbag techniques can be adapted for your favorite bag pattern.
Nancy's Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques, Part 1 (Episode #2901H)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
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.
How to Sew Art, Part 2 (Episode #2826)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
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.
How to Sew Art, Part 1 (Episode #2825)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
Start with a digital photo and create an awesome quilted fabric photograph. Nancy's guest, Tammie Bowser, award winning quilter, shares her amazing technique of transforming a digital photo into quilted photography. Learn how to change a photo into pixels, choose fabrics by color value, and create a unique wall hanging.
Double Wedding Ring Quilts, Part 2 (Episode #2824)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
Diversify basic techniques to create an original Double Wedding Ring Quilt Nancy's guest, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, is a unique quilter whose work is rooted in tradition, yet she produces quilts that push the proverbial quilting envelope. Learn the basic technique to create a Double Wedding Ring Quilt, and then how to diversify the technique.