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
All Occasion Fabric Wraps, Part 1 (Episode #2813)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
Wrap it up in style-make easy-to-sew fabric wraps to accessorize your wardrobe . Nancy and guest Mary Mulari present quick to sew coverups for elegant evenings, travel, to the beach, and more. They start with clever and useful ways to wear classic shawls, and ways to keep them in place. Nancy and Mary then demonstrate how to make unique wrap shapes that are easy to cut out and sew or serge.
Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 2 (Episode #2812)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 18, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
Nurture imaginative play with little ones-make doll costumes for them to envision their dreams! Attend a make believe rodeo, jump tall buildings in a single bound, become a mod-style witch, or try a bug's life with these 18" doll costumes. Guest Joan Hinds uses a minimum of pattern pieces in her easy-to-sew designs. Nancy and Joan sew doll costumes from unique fabrics and include a variety of techniques.
Doll Costume Dress Up, Part 1 (Episode #2811)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 11, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
Foster a child's imagination with fanciful costumes for an 18" doll. Joan Hinds, author and designer, joins Nancy to share her latest doll costume patterns and sewing tips. They sew up a fairy, princess, bride, southern belle, and mermaid-they're all easy to sew, using flat construction and fabulous tips from Joan and Nancy.
No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 2 (Episode #2810)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 11, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
Make 1/4-square and 1/2-square triangles without cutting a single triangle! Learn to make 1/4-square triangles and modified 1/4-square triangles-Nancy teaches an easy method where no actual triangles are cut, only squares. Quilt blocks featured in this program range from beginner to experienced levels including the 1/4-Square Dance, Boy's Nonsense, Silent Star, Ohio Star, Star of Hope, and Card Trick blocks.
No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 1 (Episode #2809)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 4, 2017 -- 2:30 PM
Take the annoyance out of creating quilt blocks that contain triangle shapes. Nancy demonstrates how to make no-hassle A?-square triangles using the speediest, most accurate and no-math ways. Among the A? -square triangle quilt blocks featured in this program are the Box Quilt, Shadow Play, Godey Design, Square in a Square, May Basket and Nancy's Spool blocks. Nancy uses these blocks in a sampler quilt featured in the series.
Magic Patterns, Part 2 (Episode #2808)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 4, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
The magic is in changing basic patterns to easy stylish designs with a spark of originality Mary Brooks Picken's idea from the 1920s to "take what's given and add a spark of originality" is the concept Nancy and Amy Barickman use in this program. They transform a cardigan into several styles, mix and match features of a magic dress with new sleeve options, and add unique closures and pockets to a coat pattern for carefree styling.