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Sewing with Nancy Previous Broadcasts

Handbags 2-Designer Knockoffs, Part 1 (Episode #2716)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 29, 2015 -- 2:30 PM

Love the look of designer bags, but hate the price? Embroider a "knockoff" bag for less. Tame the trickiest tasks of stitching a designer handbag using sewing and embroidery tips from Nancy and embroidery specialist Eileen Roche. Learn how to add grommets for function and flair. Take sewing handbags to a new level.

Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 2 (Episode #2715)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 29, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Make traditional to super-sized quilt blocks with easy carefree curves. Tedious quilting methods are a thing of the past! Nancy gives a facelift to timely quilt block designs such as Hearts and Gizzards, Fan, and Wagon Wheel. Learn unconventional yet simple techniques for quilting curves, plus options for making big, dynamic quilt blocks.

Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 1 (Episode #2714)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 -- 2:30 PM

Create carefree curved designs without ever cutting a curve! Nancy takes the stress out of piecing traditional quilt block designs such as the Drunkard's Path, Blackbird Pie, and Mill Wheel. Learn the secret that eliminates concave and convex curves as you create easy quilt projects.

Applique-Large & Small, Part 2 (Episode #2713)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Make traditional to super-sized quilt blocks with easy carefree curves. Tedious quilting methods are a thing of the past! Nancy gives a facelift to timely quilt block designs like Hearts and Gizzards, Fan, and Wagon Wheel Blocks. Learn unconventional yet simple techniques for quilting curves, plus options for making big, dynamic quilt blocks.

Applique-Large & Small, Part 1 (Episode #2712)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 15, 2015 -- 2:30 PM

Create carefree curved designs without ever cutting a curve! Nancy takes the stress out of piecing traditional quilt designs such as the Drunkard's Path, Blackbird Pie, and Mill Wheel quilt blocks. Learn the secret that eliminates concave and convex curves as you create easy quilt projects.

Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 3 (Episode #2711)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 15, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Sewing ideas for scarves abound in this program with a potpourri of amazing techniques. Nancy shows her infamous wrapped corner, elastic thread shirring options, embroidery, fringing, and more. Create easy scarves such as the Loop and Tuck, Fringed Folly, and Embroidered Elegance that are chic, stylish, and fun to wear!

Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 2 (Episode #2710)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 8, 2015 -- 2:30 PM

Use a little fabric and some creativity for instant success making these fashionable scarves. Create flirty textured scarves in a matter of minutes using a few knots and a little sewing. This program features Knot Your Average Scarf, 20-Minute Scarf, S-Curve Scarf, Flirty Scarf, and All Knotted Up Scarf-as easy as it gets! Learn new and innovative techniques that are perfect for scarves.

Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 1 (Episode #2709)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 8, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Sew easy scarves with amazing style using one yard or less fabric. Finish the edges of a fashionable "O" Sew Easy pattern, create double layer bias scarves, or add the latest pendants and jewels to scarves for smart and chic creations. Learn easy sewing techniques and creative draping ideas.

Knock Out Knits, Part 2 (Episode #2708)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 -- 2:30 PM

Learn to make trendy flounces, ruffles, and pleats to update a basic tee. Light as a feather flounces created with circles, soft graceful ruffled strips, and easy retro pleats are among the flattering variations used to create upscale T-shirt fashions. Nancy and Designer Donna Fenske make stylish tees with ease using updated techniques, a little effort, and a lot of creative know-how.

Knock Out Knits, Part 1 (Episode #2707)

KQED Life: Wed, Jul 1, 2015 -- 2:00 PM

Use a little creativity to make stylish changes to a basic knit T-shirt. Donna Fenske, guest designer, and Nancy create easy knit ruffles using several different methods to gather and finish them. They accent tees using ruffles terraced on the yoke, down the front, and to complement a round or V-neckline. These clever ruffle variations produce "knock out" T-shirt fashions that are simple to sew, and easy on your budget.

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