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
Art Quilts-Fusible Collage Workshop, Part 2 (Episode #2505)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Make it artsy! Learn novel embellishing that's super simple for fusible collage art quilts. In the second episode of this workshop class, fiber artists Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson and Nancy teach you to embellish your art quilts with hand embroidery, decorative machine stitches, and whimsical stippling. They show how to add elegant borders and wrapped bindings using decorative rotary blades for cutting.
Art Quilts-Fusible Collage Workshop, Part 1 (Episode #2504)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Be inspired to create a vibrant fusible fabric collage-an art quilt with character! Fiber artists Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson join Nancy to share their nature inspired artwork with a workbook approach-one technique at a time. Learn to use bright patterned collages for backgrounds, incorporating weaving, braiding, bias strips, and free form pieces in these small projects. A new approach to using fusibles makes these art quilts that incorporate raw edge applique very easy to assemble.
Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Part 3 (Episode #2503)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Boost your sewing and quilting skills by learning the ABC's of these creative arts. Join Nancy as she continues the sewing journey through her favorite tips and techniques. In this final show of the series on Sewing A to Z, Nancy demonstrates techniques from S-Z. Attaching Snaps, Topstitching, Understitching, sewing Vinyl, making Wrapped Corners, preparing Yo-yos, and inserting Zippers are featured.
Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Part 2 (Episode #2502)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Are you looking for organized sewing techniques that are as easy as ABC? Nancy has compiled all her favorite techniques, and she features some of the best in this program. In this second part of the series she covers letters I-P. See techniques for using Interfacing, Lining Jacket Sleeves, stitching Knit Seams, Layering, Mitering Corners, marking Notches, Organizing Fabric, and sewing Pintucks.
Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Part 1 (Episode #2501)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Learn updated and easy techniques to make your sewing and quilting more enjoyable. Nancy shares a sampling of simplified tips and techniques from her book, Sewing A to Z. In this first part of the series she covers letters A-G with techniques such as preparing Anchor Cloths, making Belt Loops, Cutting Out Patterns, using Double Needles, Easing Seams, making Fabric Tubes, and using Gathers.
Doll Fashion Studio, Part 2 (Episode #2623)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Little girl's gifts in minutes-sew simple 18" doll outfits for all occasions. Nancy and designer Joan Hinds create adorable doll clothes that are easy to sew and incorporate fast closures for little fingers. Learn to make impressive special occasion clothing including a fairy princess dress, a cheerleader outfit, a snowy day ensemble, and a sweetheart dress. Sew gathers, sweet necklines, easy hems, fancy trim, and more.
Doll Fashion Studio, Part 1 (Episode #2622)
KQED Life: Wed, Jan 9, 2013 -- 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, Jan 9, 2013 -- 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, Jan 2, 2013 -- 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, Jan 2, 2013 -- 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.