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Sewing with Nancy Previous Broadcasts

Sew Knits with Confidence, Part 2 (Episode #2625)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 2:30 PM

Upstyle your wardrobe by sewing fashionable new knits-Nancy shows you how. Learn easy techniques to add finishing touches to knits-ruffles, flounces, embroidery, floral embellishments, and more. Nancy teaches creative techniques to accent knits, plus she features several new knit projects designed to make for yourself or as gifts-a flouncy tee, texting gloves, a T-shirt makeover, and more.

Sew Knits with Confidence, Part 1 (Episode #2624)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Build your confidence and learn easy techniques to sew and embellish stylish new knits. Knit fashions are in vogue and Nancy provides up-to-the-minute sewing tips to make them quickly. Learn about the vast array of knits, smart pattern choices, great tools, and easy techniques for seams, elastics, necklines, hems, zippers, embellishments, and lots more. From simple ribbing to ruffly accents, you'll learn the basics from an expert.

Easy Reversible Aprons-Everyday and Elegant, Pt. 2 (Episode #2511)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 2:30 PM

Upgrade your cooking and serving attitude with a festive reversible apron. Nancy's guest, Mary Mulari, has designed some new aprons in her signature reversible style. She and Nancy show how to make three full flair apron styles that include colorful appliqued pockets, grommets, rick rack, detachable accents, and more. The styles definitely have a split personality, with one side for everyday tasks and the reverse side to host an elegant occasion.

Easy Reversible Aprons-Everyday and Elegant, Pt. 1 (Episode #2510)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Waist-tie aprons are an easy in-vogue wardrobe addition for daytime or evening hostess events. Nancy and guest designer Mary Mulari highlight features from several of Mary's apron designs. Make practical aprons for hanging laundry and gardening, or create other vintage styles that incorporate appliques, rick rack, and tie-shaped wedges-all are reversible! Four apron styles, including a child's apron, ideal for daughter or granddaughter, are featured!

Upcycled Shirts, Part 2 (Episode #2509)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 2:30 PM

Use a touch of ingenuity to give new life to outdated shirts. Create easy upcycled shirts from old classics with expert advice from designer Donna Fenske and Nancy. Make a quick turn-around shirt by switching the front to the back and vice versa-a great pullover! Add some ribbon or zipper trim, slim shaping with tucks and ties, make it feminine with easy fabric ruffles, and lots more.

Upcycled Shirts, Part 1 (Episode #2508)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Reclaim your wardrobe with upcycling transformation techniques. Designer Donna Fenske and Nancy explain how to use trims and fabric pieces to refashion what's already in your closet. Learn to change necklines, sleeves, and hemlines. Upcycle a shirt by exchanging the elements, or adding zipper piping, a quick ribbon placket, princess trim seams, and more.

Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 2 (Episode #2507)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 2:30 PM

A faux-hexagon is the secret to Nancy's super-sized honeycomb design. Nancy transforms hexagon blocks, such as those used in Grandmother's Flower Garden, into super-sized blocks created without any "Y" seams-just simple straight stitching. Make Grandmother's dramatic dahlia or a super-sized bouquet. These sensational quilts are easy to make using Nancy's faux-hexagon technique.

Grandmother's One-Patch Quilts, Part 1 (Episode #2506)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

Super-size grandmother's quilt templates for fast and fun one-patch quilting. Nancy explores traditional quilt blocks such as the time-honored tumbler. She updates the tumbler block using a super-sized template to extend block size from four to ten inches in length-and it's speedy to stitch! Fabrics make a huge difference in the design, and Nancy shows some contemporary variations.

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