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
Designer Bags, Part 2 (Episode #2518)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Add finishing touches to your designer-inspired handbags. Continuing the process of creating Designer Bags, Nancy and guest Eileen Roche add the finishing details to their handbags. They stitch and embroider tabs, add magnetic snaps, and share other imaginative details for the bags.
Designer Bags, Part 1 (Episode #2517)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Design a world class handbag with inspiration from your embroidery machine. Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche take you on a journey creating designer handbags. The first leg of the tour gives pointers on the stabilizers used by designers, followed by artistic ways to create straps. Wrap up the designing tour with embroidered corner accents and strap connectors for easy, yet elegant handbags.
Serger Workshop, Part 3 (Episode #2516)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Expand your serger knowledge beyond the basics with this serger workshop class. Nancy and serger specialist Pam Mahshie focus on cover and chain stitches in this serger workshop. Follow along, making samples for your workbook. Learn speedy two-needle hemming, three-needle decorative topstitching, plus basic and decorative chain stitching. Go above and beyond with the Belt Loop Binder Attachment to create belt loops, trim, and stretchy activewear straps.
Serger Workshop, Part 2 (Episode #2515)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Take this serger workshop at your convenience-Nancy brings it to your home. Learn rolled hem and flatlock stitch basics as you serge samples for a workbook. Nancy and Pam Mahshie, Baby Lock's Educational Ambassador, join forces to bring you this serger workshop. They also teach you to serge elegant "fish line" rolled hems for evening wear and artistic flatlock stitches with added ribbons and more.
Serger Workshop, Part 1 (Episode #2514)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Learn serger basics and make samples of the most used serger stitches in this workbook style class. Serger expert Pam Mahshie joins Nancy to teach you how to serge knit seams, chain stitch patchwork, serge wrapped corners, serge decorative edges, and more-all in a serger workshop you can attend in the comfort of your home. Test drive a Cording Foot and an Elastic Foot for your serger using an easy 3- or 4-thread overlock stitch.
30-Minute Doll Clothes, Part 2 (Episode #2513)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Little girl's gifts in minutes-sew a simple mix and match 18" doll wardrobe. Nancy and designer Joan Hinds create quick 18" doll clothes that are simple enough for beginning sewers. Learn to sew pants, vests, T-shirts, jumpers, and nightgowns for playtime to bedtime ensembles. Each takes 30 minutes or less to sew. Nancy and Joan demonstrate using fusible trims and hems, simple serged edges, bias necklines, ruffled armholes, and lots more.
30-Minute Doll Clothes, Part 1 (Episode #2512)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Turn an 18" doll into a "fashionista" by sewing coordinating outfits made quickly and easily. Author and designer Joan Hinds teams up with Nancy to sew a versatile collection of clothes for 18" dolls, each sewn in 30 minutes or less. They reveal secrets for easy flat construction, no-hassle gathering, quick zigzagged elastic, lace hems, fun fusible applique, and much more. Create gathered skirts, leggings, camisoles, and dresses for everyday and special occasions.
Circles Sew Simple (Episode #2626)
KQED Life: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Sewing in circles? Create intriguing projects with a little circle magic and some free-spirited designs. Join Nancy and guest Donna Fenske as they stitch quilts with head-turning simple circle techniques. Learn to make a Scrappy Orange Peel quilt-no tedious backing and binding-a Crazy for Circles quilt with chic circle appliques, a Wedding Ring quilt stitched in circles, and more. Express yourself using these momentous new circle concepts!