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
Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, Part 1 (Episode #2610)
KQED Life: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Create modern free-form designs using traditional quilting methods-fast and precise. Nancy and author/designer Tula Pink start with designs inspired by nature and create unique modern quilt designs, as they create Tula's Beanstalks, Houndstooth, and Any Which Way quilts. They showcase strip quilting with wedges, supersizing a traditional design, and a scrappy fusing technique.
Fabric Flowers, Part 2 (Episode #2609)
KQED Life: Wed, May 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Be inspired to make small floral accessories and accents that have a big visual impact. Author/designer Amy Barickman teams up with Nancy to reveal the secrets for making lovely flowers with beautiful fabrics and items rescued from your closet. Make Coil Blossoms with bias strips and cording, denim Ragged-edge Roses, Tailored Tie Flowers, wool felt Lily Blooms, and Frilly Flowers from retired tees.
Fabric Flowers, Part 1 (Episode #2608)
KQED Life: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Create attractive floral accessories using small pieces of fabric and some savvy techniques. Felted Poppies, Rosettes, and Petals; Bias Strip Blooms; and Budding Yo-yos are some of the first fabric flowers that you'll learn to make in this two-part series with Amy Barickman and Nancy. Combine texture, fiber, dimension, and shaping for these dramatic accessories that are easy options for gifts.
Fancy Footworks 2, Part 3 (Episode #2607)
KQED Life: Wed, May 22, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Do you have extra presser feet hiding in your accessory box? Dig out your specialty presser feet and save some sewing time and effort using the Bias Binding Foot, Buttonhole Foot, Sequins 'n Ribbon Foot, and the Free-Motion Quilting Foot. Nancy teaches you how to use these feet to their full potential in this workbook style class that has you sew and save your samples.
Fancy Footworks 2, Part 2 (Episode #2606)
KQED Life: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Use specialty presser feet to help improve your basic and decorative sewing skills. Nancy includes characteristics, uses, settings, and how-tos for the Stitch-N-Ditch Foot, Teflon Foot, and the Flower Stitch Foot. Learn new options for binding, sewing difficult fabrics, and making beautiful circular flowers. Store the samples you make in the designated spaces in the workbook for future reference.
Fancy Footworks 2, Part 1 (Episode #2605)
KQED Life: Wed, May 15, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Upgrade your sewing ability with popular presser feet and instructions from Nancy. Nancy's techniques are amazingly simple for using the Invisible Zipper Foot, Roller Foot, Walking Foot, and Satinedge Foot as you make samples for this workbook lesson. Basic techniques and new ideas merge for a comprehensive class on presser feet.
Sew Techie Covers, Part 2 (Episode #2604)
KQED Life: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Showcase creative embellishment on a cover for your paper or electronic tablet. Nancy transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary when it comes to a cover for a paper or electronic tablet. Learn Dresden hi-tech patchwork, e-cycling with the help of a denim shirt, and letters of distinction using your embroidery machine. These tablet keeper covers look "techie" and are so much fun to make!
Sew Techie Covers, Part 1 (Episode #2603)
KQED Life: Wed, May 8, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Make a personalized cover for your e-tablet or paper tablet. Learn how to sew covers for your electronic devices and paper tablets using templates or commercial patterns. Then embellish them with applique, quilting, techie circles, undercover stitching accents, plus more. With Nancy's expert guidance, your personalized cover is fast, fabulous, and fun to make.
Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 2 (Episode #2602)
KQED Life: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 2:30 PM
Use savvy techniques for both decorative and functional changes to your bag patterns. Tweak your bag patterns to make them more innovative. Learn a smocking technique achieved with yo-yo makers, add a secure zipper closure to an open-top tote, change your bag into a backpack, or add a drawcord top to your tote. Make any of these unique changes for a new look to your bags and totes.
Innovative Bags & Totes, Part 1 (Episode #2601)
KQED Life: Wed, May 1, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Design smart and innovative bags by making easy changes to your pattern. Add a strap variation, work with a palette of fat quarters, use gathers and ruching accents for piping, plus more. You'll learn ways to make a bag with panache for a fraction of the cost of a designer bag.