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Sewing with Nancy Previous Broadcasts

Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 1 (Episode #2819)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Free-motion quilt with ease it's fast and fun! Learn to free-motion quilt on your sewing machine and you'll never look back. Nancy and guest Molly Hanson show how to quilt like a pro and create finished projects without using a long-arm machine.

Best Sweatshirt Makeovers, Part 2 (Episode #3117H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Join the restyling trend as Nancy and her guest, Mary Mulari, revisit some of their favorite designs and share creative ways to makeover sweatshirts with stunning results. With creative cutting and stitching, you'll twist, turn, and topstitch a sweatshirt into your own personal style statement.

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 3 (Episode #2818)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Nancy shares straightforward advice for making sewing fun using easy techniques. Sew simple pockets, facings, and even an invisible zipper-Nancy shows you how, using the absolute easiest techniques. She includes the easiest method for mitering a corner, grading seam allowances, stitching facings that lie flat, and a new approach for stitching an invisible zipper.

Best Sweatshirt Makeovers, Part 1 (Episode #3116H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Transform a wardrobe staple-the sweatshirt-into a unique garment that expresses your own personal style. Mary Mulari joins Nancy to inspire you with some of their new projects and a few favorites from the past 30 years. Learn how to restyle a pullover to a cardigan, apply simple appliques, and add plackets and zippers.

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 2 (Episode #2817)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Nancy takes the most requested sewing techniques and simplifies them. Nancy minimizes sewing effort and makes it easy and fun to sew clothing and home dec accessories using nontraditional methods. Learn the "hands-down easiest way" to sew collars, corners, and sleeves.

I Sew for Fun (Episode #3115H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

In this lighthearted program, Nancy and her granddaughters, along with friends, take a modern approach to sewing and throw perfection out the window. Nancy shares her team sewing experience along with sewing tips for a big partner, and insights for involving a little partner (age 5-9) all while making simple, easy to sew kid projects. Just have fun-it's all about creativity!

The Absolute Easiest Way to Sew, Part 1 (Episode #2816)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Nancy shows tried and true methods for simple sewing. Over the years Nancy tweaked sewing and quilting steps to make them easier and for the best looking results. In this program she shares some of the easiest ways to layout, cut, and mark fabric; sew darts; gather four different ways; and add elastic. Whether you're a new sewer or looking for a refresher class, these techniques are the easiest!

Rope Sewing Reinvented, Part 2 (Episode #3114H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Continuing the mini-series on using cotton rope to create handcrafted baskets and bags, Nancy and guest, Lindsey Zinno, demonstrate advanced rope-sewing techniques. Learn how to make an "Everyday Day Bag" in less than an hour. Plus, add tasteful accents to projects with leather strapping and signature details. You, too, will learn how rope-sewing projects are made to last and are one of a kind.

Stitching A Sewing Community Together (Episode #2815)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Learn firsthand about ties that bind a Sewing and Stitchery Expo together. Nancy interviews people that bring together the largest "sewing community-the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA. Among those interviewed were Pati Palmer, renowned pattern designer; Tula Pink, fabric designer; Kathy Marrone, editor of Vogue Patterns magazine; Candice Jewett, sewing/quilting teacher; Tina Torrey, Kathy Ackley, Brittany Revel, and Debbie Wilson, customers/students; and Joanne Ross, celebrating 30 years as director and founder of the expo.

Rope Sewing Reinvented, Part 1 (Episode #3113H)

KQED Life: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Sewing yards and yards of cotton rope or clothesline cording together to create baskets, trivets, or bags is not a new technique. Twenty-something Lindsey Zinno, took the tried and true method and added a modern look with clean lines. She joins Nancy to show how to incorporate thread and fabric with cotton rope to sew home decor and accessories that are functional as well as artistic.

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