February 13, 2016
How to create simple quilt blocks, including the 4-patch, 9-patch and square-within-the-square; and change up the arrangements, sizes and colors to achieve nine quilt projects.
February 6, 2015
How to make 12 gifts using rectangles and squares for patterns. Also: using specialty fabric and trim.
August 11, 2012
The 30th anniversary of "Sewing With Nancy" is celebrated. Included: the show's origin and development; highlights; interviews with popular guests; and bloopers.
October 18, 2009
How to make customized handbags using small amounts of fabric and an unusual sewing technique.
August 8, 1999
Host Nancy Zieman demonstrates how to capture images of nature on fabric by making a spring-landscape quilt.
Conclusion. Vests are sewn, including one made from fabric tubes and one from lace and trims.
Selecting appliqué fabrics. Also: how to make an appliqué "sandwich."
Making a reversible knit top and a jumpsuit; sewing in zippers.
Conclusion. Using unconventional fabrics for scarves, neckties and men's jackets.
Altering patterns to fit personal measurements.
Part 1 of three. Detachable accessories for a jacket include a snap-on lapel, a scarf and a shawl collar. Also: pattern drafting.
Part 1 of three on sewing for parties features accessories for a summer fete, including a reversible table runner; a casserole carrier; and a picnic basket.
Part 1 of three on how to personalize a pattern.
Conclusion. Techniques for stitching woven fabrics are demonstrated. Included: eliminating waistband bulk; positioning buttons; marking darts and pleats. Host: Nancy Zieman.
Creating texture with decorative thread.
Part 2 of three. Designing and making a garment with quilt blocks, featuring decorative stitching, tucks and pleats.
Tips on creating pillows.
Part 1 of a three-part series on how to get the most use out of one's sewing accessories.
Decorative stitching techniques are demonstrated. Also: ideas for no-sew appliqués.
Part 1 of three on artistic sewing. Demonstrated: appliqué weaving; double-needle and decorative-strip stitching; and bobbin-thread texturizing for embellishing designs.
Altering the back length, waistline and hipline.
Zipper and facing techniques. Host: Nancy Zieman.
Serging concludes with flatlocking techniques and the five-thread serger chain stitch.
Decorative sewing (conclusion). Included: sewing and serging a variation of cutwork; adding sheer inserts. Host: Nancy Zieman.
A series on the use of thread concludes with stitching a design onto organdy and creating an appliqué. Also: using a double needle to embroider a simple design.
Part 2 of three. Special pillows for infants. Also: bibs, smocks and fitted sheets.
Uses for scraps of material are discussed. Host: Nancy Zieman.
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