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.
Fusible interfacings (Part 2). Included: using pressing equipment; testing fabric washability; and pressing construction details.
Fusible interfacings (conclusion). Included: pressing techniques, timesaving methods; correcting common mistakes; and making shoulder pads.
Part 2 on decorative sewing focuses on making a shadow-bordered collar and hem; serging bindings and elastic button loops; and creating a detachable collar from a lace place mat.
Part 1 of three on making sportswear, focusing on sewing and serging techniques.
Part 1 of three on plaids includes tips for creating flat and multi-dimensional plaid appliques. Also: options for stitching the appliques onto fabric.
Adjusting sleeve length. Also: fitting different shoulder widths.
Conclusion. Using unconventional fabrics for scarves, neckties and men's jackets.
Conclusion. Vests are sewn, including one made from fabric tubes and one from lace and trims.
Gift ideas for Christmas, bridal showers and other occasions.
Decorating pillows, placemats and baskets. Host: Nancy Zieman.
Sewing leathers and suedes, beginning with how to buy yardages. Also: simple pattern alterations.
Sewing a waistband; using drawcord elastic.
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 1 of three. Projects to make for children. Crafted: hooded towel-wraps and fabric books.
The conclusion of a demonstration of the zigzag stitch focuses on incorporating the stitch in machine embroidery. Included: preparing a design; adjusting the machine. Also: stitching techniques, including outlining and blending.
Blazers and vests concludes with tips on inserting the lining. Also: techniques for improving the blazer's look and durability.
Part 1 of a three-part series on easy-to-make gift ideas. Created: presents for travelers, including a garment bag and tote bag.
Part 2 of three. Designing and making a garment with quilt blocks, featuring decorative stitching, tucks and pleats.
Part 1 of three on vests includes tips on embellishment and patchwork.
Part 1 of three on decorative stitching. Included: setting up the sewing machine; adding stitch monograms to fabric; and selecting stabilizers. Host: Nancy Zieman.
Part 1 of three on updating wardrobes. Included: using braid to decorate jackets; narrowing collars and lapels; and altering cowl necklines on dresses.
Basic appliqué, including sewing-machine setup, stitching guidelines.
A demonstration of sewing techniques focuses on sewing with knit fabrics. Part 2 of three. Included: applying ribbing; sewing hems; and creating a patternless skirt.
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