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Sewing with Nancy
Soft cup lace bra with all over signature stretch lace. Learn how to select suitable fabrics, and how to add serged or bound edge finishes for easy sewing and a carefree look. Nancy demonstrates additional attractive bags that can be created in an evening. Foundation piece a bag using lovely fabric scraps and ribbons; combine O-rings, faux suede, and unusual trims such as recycled ties; accent bags with straps and O-rings; and design a beautiful vintage lace bridal bag. Combine elegant fabrics, beads, and fabric embellishments with floral yo-yos to add interesting texture and artistic dimension to projects.
Use yo-yos to add dimensional personality to the holly, tree, snowflake, and ornaments on a delightful banner for the holidays. Nancy and Donna Fenske share new ideas for including yo-yos as part of exciting decorations and embellishments. Make easy one of a kind pillows and quilts in five easy steps. Ideas for sewing high loft fleece and embellishing scarves, hats, and mittens to create whimsical cuddly critters.
Part 2. Monogrammed napkins with perfectly placed lettering, personalized accessories that are stitched in the hoop from start to finish, and placemats adorned with timesaving quilted embroidery. Part 1. New techniques for hooping, stabilizing, overlays, and more for creating embroidered ribbon projects, note cards, embroidered towels, slippers, and holiday stockings. How to incorporate value and texture when selecting fabrics for a jacket pattern. Also, a demonstration of bobbin work, sewing on-point squares to a fabric foundation, and crazy piecing cosmopolitan style.
A demonstration of flip and sew piecing, stitching fabric sections onto a muslin foundation. Also, diagonal piecing, using strip sets, adding a vertical insert, and incorporating clip art fabric. Use ruffles, contemporary collars, stenciling techniques, and distressed fabric to create these adorable designer styles for kids. Boutique-style kids garments featuring a trapeze and wrap top, as well as a trendy pant style accented with an apron front.
A glass case, zippered cosmetic bag, Christmas stocking, and baby bib serge them in a snap with easy techniques from Nancy and her guest, Georgie Melot, serger expert and designer. The simple to serge projects such as potholders, gift bags, a neck purse, and checkbook cover feature clever patterns that are easy to serge, use one serger stitch, and best of all can be made in less than 30 minutes! Nancy and her guest, Mary Mulari take one makeover style cardigan and transform it with thirteen different variations for the seasons.
Nancy sews a simple table runner with five groupings of Charms plus accent strips, then makes a table topper that's a real stash buster! Pair together a collection of jelly roll strips for a fast-to-sew quilt top with a visual twist, or use fat quarters to streamline making a quilt top with half-square triangles. Nancy reviews pre-cut fabric options, demonstrates making a streamlined quilt columns baby quilt, and creates a block bonanza table quilt combining jelly roll accent strips with big bold blocks subcut from double wide strips. How to use a favorite photo to create a poster size wall quilt, how to select and tile photos, print on fabric, choose borders, audition decorative corners, and add bias trim.
Transform a simple crescent shaped bag into a stylish eye-catching accessory. Choose appropriate fabric and learn to make various tab and zipper closures, straps, and strap connectors. Choosing appropriate fabric for handbags, selecting strap options, using the new bag templates, and creating a sturdy base. Nancy and guest Donna Fenske demonstrate easy, contemporary ways of making yo-yo circles, hearts, and flowers. They use them as dimensional accents to decorate projects and make adorable fabric critters. Create a designer jacket using an easy pattern and adding creative touches to the edges.
The flattering flounce, a tuck as you go ruffle, a double flange with binding, and the stitcher's showcase are cutting-edge techniques featured in this program. Nancy walks through a variety of fitting techniques for skirts and pants to prove her contention that great-fitting pants often start with a smaller-size pattern. Nancy shares her simplified approach to pattern fitting. She demonstrates easy pivot and slide techniques, then incorporates them into fitting patterns for tops, jackets, and dresses.
Nancy creates triangles from basic squares, then joins them to craft a myriad of designs. She also shares easy quilt finishing techniques that can turn a novice into a confident quilter. While exploring the popular log cabin quilt block and its many variations, Nancy illustrates how to make the basic block and then creates different looks by combining blocks.
Betty Cotton, an expert on reversible quilting, continues her exploration of how to quilt first and assemble second. Betty Cotton shows how to expand on her "fold and finish" technique to create reversible quilts. Fashion design student Allyce King and her mother tell how they bridged the generational "sewing gap" with a nontraditional approach. How can a something teach a something how to sew? Fashion design student Allyce King and her mom found the secret. Simplified sewing and serging techniques for knit pants and skirts, a quick way to add an elasticized waistband, three hem options, an easy double-tie belt, mixing and matching five wardrobe components, and tips for packing when traveling.
Modifying a top pattern's basic sweetheart neckline to make a scoop neckline, a boat neck, and a V-neck; converting the top to a dress pattern; and tips for machine embroidering on knits. Techniques for sewing fashionable knit garments, pattern layout, sewing machine and serger techniques suited to knit fabrics, and three ways to add creative outer-edge finishes. Dimensional patches made by tucking, tying, and folding bits of fabric; wavy pleats; perfect prairie points; tips on adding knotted ties to a quilt block; and ideas for enhancing projects with crystals.
How to combine tufted stitches with machine decorative stitches, how to add gridded triple-needle stitching, a thread potpourri using leftover threads and double-needle stitching, and embellishments with buttons. Nancy and Mary Mulari combine zippers and trim to fashion an ingenious tote. They also make a fold-up market tote, show how to include handle loops on a tote, and make an across-the-body tote with a unique flap closure.
Mary Mulari helps Nancy renovate existing totes and create unique new ones. They transform a sweatshirt into a lined tote, add zippered inside-outside storage pockets to another bag, refurbish canvas totes by including cover-ups, and add a topper to yet another example. Nancy and guest Eileen Roche use functional embroideries to add beauty to a handbag. They fashion avant-garde accessories by adding embroidered medallions to belt buckles and secure the handle with an embroidered motif. Serger specialist Joan Friedrich illustrates how to serge flat and ruffled edgings that mimic hand crochet.
Guest Amy Barickman and Nancy transform a pair of overalls into trendy aprons. Next, they use portions of pant legs to make a two-pocket bag, create fabric from leftover yarn scraps to accent a jean jacket collar, and add felted patchwork trim made from roving to a jacket. Nancy deconstructs jeans and refashions them into a skirt with a collage insert; adds godets; and embellishes with inserts, yo-yos, fabric pockets, and felted yarns. Nancy shows how to take the guesswork out of positioning machine embroidery on a project.
Nancy shows how to achieve perfect lined patch pockets, add elastic casings, eliminate bulk on flaps, stitch hassle-free openings, use an anchor cloth, fold pattern pieces, tidy and store quilt components, organize gently used needles, and evenly space hand stitching along an edge. Nancy and guest Natalie Sewell use pastels and acrylics to add interest and realism to a landscape quilt, then complete it by adding borders, layering, binding, and stippling.
Guest Natalie Sewell collaborates with Nancy on a project to customize landscape quilts by adding water scenes and structural elements such as windows, fences, and windowboxes. They cut stylized flowers from hand-dyed fabric and explain how to enhance fabric with pens and markers. They also illustrate how to combine fabrics, cutting, and shading to add depth. Nancy and guest Lorraine Torrence showcase a jacket featuring curved seaming.
It looks challenging, but Lorraine demonstrates a simple way to butt edges on a muslin foundation and cover them with bias tape. She and Nancy also illustrate a patchwork variation edged with ruffles. Nancy and guest Lorraine Torrence use a stitch-and-flip technique to create a jacket designed with pieced fabric trapezoids of varying colors and scale. After matching pockets to a patterned base fabric, they also make a vest showcasing pieced triangles.
They also explain how to use coordinating fabrics to simulate the look of a tablecloth in making a mitered, corner-pieced border shirt. He and Nancy punch and felt fabrics, then add interesting threads, crystals, jewels, decorative stitching, and fringe. Mary Mulari is Nancy's guest for a demonstration of ways to modify a sweatshirt to give it a new look.
Nancy showcases four more sewing machine presser feet. She uses the cording and piping foot to create and insert piping, the edgestitching foot to make pleats and diamond tucks, the pintuck foot to make traditional and corded pintucks, and the overcast-guide foot to overcast and seam knits.
Nancy and guest Amy Barickman use a silhouette jacket pattern with five main pieces to create a single-layer serged wool jacket with decorative stitching. Five unique vests made from one easy-to-sew pattern, plus ideas for embellishing them from author and publisher Amy Barickman. Nancy stitches roses, irises, and lilacs by hand and by machine; uses the bullion stitch to create rosebuds, leaves, or flower stamens; and shows the finished embroidery on garments, accessories, and home decor accents. She details how to set up the embroidery hoop, demonstrates hand and machine techniques for each stitch, and uses the results to embellish evening bags and pillows.
Nancy creates single rosettes, single rosettes with double petals, double rosettes, and easy leaves from 1" ribbon; arranges them; and stitches them to a crinoline base. She also demonstrates options for making petal flowers, gathered leaves, pansies, and tea roses. Guest Darlene Zimmerman helps bind quilt edges with specialty finishing techniques. She and Nancy illustrate how to carry the theme of a quilt design to the shape of the border and the binding; how to cut binding strips and join them to a straight edge; and how to add scalloped, wavy, or notched edge bindings. After detailing how to add simple borders to a quilt, Nancy and guest Darlene Zimmerman demonstrate some fancier alternatives: a pieced ice cream cone border, a prairie points border, and a knife-edge finish.
Nancy and author Darlene Zimmerman discuss and illustrate examples of block setting options, including block-to-block, block-to-block with sashing and cornerstones, uneven quilt blocks, one-strip sashing, alternate blocks, connector blocks, and setting blocks on point.
Serger expert Margaret Tully shows effects that can be created using the cording foot, ruffler foot, belt loop attachment, and down-turned feller. Then she and Nancy create a ruffled pillow using the serger. Nancy adjusts a serger for flatlocking, then illustrates several decorative uses for the stitch. She also discusses how to serge and troubleshoot a cover stitch and chain stitch, then presents options for combining overlock and coverlock stitches.
Nancy details how to set up, thread, and adjust a serger, then demonstrates stitching seams, turning corners, "reverse stitching," and troubleshooting. Nancy creates interesting variations on her fabric bowls with changes in shaping and fabrication. Nancy uses two fabrics and a streamlined pattern to sew reversible jackets that have style and flair. Guest Eileen Roche helps Nancy add embroidery to a silk shawl, an organza scarf, a sweater, and a suede vest.
They give positioning tips and show how to use software to modify designs and reduce stitch density. Nancy and guest Eileen Roche use embroidery to enhance a shirt and basic black pants. They explain how to select, combine, and modify designs; choose thread colors; hoop and embroider the designs; and use simple construction changes to create a new look. Guest Eileen Roche transforms a simple yet elegant silk jacket by adding embroidery and detachable fringe. She shares machine setup tips and shows how to use sizing, editing, and autodigitizing software. Serged pintucks, diamond tucks, serger twists, flatlocking, and a serged cover stitch add decorative accents to a heart garland.
Nancy also makes a tailored version of an heirloom baby bonnet and shirt featuring cover stitching. Nancy demonstrates easy gathering techniques using both a serger and a sewing machine, then shows how to make ruffles with serged rolled edges or lettuce edges. She also makes receiving blankets with serged wavy edges or stitched and scalloped edges. Nancy creates gowns and tops for babies using a sewing machine and a serger in tandem. After setting up the serger, she outlines a sequence for serging and sewing, then adds serged facings and cover-stitch topstitching as decorative accents.
Working with a gridded pattern created from a photograph, Nancy and guest Tammie Bowser show how to place strips, squares, and triangular fabric sections to create a mosaic that mimics the photo. Nancy details finishing the quilt with free-motion stippling or echo stitching. Nancy and guest Tammie Bowser transform a photograph into an heirloom quilt, demonstrating how to convert a photo into a computer file; use computer software to transform that file into a tiled, full-size gridded quilt pattern; and cut and organize the fabrics.
Guest Tammie Bowser helps demonstrate how to simulate a photograph in a mosaic quilt by using 24 light, medium, and dark fabrics and a gridded system. Speed-finishing blanket edges and making reversible fleece garments, Nancy Cornwell's quick double or "bunny ear" fringe, and adding decorative snaps as closures. Guest Nancy Cornwell helps Nancy take sewing high-loft fleece to a new level by adding dimensional accents. They stitch and cut two-layer chenille fleece; make polar ribbing; and create a chenille vest, eliminating side seams and finishing cut edges with fat piping.
Nancy shows how to reproduce the dramatic two-color Orange Peel quilt design without piecing a single curved seam, then makes a modified version using an envelope technique. Quilt historian Carol Butzke details the history of the square-within-a-square and sawtooth quilt patterns, and Nancy demonstrates updated, simplified methods for constructing similar designs. Duplicating the look of antique quilts with vintage fabrics and high-tech tools.
Quilt historian Carol Butzke details the history of patch and Irish chain quilts, and Nancy shows contemporary methods for making projects with similar designs. Elaine Waldschmitt blends brilliant colors and fun geometric shapes in a "tropical twilight" jacket. She and Nancy piece fabric strips, then cut them into quarter triangles to create the jacket's three unique quilt blocks. Pattern designer Elaine Waldschmitt pieces the patchwork for a quilted Santa Fe jacket that's as much fun to wear as it is to create.
Certified trainer Mary Deeb explores the ergonomics of sewing and quilting and shows techniques that promote good health, from proper positioning and breathing to stretching and resistance exercises. Betty Cotton combines one-way and highway seams in a reversible pine tree quilt. Fat quarters of fabric create a plaid-like effect. Nancy and pattern designer Betty Cotton use dimensional seam allowances, finished on the outside, to stitch a reversible "camp wilderness" quilt.
Designer Betty Cotton joins Nancy to make a reversible quilt showcasing her "gentle pines" pattern. They select and cut fabrics; stack, channel-stitch, and join the strips; and finish seams. Nancy uses fabric bias strips to make chenille trim to transform a blank shirt into a fashionable wardrobe component.
She also adds bar-tacked flowers and optimized stitches to ready-mades and enhances a tote with stenciling and stitching. Nancy adds unique accents to ready-made baby blankets, hats, and scarves with an embellisher machine and machine-stitched fleece yarns. They create variations suited for the Fourth of July and Christmas. While making serged projects for a variety of holidays, Nancy and designer Kate Bashynski discuss thread and fabric selection; use serged flatlock, overlock, and wave stitches; and offer an option featuring conventional sewing machine seaming. They also present a pillow wrap showcasing another variation of the design.
Natalie Sewell personalizes quilts for children by using photo transfer techniques to design quilt characters that resemble the kids, then depicting the characters in individualized scenes featuring favorite seasonal activities. Using only two or three fabrics, Nancy and guest Natalie Sewell make a "panda bear picnic" quilt, a winter horse scene, and a "horses in the pasture" quilt.
Nancy and guest Natalie Sewell adapt quilting techniques to create a fantasy-filled landscape for kids. They select fabrics, cut design components, and assemble and personalize a scene showcasing zoo animals. Nancy combines strips of various widths to make quilt strata, then uses sections of those strata to make scrap-happy nine-patch, uneven nine-patch, four-patch, uneven rail fence, and odds-and-ends block variations. She adds sashing strips and borders to make a distinctive quilt. Nancy supplements remnants with purchased fat quarters to make a colorful scrap quilt.
She adds right triangle corners, then enhances the quilt with machine embroidery and uses remaining scraps to make a coordinating pillow. Nancy rescues fabrics from her stash to make a Treasure Chest Scrap Quilt, combining folded rectangles, prairie points, trapezoids, folded right triangles, triangle variations, uneven rectangles, and bridging strips.
Nancy explains how to select the correct pattern size for knit pants and then custom-fit them using four basic measurements: hips, waist, length, and crotch length. She finishes off with hemming options. Nancy demonstrates pattern layout, cutting, and interfacing, then offers seaming options, facing applications, and sleeve-insertion techniques for both shirt- and cap-style sleeves. She also offers tips for adding elastic casings. Showing how quick and easy working with knits can be, Nancy explains the characteristics of various knit fabrics and when to use each.
She determines pattern size using a front width measurement, then alters the bust, hip, and sleeves using pivot and slide techniques. Nancy adds detachable collars to the jacket, experimenting with velveteen and faux fur, and discusses edge finishes that add interest to outer facings. Then she adapts the pattern to make a vest, positioning a simple embroidered design on the front.
By changing a few seams and combining fabrics, Nancy gives a basic jacket style and vitality. She color-splices the jacket, adds decorative stitching to some sections, creates a tunnel collar, and binds the edges. Another variation showcases synthetic suede with creative punching. Nancy constructs a basic jacket using streamlined techniques, including an exposed separating zipper, a simple collar and facings, and "shirt-style" sleeves. Then she sews a variation, bringing facings to the outside and adding a decorative serged edge. Nancy demonstrates how to transfer photos, children's artwork, botanicals, and mementos to fabric, then uses that fabric to make wall hangings, pillowcases, table runners, and a stand-up quilt.
Nancy and guest Barbara Randle share four projects using crazy-quilted panels: a pillow, a neck-roll pillow, a small handbag, and a "night bloomer" evening bag. Author Barbara Randle joins Nancy in explaining how to choose fabrics and color combinations for crazy quilting. They show how to use the flip-and-sew technique to do traditional, chevron, and on-the-slant crazy quilting and detail "create-a-strip" prairie points.
After explaining the basics of serging a cover stitch, Nancy outlines how to use it to simultaneously hem and topstitch. She also shows how to use a decorative chain stitch on a scarf and how to use both cover and chain stitches to simulate shadow work on see-through fabric. Serging a conventional rolled edge; serging over fishing line or wire to make a supported rolled edge; and the how-to's of flatlocking, including ladder and loop stitches and flatlocking a blind hem.
Nancy shows how to make banded and chevroned Seminole patchwork, then applies the results to hand-crafted cosmetic bags, trays, and towels. Nancy illustrates how to combine simple designs, synthetic suede, and leather punch tools to make a picture frame and suede pillows with filigree-type designs. She hand-embroiders similar designs on a felt picture frame, then showcases machine embroidery on a "peaceful snowfall" serving tray.
Nancy creates comfy throws using three seaming options: "kissed" sewing machine seams, serged flat-locked seams, and serged overlock seams. Then she shows how to personalize a coordinating pillow with embroidery and uses the same quilt design to make baby and frayed-edge quilts. Nancy demonstrates techniques for paper piecing, using flannel fabrics and a star motif to create a decorative four-segment block. Raw fabric edges don't always have to be finished to prevent raveling. Nancy takes advantage of flannel's natural tendency to ravel while making a reversible lap-size quilt with a patriotic theme.
Landscape quilting expert Natalie Sewell shows how to combine embroidered motifs to make or enhance a landscape scene. Fabric weight need not be a limiting factor with machine embroidery. While demonstrating on fabrics such as tulle, organdy, and sweatshirt fleece, Nancy details how to make embroidered lace and how to combine, mirror, and rotate design elements.
Machine embroidery specialist Eileen Roche joins Nancy to show how to duplicate the look of intricate patchwork by machine. After Nancy reviews the basic setup, Eileen shows how she prepared and incorporated embroidered quilt designs into several totes, a decorative storage box, and a sweatshirt. To celebrate her 20th anniversary on the air, Nancy presents time- and energy-saving tips that she has learned from her viewers.
Topics include simplifying basic sewing techniques, organizing the sewing room, using and adapting notions, adding attractive embellishments, and achieving professional results when quilting. Nancy demonstrates an easy technique for assembling the top and adding patchwork front button insets, while Diane details how to combine fabrics and enhance them with stencil painting. Nancy and pattern designer Diane Ericson show that working from a pattern can be a creative experience, rather than just a process to follow. While making the Peony Top, a garment with design lines that include curves and shapes that unfold and layer, they redesign the collar, incorporate "stitch-and-flip" accents, and combine a variety of fabrics.
Design, color, and fabric combine to create a fashionable jacket as Nancy explains how to sew the Java Jacket designed by Diane Ericson, including a unique "turn-as-you-go" lining technique. Ericson shows how to use the lining as part of the design with a "fudged facing" and illustrates making a detachable designer pocket. Nancy and guest Dianne Giancola create delightful jumpers for little girls and their dolls. Nancy and guest Dianne Giancola adapt patterns for girls' garments and make similar garments for dolls.
Nancy shares time-saving ideas while sewing several garments for little girls: a jewel-neckline top, a fleece vest with collar and bound edges, and pull-on pants. Then guest Dianne Giancola explains how to streamline construction to duplicate those garments for 18" dolls. Author Luveta Nickels shares projects from her book about creating durable quilts from recycled denim. These simple construction and embellishment techniques give new life to worn-out blue jeans.
Wrapping up their look at quick bias, Nancy and Gretchen Hudock combine the technique with gridded fusible interfacing to create two quilt designs featuring geometric parallelograms and hexagons. They also give traditional Seminole piecing a new twist by adding quick-bias accents. After reviewing the basics of quick bias, Nancy and guest Gretchen Hudock explain how to combine traditional piecing techniques with contemporary fusible bias for stunning results. They also show how easy it is to use the technique to create continuous curved designs and how to use a stencil as a design.
This first lesson includes three quick projects: lattice memories, tic-tac-toe twist, and cathedral classico. Nancy shows how to divide big sewing projects into manageable pieces that can be done as time allows. She starts with a simple duvet to give new life to an old comforter, then showcases favorite fabrics in a "quilt-as-you-go" reversible quilt.
Nancy continues her demonstration of how to sew in small increments of time to create kitchen accessories. Projects include two fabric baskets, a casserole carrier, and a table runner using a new "flat-patch" method of sewing. Nancy begins a three-part series with a look at accessories to help organize the sewing area. Made from coordinating fabrics, the collection features machine and pressing mats with creative pockets, a mug pinafore for notions, a chair caddy set, and a versatile ruler organizer.
To conclude her series using one basic vest pattern, Nancy shows how easy it is to create an inside-outside reversible vest with rayon batiks. For a more delicate look, she creates lace accents with machine embroidery, adding a feminine touch to a handkerchief linen vest. Synthetic suede doesn't ravel, making it ideal for charming vests. After explaining how to sew this elegant yet practical fabric, Nancy adds a beautiful cutwork design with leather punching.
She also makes a faux tailored vest, bypassing time-consuming tailoring to streamline the process. Starting with one stylish vest pattern, Nancy adds flair and personalization by using different techniques, fabrics, and accents. She makes a single-layer vest with bound edges and a quilted vest combining fleece and batik. Nancy demonstrates the fuse-and-stitch technique, using gridded, fusible interfacing to create a watercolor heart quilt.
She gives specifics on how to choose fabrics, design, fuse, stitch, and then quilt with this contemporary technique. Continuing with unique perspectives on patchwork, Nancy uses foundation piecing to create a mended-heart quilt. She begins by reviewing the basics of paper piecing, demonstrates how to paper-piece heart blocks, and adds sashing and borders to complete the quilt. Nancy demonstrates three streamlined quilting techniques, each featuring a variation on a heart motif. Using strip piecing, she creates a log cabin quilt with a pieced heart block replacing the traditional center block of the design.
Nancy and frequent guest Mary Mulari make fast, functional, and creative organizers that are perfect for hiking or camping outings, day trips, weekend getaways, or cruises. Creating close-up woodland scenes with fabrics and fabric paints. Techniques for turning your favorite snapshot of a lake, ocean, or pond into a stunning landscape quilt. Nancy and guest Natalie Sewell explain how to choose "water" fabric and cut the horizon line and other scene details.
Nancy and Natalie Sewell, art quilter and author, show how to create dramatic yet simple fabric "paintings" for the wall, using snapshots or postcards as inspirations. They demonstrate step-by-step how to create a winter trees scene. After downloading a design from the Internet, Nancy and Eileen Roche embroider on fleece using a "pick-and-choose" technique, stitching only certain aspects of the design. They also embroider ornaments, add lettering, and present an idea showcase. Nancy and guest Eileen Roche embroider on specialty fabrics and simulate hand embroidery with machine stitching.
They demonstrate doing redwork with a sewing machine, create shadow work and embroidery on sheer fabrics and ribbon, and illustrate how to use portions of an embroidery design to increase your options. Nancy and machine embroidery specialist Eileen Roche use memory cards and templates to create an embroidered scene. By combining the capabilities of embroidery disks and a computer, they change the size, use only portions of a design, and add dimensional elements. Nancy demonstrates how to use the amazing ruffler foot to create yards of ruffles or pleats in just minutes. While continuing to demonstrate various types of presser feet, Nancy creates beautiful embellishments for a little girl's dress.
She shows how to use the multi-cord foot, the edge-joining foot, the overcast-guide foot, the pintuck foot, and the edge-stitching foot. Nancy demonstrates creative and functional uses for various presser feet. Designer Lois Ericson joins Nancy to share artistic ideas using the "first-class shirt" pattern. Creative design options include incorporating ready-made textiles on the shirt panels, fabric collage techniques, stenciling, faux piping edging, and some spectacular closures.
Starting with the "first-class shirt" pattern, Nancy shows how to add a creative touch with machine embroidery. Then she adds a belt opening, tries some sleeve cuff variations, and creates a version with a jewel neckline using a quilt-binding technique. Nancy uses the stylish "first-class shirt" pattern by designer Lois Ericson to demonstrate updated garment-sewing techniques for beginners or those in need of a refresher course.
She demonstrates cutting, marking, using interfacing, mitering corners, setting in sleeves, and seaming. Experiments with multisectional designs, stenciling, and faux stained glass. Angela Madden uses the circle-slice ruler to draft a floral design, then creates numerous repeating and mirror-imaged variations on it.
Nancy explains how to use the design for stenciling and how to imitate stained glass with fabrics and bias strips. After reviewing the basics of designing floral motifs, Nancy and Angela Madden show how to use mirrors to experiment with quilt pattern layout and how to use spacers to complement the design. Nancy demonstrates piecing techniques, using the paper design to stitch a fabric block.
Nancy and English quilting specialist Angela Madden go over the basics of planning and drafting symmetrical and asymmetrical floral designs, then show how to mirror-image designs, clone rectangular designs, and create triangular flowers. Nancy and co-author Gail Brown show some ways that individuals and groups can use their sewing and knitting skills to provide items for those in need. They make head covers and turbans, a comfort pillow, infant layettes, blankets, and other items for people with medical, physical, and emotional needs. Nancy and guest Elaine Waldschmitt use the four mini-quilts created in the previous two programs to make a jacket.
Nancy shows how to apply the collar, insert a zipper in a quilted garment, add a waistband and facing, and create a zipper pull. Nancy and guest Elaine Waldschmitt use paper piecing to create the "flying geese" pattern featured on the sleeves of the "simple journey" jacket, then show a simplified way to make the "drunkard's path" design for the back.
Pattern designer Elaine Waldschmitt shows how to make a wearable art jacket incorporating quilting techniques. She and Nancy create two of the "fabrics" used for front sections of the jacket: waterwheel blocks and three-patch staggered strips sections. Nancy concludes her fleece series by explaining how to use butted seams to join fleece sections. She makes a two-color harlequin scarf and an argyle Christmas stocking, then stacks and cuts several colors of fleece and rearranges and joins them to make a freestyle blanket. Nancy illustrates five projects that use less than a yard of fleece each: a pocket scarf, a scarf and muff, a fleece head covering, too-tall mittens, and a self-tying scarf.
Nancy's plush fleece pillowcases showcase basic fleece sewing techniques while sporting great style. She also makes a fleece baby blanket with a mitered satin binding and a cozy, reversible channel-stitched fleece-and-flannel throw. Versatile vests offer great style, freedom, and fun. Nancy explains how to convert the jacket pattern into a knit vest pattern with a ribbed neckline and a center front zipper.
She also makes a hooded fleece vest using the same pattern but with super-sized fleece yarn blanket-stitching around the armholes, hem, and hood. Unique accents individualize a basic fleece jacket. She also modifies the pattern to make an embroidered pullover top. Nancy sews mix-and-match wardrobe basics. She starts with a knit pullover top with an updated crossover neckline, then modifies the pattern to make long and short knit dresses. She also offers two neckline variations: a hood and a button-up collar. Nancy and guest Donna Feske illustrate how to use chalkboard fabric as the base for unique quilted wall calendars.
Nancy and guest Mary Mulari illustrate how to make several scarves that are both attractive and easy to arrange. Nancy and guest Mary Mulari present ideas for making bags and totes. They demonstrate a super-simple exposed zipper application, then show how to make zippered totes, a shopping bag, and a beach tote. Nancy explores high-tech embroidery, using software which allows a computer and a sewing machine to "talk" to each other.
Nancy and guest Eileen Roche show how to position and stitch several embroidery designs to create scenes or landscapes. Embroidery designer Eileen Roche joins Nancy to explain the basic setup for machine embroidery using memory cards, disks, or CDs, as well as placement and rotation of designs. Nancy gives her basic jacket pattern another new look with velvet fabric and embossing, presents tips for sewing on napped fabrics, and illustrates jacket finishing details.
Nancy makes a high-loft fleece jacket, intertwining narrow strips of fleece to create a cabled accent. Nancy's basic jacket pattern provides an ideal palette for stencil painting. She details time-saving techniques for constructing a collarless jacket and shows how to add facings using wrapped corners. Bridal tulle, pre-gathered lace, and organdy are combined to make an attractive sachet suitable for hanging on the wall or placing in a drawer. Nancy demonstrates fabric creations that preserve memories of special events like graduations, weddings, and birthdays. Nancy explains the characteristics of various types of knits, then shows how to lay out, cut, mark, and seam them.
Nancy and guest Sandra Betzina present ideas which help achieve professional results when stitching the newest fabrics on the market as well as old favorites. Nancy showcases circular Celtic designs and demonstrates machine quilting techniques, including straight stitch outlining, irregular zigzagging, and satin-stitched beads.
Nancy demonstrates how to achieve professional-looking wrapped-corner and mandarin collars, then shows how to eliminate bulk with a unique express collar. Nancy and guest Angela Madden showcase several Celtic projects, and Nancy explains how to cut, stitch, press, and add fusible backing to bias tubes. Nancy shows how to make a Halloween wall quilt, an appliqued folk art Christmas tree panel, and a paper-pierced school design. Nancy and creative sewing specialist Philip Pepper explain how to set up the machine, choose appropriate stabilizers, and prepare fabric.
Nancy and guest Gretchen Hudock show how to square the quilt, add mitered borders, layer, and machine-quilt the design. Nancy and Gretchen Hudock explain how to "construct" a building with fabric, adding windows, doors, curtains, and other elements. Complete your landscape quilt by squaring the quilt top, adding borders, layering, machine quilting, and adding a binding and a quiltsleeve. Nancy and fiber artist Natalie Sewell show how to add background and a focal point to a fall landscape.
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Nancy and Mary Mulari show how to add fabric frames to an applique and demonstrate making "Celebration Squares," interchangeable sections that are great beginner projects. Nancy and Mary Mulari show how to use small pieces of fabric and yarns to produce 'scrap applique' on a tulle base. Nancy shows how to use simple 9 by 12 inch squares of synthetic suede to make a travel pouch, computer disk holder, key chain, checkbook cover, and sewing case. Transform simple strips of fabric into an unending variety of designs and projects by stitching, cutting, and reassembling fabric sections.
Nancy and guest Gail Brown make a multipurpose hanging hamper and a baby bunting that doubles as a nap or changing mat. Best Sweatshirt Makeovers, Part 1 TV-G Transform a wardrobe staple, the sweatshirt, into a unique garment that expresses personal style. I Sew for Fun TV-G Nancy and her granddaughters, along with friends, take a modern approach to sewing kid projects. Sewing Today's Fashion Trends - Tunics TV-G Learn how simple tools and notions streamline the stitching process of collars, sleeves and seams.
Strip-by-Strip Patchwork Quilts, Part 1 TV-G Nancy showcases techniques to transform fabric strips into beautiful quilts to decorate your home.
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Free-Motion Quilting , Part 1 TV-G Learn how to make loops, spiral roses, the flower power fill pattern, and versatile square flowers. Precut Fabrics for Speedy Projects, Part 1 TV-G Learn how simple stitching and clever cutting can result in a variety of attractive quilt blocks. Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons, Part 2 TV-G Turn old school quilting into new school technology when using an embroidery machine for quilting.
Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous, Part 2 TV-G Fabrics that are not usually used together are combined to change a plain fashion to fabulous. Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous, Part 1 TV-G A front panel, cuffs, and other fabric accents can create flattering illusions of a slimmer shape. Prepare to be inspired! Magic Inch Quilts, Part 2 TV-G Nancy and her guests show how to create custom quilt designs of your own with a modern flair.
Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts, Part 2 TV-G Nancy and Julie Hendricksen look back in time to admire the work of quilt-making pioneers who didn't have the conveniences that we have today.
Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts, Part 1 TV-G Learn how to create your own versions of antique quilt designs from a collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late s through the s. Doodle Stitching, Part 3 TV-G Nancy shows you how to use your sewing machine and colorful thread as your tools for doodling.
Doodle Stitching, Part 2 TV-G Nancy translates doodles onto fabric with a sewing machine to create small works of fiber art. Doodle Stitching, Part 1 TV-G Nancy translates doodles onto fabric with a sewing machine to create small works of fiber art. Restyle your old jeans into useful and decorative home accessories. Favorite Scarves to Sew, Part 1 TV-G Nancy's favorite scarf techniques that can be quickly created in a variety of fabrics are featured. Best Sweatshirt Makeovers, Part 1 TV-G Learn how to restyle a pullover to a cardigan, apply simple appliques and add plackets and zippers.
Beginning Landscape Quilting, Part 3 TV-G Spontaneous landscape quilting techniques are the secret to creating picturesque scenes. Beginning Landscape Quilting, Part 2 TV-G Learn to create a garden scene in fabric with this easy landscape quilting process. How to Sew Art, Part 1 TV-G Learn how to change a photo into pixels, choose fabrics by color value, and create a wall hanging. Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 2 TV-G Nancy shows how to stitch different quilting designs, including stippling variations and swirls. Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners, Part 1 TV-G Learn how to free-motion quilt and create finished projects without using a long-arm machine.
Magic Patterns, Part 2 TV-G Nancy transforms a cardigan into several styles and adds closures and pockets to a coat pattern. Magic Patterns, Part 1 TV-G Nancy shows how to use contemporary patterns and add creative touches to enhance a wardrobe. Quick Column Quilts, Part 2 TV-G Substitute a column of fabric for a traditional quilt block and a speedy approach to quilting.
Both provide pleasing movement. Sewing Modkid Style, Part 1 TV-G Learn to create fashions that allow children to run and play comfortably with flair and style. Handbags 2-Designer Knockoffs, Part 1 TV-G Tame the trickiest tasks of stitching a designer handbag using Nancy's sewing and embroidery tips. Quilt with Carefree Curves, Part 1 TV-G Learn the secret that eliminates concave and convex curves as you create easy quilt projects.
Sew Amazing Scarves, Part 2 TV-G Use a little fabric and some creativity for instant success making these fashionable scarves. Hobo Totes - Casual to Classic TV-G Nancy provides a lesson on tote basics and adds variety with fabric, trim and techniques. Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 3 TV-G Learn how to cut and apply traditional binding and binding for curves and more unique shapes. Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 2 TV-G Finish up those stashed quilts with simple layering and quilting techniques and no stress. Fearless Quilting Finishes, Part 1 TV-G Nancy addresses basic border options with ideas for cutting, mitering, and working with odd angles.
Sew Knits with Confidence, Part 2 TV-G Learn easy techniques to add finishing touches to knits-ruffles, flounces, embroidery and more. Sew Knits with Confidence, Part 1 TV-G Build your confidence and learn easy techniques to sew and embellish stylish new knits. Doll Fashion Studio, Part 2 TV-G Learn to make impressive special occasion doll clothing including a fairy princess dress, a cheerleader outfit, and more.
Machine Embroidery Fundamentals, Part 2 TV-G Rehooping with the hoop off the machine and fabric out of the hoop, creating monograms by resizing and respacing letters, quilting and making lace with your embroidery machine, and embroider projects that are seemingly impossible to hoop are shared. Machine Embroidery Fundamentals, Part 1 TV-G Learn or "relearn" embroidery basics with a fun new twist for dynamite embellishing results.
Serger Boutique, Part 2 TV-G A serger is used to make a ruffled tee dress, a vintage stitched pillow, and a trendy table runner. Embellish Outside The Box, Part 2 TV-G Using twisted trim for edging, creating no-hassle machine embroidered appliques, stitching scraps and trims to make textured fabric, and more are shared.
Sewing with Nancy's 30th Anniversary Special, Part 1 TV-G Reminisce with Nancy and a studio audience as she takes you behind the scenes over the past 30 years. Quilts from the House of Tula Pink, Part 2 TV-G Make, use, and love artistic quilts and projects created with large prints and tubular strips. Fabric Flowers, Part 2 TV-G The secrets for making lovely flowers with beautiful fabrics and items rescued from your closet. Fabric Flowers, Part 1 TV-G Create attractive floral accessories using small pieces of fabric and some savvy techniques. Sew Techie Covers, Part 2 TV-G Learn Dresden hi-tech patchwork, e-cycling with the help of a denim shirt, and letters of distinction using your embroidery machine.
Sew Techie Covers, Part 1 TV-G Learn how to sew covers for your electronic devices and paper tablets using templates or commercial patterns.
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Jackets for Real People, Part 2 TV-G Tips on a no-fail welt pocket, "bagging a lining technique," and easy mitered vents are shared. Fast and Fleecy Accessories, Part 2 TV-G Accessorize your home with fleecy projects, creating fast-to-sew blankets, pillows, and much more. Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects, Part 2 TV-G Innovative ways to use reproduction fabrics and designs, ss inspired, to quickly stitch 21st century projects.
Fresh from the Clothesline: Quilts and Small Projects, Part 1 TV-G A fresh look at ss quilt fabrics and designs, how to create quilts to fit your decor, and how to use your stash of fabrics. Serger Workshop, Part 3 TV-G Making samples for your workbook, speedy two-needle hemming, three-needle decorative topstitching, plus basic and decorative chain stitching. Serger Workshop, Part 2 TV-G Learn rolled hem and flatlock stitch basics as you serge samples for a workbook.
Serger Workshop, Part 1 TV-G 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. Upcycled Shirts, Part 2 TV-G Make a quick turn-around shirt by switching the front to the back and vice versa - a great pullover. Upcycled Shirts, Part 1 TV-G How to use trims and fabric pieces to refashion what's already in your closet; learn to change necklines, sleeves, and hemlines; and upcycle a shirt by exchanging the elements. Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Part 3 TV-G Techniques for attaching snaps, topstitching, understitching, sewing vinyl, making wrapped corners, preparing yo-yos, and inserting zippers are featured.
Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z, Part 2 TV-G Nancy demonstrates techniques for using Interfacing, lining jacket sleeves, stitching knit seams, layering, mitering corners, marking notches, organizing fabric, and sewing pintucks.