Best of Sewing with Nancy

The Best of Sewing With Nancy continues the tradition of bringing the best in contemporary sewing, quilting and home decorating ideas to public television viewers. Join Nancy Zieman and her guests as they share their love of the sewing arts by exploring the latest ideas in one of the country’s most popular crafts.

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30 Minute Doll Clothes, Part 1

Episode #101 · Nancy and guest Joan Hinds demonstrate a streamlined way to sew 18" doll clothes. You'll learn techniques on how to avoid underarm seams by sewing a continuous yoke, update a basic jumper with a clever ribbon layout, and get a finished look easier by lining small pieces Create 21 doll clothes to mix and match. Best of all, with a little sewing know-how, each component can be cut and sewn in 30 minutes or less.

30 Minute Doll Clothes, Part 2

Episode #102 · Nancy and guest Joan Hinds demonstrate a streamlined way to sew 18" doll clothes. You'll learn techniques on how to avoid underarm seams by sewing a continuous yoke, update a basic jumper with a clever ribbon layout, and get a finished look easier by lining small pieces Create 21 doll clothes to mix and match. Best of all, with a little sewing know-how, each component can be cut and sewn in 30 minutes or less.

Fast and Fleecy Accessories, Part 1

Episode #103 · Learn how to make comfy fleece accessories using easy sewing techniques and simple pattern shapes. Accessories are made from various types of fleece and use a variety of seam finishes. Fleece has so many possibilities. Make comfy No-Slip Wrap that stays firmly in place whenever you wear it. Nancy also details several options for seaming and edge finishing.

Fast and Fleecy Accessories, Part 2

Episode #104 · Learn how to make comfy fleece accessories using easy sewing techniques and simple pattern shapes. Accessories are made from various types of fleece and use a variety of seam finishes. Fleece has so many possibilities. Make comfy No-Slip Wrap that stays firmly in place whenever you wear it. Nancy also details several options for seaming and edge finishing.

Ultimate Fancy Footwork, Part 1

Episode #105 · 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 Satin edge Foot as you make samples for this workbook lesson. Basic techniques and new ideas merge for a comprehensive class on presser feet.

Ultimate Fancy Footwork, Part 2

Episode #106 · 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.

Ultimate Fancy Footwork, Part 3

Episode #107 · 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.

Travel Gear Made Easy, Part 1

Episode #108 · Organize and tote your valuables for vacation, shopping, and work with quick and classy gear. Nancy's guest, Mary Mulari, has designed unique travel accessories that are clever and trendy. She and Nancy show how to make a roll-up blanket, easy zipper pulls, a roomy fold-up tote, a tray for gathering travel supplies, and much more. Organize your stuff so you can kick back and enjoy the ride!

Travel Gear Made Easy, Part 2

Episode #109 · Stitch travel projects that "rock" with inspiration from Mary Mulari's ingenious creations. Author and designer Mary Mulari teams up with Nancy to make travel gear perfect for gifts or yourself. Learn the basics of making a travel trio bag set, a jewels and treats bag, a curling iron tote, a tee with secret pockets for valuables, and other travel inspired projects. Versatile designs-simple enough for beginners!