Sewing with Nancy

Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous - Part One

Make a sewing statement, starting with a basic pattern, then “fill up” spaces—a yoke, a front panel, or cuffs, with embellishments or unique fabrics. Learn how these fabric accents can create flattering illusions of a slimmer shape while learning creative sewing techniques such as discharge fabric dying and carefree threadwork. Guest Lorraine Torrence joins Nancy.

Air Date 1/8/17

 
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SEWING WITH NANCY, TV's longest- running sewing program, 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.
Upcoming Air Dates
  • #3007 — 10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part 1 |
    Monday, Feb 27 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3008 — 10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part 2 |
    Wednesday, Mar 1 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3009 — Trusty Triangles - A Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, Part 1 |
    Friday, Mar 3 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3010 — Trusty Triangles - A Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, Part 2 |
    Monday, Mar 6 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3011 — Doodle Stitching, Part 1 |
    Wednesday, Mar 8 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3007 — 10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part 1
    Don't junk those old jeans! Nancy shows you how to use deconstructed denim jeans in a variety of new ways to decorate your kitchen. See how durable potholders, pretty placemats, a stylish casserole carrier, and darling bibs are all constructed using the 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew philosophy.
    Monday, Feb 27 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3008 — 10-20-30 Minutes to Recycle Jeans, Part 2
    What's old is new again! Restyle your old jeans into useful and decorative home accessories. Nancy applies her 10-20-30 Minutes to Sew philosophy to create Soft-sided Bins, the Double Duty Mat for sewing and pressing, the Crossbody Jeans Bag, and the Two-for-One Apron.
    Wednesday, Mar 1 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3009 — Trusty Triangles - A Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, Part 1
    Nancy explains how to arrange simple half-square triangles into beautiful row-by-row designs. Learn how to make half-square triangles, and assemble three rows of a six row sampler quilt. Designs include - Opposing Arrows, Teetering Triangles, and Twirling Triangles.
    Friday, Mar 3 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3010 — Trusty Triangles - A Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, Part 2
    Half-square triangles serve as the foundation for three stunning row-by-row quilt designs. Nancy demonstrates how to create Perpetual Pinwheels, Star Gazer, and Flying Home. Incorporate these rows into the Trusty Triangles Row-By-Row Sampler Quilt, or use the techniques to create your own work of fiber art.
    Monday, Mar 6 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3011 — Doodle Stitching, Part 1
    We've all doodled, sketching with short pencil strokes or shapes in the margins of notes or homework. Nancy teaches you to translate those doodles onto fabric with your sewing machine to create small works of fiber art. The sewing is fast, and the end result - satisfying.
    Wednesday, Mar 8 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3012 — Doodle Stitching, Part 2
    Doodling-we've all done it with pen and paper. Now it can easily be replicated on fabric. Let Nancy inspire you to use simple stitches, and odds and ends of fabric to create greeting cards to desktop art from spontaneous Doodle Stitching ideas.
    Friday, Mar 10 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3013 — Doodle Stitching, Part 3
    Instead of using pen and paper, use your sewing machine and colorful thread as your tools for doodling. There's no right or wrong way to Doodle Stitch. Rather, let the creative process be your guide. Nancy will show you how to create small, artistic projects without a rulebook.
    Monday, Mar 13 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3014 — Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts, Part 1
    Learn how to create your own versions of antique quilt designs from a collection of history-rich quilts spanning the late 1800s through the 1930s. Julie Hendricksen, antique-quilt collector, joins Nancy to unlock the secrets of quilts from yesteryear. Vintage patterns such as the Snowball, Postage Stamp, Checkerboard, and 100-Patch are featured.
    Wednesday, Mar 15 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3015 — Patchwork Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts, Part 2
    Nancy and guest, Julie Hendricksen, continue a look back in time to admire the work of quilt-making pioneers who didn't have the conveniences that we have today. Their skills, patterns, fabric choices, and designs serve as inspiration for quilts that we can reproduce. Be inspired by the Sewing Basket, Pinwheel, Medallion, and Triangles in a Row quilts.
    Friday, Mar 17 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3016 — Sew A Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish, Part 1
    Start with a simple pattern and medium-weight knit fabric, plus a few sewing notions and you're ready to learn the basics of sewing with knits. Then, sew a versatile, yet carefree wardrobe in a minimum of sewing time with Nancy's streamline instructions. A swing jacket and top are the two wardrobe pieces featured in this first episode.
    Monday, Mar 20 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3017 — Sew A Knit Wardrobe from Start to Finish, Part 2
    If it has been awhile since you've sewn with knits or if you've never tried sewing with knit fabrics, this series is what will give you knit-sewing confidence. See how easily a knit skirt or pants can be sewn or serged in an evening. Use Nancy's updated sewing techniques to make the process enjoyable without taking hours of time.
    Wednesday, Mar 22 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3018 — Second Chance T-Shirt Makeovers, Part 1
    Do you have a drawer filled with once important, but seldom worn T-shirts? Give those notable shirts a second chance. Nancy and sewing makeover specialist, Mary Mulari, share ways of using the fabric from T-shirts to create more usable projects and memory makers. Learn how to make a rag-quilt, ideal for graduates, plus Christmas Stockings, luggage tags, and more.
    Friday, Mar 24 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3019 — Second Chance T-Shirt Makeovers, Part 2
    Be creative with T-shirts that are not being worn by using the fabric from the shirts in a new way. Nancy and guest, Mary Mulari, show how to turn the T-shirts from family vacation sites, school events, and sporting games into easy-to-sew projects such as, pennant banners, headbands, neck gaiters, scarves and more. These second-chance projects are ideal for beginner stitchers.
    Monday, Mar 27 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3020 — Magic Inch Quilts, Part 1
    Learn the secret of piecing small strips of fabric into larger section to create clever, improvisational quilts that will delight both beginner and veteran quilters. Nancy and her guests, Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio, will teach clever use of color and simple piecing techniques. Prepare to be inspired!
    Wednesday, Mar 29 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3021 — Magic Inch Quilts, Part 2
    Guests Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Modern Quilt Studio join Nancy to demonstrate how to create custom quilt designs of your own with a modern flair. See how to adapt the Magic Inch technique to any size block. Grab your rotary cutter and sew along while we master a fresh approach to quilting.
    Friday, Mar 31 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3022 — Every Last Piece
    Nancy and guest, Lynn Harris, will inspire you with numerous ways to maximize how you use fabric in quilts. See how to refresh traditional designs by giving them a scrappy look while updating other quilts with a minimalist charm when all scraps are used on broad backgrounds. You'll never again be tempted to throw away fabric scraps.
    Monday, Apr 3 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3023 — Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous, Part 1
    Make a sewing statement, starting with a basic pattern, then "fill up" spaces-a yoke, a front panel, or cuffs, with embellishments or unique fabrics. Learn how these fabric accents can create flattering illusions of a slimmer shape while learning creative sewing techniques such as discharge fabric dying and carefree threadwork. Guest Lorraine Torrence joins Nancy.
    Wednesday, Apr 5 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3024 — Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous, Part 2
    Join Nancy and wearable art specialist Lorraine Torrance as they share how to combine fabrics that are not usually used together to change a plain fashion to fabulous. Silk organza, charmeuse, denim and velveteen can all play well together in a jacket you create, once you learn the sewing savvy tips and techniques. Be inspired to personalize your fashion sewing.
    Friday, Apr 7 at 8am TPT LIFE
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