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
  • #3019 — Second Chance T-Shirt Makeovers, Part 2 |
    New Monday, Mar 27 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3020 — Magic Inch Quilts, Part 1 |
    New Wednesday, Mar 29 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3021 — Magic Inch Quilts, Part 2 |
    New Friday, Mar 31 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3022 — Every Last Piece |
    New Monday, Apr 3 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3023 — Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous, Part 1 |
    New Wednesday, Apr 5 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2801 — Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 1
    Make easy projects all starting with rectangles and squares. Nancy creates timesaving gifts such as a cosmetic bag, tote, and luggage saddlebag using comparable sewing steps, straight stitching, and double-sided quilted fabric. Plus, all of the projects start with easy patterns-rectangles and squares!
    Friday, Apr 14 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2802 — Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 2
    Streamline sewing for modern projects with a little ingenuity. Hold-it Sacks for electronic devices, fabric bins for organizing, and wall pockets with a decorator's touch create pizazz in your home. Nancy uses easy rectangles and squares for patterns. Work with cotton or laminated fabric in your own customized color range-fresh and functional!
    Monday, Apr 17 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2803 — Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares, Part 3
    Organize accessories, update decor, or travel with these simple yet handy projects-great gifts! Start with rectangles and squares, then add specialty fabric and trim to create attractive usable projects. Nancy highlights projects such as jewelry caddies, ironing blankets, a closet organizer, and a pillow wrap. Sew these simple projects using straight stitches, unique fabrics, and easy sewing techniques!
    Wednesday, Apr 19 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2804 — Quick Column Quilts, Part 1
    Replace traditional quilt blocks with sleek columns of fabric. Nancy sews Heartbeat Columns and Interrupted Columns-both provide pleasing movement. The Heartbeat Quilt looks much like an EKG. It's a perfect baby quilt in bold colors! Interrupted strata columns teach basic color coordination, and the horizontal strips provide artistic interruptions.
    Friday, Apr 21 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2805 — Quick Column Quilts, Part 2
    Substitute a column of fabric for a traditional quilt block and a speedy approach to quilting. Use Nancy's quick method to make the time-honored Tumbling Tumblers block-turning a traditional quilt into a modern one. Learn to audition fabric, use templates, and stitch with ease! Create a speedy column quilted table runner using hexagon shapes with a template that eliminates the dreaded Y-seam-it's fast!
    Monday, Apr 24 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2806 — Quick Column Quilts, Part 3
    Artistic quilts start with the joining of linear columns of fabric using Nancy's quick techniques Nancy uses columns of fabric and straight stitching to create magical quilts, which include floating squares, 3-D Flying Geese (with no half-square triangles), and Wind Chimes. She demonstrates techniques such as angled strips, Prairie Points, color shuffling, and lots more! Plus, she presents a Carefree Column Quilt.
    Wednesday, Apr 26 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2807 — Magic Patterns, Part 1
    Add a touch of imagination to patterns using a concept that originated over 90 years ago! Nancy and author/designer Amy Barickman show how to use contemporary patterns and add creative touches to inhance a wardrobe. Tiling computer printable patterns with ease, changing a tank top to a retro or modern design, and stretching creativity with a magical swirl skirt with several fashion possibilities.
    Friday, Apr 28 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2808 — Magic Patterns, Part 2
    The magic is in changing basic patterns to easy stylish designs with a spark of originality Mary Brooks Picken's idea from the 1920s to "take what's given and add a spark of originality" is the concept Nancy and Amy Barickman use in this program. They transform a cardigan into several styles, mix and match features of a magic dress with new sleeve options, and add unique closures and pockets to a coat pattern for carefree styling.
    Monday, May 1 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2809 — No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 1
    Take the annoyance out of creating quilt blocks that contain triangle shapes. Nancy demonstrates how to make no-hassle -square triangles using the speediest, most accurate and no-math ways. Among the -square triangle quilt blocks featured in this program are the Box Quilt, Shadow Play, Godey Design, Square in a Square, May Basket and Nancy's Spool blocks. Nancy uses these blocks in a sampler quilt featured in the series.
    Wednesday, May 3 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2810 — No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks, Part 2
    Make 1/4-square and 1/2-square triangles without cutting a single triangle! Learn to make 1/4-square triangles and modified 1/4-square triangles-Nancy teaches an easy method where no actual triangles are cut, only squares. Quilt blocks featured in this program range from beginner to experienced levels including the 1/4-Square Dance, Boy's Nonsense, Silent Star, Ohio Star, Star of Hope, and Card Trick blocks.
    Friday, May 5 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.
    New 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!
    New 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.
    New 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.
    New 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.
    New 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.
    New Friday, Apr 7 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3025 — Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons, Part 1
    See how to turn your embroidery machine into a quilting machine with Nancy and guest, Eileen Roche, embroidery specialist. Nancy and Eileen show how the traditional way of quilting can be revolutionized, letting the computerized machine do the tricky stitching. Learn four of the eight embroidery lessons.
    New Monday, Apr 10 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3026 — Quilt with an Embroidery Machine in 8 Easy Lessons, Part 2
    Turn old school quilting into new school technology when using an embroidery machine for quilting. Eileen Roche, embroidery pro, joins Nancy to show how to hoop a quilt and handle the bulk with ease while stitching the designs automatically. Learn tips and techniques from quilting a table runner to a queen-sized quilt.
    New Wednesday, Apr 12 at 8am TPT LIFE

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