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
  • #2919 — Change Up Patchwork, Part 1 |
    Wednesday, Jan 25 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2920 — Change Up Patchwork, Part 2 |
    Friday, Jan 27 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2921 — Change Up Patchwork, Part 3 |
    Monday, Jan 30 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2922 — Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes, Part 1 |
    Wednesday, Feb 1 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2923 — Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes, Part 2 |
    Friday, Feb 3 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2919 — Change Up Patchwork, Part 1
    Create different quilt designs from a 4-patch block by changing dimensions and color. Nancy starts this mini-series with a basic quilt block, the time-honored 4-patch design, and details the piecing techniques. Then watch as she changes it up, adjusting the sizes of the 4-patch design and working with modern color options. The results are dramatic, yet the sewing techniques are the same. This is an ideal series for beginner quilters.
    Wednesday, Jan 25 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2920 — Change Up Patchwork, Part 2
    Make a Square Within a Square quilt block; then vary the fabric sizes for creative options. Learn to make a Square Within a Square block the traditional way; then change the mix, varying the length of the fabric pieces to stitch a Rectangle Within a Rectangle and a modern Floating Square block. All blocks and quilt designs are made with Nancy's signature streamline quilting techniques.
    Friday, Jan 27 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2921 — Change Up Patchwork, Part 3
    Make a 9-patch block; then change fabric sizes to show artistic options. Nancy shows you the basics of stitching the versatile 9-patch quilt block, and then she details how to take a fresh approach toward assembling the block to change it up! Modify the size of the fabric strips, use fabric scraps to make a vintage quilt, or change the color to provide artistic options.
    Monday, Jan 30 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2922 — Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes, Part 1
    Learn how to update a plain top with embroidery that is fashionable but also flawless. Nancy and guest Eileen Roche show you how to update necklines with fashionable embroidery and other easy yet creative accents. Learn how to hoop a ready made top in your embroidery machine and then watch as the programmed stitching not only adds beautiful embellishments, but changes the neckline shape.
    Wednesday, Feb 1 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2923 — Simple to Chic T-Shirt Remakes, Part 2
    Learn how to easily and creatively use your embroidery machine to give a plain top a new focus. Nancy Zieman and embroidery expert Eileen Roche give you the confidence and inspiration you need to update the neckline of a top with designer touches. Use embroidery to add thread motifs and programmed stitches to change the shape of a neckline.
    Friday, Feb 3 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2924 — Hoop It Up - Guide to Successful Embroidery, Part 1
    Use your embroidery sewing machine to create unique gift bundles for a baby, kids, or friends. Wondering if you're up to the task? Let Nancy and guest, Marie Zinno, show you how to hoop for success on a variety of standard gift items such as baby bibs, tote bags, and hooded towels. You'll soon find that learning the right way to attach fabrics to an embroidery hoop leads to embroidery success.
    Monday, Feb 6 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2925 — Hoop It Up - Guide to Successful Embroidery, Part 2
    Learn how to successfully use stabilizers and embroidery designs to stitch top-notch projects. Embroidery pro Marie Zinno joins Nancy to share her tips on how to successfully embroider by machine. As a professional, Marie knows the ins and outs of attaching a ready made T-shirt, baby onesie, tote, or slippers to an embroidery hoop, and she's willing to share all her trade secrets.
    Wednesday, Feb 8 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #2926 — Cuddle Buddies Hats and Scarves
    Learn to create hat and scarf sets that have adorable animal features. Nancy Zieman and her guest, Donna Fenske, share techniques to create hats and scarves with adorable animal features. Nancy shows how to applique as you add dimensional elements like faces, ears, paws, feathers and more.
    Friday, Feb 10 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3001 — Best Sweatshirt Makeovers, Part 1
    Transform a wardrobe staple-the sweatshirt-into a unique garment that expresses your own personal style. Mary Mulari joins Nancy to inspire you with some of their new projects and a few favorites from the past 30 years. Learn how to restyle a pullover to a cardigan, apply simple appliques, and add plackets and zippers.
    Monday, Feb 13 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3002 — Best Sweatshirt Makeovers, Part 2
    Join the restyling trend as Nancy and her guest, Mary Mulari, revisit some of their favorite designs and share creative ways to makeover sweatshirts with stunning results. With creative cutting and stitching, you'll twist, turn, and topstitch a sweatshirt into your own personal style statement.
    Wednesday, Feb 15 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3003 — Favorite Scarves to Sew, Part 1
    Turn a rectangle of fabric into a fabulous accessory. Scarves are fashion statements that are as enjoyable to create as they are to wear. Nancy and her guest, Donna Fenske, highlight some of Nancy's favorite scarf techniques from past shows that can be quickly created in a variety of fabrics.
    Friday, Feb 17 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3004 — Favorite Scarves to Sew, Part 2
    With a minimal amount of fabric and a little bit of sewing time, you can create a fashion statement with an easy-to-make and easy-to-wear scarf. See some of Nancy's most popular and timeless designs including the Loop and Tuck Scarf, the S-Curve Scarf, Knot Your Average Scarf, the Convertible Ride Scarf, and the Double De-Lite Scarf.
    Monday, Feb 20 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3005 — The Best of Sewing With Nancy's Super-Sized Quilts, Part 1
    Nancy breaks traditional sewing "rules" to show you how to achieve better results with quilt blocks. Learn her secrets to creating stunning, super-sized quilts, including some previous Sewing With Nancy favorites-the Lone Star, the Sew Grand Dresden, and a Christmas tree skirt.
    Wednesday, Feb 22 at 8am TPT LIFE
  • #3006 — The Best of Sewing With Nancy's Super-Sized Quilts, Part 2
    Create quilt blocks with impact. Nancy shares some new as well as time-tested tips and techniques that make difficult to piece blocks-like Drunkard's Path, and Hearts and Gizzards-assemble quickly and more easily.
    Friday, Feb 24 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
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