Sewing With Nancy® 2200 Series Program Descriptions
Prog. 2201: Pattern Fitting with Confidence (Uplinks Aug. 17, 2008, and Feb. 15, 2009)
Nancy shares her simplified approach to pattern fitting.
Start the fitting process by purchasing the right size pattern and learning
to take measurements necessary for simple changes. Nancy demonstrates easy
pivot and slide techniques, and then incorporates them into fitting patterns
for tops, jackets, and dresses. Make a fashion statement that fits!
Prog. 2202: Pattern Fitting with Confidence (Uplinks Aug. 24, 2008, and Feb. 22, 2009)
Nancy offers confidence-building skills for fitting skirt and pants patterns.
Take three simple measurements, learn Nancy’s pivot and slide techniques, and you’re on your way to
great fitting skirts and pants! Nancy walks you step by step through a variety of skirt and pant fitting
techniques, and she contends that great fitting pants often start with a smaller size pattern —something
we all want to hear!
Prog. 2203: Magical Fabric Yo-Yos (Uplinks Aug. 31, 2008, and Mar. 1, 2009)
Make fashionable fabric yo-yos that sport a brand new attitude.
Nancy and guest Donna Fenske demonstrate easy, contemporary ways of making yo-yo circles, hearts,
and flowers; then use them as dimensional accents to decorate projects and make adorable fabric
critters. The magic is in the simple process used to create these yo-yos with pizzazz.
Prog. 2204: Magical Fabric Yo-Yos (Uplinks Sept. 7, 2008, and Mar. 8, 2009)
Learn contemporary transformations for traditional designs using yo-yos.
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. Circles, flowers and hearts—all are featured in these
Prog. 2205: Magical Fabric Yo-Yos (Uplinks Sept. 14, 2008, and Mar. 15, 2009)
Incorporate yo-yo accents into artistic projects.
Accent fabric frames wall art, and table ru nners with floral yo-yo variations. Nancy and guest Donna
Fenske combine elegant fabrics, beads, and fabric embellishments with floral yo-yos to add int eresting
texture and artistic dimension to the projects they demonstrate in this program.
Prog. 2206: Jackets on the Cutting Edge (Uplinks Sept. 21, 2008, and Mar. 22,
Create a designer jacket using an easy pattern and adding creative touches to
Nancy, along with Kate Artines and Judy Fenton, show unique design options from tailored to fanc y for
accenting a basic jacket pattern. 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.
Prog. 2207: Jackets on the Cutting Edge (Uplinks Sept. 28, 2008, and Mar. 29,
Spice up a simple jacket pattern with clever artistic accents.
Design partners Kate Artines and Judy Fenton join Nancy to showcase dramatic accents fashioned for
jackets. Positive and negative appliqué, quilt border trim, dimensional circles, and a free form sew-on belt
are some of the unique features used to turn simple jackets into original designer creations.
Prog. 2208: Trace ’n Create Bags (Uplinks Oct. 5, 2008, and April 5, 2009)
Design fashionable, fun, and easy to sew square cornered bags.
Nancy discusses choosing appropriate fabric for handbags, selecting strap options, using bag templat es,
and creating a sturdy base. You’ll be amaz ed how a few fabric changes and the addition of interesting
purse hardware change the style of a bag!
Prog. 2209: Trace ’n Create Bags (Uplinks Oct. 12, 2008, and April 12, 2009)
Transform a simple crescent shaped bag into a stylish eye-catching accessory.
Choose appropriate fabric and learn to make various tab and zipper closures plus st raps and strap
connectors with Nancy’s expert guidance. Create this classic crescent bag with one of a kind style!
Prog. 2210: Picture Perfect Quilts (Uplinks Oct. 19, 2008, and April 19,
Explore creative possibilities as you capture photo memories on fabric.
Nancy enlists the help of designer Rochelle Stibb in showing how to use a favorite phot o to create a
gorgeous poster size wall quilt. Learn how to select and tile phot os, print on fabric, choose borders,
audition decorative corners, and add bias trim. You’ll be amazed at how this easy designing process
yields dynamic wall quilts!
Prog. 2211: Picture Perfect Quilts (Uplinks Oct. 26, 2008, and April 26,
Add a designer’s touch to a photo memory quilt and produce an inspirational
Rochelle Stibb’s artistic talent is apparent as she presents awe-inspiring photo memory quilts of her
children. She and Nancy explore options for creating these one of a kind treasures! Skillful stippling and
an interesting variety of threads make these photo images lifelike, and a novel method of quilt blocking
makes them picture perfect.
Prog. 2212: Already Cut, Ready to Quilt (Uplinks Nov. 2, 2008, and May 3,
Use trend setting precut and prepackaged quilting fabrics to streamline the
Nancy reviews precut fabric options, then shows how to incorporate precuts as quick and easy design
elements. She demonstrates making a streamlined Quilt Columns Baby Quilt, plus she creates a Block
Bonanza table quilt combining Jelly Roll accent strips with big bold blocks subcut from Double Wide
Prog. 2213: Already Cut, Ready to Quilt (Uplinks Nov. 9, 2008, and May 10,
Simplify the quilting process with precut fabrics—your creative design
completes the quilt top.
Pair toget her a collection of Jelly Roll strips for a fast-to-sew quilt top wit h a visual twist, or use fat
quarters to streamline making a quilt top with half-square triangles. Nancy details the techniques in this
new approach to quick quilting as she makes a Dueling Strips quilt and a Fat-free Triangles quilt.
Prog. 2214: Already Cut, Ready to Quilt (Uplinks Nov. 16, 2008, and May 17, 2009)
Make a charming quilt with precut 5" charm squares. It’s a versatile
collection for projects with character.
Nancy sews a simple table runner with five groupings of four center charms plus accent strips in Four
Times a Charm. The Charm School Table Topper is a real stash buster! Or, use 32 charms along wit h
dueling strips to produce a table topper in mere minut es! Last, but not least, create a distinctively modern
lap quilt design with Double Wide Strips™ of batik and large geometric shapes.
Prog. 2215: Sweatshirt Appliqués for Kids (Uplinks Nov. 23, 2008, and May 24, 2009)
Make clever and easy sweatshirt transformations for the little person in your
Converting pullover sweatshirts into garments for boys and girls that are cute and easy to sew is the
criteria of Nancy’s guest, Mary Mulari. They share ideas to enhance ten sweatshirts with appliqués and
ribbing details plus simple changes to hemlines and center fronts for adorable cardigans and jacket s.
Ruffles and Frills, a Little Princess Jacket, a Dress-up Cardigan, and the Construction Zone S weatshirt
are just few of the makeovers.
Prog. 2216: Sweatshirts For All Seasons (Uplinks Nov. 30, 2008, and May 31, 2009)
Take a wardrobe basic (the sweatshirt), call in the goddess of makeovers, and
Nancy and guest Mary Mulari take one makeover style cardigan and trans form it with thirteen different
variations for the seasons. They streamline steps for a simple asymmetrical placket and utilize faux-suede
appliqués. They highlight appliqué and tie closures, as well as Mary’s favorite pigtail holder ties. Flower
and Vines, Patriotic, Christmas, and more are feat ured in this magical transformation of sweatshirts.
Prog. 2217: Ready Set Serge (Uplinks Dec. 7, 2008, and June 7, 2009)
Get serging—this series is the prescription for serger phobia.
Easy projects with a goal to get you serging —that is precisely what Nancy and guest Georgie Melot have
accomplished. The simple to serge projects suc h 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!
Prog. 2218: Ready Set Serge (Uplinks Dec. 14, 2008, and June 14, 2009 )
Intimidated by your serger? Learn super quick serger projects from the serger
A glass case, zippered cosmetic bag, Christmas stocking, and baby bib —serge them in a snap with easy
techniques from Nancy and guest Georgie Melot, serger expert and d esigner. You’ll get rid of all your
serger fears when you make these simple projects in mere minutes !
Prog. 2219: Sew Boutique for Kids (Uplinks Dec. 21, 2008, and June 21, 2009)
Combine chic styles, unique fabrics, and special accents to make boutique-
style kids garments.
Amy Barickman and her staff of designers have created kids’ fashions with flair! Nancy and Amy use out
of the ordinary fabric and easy sewing steps to make these designer tops and pants, featuring a trapez e
and wrap top, as well as a trendy pant style accented with an apron front.
Prog. 2220: Sew Boutique for Kids (Uplinks Dec. 28, 2008, and June 28, 2009)
Learn to sew darling dresses and coordinating coats with style and ease in
this inspirational program.
Amy Barickman and Nancy sew boutique inspired kids’ garments that are expressive as well as
economic al. Use ruffles, contemporary collars, stenciling techniques and distressed fabric to creat e these
adorable designer styles.
Prog. 2221: Cosmopolitan Sewing (Uplinks Jan. 4, 2009, and July 5, 2009)
Combine rich fabrics and flip and sew techniques to creat e wearable art that has sophistication and style.
Nancy and designer Lorraine Torrence demonstrate flip and sew piecing,
stitching fabric sections onto a muslin foundation. After detailing that
technique they illustrate options including diagonal piecing, using strip
sets, adding a vertical insert, and incorporating clip art fabric.
Prog. 2222: Cosmopolitan Sewing (Uplinks Jan. 11, 2009, and July 12, 2009)
Blend fabrics, techniques, and unique style lines to add sophistication to your wardrobe.
Guest Lorraine Torrence joins Nancy in explaining how to incorporate value
and texture when selecting fabrics for a jacket pattern. She and Nancy
illustrate bobbin work, sewing on-point squares to a fabric foundation, and
crazy piecing—cosmopolitan style.
Prog. 2223: My Favorite Embroidered Gifts, Wrappings, and Ribbons! (Uplinks Jan. 18,
2009, and July 19, 2009)
Express your thoughts in words—embroidered words! Learn to embellish a
variety of fabrics.
Nancy and embroidery expert Eileen Roche demonstrate embroidering on ribbons, trim, tape, specialty
fabrics, and paper to create perfect one of a kind gifts. Learn new techniques for hooping, stabilizing,
overlays, and more as you create embroidered ribbon projects, note cards, embroidered towels, slippers,
and holiday stockings.
Prog. 2224: My Favorite Embroidered Gifts, Wrappings, and Ribbons! (Uplinks Jan. 25,
2009, and July 26, 2009)
Give a stunning embroidered gift that’s fun and easy to create—a personalized
Eileen Roche and Nancy embroider 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. Learn new quilting techniques on a small project and transfer the knowledge to larger
Prog. 2225: Cuddly Critters Fleece Accessories (Uplinks Feb. 1, 2009, and August 2, 2009)
Create adorable fleece scarves, hats, and mittens with embellishments your
child will love.
Nancy and guest Donna Fenske share ideas for sewing high loft fleece and embellishing scarves, hats,
and mittens to creat e whimsical cuddly critters. Keep your child warm with thes e darling fleec e
accessories—the bunny, cow, dinosaur, giraffe, kitty, or puppy variations can be completed in a snap.
Prog. 2226: Raggedy Reverse Appliqué (Uplinks Feb. 8, 2009, and August 9, 2009)
Make easy one of a kind pillows and quilts in five easy steps.
Trace, layer, sew, snip, and fray—Raggedy Reverse Appliqué is that easy!
Designer Kim Deneault and Nancy team up to make exciting quilt blocks with so
much texture that everyone wants to touch them. Use a child’s artwork for the
design of a fast and forgiving quilt project, or let them share in the